WEFMAX means WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange. This programs mission is to offer a forum to share successes and lessons learned to strengthen MAs and WEF.

Recordings, and presentations provided below.

 

WEFMAX in Honolulu, HI

WEFMAX Hosted by the Hawaii WEA
April 20 - 22, 2022
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Dr. | Honolulu, HI 96814



WEFMAX registration is now open! View the promotional video.

WEFMAX REGISTRATION: Click here
There is no registration fee for the WEFMAX attendee.
Guests: WEFMAX attendees bringing a guest to the social events can now pay through the registration process. Please note there is a flat guest fee of $100 per guest at each WEFMAX. 

HOTEL RESERVATION: Online Reservations 
Call: Toll Free: 800.367.6075 | Local: 808.955.4811
Group Name: WEFMAX
Guest reservations must be made by Saturday, March 19, 2022
Guest may book 3 days prior and after event at the honored rates below.

Room Rates:
Kona Tower $169.00 (Single/Double) + taxes
Waikiki Towers $179 (Single/Double) or $228 (Triple) + taxes

Check-In: 3:00 pm | Check-Out: 11:00 noon

Deposit:
A one night stay guarantee with a credit card is required when making your reservation.  

Cancellations: Cancellations must be provided 72 hours prior to arrival. After that, cancellations and no shows will be charged a penalty fee equal to the first night room rate + taxes per room.

Hotel Parking:
Hotel parking is available in the self-park garage or through valet service. Overnight self-parking is $34.50 per vehicle, per night. Valet is $45.00 per vehicle, per night. Both options provide unlimited in/out privileges.

Health and Well-Being Protocols for WEF's 2022 Conferences and Events:
WEF's priority in all meetings is the safety and welfare of the attendees. To enable in-person events to take place with lower risks to participants, WEF is implementing health and well-being protocols.  Please review the information at https://www.wef.org/events/conferences/ prior to arriving for the event.

Social Events:

     

Wednesday - Join HWEA & WEF for an evening at the Waikiki Yacht Club located within walking distance of the Ala Moana Hotel.

Thursday - Enjoy an oceanfront Luau.  Bus to depart at 4:00 pm for Paradise Cove offering an amazing performance in a traditional Hawaiian Culture.

QUESTIONS:
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley [email protected] 
Hawaii Coordinator: Kyle Yukumoto [email protected]

 



WEFMAX in Charleston, SC

WEFMAX Hosted by the WEA of South Carolina
May 11 – 13, 2022
Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street | Charleston, SC 29403



WEFMAX registration is now open! View the promotional video

WEFMAX REGISTRATION: Click here
There is no registration fee for the WEFMAX attendee.
Guests: 
WEFMAX attendees bringing a guest to the social events can now pay through the registration process. Please note there is a flat guest fee of $100 per guest at each WEFMAX. 

HOTEL RESERVATION: ONLINE registration (Code: WEFMAX 22)
Local: 843.722.0600 | Toll Free: 877.756.2121
Guest reservations must be made by Monday, April 11, 2022.

Room Rate: $214.00 Single/Double

Check-In: 4:00 pm | Check-Out: 12:00 noon

Deposit:
A one night stay deposit is required to hold each reservation.  The deposit will be applied to the final night reservation stay. Deposit is refundable if notice is received (1) week prior to arrival.

Early Departure Fee:
Departure date of each guest will be verified at time of check-in. At that time, the guest may make adjustment to actual departure. After check-in, should the guest depart prior to the agreed departure date, then a early departure rate of $50 + 14% sales tax will be charged. 

Parking: Valet and Self Park offered
A prevailing rate of $28 per day plus tax for valet service will be added to guest room folio. You may also opt to self-park at a prevailing rate of $20 per day to be paid directly each day to the parking garage. Cash, Master Card or Visa is accepted. Pricing is subject to change.

Health and Well-Being Protocols for WEF's 2022 Conferences and Events:
WEF's priority in all meetings is the safety and welfare of the attendees. To enable in-person events to take place with lower risks to participants, WEF is implementing health and well-being protocols.  Please review the information at https://www.wef.org/events/conferences/ prior to arriving for the event.

Social Events:

          
Wednesday - Join the WEASC and WEF at the Francis Marion Hotel for hors d’oeuvres and learn to dance the “Shag” which is the State Dance of South Carolina

Thursday - Enjoy an evening at the South Carolina Aquarium with heavy hors d’oeuvres and exploring the habitats of many animals that make their homes in South Carolina.

Questions:
WEF Staff Dianne Crilley [email protected]
WEA of South Carolina Coordinator: David Baize [email protected]

 

WEFMAX in Fargo, ND

 WEFMAX Hosted by the North Dakota WEA
June 1 - 3, 2022
Radisson Hotel
201 North 5th Street | Fargo, ND 58102



WEFMAX registration is now open! View the promotional presentation.

WEFMAX REGISTRATION: Click here
There is no registration fee for the WEFMAX attendee.
Guests: WEFMAX attendees bringing a guest to the social events can now pay through the registration process. Please note there is a flat guest fee of $100 per guest at each WEFMAX.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Online Reservation
Local: 701.232.7363
Guest reservations must be made by Monday, May 2, 2022

Room Rate: $152.00 (2 Full size or King)

Check-In: 3:00 pm | Check-Out: 12:00 noon

Deposit:
A one night stay deposit is required to hold each reservation. The deposit will be applied to the final night reservation stay. Deposit is refundable if notice is received 24 hours prior to arrival.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be provided 24 hours prior to arrival.  No shows will be charged a penalty fee equal to the first night room rate + taxes per room.

