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Affiliate Organization Program

​​​​​The NGWA Affiliate Organization Program provides a vital link from the national level to the grassroots level of the groundwater industry.  This program enhances the industry by providing communication, administrative support, and leadership to NGWA Affiliate Organizations.  The benefits of the Affiliate Organization Program are designed to increase communication and sharing of expertise within the industry, and to strengthen the voice of the groundwater industry as a whole.

NGWA Organization Affiliation is offered on an annual basis with each affiliation reviewed by the NGWA Board of Directors.  The relationship between NGWA and the Affiliate Organization is regularly reviewed with the goal of strengthening the relationship and its impact on the groundwater industry.

Organizations participating in the NGWA Affiliate Organization Program have access to many useful benefits that can assist them with growing their membership, informing consumers, and building their professional network.  NGWA estimates these benefits to be valued at over $12,000, and with the annual membership fee for the Affiliate Organization Program between $325 and $925 (prices vary depending on the number of members within the respective organization), it is a great value for your association.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Erin Rodgers at (800) 551-7379 or (614) 898-7791, ext. 1510, or erodgers@ngwa.org.​​

Check out the benefits below.

Helping your organization make a difference

Legislative Action Center

The Legislative Action Center is NGWA’s grassroots website, where those interested in policy issues can find the latest updates from Washington and engage with members of Congress.  Throughout the year, NGWA will post “action alerts” urging grassroots supporters to send letters in support of, or against, NGWA policy priorities; it’s an easy way for you and your members to get involved in the political process. 

Guide to Challenging Restrictions on Domestic Well Drilling

Get this document and other supporting materials to aid you in protecting the rights of water well drilling contractors in your state or province.  With relevant case information and history, this document (a $79 value) can become an invaluable tool in protecting our industry.  To request your copy, contact Erin Rodgers at erodgers@ngwa.org

Public Awareness Toolbox

Inform consumers about groundwater issues in your state or province more effectively by using the tips, templates, and ideas in this toolbox including writing news releases, public service announcements, and more!

Ground Water and Wells: Reduce Risks to Your Water Supply

Inform well owners how to ensure a safe drinking water supply with the help of NGWA’s brochure, Ground Water and Wells: Reduce Risks to Your Water Supply.  NGWA Affiliate Organization members may request up to 50 free copies of this brochure to distribute throughout the year.  To request your free copies, contact Erin Rodgers at erodgers@ngwa.org.

NGWA Groundwater Fly-In

This is your chance to unite with your industry peers to meet and share with your federal elected officials the issues on the mind of the U.S. groundwater supply and protection professions and businesses.  Spend time getting the latest policy news from leaders in Congress and the executive branch before hitting Capitol Hill to reinforce the industry’s priorities directly to decision-makers.  NGWA Affiliate organizations may register attendees at the listed NGWA member registration price, regardless of the attendees' NGWA membership status.  To register attendees, or for questions, please contact Erin Rodgers at erodgers@ngwa.org.

Networking and education

Associate Membership

Receive a free one-year NGWA associate membership for your designated organization executive director, a $115 value. Benefits of this membership include:A complimentary one year subscription to NGWA’s award winning publication, Water Well Journal®

  • Free subscription to the NGWA Member Newsletter
  • Access to the current issue and all past issues of NGWA’s two science publications, Groundwater and Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation
  • Full member-exclusive access on our website, www.NGWA.org, including our online buyers guide and business directories
  • Member pricing on NGWA bookstore items and educational offerings, including access to free members-only brown bag webinars

Organizational Listing

Have your organization’s contact information posted online at www.NGWA.org to promote and facilitate networking among NGWA Affiliate Organizations. Along with your contact information, each organization’s groundwater economic vitality sheet, a $100 value, is available for informational purposes.To update your organizations information, contact Erin Rodgers at erodgers@ngwa.org.

Complimentary NGWA Event Registrations

Receive two complimentary registrations* to any one NGWA conference, short course, or workshop, including the annual NGWA Groundwater Week. These two free registrations, with a potential value of over $2000 (depending on the event for which they are redeemed), are available to the organization’s executive director or officers. *Complimentary registrations may not be used for the annual NGWA Groundwater Fly-In.

Affiliate Organization Peer to Peer Meeting

Learn from the triumphs and mistakes of your peers. Held during the annual NGWA Groundwater Week, this meeting of Affiliate Organization executives and officers is an open forum to discuss, and maybe solve, issues your association is currently facing. It provides a great opportunity to get feedback from other association leaders on how they have handled similar situations, as well as to expand your professional network for collaboration and ideas.

 

Maximizing your show's value

Print and Online Convention Listing

Promote your organization’s annual convention or tradeshow within NGWA’s Groundwater industry calendar of events which is viewed by thousands of industry professionals each month. The conference dates, location, contact information, and a link to your association’s website will all be listed free of charge. 

In addition to the online listing, we will also promote your event with a complementary listing in the events section of the Water Well Journal, which is read by more than 25,000 subscribers each month.

To have your event added to the calendar contact Erin at erodgers@ngwa.org.

