Water Environment Association June
News, insights, and advice for CWEA's volunteer leaders
Starts July 1
Awards applications for the new award season will be posted to the CWEA web site July 1. If you have questions about this year's awards program, here's what to do:
Tips for increasing awards entries:
CWEA Board Approves Balanced FY 10-11 Budget
On June 26th, the Board approved CWEA's FY 10-11 budget to continue to fulfill our core mission to train and certify water environment professionals. The break-even budget takes a conservative approach to training attendance, new member income, and certification applications and renewals based on the economy and our experience in FY 09-10.
The program of work also includes spending
$73,100 from reserves to cover three specific projects: website
make-over, awards program improvements, and certification test
revalidation. We'll continue to monitor closely and adjust as needed as
the fiscal year unfolds. Be on the look-out for the July Leader Link for
full details about the FY 10-11 budget.
Can CWEA Locals Sections Charge Extra to Send Print Copies of Newsletters?
At the joint April NRC/SRC
meeting the following two questions came up regarding CWEA local section
Staff Can Help With Local
you plan your CWEA local sections events, you may run into contracts,
clauses and language that are new to you or just don’t make sense.
need your help to keep contact information for our nearly 9,000 members
up to date. Please make sure to carefully review your CWEA Local Section
monthly rosters and let
us know if you have changes or additions, especially e-mail
addresses This will ensure that the Wastewater Professional,
event invitations and certification renewal notices all get to the right
place. In particular, we’re hoping to gather more email addresses so
we can get our valuable educational and training messages out more
In addition, please encourage your members to check their contact records by logging on to our Online Service Center.
Section and Committee Web Sites will be Affected by July Transition
to New Web Host
CWEA web site is getting an update this July. Along with the new look
will be a transition to a new web host. Any CWEA local sections or
committees with web sites hosted by CWEA will be switched to the new
host at the same time as the CWEA state site.
For the first 24-72 hours after the transition, the CWEA site and
any hosted CWEA local section and committee sites may not be available
as the new host information is propagated through the web. Other than
that, the end user experience on the local section and committee web
sites will be exactly the same with the same web addresses. The only
change for local section and committee web masters, with sites hosted by
CWEA, will be new FTP logons. Communications and Membership Manager Lola
Dvorak will be contacting all local section and committee web
masters and leaders with the exact timing the and details about 2 weeks
ahead of the transition.
In case you haven't heard already, the Wastewater Professional is now produced three times per year. Our Summer issue is due to mail August 2010. The next issue will be January 2011 and will include the Annual Conference 11 brochure. The third issue will be mailed April 2011. The full calendar is below.
Date Issue Date
Stories Due Ads Due
|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
|July 1||CWEA Leaders||2010 Awards Forms Posted||
|July 5||CWEA office closed in observance of Independence Day|
|July 21||LS & Committee leaders in the south||Southern Regional Committee Meeting-- Big Bear CSD||
|August 1||LS & Committee Leaders||Local Section & Committee Annual Statements Due||Brian Murray [email protected]|
|September 1||LS Leaders||Kirt Brook Memorial Water Environment Scholarship Forms Available for Download||
|September 6||CWEA office closed in observance of Labor Day|
|September 15||Northern LS & Committee Leaders||NRC Meeting-- NRTC Modesto||
|September 15||LS Leaders and TCP Committee Members||TCP Committee Meeting||
|September 15||CWEA Leaders||CWEA Board Meeting-- NRTC, Modesto||
|Full CWEA Event Calendar|
Link: Linking Local Sections, Committees,
Board Liaisons, and Past Presidents