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John, As the 2nd attachment and the URL below show Wachovia location are only in Southeast and Eastern states plus Texas. I'm a lot further from a Wachovia branch that you are from a US Bank branch. Let try to pick something that is a bit more universal. See: http://wachovia.via.infonow.net/locator/SearchAction.do;jsessionid=749AA 8276999306998A65D5F2F14787D.webls2?country=USA&searchCustom__adv=false&m apAndList=mapAndList&street1=&city=&stateProvince=WA&postalCode=98004&se archCustom__locationTypeBranch=BRANCH&searchCustom__locationTypeBranchIs Present=TRUE&searchCustom__locationTypeAtmIsPresent=TRUE&SEARCH=Search By comparison there are 5 Bank of America branches within 5 miles of your home (see 1st attachment). There are even more in my area and all over California and Massachusetts and New York, and virtually every other state including Alaska & Hawaii. So if we want easy access BofA would seem to be the logical choice. Plus they have all the features we are seeking and have the best online banking system of all the ones I've tried. Try it, you'll like it !!! :-) Thanx, Buzz Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee Boeing IT PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM Seattle, WA 98124-2207 NOTE: New phone number; please update your list. Ph: (425) 373-8960 Fx: (425) 865-6721 Cell: (425) 417-1022 firstname.lastname@example.org -----Original Message----- From: Rigsbee, Everett O Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 3:24 PM To: STDS-802-SEC@listserv.ieee.org Subject: Re: [802SEC] 802 Banking account proposal John, I think you are trading your problem with US Bank for mine with Wachovia, which as far as I know only has branches east of the Mississippi. I thought we were going to do Bank of America, which is truly everywhere in the US. If I remember correctly there were some serious problems with the IEEE concentration banking concept that Bob Grow detected early on and recommended against our choosing them, not the least of which was that IEEE could choose to withdraw all of our money without our permission and with no warning to us. There were some other problems too if I remember correctly. I'm all for us getting a better (more progressive) bank to work with, but I think we should stay independent with a bank that is truly ubiquitous, e.g. Bank of America. Thanx, Buzz Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee Boeing IT PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM Seattle, WA 98124-2207 NOTE: New phone number; please update your list. Ph: (425) 373-8960 Fx: (425) 865-6721 Cell: (425) 417-1022 email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: John Hawkins [mailto:jhawkins@NORTEL.COM] Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:50 PM To: STDS-802-SEC@listserv.ieee.org Subject: [802SEC] 802 Banking account proposal Folks, At the November plenary, I'd like to propose a motion, seeking your approval to change our provider for banking services. In advance of that, I thought I'd explain the rationale, and entertain your questions so the matter could be dealt with expeditiously at the closing EC meeting. I'm proposing we sign on with a new program IEEE is providing referred to as "Concentration Banking" where all societies/regions/conferences etc pool their funds. Some advantages: - We receive a more favorable interest rate (currently 4.94%) - The program provides for a Bank Card (similar to a debit card) which should facilitate small purchase transactions. - The provider is Wachovia bank, so proximity to a physical branch will no longer be an issue (US Bank's nearest location to me is Franklin, TN - 4 hours away). Though instances are rare when I actually have to be at a branch in person, it's a nice to have. - The program provides individualized banking statements with all the information we need to track transactions per our current practice. This includes online facilities for monitoring account activity. - There are no fees associated with the account. - Transitioning the management of this account to my successor (whoever the lucky person may be :-) should be easier as physical presence at the bank is not required. More information is available at http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/services/financial/treasury/concentrati on.html I'm happy to answer any questions or address concerns you may have. Look forward to seeing everyone in November. > john > Treasurer, IEEE 802 Executive Committee > Tel 770 708 7375 (ESN 268) > Fax 770 708 7376 * Email firstname.lastname@example.org > Mail 4145 Ivy Chase Ln, Suwanee, GA 30024 > > > ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv. ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv. ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv.