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Affiliate Organization Toolkit

​​​​​The NGWA Affiliate Organization Program provides a multitude of useful benefits that can assist them with growing their membership, informing consumers, and building their professional network.

Check out the toolkit below to see a list of general and state specific resources. Come back often as we continue to add resources to the toolkit.

 

General Benefits and Resources

Helping your organization make a difference

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 Dave Schulenberg at dschulenberg@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.

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 Dave Schulenberg at dschulenberg@ngwa.org.

Networking and education

Associate membership

Receive a free one-year NGWA associate membership for your designated organization executive director, a $140 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 e-newsletter Groundwater Matters
  • Access to the current issues, 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 organization's information, contact Dave Schulenberg at dschulenberg@ngwa.org.

Complimentary NGWA event registrations

Receive two complimentary registrations* to any one NGWA conference, short course, or workshop, including NGWA’s annual Groundwater Week. These two free registrations, with a potential value of more than $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’s 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 on NGWA’s groundwater industry events calendar, which is viewed by thousands of industry professionals each month. The conference dates, location, and a link to your association’s website will 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 Water Well Journal®, which is read by more than 20,000 subscribers each month.

To have your event added to the calendars, contact Dave Schulenberg at dschulenberg@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 director’s 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.


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 at your annual convention. The Groundwater 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.

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 at your annual convention. The Groundwater 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.

NGWA fee-based workshops

NGWA can provide access to, and scheduling of, qualified industry speakers for preplanned presentations 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 Dave Schulenberg at dschulenberg@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/province. 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 Dave Schulenberg at dschulenberg@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/province. 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 Dave Schuldenberg at dschulenberg@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 in the United States. 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
  • $1000 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 or (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.

State Specific Guides to Workplace Safety Regulations

Download your state's guide as part of your Affiliate State Organization's benefits.

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Alabama State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF567.75 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Alaska Workplace Safety GuidePDF501.10 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Arizona Workplace Safety GuidePDF509.04 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
California State Guide to Workplace SafetyPDF782.44 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Colorado State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF572.31 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Connecticut Workplace Safety GuidePDF553.85 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Florida State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF545.74 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Idaho State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF576.05 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Illinois Workplace Safety Guide 050119PDF526.83 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Indiana Workplace Safety Guide 050119PDF460.49 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Kansas State Guide to Workplace Safety Regulations 050219PDF570.92 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Kentucky Workplace Safety Guide 050119PDF468.38 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Louisiana State Guide to Workplace Safety Regulations 050219PDF563.07 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Maryland Workplace Safety Guide 050119PDF484.69 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Massachusetts State Guide to Workplace Safety Regulation 050119PDF523.19 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Michigan State Guide to Workplace SafetyPDF462.89 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Minnesota Workplace Safety GuidePDF576.53 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Mississippi State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF524.80 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Missouri State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF577.42 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Montana State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF573.01 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Nebraska State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF582.70 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Nevada State Guide to Workplace SafetyPDF574.81 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
New Jersey State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationsPDF536.98 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
New Mexico Workplace Safety GuidePDF534.85 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
North Carolina Workplace Safety GuidePDF499.85 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
North Dakota State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF577.56 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Ohio State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF518.91 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Oklahoma State Guide to Workplace Safety RegulationPDF573.17 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Oregon Workplace Safety GuidePDF512.56 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
South Carolina Workplace Safety GuidePDF547.42 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Tennessee Workplace Safety Guide 050119PDF441.72 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Texas State Guide to Workplace Safety Regulation 050219PDF577.92 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Utah Workplace Safety Guide 050219PDF524.92 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Vermont Workplace Safety Guide 050219PDF456.30 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Virginia Workplace Safety Guide 050219PDF440.04 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Washington Workplace Safety GuidePDF543.02 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Wisconsin Workplace Safety RegulationPDF563.15 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download
Wyoming Workplace Safety GuidePDF531.94 KB19 Jun, 2019 Download