APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcement 3.11.19

  • Here is your second chance to interact with CLT speaker
  • Download materials from Chapter Leaders Training
  • The February Chapter Membership Reports are now available in Chapter Leader Resources area
  • Membership Achievement Contest into the fourth quarter
  • Save the date for the Chapter Leaders Forum
  • Chapter Investment webinar coming up in April
  • Nominations for national committees still being accepted


Here is your second chance to interact with CLT speaker

A Live webinar on member retention, presented by Lowell Aplebaum, the keynote speaker at the recent Chapter Leaders Training in Kansas City, will be offered at 2:00 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, March 27.
Mr. Aplebaum, CEO and Strategy Catalyst for Vista Cova, will present on “Member Retention: Creating the Member Experience.”  Mr. Aplebaum specializes in working with organizations as a facilitator of vision and strategy. He works to create anorganizational dialogue around vision, strategic planning, community and connections, and value. 
His General Session presentation at the Chapter Leaders Training in Kansas City was very well received. In this Live webinar, participants will be able to follow along and ask questions.
To register for the webinar, go to https://www.apwa.net/MyApwa/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CLR032719 or contact Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net.  

Download materials from Chapter Leaders Training

The presentations from the recent Chapter Leaders Training are now available on the Chapter Leader resources website.
The general session presentation from Lowell Aplebaum, as well as the Hot Topic sessions, can be found by going to the Chapter Management tab on the Chapter Leader Resources webpage and clicking on “Chapter Leaders Training.” 
Here is a link to the materials: 
The February Chapter Membership Reports are now available in Chapter Leader Resources Area
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If the link above does not work, you can access the reports by using Sign in on the APWA website. After you have signed in, then click on MYAPWA HOME in the main menu, then from the MYAPWA HOME page click on the orange “Chapter Leader Resources” icon. You will find the link to chapter membership reports in the column on the right on the Chapter Leader Resources page.

The official overall membership total at the end of February is 29,680.
The chapter membership reports are updated automatically just before midnight on the 7th of each month. Anyone with questions can contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net or 1-800-848-2792, ext. 5263.

Membership Achievement Contest into the fourth quarter

There are only four months remaining in the annual Chapter Membership Achievement Award contest. And some of the divisions are still too close to call.
The Chapter Membership Achievement Award was established in 2005 to encourage membership growth by honoring chapters showing the largest net increase in membership, compared to other chapters in their division.
Divisions (based upon chapter’s number of members as of June 30th of previous year)
  • 100 members or less
  • 101-200 members
  • 201-300 members
  • 301-500 members
  • 501-850 members
  • More than 850 members
The winning chapters receive recognition in the In the Works e-newsletter, in the Reporter, and at PWX, along with a chapter banner patch and a $500 check to be used for providing educational content for their chapter members.
Every chapter in good standing is eligible for consideration. However, the chapter must have submitted their annual budget and financial reports to APWA no later than August 1 of the previous year in which the award is presented.
Selection is based on standing on the “Statistics Report - By Chapter Size Category” online membership report for the end of June. The chapters were put into the categories based on the membership total of July 1, 2018. The latest standings are based on the membership totals as of February 28, 2019.
The Quebec Chapter is far and away on top of the overall standings. Quebec is up 86 members in the fiscal year, good for an impressive 39.81% increase. In all, there are 20 chapters that have a net increase in membership for the 2019 Fiscal Year.
In the division for chapters with less than 100 members, the Delaware Chapter is in the lead by a scant margin. Delaware is even in membership for the fiscal year (0.0%) and that is good enough for the top spot in the six-chapter division.
The division for chapters with 101–200 members is very close. The California Central Coast Chapter had a decrease of one member in the month of February but is still plus 12 for the fiscal year. That puts California Central Coast into first place with an 8.05% increase. The Mississippi Chapter had an increase of three (3) members for the month and is plus 11 for the fiscal year and is in second place with a net increase of 7.14%. The Monterey Bay Chapter is also in the running in this closely contested race. Monterey Bay is up 5.03%.
Quebec has gone from 216 members to 302 in FY ’19, easily ahead of the other eight chapters in the division with201–300 members. 
The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter leads the division for chapters with301-500 members. San Diego is up 27 members for the fiscal year, good for a 7.07% increase. There are five chapters in this division that have an increase in participation for the first eight months of the fiscal year.
The closest race is in the division for chapters with 501–850 members. Sacramento is up 0.75% and Missouri is up 0.63%. Both chapters have a net increase of four (4) members for the fiscal year.  
In the division for APWA’s largest chapters, more than 850 members, the North Carolina Chapter has increased in membership 65 members in FY ’19, good for a very impressive 5.96% increase.
If you have any questions about membership or the Chapter Membership Achievement Award, please contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net or (816) 595-5263. The standings will be updated on a regular basis.

Save the date for the Chapter Leaders Forum

The 2019 Chapter Leaders Forum will be held from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, in Seattle. The event takes place during PWX, APWA’s annual convention and trade show. 
This is an excellent opportunity for all chapter leaders to network and engage in roundtable topic conversations addressing chapter capacity ideas, opportunities and challenges they are currently facing.  
There are other important networking and training sessions on the schedule for PWX. 
For more information about the Chapter Leader Forum or about any other chapter leaders’ education and training sessions at PWX, contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net.           

Chapter Investment webinar coming up in April

A webinar on chapter investments is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, with APWA’s new investment firm.
APWA has moved away from traditional brokers to a full-service financial (investment) advisor.  Bill Fisher and Trey Olcott, from the firm of DiMeo Schneider & Associates, will provide chapters with four different investment model options that will be provided to chapters as well as the associated fee structure. The webinar will also provide chapters with information on how they can work with DiMeo and there will be ample time for questions.
Chapters are not required to use DiMeo but APWA will be leaving Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch shortly.
For more information, contact Meera Patel, Chapter Accountant, at 1-816-5276 or mpatel@apwa.net or for information on how to participate, please contact Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net.

Nominations for national committees still being accepted

There are less than two weeks left to nominate yourself or a colleague for a national committee appointment.  The process closes March 22 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.   
For more information go to www.apwa.net/nominations. A great deal of information is available including time requirements, committee objectives and expectations, ideal qualifications and more. Nominations will be accepted through March 22.