APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 3.10.20


  • The February Chapter Membership Reports are online in the Chapter Leader Resources area
  • Membership Achievement Award Standings taking place
  • Contact for PWX Chapter Dinner
  • Nominations for National Committee positions still open

The February Chapter Membership Reports are online in the Chapter Leader Resources area

http://www.apwa.net/MyAPWA/Chapter/Leader_Resources/Chapter_and_Member_Activity_Reports.aspx

 (It will stop at the login screen first)

Ifthe 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 chapter membership reports are updated automatically just before midnight on the 7th of each month.
 
The overall membership total is 30,536. That is the third highest of all time.
 
Anyone with questions can contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net or 1-800-848-2792, ext. 5263.
 

Membership Achievement Award Standings taking shape
 

After eight months of the fiscal year, the Chapter Membership Achievement Award standings are beginning to take shape.

The annual contest begins with the start of the fiscal year on July 1 and ends on June 30. The winning chapters will all receive recognition in the In the Works e-newsletter, in the APWA Reporter and during the Awards & Recognition Ceremony at PWX, along with a chapter banner patch and a $500 check to be used for providing educational content for their chapter members.
 
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.
 
Please note, a net increase in membership is required in order to be eligible for the financial award.
 
Divisions (based upon chapter’s number of members as of June 30 of previous year):

  • 100 members or less
  • 101-200 members
  • 201-300 members
  • 301-500 members
  • 501-850 members
  • More than 850 members
     

Every chapter in good standing is eligible for consideration. 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, 2019. The latest standings are based on the membership totals as of February 29, 2020.
 
The Monterey Bay Chapter remains on top of the list for overall percentage increase. Monterey Bay has gone from 176 members to 204, an increase of 28 members and a net gain of 15.91% for FY ’20.
 
Arkansas has an increase of 1.32% through the first eight months and is the only Chapter in the division for chapters with less than 100 members todemonstrate net growth. 
 
Monterey Bay is in first place in the division for chapters with 101-200 members with the 15.91% gain.
 
The division for chapters with 201-300 members is very close and the most competitive of any division. The Oklahoma Chapter has increased membership a total of 25 members in the first eight months of the fiscal year, from 296 members to 321. That is good for a net percentage gain of 8.45%. Oklahoma has taken over first place, just ahead of Central California, which has a net increase of 8.14%. The Ventura County Chapter (7.75%) and the Nebraska Chapter (7.35%) also are showing impressive gains in membership in this division.
 
Silicon Valley leads the way in the division for chapters with 301-500 members. Silicon Valley’s 4.92% gain is just ahead of the Alberta Chapter, which is in second place in the division with an increase of 3.90%.
 
The Ohio Chapter had an impressive increase of 47 members in the month of February and is up 78 for the fiscal year. The 11.03% increase is good for first place in the division for chapters with 501-800 members.  Arizona is now in second place in that division with a net gain of 7.89%.
 
The North Carolina Chapter finished first in the division for APWA’s largest chapters more than 850 members – last year and still leads that category after the first eight months of the current fiscal year. North Carolina has an increase of 9.65%, going from 1,244 to 1,364 members.
 
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 are updated throughout the year.

Contact for PWX Chapter Dinner
 

For those in charge of scheduling a Chapter Dinner at PWX in New Orleans, here is a contact to help you with the process of choosing an appropriate place for a dinner to thank the volunteers.
 
Contact:
Rachel Avery, CMP
Director/Convention Services & Special Events
Phone: 504-566-5063
Email: ravery@neworleans.com


Nominations for National Committee positions still open


Nominations for national committee positions are open until March 22. Go to www.apwa.net/nominations for more information. Remember that you can nominate yourself for a committee position.

Questions regarding the nominating processes should be directed to Teresa Hon (thon@apwa.net).