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The WASDA Works July 2015

The WASDA Works July 2015

JULY 2015


Save the Date:

Oct 19 – 21, 2015
Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

Kansas City, MO

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News from Our Members.
Answer This Month’s Poll Question and See Results From June’s.

Click here to answer 

“Is the bootlegging of products from non-authorized distributors a factor in your market?

June’s poll question: ”Do you participate in line item bidding?”

June’s poll results: 70% of WASDA members answered yes, they participated in line item bidding.

WASDA Recognizes the 2015 WASDA Scholarship Recipients

New this year. WASDA now offers a new scholarship, the WASDA Scholarship. This scholarship is available to the children of both distributor and associate WASDA members. Like the Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship, this is a renewable scholarship for up to four years should the student continue to meet eligibility requirements. Applicants from distributor member companies can apply for both scholarships but are only eligible to receive one scholarship.

Congratulations to this year’s winners.

WASDA Scholarship Winners: (From Left)

Ethan Bredemeier, ISCO Industries

Holland Steadham, Mueller Company

Austin Taylor, Smith-Blair, Inc.

If you would like to know more or support the scholarship fund, please visit the WASDA Scholarship page

WASDA Recognizes the 2015 Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship Recipients  

We are excited to announce the winners of the Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship. The Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of former WASDA and Dana Kepner Co. President, Matt Stager. Each year, we recognize outstanding, diligent, industrious and intellectual individuals with higher educational scholarships.

If you would like to know more or support the scholarship fund, please click here.

WASDA congratulates this year’s recipients of the Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship, and we wish them all the very best in their future academic careers.

The Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship Winners: (From Left)
Amelia Clower, Fortiline Waterworks
Hunter Bell, Fortiline Waterworks
Kristen Lumley, Trumbull Industries
Ryan Wirtjes, HD Supply Waterworks

Madison Simpson, HD Supply Waterworks

Registration for the WASDA Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum is Now Officially Open 

Registration for the WASDA Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum is now officially open. This event will take place October 19-21, 2015 at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Early-bird registration is available until September 21st. WASDA has set aside a block of rooms for our members, so don’t delay in making your reservations. Make sure to mention WASDA to obtain the group rate of $169/night.

Learn all about WASDA’s Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum here and explore various aspects of the meeting. With one simple click, you will have up-to-date information about the schedule of events, networking events, Future Leaders events and the Partnership Forum.

Register online and get answers to frequently asked questions. The Partnership Forum is all about helping you grow your business. One of the main benefits of the Meeting & Partnership Forum is the opportunity to conduct up to 40 business meetings in two days. Distributors host contact tables and meet with Associate Members at times arranged in advance of the meeting. Each appointment is 15 minutes in length and can be used to review past sales figures, discuss product development or pitch a new product line. Learn how to maximize your time at the WASDA Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum by reading our Tips for Success.

New this year! WASDA is offering one complimentary registration for a Future Leader from your company. Only companies who do not have a current Future Leader representative can take advantage of this opportunity. Those registered as a Future Leader are expected to be a part of the Future Leaders Council moving forward.

2015-2016 Membership Directory-Don’t Miss Out!

Instructions to update your company’s listing in the 2015-2016 Membership Directory have been sent to your company’s key contact and marketing contact (If provided) by email.

The WASDA Membership Directory is updated annually and contains all the key contact information for WASDA Distributor and Associate Members companies. To update your company’s listing, login to the WASDA Members Only Section  and select the Directory Update button located below the dashboard.

For instructions on how to make your updates, click here. If you did not receive the instruction email, contact Associate Director Tia Diggs (wasda@fernley.com)

The 2015-2016 Membership Directory will be distributed at the upcoming Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum.

International Infrastructure Crisis Reaches Epic Proportions

The state of America’s neglected water infrastructure has reached a crisis point, and we are not alone. Countries around the world are facing the same dilemma.

Recently, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2822, or the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2016. This legislation will slash the Clean Water State Revolving Fund by $579 million. Read More Here.


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