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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  January 2013

Membership  Committee

Randy Lusk, Membership Chair

Greetings. I hope everyone’s holidays went well and that you got to spend some quality time with friends and family. The new year is upon us. It’s hard to believe it’s already 2013. Where does the time go? The "winter” weather we’ve been experiencing is crazy! At some point the Chicagoland area may become the winter destination and not FloridaJ. I know you will be disappointed if I don’t mention some type of sports announcement so here it goes. We have a new coach for the Chicago Bears. Let’s hope he can turn Jay into an elite QB. There will only be a half season of hockey, so who knows how the Hawks will perform. And last, but not least (but definitely last) my Chicago Cubs. Let’s just hope some off-season pickups will happen soon. Now, on to business . . .

Membership Numbers:

When we talk about goals, we have two set goals. We have the year goal, which is a hard number, and then a retention goal percentage for each month. The retention goal is that percentage of members we kept for an individual month, comparing last year to this year; our retention goal for each month is 88%. The goal for 2012 was to have 1878 members by December 31, 2012, which is a 1% growth. We ended at 1924, a growth of 46 members, which is outstanding. We gained 227 new members this year, but we did have 323 members who did not renew. If you know someone who didn’t renew, please discuss with them the value of membership and all the reasons you continue to be a member. We will try to have a 1% growth again for 2013. This means by the end of 2013 we need to have 1943 members. I know we can do it this year, and I am counting on all of you to help us achieve this goal. Our overall retention rate for 2012 was 88%. Nice work everyone.

Membership Appreciation:

For 2013 we will continue doing membership appreciation by allowing free webinars to members as a way to say thanks for being a member. This will be for the live ones AND the recorded webinars. I just want to report that this is going over very well, and many members are capitalizing on this promotion. So, once again, I want to thank all of you for your continued support, both for being a member and for all that you do for this organization.

2012 Membership Challenge

There was a contest in 2012, or a "Challenge”, that was put out to all the sections in AWWA. The challenge included reaching a goal of 1878 members, and we were at 1924 (+46). We were also challenged to have 41 student memberships; we ended at 42 (+1). The final challenge was to have 10 young professional memberships, and we ended at 16 (+6). So what you just got by reading that is that we met every goal given to us and, therefore, met the challenge. That means the Section will be recognized at the membership summit in February. I want to thank every member and board member for pushing hard this year to recruit new members and to keep current members. Way to go ISAWWA.

Membership Committee:

If you are a member and looking for ways to get involved with ISAWWA, please do not hesitate to contact us. There are many committees you could participate in, so you’re sure to find one in your area of interest. If you’re outgoing and want to get involved with membership, please give me a call, I am always looking for people to help promote membership; to work our booth at the conferences and to use their experiences on why they continue to be a member of ISAWWA. We have 8 different conferences we will be attending this year; and, if you have some free time and want to contribute, we would be most appreciative of some of your time. Don’t forget, Watercon in Springfield is March 18-21, 2013. Stop by the booth and see what’s new for 2013.

2013 ISAWWA Conferences

February 19 - 21 - (IRWA Conference in Effingham)

March 18 - 20 – (Watercon in Springfield)

April 23 – (Water Distribution Conference in Countryside)

May 22 and 23 – (APWA Conference in Schaumburg, IL)

June 5 – (T-Con in Grayslake at College of Lake County)

Sept 11 - 13 – (IPWSOA Conference in Springfield)

Oct (TBD) – Joint Products Day

Oct 22 and 23 – (Northern Rural Water Conference in Utica) – New Location

Introduce a friend or colleague to AWWA today . . .

You joined AWWA for many great reasons; now share those reasons and help to keep our Section growing strong. Talk up the reasons you joined, and we will see new members each month. This Section needs everyone to be involved in recruiting - that’s what will keep ISAWWA strong. Write your name and membership number on top of the application and you will receive credit for the new member. If you need pointers on what to say, please visit or

Membership Information

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Membership applications and benefit statements.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Individual member - Illinois Section PDF (186.77 KB)  more ] Administration 1/4/2018
Individual Member Resource Guide PDF (7.57 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Operator Resource Guide PDF (4.35 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Small Systems_Utility Member Application PDF (1.84 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Small Systems Resource Guide PDF (4.16 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Utility Member Application (organizational) PDF (1.84 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Utility Resouce Guide (organizational) PDF (4.3 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Service Provider Membership Application PDF (1.85 MB)  more ] Administration 1/16/2018
Service Provider Resource Guide (organizational) PDF (4.15 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Partner Agency Membership Application PDF (138.99 KB) Administration 1/20/2017
Student Member Application PDF (1.86 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Student Resource Guide PDF (4.16 MB) Administration 1/16/2018
Membership Brochure - Tri Fold PDF (347.43 KB)  more ] Administration 2/23/2014


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