Regional Meetings of Section Officers

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RMSOs

These meetings are the most important tool for gaining updated information on AWWA and AWWA Sections. As a Section leader, you will not want to miss this opportunity to meet with a national representative, AWWA staff and other Section leaders.

2016 and 2017 RMSO Schedule

  • Region I: October 14-15, 2016, Morristown, New Jersey
  • Region II: April 1-2, 2016, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Region III: April 22-23, 2016, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Region IV: May 13-14, 2016, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Region V: December 5-6, 2016 Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Region I: October 27-28, 2017, Portsmouth, NH
  • Region II: May 5-6, 2017, Asheville, NC
  • Region III: April 21-22, 2017, Columbus, OH
  • Region IV: March 10-11, 2017, Lafayette, LA
  • Region V: September 8-9, 2017, Whitefish, MT

Planning ahead? Here's the 2017-2021 RMSO Rotational Schedule

RMSO - REGION I

Deadline: Monday, September 12

Meeting Registration

Registration deadline for the 2016 Region I RMSO in Morristown, New Jersey, has now passed.

Hotel Reservations

The Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza  is the host venue for our event. Hotel room reservations were due by Monday, September 12. 

 

The agenda for the 2016 Region I RMSO is now available! 

A Meeting Guide to help schedule your time during your stay in Morristown is now available!

 

Year over year, one of the favorite components of attendees of the RMSOs is the Section Sharing. It allows attendees the opportunity to hear about the work of neighboring Sections and disseminate great ideas. Sections will have up to 20 minutes to present and answer questions, with over two and a half hours total available in the agenda to share ideas. We ask that each Section come prepared to present once during the meeting.

Sign up for one or more topics by September 12!

There are four focus areas plus a “wildcard” category, if your idea doesn’t fit within a focus area: 
  1. Member Value
    • From timely research to networking opportunities, AWWA Standards to public engagement resources, AWWA has tremendous value to offer the water industry. In addition, Sections provide local knowledge members can trust, helping water professionals respond to the challenges of delivering safe and clean water to their customers. What does your Section do to demonstrate and enhance member value?
  2. Water X
    • WaTER-X is a Section-to-Section initiative to facilitate the sharing of educational resources. The products listed were submitted by Sections for other Sections for use in their education programs. This list covers a variety of topics and includes classroom-based learning, eLearning, webinars, and an outreach video. Has your Section shared a program with another Section, either through WaTER-X or otherwise? What was your experience? Do you have an education resource to share with the group?
  3. Total Water Solutions
    • Today, water is not easily divided into different disciplines, and water professionals increasingly must understand and manage water in all its stages. Many Sections already offer education and resources applicable to not only drinking water, but wastewater, stormwater, and others too. In fact, some Sections even offer dedicated education and resources that specifically target waters other than drinking water. What are some innovative programs your Section is doing around Total Water Solutions?
  4. Partnerships/Collaboration
    • As a part of the water industry, your Section partners with a number of other associations and organizations. You may hold a backhoe training with the state operator association once a year, or you may even partner with two other associations to put on your annual conference, the biggest revenue generator for your Section. How has your Section dealt with the complexities of partnership, so you meet expectations for all parties involved?
  5. Wildcard
    • We recognize that there may be things your Section did that does not fit into one of the above focus areas. As Section operations become increasingly sophisticated, they are running across opportunities that could benefit the greater organization. From Geographic Information Systems that allow leadership to analyze member data to business cases to thoughtfully execute new programs, Sections are at the forefront of innovation within AWWA. Did your Section do something that broke the mold?

Don't wait! Sign up today!

 

Regional Membership Summit

Meeting Registration

Registration deadline for the Regional Membership Summit in Morristown, New Jersey, has now passed.

What is the Regional Membership Summit?

Understand what drives water professionals to get involved with your Section and the Association at AWWA’s first Regional Membership Summit. Learn how to speak membership, swap ideas on successful efforts with other membership committees and Section leaders in your region. Walk away with new ideas and energy to grow membership locally.  

 

The Regional Membership Summit will immediately precede the Region I RMSO. 

Get more information on the Regional Membership Summit. 

RMSO - Region II

Meeting Documents

Want to share a presentation or handouts from the RMSO with your volunteers? Here are the presentation slides as well as any handouts used at the meeting. We will continue to update this tab as Section leaders send us their files.

Presentations

Handouts

Please contact Julia Geisler for Section Sharing presentation slides and handouts. 

RMSO - Region III

Meeting Documents

Want to share a presentation or handouts from the RMSO with your volunteers? Here are the presentation slides as well as any handouts used at the meeting. We will continue to update this tab as Section leaders send us their files.

Presentations

Handouts

Please contact Nancy Sullivan for Section Sharing presentation slides and handouts.

RMSO - Region IV

Meeting Documents

Want to share a presentation or handouts from the RMSO with your volunteers? Here are the presentation slides as well as any handouts used at the meeting. We will continue to update this tab as Section leaders send us their files.

Presentations

Handouts

Please contact Terry Walters for Section Sharing presentation slides and handouts.

