SoCal Local Sections Can Support AC13 in Palm Springs
We’re finishing the announcement brochure for CWEA’s Annual Conference 2013 in Palm Springs this month and we have a great sponsorship opportunity for SoCal Local Sections.Your Local Section can sponsor and decorate tables in the exhibit hall lunch area for $250 each. Claim your table, secure a spot for your folks to meet and chat, see your LS name highlighted in the brochure as well as on the table and help support this fantastic event!
Please let me know this month if your Local Section would like to sponsor 1, 2 or more exhibit hall lunch area tables. I’ll work with your Treasurer to put through the order.
Since we’re the sunnier CWEAers of the bunch, we can show our cloudier Northern peers how much AC13 means to SoCal by gathering lots of sponsors and setting the bar high for AC14. To get your LS logo into the brochure Julie and I would need to know this month.
Also, don’t forget your LS can request a booth in the info table area for FREE. Contact Megan Yoo at email@example.com to reserve your info table space.
And thanks for being such great Local Section leaders – you are awesome!
AC-13 Sponsorships Co-Chair
Award and Installation Banquets
Awards and Installation Season is here. Please make sure to turn in your banquet dates and plaque orders as soon as you’ve made your installation and awards decisions. Contact Victoria Rawson with banquet questions and to schedule the President’s attendance. Contact Lola Dvorak to order your awards plaques.
Plaque orders need to be placed 5 weeks prior to your banquet in order to keep cost low and to ensure engraving accuracy. Orders may be delayed if winners' memberships are not up to date or if the correct awards nominations and plaque order forms are not used. We need your help to make sure your plaques are delivered in time for your big nights. Everything you need to know can be found on the CWEA website.
CWEA Board Nominations Due December 20
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” --John Quincy Adams.
Serving on CWEA’s Board not only allows you to give back to the profession that we care so much about but also provides you with an outstanding leadership and professional development opportunity…so nominate your next leader (or tell someone to nominate you) for your CWEA State Board.
We are seeking the following candidates:
- Vice President from the North (will be President in third year of four-year term);
- Director at-large from the South (three-year term);
- Director at-large from the North (serves as CWEA Treasurer in third year of three-year term);
- Water Environment Federation (WEF) Delegate Director from the North (three-year term, starting in October 2013; however, attendance at Board meetings starts immediately after April 2013 elections).
NRTC 2013 Dates Moved
Based on feedback from attendees and agencies, CWEA has moved the dates for NRTC 2013 Modesto to a new rotation Tuesday- Thursday, September 10-12, 2013. The prior rotation of Wednesday-Friday has become challenging over the past few years. The new dates will allow members with Friday’s off or furloughs on Friday to stay for the whole conference. We look forward to seeing you in Modesto in 2013.
Calling all CWEA Local Section Treasurers...
Spend an hour, save your sanity. The Treasurer Orientation is required for local section treasurers to successfully fulfill their responsibilities over the next year. Plus, this free one-hour orientation webinar will make your job as treasurer easier. Local section presidents are strongly encouraged to attend too. Even if you are not a new treasurer, or if you have attended this webinar in the past, you will learn what’s new and will be able to share your experiences with incoming treasurers.
What You’ll Learn
- The features and updates to the local section budget and reporting template, with a live demonstration.
- The basic budget reporting and planning requirements.
- Answers to your questions and helpful advice you would like to share with your fellow treasurers.
- Why financial reports are so important to the proper functioning of CWEA.
Who Should Attend
Current local section treasurers, incoming/prospective treasurers, and presidents are all strongly encouraged to attend. It would be best if you could all attend the meeting.
Treasurers’ Orientation Webinar Topics
- Meet other local section treasurers and CWEA incoming Treasurer Zoeanne Tafolla, current Treasurer Paul Schmidtbauer, CWEA CFO Kevin Rogers, and our Finance Manager Renu Pal.
- An overview of the annual and monthly financial reporting requirements.
- Helpful tips on understanding your local section budget and financial reporting.
- The Local Section Budget Template.
- Questions & Answers.
Webinar Date & Time
Wednesday, February 13 from 12-1pm.
How to Participate
RSVP and we will send you logon and call-in instructions.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 31
Contact Chris Lundeen to RSVP @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-382-7800 x104.
Contact Director of Member & Leader Services Chris Lundeen at 510-382-7800 x104 or email@example.com
Committee Reports to CWEA Board Due January 7
Please complete the committee report form and send along with your committee's agendas and approved minutes for this quarter by January 7. Contact Victoria Rawson with any questions.
Check the CWEA Calendar When Scheduling Events
Check out www.cwea.org/calendar before scheduling your trainings to make sure that they aren't in conflict with other CWEA events. Make sure there are no committee meetings, board meetings, state events and such before scheduling a training event that could pull people from other sections. This will help all of us keep our event attendance up and ensure that training are spread out enough to meet our members' needs. Make sure your event is posted on the CWEA event calendar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.