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THE WASDA WORKS NOVEMBER 2015

THE WASDA WORKS NOVEMBER 2015

November 2015

Annual Meeting
WASDA Dues Deadline
Ban The Box
Nominations
Industry News
UPCOMING EVENTS.

Save the Date:

Annual Meeting
La Quinta Resort & Club
Palm Springs, CA

Feb 20 – 22, 2016

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WASDA WOULD LIKE TO
HEAR YOUR OPINION

We value your opinions and now it’s easier than ever to share them with us. Email
opinions@wasda.com to share ideas about WASDA programs, events, and opportunities.

SUBMIT NEWS TO WASDA.

WASDA members are encouraged to share company updates. Submit your news today!

MEMBER NEWS
FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Leadership Development Committee is accepting nominations for candidates interested in serving on the WASDA Board of Directors.

Eligible candidates are principals/employees of distributor member companies in good-standing, preferably active on a committee, and have a passion for advancing the waterworks industry.

Submit a nomination form with a headshot to Sarah Hagy, Executive Director, at shagy@fernley.com.

All nominations must be submitted by November 30, 2015.

2015-2016 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES ON SALE

Membership Directories are now on sale and are $10 a copy.

 

Visit the WASDA Store in the Member’s Only Section to purchase. 

Answer This Month’s Poll Question and See Results From October’s.
October’s poll question:Do your suppliers ship more from a factory or regional warehouse?
October’s poll results: 78% of WASDA members said their suppliers ship more from a factory.
2016 WASDA Annual Meeting Kicks Off
With Joe Theismann In Palm Springs

 The 2016 WASDA Annual Meeting will be in sunny Palm Springs at the La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

  Come meet our Keynote Speaker, Joe Theismann, two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion.
 Play golf on the beautiful TPC Stadium Course at PGA West on Tuesday, February 23rd. The golf fee is $190 per person.

Support the WASDA Scholarship Fund by participating in our 5k Walk/Run at the resort.
 The special Annual Meeting Group Rate of $269/night is extended to WASDA attendees. Registration opens in December 2015. Dues for 2016 must be paid in full in order to attend. There is also a $15/night resort fee which covers several amenities including in-room internet and self or valet parking.

Reserve online for the La Quinta Resort & Club or call 1-800-598-3828 for reservations and mention the WASDA Annual Meeting to secure the group rate.
Dues Deadline For 2016

 We’re looking forward to welcoming you to a new WASDA year. The key contact for your business will soon receive information on 2016 dues by email and by regular mail. The payment deadline is January 22, 2016

For the first time in 10 years, our dues for Associate Members are increasing. Read a letter from Mark Baum, WASDA Associate Director, outlining the changes.

Ban the Box – New Law Regarding Employment

 Nancye Combs, CEO of HR Resources, Inc shares her views on new laws regarding employment. More than 100 cities in the U.S have enacted legislation that prohibits employers from asking about criminal records on an employment application form. Additionally, employers are not allowed to conduct criminal record checks until after making a job offer.

Here’s a sample of an employment application form from HR Resources, Inc. 
Baltimore Sewers: Time Bombs Buried Under the Streets

 Rudy Chow, the Director of the Department of Public Works in Baltimore, MD has referred to Baltimore’s aging water and sewer infrastructure as “time bombs buried under the streets.”

 WYPR, an NPR news station, interviewed Rudy Chow about the $1.5 billion dollar project to replace over 4000 miles of old pipes that run under the city, some over 100 years old.

Visit the WASDA blog to read a summary of the podcast or to download.

 

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