RMSO - REGION V

Deadline: Thursday, November 3

Meeting Registration

Register Now for the 2016 Region V RMSO in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 5-6, 2016.

Hotel Reservations

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is the host venue for our event. We have arranged for discounted room rate of $189.00 USD + tax. We recommend you secure your room as soon as possible to guarantee the room nights you want as space is limited. Hotel room reservations are due by Thursday, November 3. Please use this dedicated link to secure the discounted room rate.  

 

 

 

Please see the tentative agenda for the 2016 Region V RMSO.

A Meeting Guide to help schedule your time during your stay in Honolulu is now available!

 

 

Year over year, one of the favorite components of attendees of the RMSOs is the Section Sharing. It allows attendees the opportunity to hear about the work of neighboring Sections and disseminate great ideas. Sections will have up to 20 minutes to present and answer questions, with over two and a half hours total available in the agenda to share ideas. We ask that each Section come prepared to present once during the meeting.

Sign up for one or more topics by November 4!

There are four focus areas plus a “wildcard” category, if your idea doesn’t fit within a focus area: 
  1. Member Value
    • From timely research to networking opportunities, AWWA Standards to public engagement resources, AWWA has tremendous value to offer the water industry. In addition, Sections provide local knowledge members can trust, helping water professionals respond to the challenges of delivering safe and clean water to their customers. What does your Section do to demonstrate and enhance member value?
  2. Water X
    • WaTER-X is a Section-to-Section initiative to facilitate the sharing of educational resources. The products listed were submitted by Sections for other Sections for use in their education programs. This list covers a variety of topics and includes classroom-based learning, eLearning, webinars, and an outreach video. Has your Section shared a program with another Section, either through WaTER-X or otherwise? What was your experience? Do you have an education resource to share with the group?
  3. Total Water Solutions
    • Today, water is not easily divided into different disciplines, and water professionals increasingly must understand and manage water in all its stages. Many Sections already offer education and resources applicable to not only drinking water, but wastewater, stormwater, and others too. In fact, some Sections even offer dedicated education and resources that specifically target waters other than drinking water. What are some innovative programs your Section is doing around Total Water Solutions?
  4. Partnerships/Collaboration
    • As a part of the water industry, your Section partners with a number of other associations and organizations. You may hold a backhoe training with the state operator association once a year, or you may even partner with two other associations to put on your annual conference, the biggest revenue generator for your Section. How has your Section dealt with the complexities of partnership, so you meet expectations for all parties involved?
  5. Wildcard
    • We recognize that there may be things your Section did that does not fit into one of the above focus areas. As Section operations become increasingly sophisticated, they are running across opportunities that could benefit the greater organization. From Geographic Information Systems that allow leadership to analyze member data to business cases to thoughtfully execute new programs, Sections are at the forefront of innovation within AWWA. Did your Section do something that broke the mold?

Don't wait! Sign up today!

Honolulu City Lights

The Hawaii Section has planned a pre-RMSO field trip to the Honolulu City Lights, on Sunday, December 4th.  The City has turned on the holiday lights around Honolulu Hale (City Hall) as well as nearby businesses.  The grounds of Honolulu Hale are decorated and the various City departments decorate Christmas trees in the middle of City Hall. 

The Section is looking at renting an open air trolley to pick us up in Waikiki and drive us downtown to see all the lights and then maybe stop at City Hall so you can walk around the grounds at your leisure to take photos and then come back and pick everyone up later.  We will meet after dinner around 8:00 pm and then return to the hotel around 10 pm.  The cost of the trolley will be less than $25 per person, so please plan on attending and bring the whole family.

If you have questions, please contact Terry Walters

 

Drawing for Free Tickets to the Kualoa Experience Tour and Atlantis Submarine Tour

The Hawaii Section has gifted us two tickets for the Kualoa Experience Tour as well as two tickets to the Atlantis Submarine Tour.  If you are interested in either of these drawings, please indicate that when you register for the RMSO V on the AWWA website.  The drawing will be held after the November 3, deadline to register and the lucky winner will be notified soon after, so they can make reservations with the tour company.

 

Kualoa Experience Tour

Kualoa, the world’s most famous private nature reserve, is a sixth generation kama’aina family-owned enterprise whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by preserving our land and celebrating its history. Their newly launched Kualoa All-Day Experience PASS makes planning a day of fun, family-friendly activities as easy as ever. The PASS offers visitors all-day access to any of the available Experience tours at Kualoa including the Movie Sites and Ranch Tour, Jungle Expedition, Secret Island, and Ocean Voyage.

 

Atlantis Submarine Tour

Atlantis Submarines have been sharing the magnificence of Hawaii’s undersea world since 1988 using the environmentally safe submarines that are battery powered, emit no pollutants, and quietly move through the water, disturbing no one. It’s the ultimate in sustainable tourism. In the submarine, you will see coral reefs that create a self-sustaining habitat for fish and marine life to flourish. Atlantis closely observes the abundance of activity at these treasured sites but always leaves them untouched.