Parking: Parking Ramp and on street
The hotel parking ramp fee is $1.50 per hour or $7.50 max per day. Pricing is subject to charge without notice. Guest may opt to park on the street at no cost.

Health and Well-Being Protocols for WEF's 2022 Conferences and Events:
WEF's priority in all meetings is the safety and welfare of the attendees. To enable in-person events to take place with lower risks to participants, WEF is implementing health and well-being protocols.  Please review the information at https://www.wef.org/events/conferences/ prior to arriving for the event.

Social Events:

    

Wednesday - Join the NDWEA and WEF at the Radisson Hotel, Level 2 Lounge for hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday - Enjoy an evening at Brewhalla. Bus transportation will be provided. Food provided in the Barrell Room and lots of beer. Brewery tours offered for those who sign up.

Questions:
WEF Staff Dianne Crilley [email protected]
North Dakota Coordinator: Michael Quamme [email protected]




2022 Virtual WEFMAX

May 2022 - Date TBA

QUESTIONS:
WEF Staff: Dianne Crilley [email protected]
WEFMAX Committee Chair Coorindator: Stefanie Farrell [email protected]

WEFMAX TEAM

Meet the Team!




Stefanie Farrell, HOD WEFMAX Committee Chair



Jeff Berlin, HOD WEFMAX Committee Vice Chair


Dianne Crilley, WEF Staff 

WEFMAX Library

2021 WEFMAX WRAP-UP NOTES, TOPICS and PRESENTATIONS

April 8, 2021    - Notes | Recording
April 22,  2021 - Notes | Recording
May 6, 2021     - Notes | Recording
May 27, 2021   - Notes | Recording

Host Presentations
WEA of Utah - John Richardson
Pennsylvania WEA - Christine Volkay-Hilditch & Jim Kern
Pacific Northwest CWA - Haley Falconer
Atlantic Canada WWA - Dr Jennie Rand

Making the Most of Your Virtual Conference
Central States WEA - David Arnott & Tracy Ekola
AZ WEA - Tom Galeziewski & Patty Kennedy

Operator Training Initiatives
Michigan WEA - Allison Wood
Rocky Mountain WEA - Edyta Stec-Uddin & Hannah Fodor

Retaining and Maintaining Members
New England WEA - Peter Garvey & Jim Barsanti
North Carolina AWWA-WEA - Tom Bach & Catrice Jones

MA Engagement with Academic Institutions
Clean Water Professionals - KT - Stefanie Farrell & Dr Jenny Retherford
New York WEA - Khris Dodson & Patricia Cerro-Reehil

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2020 WRAP-UP NOTES, TOPICS and PRESENTATIONS

May 21, 2020 - Notes | Recording
May 28, 2020 - Notes | Recording
June 3, 2020 -  Notes | Recording

WEF Message - Presentation
Jamie Eichenberger, WEF Vice President

Making Decisions in a Pandemic
Clean Water Professionals of KT- Paul Maron | Presentation
WEA of South Carolina - Bill Davis | Presentation

Diversity & Inclusion
Pacific Northwest CWA  - Rob Lee | Presentation
Central States WEA - Joe Lapastora | Presentation
Florida WEA – Tim Ware | Presentation

Engagement
New England WEA – Sue Guswa & Mary Barry | Presentation
Virginia WEA - Shawn Heselton | Presentation

MA Sharing of Resources
Indiana WEA - Kylee Daily | Presentation
California WEA - Jenn Jones | Presentation
Chesapeake WEA – Tim Wolfe / & Laura Jo Oakes | Presentation

 

 

WEFMAX Host Resource Center

WEFMAX = WEF Member Association (MA) Exchange
WEFMAX is a budgeted annual program offering Member Association leaders an opportunity to attend one of four meetings each year that provides a forum to learn what is new from WEF and provides sessions for ongoing exchange of MA information.  Member Associations volunteer to jointly sponsor with WEF to host a WEFMAX meeting.

Selecting WEFMAX Hosts
All you need to do is let WEF know your MA is interested in hosting a specific year. Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.  WEF schedules 3 years out. 

WEFMAX Historial Host List
This document shows the historial information i.e. host year/location/# of attendees for past WEFMAX's

Host Roles / Planning Guide
Host Meeting Role (during the WEFMAX Meeting)
Steps to Planning WEFMAX
Host Planning Timeline
Event Check List
Example Welcome Messages

Questions Often Asked
Tips & Pitfalls to Avoid
Q&A

Support Helper Guideline Roles 
WEFMAX Host (Host to introduce each Session Moderator)
Microphone Helper | Scribe | Timekeeper  (Host to assign from the Host leadership)
Summarizer (WEFMAX Committee Chair to assign a WEF Delegate)
Moderator (Host to assign a Moderator for the Host Session) 
(WEF to assign from the WEF Board and HOD Leadership...Moderators for all sessions but the Host Session)

Questions:
Contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley 703.684.2445