The Membership and Geographical Activities Committee (MGA) oversees and encourages membership in the Society and maintains records of Society membership. This includes students, GOLD members, Senior and Life Members and Fellows associated with the global microwave community. The MGA is responsible for promotion of the Society's interests through the formation of new Society Chapters, including Student Branch Chapters, maintaining supporting liaison through its regional coordinators with existing Society Chapters and promulgating activities that encourage membership in the Society. Related activities include organization of regular Chapter Chair meetings to encourage information exchange and discussion of Chapter activities. The MGA regularly disseminates publicity and information of interest about the IEEE and the Society to the Chapters, Sections, and to the Society membership at large.