Director Representation

Affiliate Organizations may request to have a member of the NGWA Board of Directors attend their annual convention. This director will be available to give a presentation on various groundwater-related topics. NGWA will cover travel expenses for the director to and from your event. The Affiliate Organization is asked to cover the cost for the directors lodging, meals, and any audiovisual needs. Please note that directors donate their own professional time, which may not permit participation at every requested event. 

To request a director, complete a director request form and submit it to Dave Schulenberg at dschulenberg@ngwa.org.


NGWA Foundation William A McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology

Designed with the water well contractor/pump installer in mind, this lecture series exists to foster professional excellence in water well technology for the ultimate purpose of protecting the world’s groundwater resources. 

Request this lecture series (a $1,000 value) at your annual convention. NGWA Foundation will cover the lecturer’s cost of travel to and from your event. The Affiliate Organization is asked to cover the cost for the lecturer’s lodging, meals, and any audiovisual needs. Please note that the lecturer donates his or her own professional time, which may not permit participation at every requested event.

To request the William A McEllhiney lecturer complete a lecturer request form, or contact Alex Beaty at abeaty@ngwa.org​.


NGWA Foundation Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science

This lecture series, established in 1986, is designed to foster interest and excellence in groundwater science and technology.

Request this lecture series (a $1,000 value) at your annual convention. NGWA Foundation will cover the lecturer’s cost of travel to and from your event. The Affiliate Organization is asked to cover the cost for the lecturer’s lodging, meals, and any audiovisual needs. Please note that the lecturer donates his or her own professional time, which may not permit participation at every requested event.

To request the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer complete a lectur​er request form​, or contact Alex Beaty at abeaty@ngwa.org​.

NGWA fee-based workshops

NGWA can provide access to, and scheduling of, qualified industry speakers for preplanned topic areas such as:

  • Increase Your Bottom Line by using the NGWA Drilling Cost Calculator
  • Water Supply Wells/Geothermal Boreholes: Similarities and Differences
  • Understanding the CSA Regulations: Impacts to the Groundwater Industry
  • Making Our Industry Less Risky: Addressing the Most Common Loss Areas in the Groundwater Industry
  • How Geology Influences Your Business Decisions – and Why It Should

Applications for presentations must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event with specific dates for the desired presentations. NGWA will then calculate the estimated cost (including travel) and advise the Affiliate Organization. 

For more information on NGWA fee-based workshops, contact NGWA Director of Professional Development Kathy Butcher, CMP, at kbutcher@ngwa.org


Auction Items

Receive up to $100 in merchandise or gift certificates for the NGWA bookstore for your association’s fundraising auction. Gift certificates are available in $25, $50, or $100 values. For merchandise, NGWA will cover the first $100 of the total order, as well as the cost for standard ground shipping (3-5 business days). 

To request NGWA bookstore gift certificates, or to order books, contact Erin Rodgers at erodgers@ngwa.org.

Making your work more productive

Newsletter Content and Advertisements

Receive advertisements and relevant groundwater-related news stories, perfect for your newsletter. Advertisements focus on upcoming NGWA events, products and services.

NGWA State/Provincial Membership Roster

Receive a roster of NGWA members from your state or province each year your association renews its membership. This list, a value of at least $10 per name, can be used for recruiting new members, attracting new convention attendees, and more. For your convenience, this list can be provided in either printed or electronic format. Roster includes first name, last name, company, NGWA membership division, city, and state. For a roster that includes complete mailing information, NGWA does ask that the requesting association exchange a like list of their members. 

To request the NGWA member roster for your state or province, contact Erin Rodgers at erodgers@ngwa.org

NGWA-Certified Contractors, Scientists, and Engineers Roster

Find out who is NGWA-certified in your state or province. Affiliate Organization members may request a list once per membership year of NGWA-certified contractors, scientists, and engineers. A value of at least $10 per name, this list can be used to attract convention attendees who need continuing education units to satisfy their certification requirements. For your convenience, this list can be provided in either printed or electronic format. Roster includes first name, last name, company, NGWA certification, city, and state. For a roster that includes complete mailing information, NGWA does ask that the requesting association exchange a like list of their members.

To request the NGWA-certified contractors, scientists, and engineers roster, contact Erin Rodgers at erodgers@ngwa.org

Executive Risk Protection Coverage

Through the combined efforts of The Keenan Agency and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, we are able to offer affordable access to valuable insurance protections for NGWA Affiliate Organization members. The program offers executive risk protection coverage at competitively priced premiums and with streamlined policy processing.The basic executive risk protection policy includes:

  • Directors and officers liability (D&O)
  • Employment practices liability – including third party liability
  • $1,000,000 combined coverage limit
  • $1,000 deductible

Note: Optional fiduciary liability, crime, and kidnap and ransom coverage parts are available as well as higher limits and deductibles.

Additional information and quotes on Executive Risk Protection Coverage may be obtained by contacting Mark Perkins of The Keenan Agency, at 800.924.2016 (614.764.7000) or mperkins@kennanins.com

Association Management

Have NGWA manage your association and handle everything from administrative assistance to membership development. Association management fees are negotiated individually and are based upon the services required. For more information on association management, contact NGWA CFO Paul Humes, CPA, at phumes@ngwa.org.