Water Environment Association April
News, insights, and advice for CWEA's volunteer leaders
Into Pools of Potential Membership
Do you know who your local section serves? It is not just the active members shown on your membership roster. It is also all of the wastewater professionals, agencies, consultants, suppliers and manufacturers within your local section’s boundaries. That’s your service area. If your local section is communicating with just those members on your roster, then you are missing out on a pool of potential members who can add to your local section’s professional network. Be sure to identify and reach out to professionals who may be working in your local section’s service area, but are not current members or even aware of your local section. If you are unsure about your local section boundaries, they are published in the Local Section Policy (pages 6 and 7), and some local section constitutions.
By default, members belong to the local section in which they work, but they can also choose to belong to any locals section. So, you may see some members with addresses outside of your local section boundaries. Many members belong to multiple locals sections that are outside of the area where they live or work.
Another pool of potential members is your lapsed members. Each month your local section roster includes the names and contact information of individuals whose memberships have expired in the past 12 months. Include some or all of those past members on your event announcements. If they see something they like, they may come back and rejoin your local section.
The most important asset to any membership organization is obvious: It is the members themselves. More members means more participation in training events, a larger pool of brain power to anticipate and solve problems through member networking, and a bigger pool of volunteers and leaders. So, the more members you have the more valuable your local section becomes. Be sure to tap into your pool of potential members and increase the value of belonging to your local section.
Your Giant Scholarship Donation Checks to the 5-S Induction at AC10!
5-S Induction and presentation of checks will be made at the Operations
Challenge area of the exhibit hall and will begin at 12:30pm. If
you plan on making a donation, please email [email protected] so we can start filling out our
giant deposit slips.
Your Events on the CWEA Online Calendar
sure you event is not left out. To post an event just email [email protected]
with the event title, date, description, contact info, and location.
Staff will post your event for you. If you have flyers or registration
forms to include, post them on your local section web site and send the
links along with your email. Although the calendaring tool does a lot,
it cannot accommodate attached files. If you have any questions about
the new calendar contact
Executive Committee Seeking Northern Regional Liaison
TCP Executive Committee is seeking candidates for its Northern Regional
Liaison position. The Northern Liaison serves on the TCP Executive
Committee and on the Northern Regional Committee.
The TCP Executive Committee works closely with CWEA staff to
guide the strategic direction of CWEA’s Technical
Section & Committee Budgets Due April 30
Get your Committee and Local Section budgets and work plans for FY 10-11 in by April 30th so they can be considered in CWEA’s upcoming budget cycle. Your Board Liaison can help you through the process and you can access the forms directly online (through Mbr/Leader Resources, I’m a leader, Committee, Writing Reports and Articles – or http://www.cwea.org/members/mlr_leader_comm_wra.shtml). Send your work plans and budgets to [email protected].
As we continue the budget drafting cycle for FY 10-11, be sure to let your Board Liaison know if you have ideas for new products or programs CWEA should consider. You and your Board Liaison can discuss the relationship of your idea with CWEA’s strategic plan and resources. Your Board Liaison can also assist you in completing the product development form so our Planning & Program Development ( PPD ) Committee can consider your proposal. If PPD gives it the green light, then it would go to the Board for consideration.
|STAFF CONTACTS - 510-382-7800|
Latasha King x 110
Local Sections, Committees, Leader Link
Chris Lundeen x 104
Brian Murray x 102
Leslie Carino x 107
Conferences & Exhibits
|April 20||Anybody interested in teaching TCP study sessions||TCP Study Session Trainer Training||Joanna De Sa at [email protected]|
|April 21||Local section and committee leaders||NRC & SRC meetings at AC10 Sacramento.||Chris Lundeen [email protected]|
|April 20-23||All Members||CWEA Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA||Jodee Schwan [email protected]|
|April 30||LS & Committee Leaders||FY 10-11 Annual Plan and Budgets Due||Chris Lundeen [email protected]|
|August 1||LS & Committee Leaders||Local Section & Committee Annual Statements Due||Brian Murray [email protected]|
Link: Linking Local Sections, Committees,
Board Liaisons, and Past Presidents