Dec 10, 2012

APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 12.10.12

2013 Chapter/Branch Officers Needed

If you have not turned in your 2013 list of chapter officers please do so before year end so national can update its database and keep the lines of communication open to the chapter/branch leaders from APWA staff. Along with your executive committee positions National is specifically interested in obtaining your Delegate and Alternate Delegate, Membership, Diversity, Advocacy/Government Affairs, Education, Website, Scholarship and technical committee chairs if applicable.

Please submit the new officers by email to Rhonda Wilhite at or by using the Chapter Officer Reporting Tool located in the Chapter leader Resources area of the APWA website under Chapter Management the Leadership Tools. 

The November Chapter Membership Reports are Now Available in the Chapter Leader Resources Area
If you are not able to use the link above you can access the reports at  Log into the members only area and click on "Chapter Leader Resources" located in the green navigation bar on the left.

On the home page of the Chapter Leader Resources area of the website you will go to Membership and find the chapter membership reports link. You can make Chapter Membership Reports your favorite by clicking on the checkbox in the favorite column then each month you can go to your My Favorites page to access the reports.

The chapter membership reports are updated automatically just before midnight on the 7th of each month. If you have any questions please let me know. I can be reached at or 800-848-2792 ext 5261

Chapter Treasurers/Administrators Budget Information

  1. This is an early reminder to Chapter Treasurers/Administrators that their 2013 Annual Budget is due January 15th 2013. Fourth Quarter rebates are expected to be paid on 01/16/2013.
  2. Information on all individuals/entities that qualify for a 1099 Miscellaneous for the calendar year 2012 must also be submitted to National by January 15th 2013.  Please fill out the Chapter Form 1099 Input report located on the website, under Chapter Leader Resources è Financial Management section or click the link below:
Include W-9s for each individual reported on this form. Form W-9s can also be found in the Financial Management section or click the link below:
Please Note: Any fees that National incurs by the IRS due to late submissions or revisions made by the Chapter will be billed to the Chapter. Currently, the penalty assessed by the IRS is $100 per individual.
Do Not send the Forms and W-9s directly to the IRS, National will send one consolidated report.
Please send The ‘Chapter Form 1099 Input Report’ along with accompanying W-9s to:
FAX: 816-595-5376
If you have any questions, please contact Laurence Rhodes,

Membership Tools Webinar Posted

If you missed the November 15th webinar you can now watch it on the APWA website at chapter Leaders Resources under chapter management. Scroll down to Webcast-Nov 13, 2012, Membership Online Resources.

Membership Promo Flyer Added to “Enhancements” Toolkit

If you would like to distribute a flyer which briefly describes the enhancements to the membership benefits package, the “We’ve Sweetened the Deal” flyer may be just what you’re looking for.  It is available for download in the Enhancements to Your Membership Benefits Package toolkit (online under Members Only > Member Tools).

Now Available: Scripted PowerPoint Presentation About Members’ Library and New Benefits

We’d been asked to produce a presentation chapters and branches could do regarding what’s in the Members’ Library and why/how it is beneficial.  The scripted version of that presentation is now ready!  It is called “What does it mean to me?” and it contains info about the Library, short samples of a Click, Listen, and Learn, a podcast, a recorded Congress session, and an e-book AND info about why the enhancements to the membership benefits package are so valuable.  You can download a copy of this presentation in the the Enhancements to Your Membership Benefits Package toolkit and the Member Retention Toolkit (both toolkits online under Members Only > Member Tools).  Coming soon … a self-running (no presenter needed) video version of this presentation.