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December 2014 Newsletter


Renew Your Membership
2015 Annual Meeting
Board Slate of Nominees
DBE Regulations
Bylaw Change Notice
Holiday Season Hours
Upcoming Events
Membership Directories
WASDA Welcomes
Member Announcements
Advertise with WASDA
Stay Connected
Send WASDA Your Opinions
Contribute to WASDA


2015 Annual Meeting

February 23-25, 2015
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, FL
Keynote Speaker: Don Mann
Registration will open
December 2014



Membership Directories are now available for $10 each! Login into the members only section and visit the WASDA store to make a purchase.


Mission Rubber company

WASDA is pleased to welcome Mission Rubber Company, headquartered in Corona, CA, as one of our newest Associate Members.

NACO Industries

NACO Industries, a new Associate Member, joins as one of the nation’s largest manufacturer of fabricated PVC pipe fittings and valves.


View the following
press releases from
WASDA members:


Val-Matic Has Gone
Social Google+!

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp.

Val-Matic’s Supervalves
for Wastewater


Get noticed. Advertise with WASDA today! Click here to learn more about WASDA’s advertising opportunities.



WASDA is all about our members. We value your opinions and now it is
easier that ever to share them with us. Simply email us at opinions@wasda.com to share ideas about WASDA programs, events and opportunities. You can also make suggestions for new programs.


WASDA members are encouraged to share company updates through the WASDA Connections e-newsletter. Submit your news today!

December 2014

Renew Your Membership – Today

As a reminder, renewal for your WASDA membership has been assessed. The deadline to pay is January 19, 2015. WASDA membership renewal instructions and invoices have been sent to the primary contact for each member company via mail and email.

Try to pay your dues in time to register for the 2015 Annual Meeting! Keep in mind that you will not be able to register until you have
paid your dues.

If you have questions, please call 215-320-3882.

The Annual Meeting Will be Hot, Hot, Hot
in Bonita Springs, Florida

The WASDA annual meeting provides educational opportunities coupled with networking and just a little bit of fun! The 2015 Annual Meeting is geared towards senior-level employees and owners, affording them the opportunity to build and solidify key relationships.

This year’s keynote speaker is Don Mann. Mann, a former member of SEAL Team Six, trained the SEAL Team Six troops who assassinated Osama bin Laden. You won’t want to miss his presentation!

Registration for the 2015 Annual Meeting is now open! The meeting will be held on February 22-25, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. Dues must be paid in order to register.

Visit online for schedules, information about networking events, this year’s speakers, The WASDA Industry Forum, hotel and travel information and FAQ’s and contact info.

Meet The Candidates: 2015 Slate of Nominees
for the WASDA Board of Directors

This year’s candidates include Kevin King of Coburn Supply, Mike Swedick of Fortiline, and David Shaw from ACT Pipe & Supply. The vote will take place at the Annual Meeting General Business Session.

Please take some time to review the goals and aspirations of this year’s candidates. Click here to learn more about the candidates’ backgrounds and goals for the next coming years.

How DBE Regulations Impact Your Business

This video is a must watch for business owners. It features John Dannecker, Esq’s. presentation at titled “DBE Regulations: Mugshot of Compliance.”

“Stated simply, and with no need for feigned sensationalism, contractors who obtain construction funding from the government through the fraudulent use of minority or women-owned businesses may find themselves in the clutches of state or federal penal systems for violating federal regulations relating to DBEs…”

Click here to read more and watch the video.

WASDA Bylaw Change Notice – February 24, 2015

During the upcoming General Business Session held in conjunction with the upcoming Annual Meeting, voting members of WASDA will be asked to approve recommended changes to the bylaws. The main change proposed will be a provision to elect a President-Elect if there is a vacancy; currently, our bylaws have no such provision. Moreover, we will propose a minor change to the determination of a quorum for member elections. More details will be sent in advance of the meeting.

Happy Holidays from WASDA!

WASDA would like to wish all of our members a very happy holiday season! Along with the holidays of course comes a few changes to WASDA’s schedule. Please note the following changes to our
hours of operation:

Wednesday, December 24 – office closed
Thursday, December 25 – office closed
Wednesday, December 31 – office closes at 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 1 – office closed

Wishing a very happy and restful holiday to all!


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