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Networking Events

Opportunities to Engage

WASDA Scholarship Fund

The Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity for business leaders to engage, building upon established relationships and creating new ones.  Successful business is conducted with those with whom we have strong and nurtured relationships.

In addition to the WASDA hosted events detailed below, members are encouraged to use the afternoon and evenings to continue conversations through more informal means.  The best place you can find many members is at the hotel lobby bar shortly after dinner.


For all attendees to maximize their time at the Annual Meeting, WASDA strongly discourages any meetings scheduled concurrently to any official WASDA functions as listed on the schedule of events. The program has been designed with ample opportunities to network outside of WASDA functions.  We appreciate your cooperation.

Sunday, February 25, 2018
5:30 pm – 6:00 pmNew Member Reception*
Meet the Board of Directors and learn about WASDA. This is a great way to find out more about the direction of the organization and how you and your company can get the most out of your membership!

*Please note that this is an invite-only reception for new distributor members.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pmWelcome Reception & Dinner Party
We are kicking off the 2018 Annual Meeting a little differently this year! Join us as we enjoy refreshing cocktails and delicious hors d’ oeuvres during the Welcome Reception. Shortly after, attendees will enjoy dinner under the stars (weather permitting) before letting loose and rocking out to a performance by “Woodie and the Longboards”!
Monday, February 26, 2018
8:00 am – 8:30 amDelegate Breakfast
Catch up with customers/suppliers or take a moment to meet someone new. Join us for a full breakfast and charge up for the day!
9:45 am – 10:00 amNetworking Break
11:00 am – 12:45 amCommittee Forums
As a volunteer-led organization, committees are critical to providing direction and guiding advancement for the organization. All members are invited to attend one or more committee forums to learn about current initiatives, provide input and ask questions. Please join us!

Learn more about each committee here.
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmNetworking Reception
The perfect way to wind down the day is to enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres while mingling with fellow members.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:45 am – 9:00 am (7:00 am start) 5th Annual WASDA Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Walk
Grab your running shorts, a bottle of water and meet us at the starting line for some friendly competition. Whether you’re an experienced runner or you prefer to walk, this is a fun activity for everyone. Proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will support the WASDA Scholarship Fund, supporting educational opportunities for the children of WASDA members. Are you a Future Leaders Committee member? Be sure to sign up for the FLC 5K Team during registration.

Registration starts at 6:45 am and the race starts promptly at 7:00 am.
8:00 am – 9:00 amNetworking Breakfast before General Business Session
The Annual Meeting serves as WASDA’s membership meeting where most of the business of the association is conducted. Member attendance is kindly requested to meet bylaws requirements for voting purposes. While distributor members are eligible to vote, associate member attendance is strongly encouraged. This meeting will provide an overview of the direction of the organization and inform you on the overall state of WASDA.
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shotgun start at 12:00 pm
Cost: $180 per person
Golf Tournament at Greg Norman Course at PGA West
WASDA has selected an Audubon Certified course designed by the Shark, Greg Norman. This challenging course that captures the essence of the outback with a challenging but fair design featuring various aspects of the outback; sand, pockets of wildflowers, nine lakes and panoramic vistas.

Learn more about the course here.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmNetworking Reception
As the meeting winds down, take one last opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow attendees. Join us for farewell toast before heading out for the evening.