The Alabama Water Watch Association, the 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and extending the impact of AWW, provided an update of recent activity. The highlight of these updates included an announcement of major changes to the AWWA membership policy for 2014 by Michael Freeman, Advisory Board Member of the AWWA. In an effort to update and build the AWWA membership database, all current monitors/donors and any monitors certified in the coming months will receive a free year of AWWA membership that will expire on June 30th, 2015. In the years to come, the AWW Annual Get-Together will be the time for annual membership campaign. Memberships will continue to be based on a rolling calendar, for instance if you join in November, your membership will be valid until the following November. In 2015, new, simpler donor levels and new benefits to AWWA members will be presented during the Annual Meeting.
Although membership will be offered at no charge for the coming year, this does not mean that AWW does not need support. If you have been a member or donor to AWWA in the past, thank you and please consider donating this year. AWWA provides important services like website maintenance, support of the Trainers Program, and other special initiatives that require extra funding. In the current fiscal year, the AWWA has received approximately $4,000 in memberships and donations. Let’s see if we end the year on September 30th with more than $5,000!