2020 AWW&WEA CONFERENCE UPDATE

One of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA)'s top priorities are health concerns and the safety of the employees and contractors of the industries we serve. For that reason, we believe it is in the best interest of our exhibitors, attendees and sponsors that we postpone our Annual Conference (currently scheduled for April 26-29, 2020) to another date later in 2020.

AWW&WEA continues to monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the advice and updates released daily from the Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA) on the escalating global impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on people's lives as well as other conferences and events around Arkansas and the world.

We are diligently and feverishly working with all entities necessary to complete the process of fully integrating to a new date pattern. Additionally, we're working with the agencies of the Arkansas Department of Health and the Division of Environmental Quality to work out a plan regarding attendees' continuing education credits they would normally receive during our Annual Conference in April. New details and information will be posted on AWW&WEA's website (www.awwwea.org), Facebook and Twitter once it's finalized. We kindly ask that you please bear with us as we work to gather all of the information.

REGISTRATION TRANSFERS / REFUNDS For those that have already registered to attend the 2020 Annual Conference in April, you may choose to transfer your current registration to the new Conference date (to be determined) OR you may request a refund. Refund requests should be sent via email to ashley@angelarogersgroup.com, with the information below included with the refund request.

Attendee First & Last Name
Company
Mailing address

Refunds will be processed in the order in which they're received. Please allow a few weeks for processing.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
If you made a hotel room reservation for the April 2020 AWW&WEA Conference in Hot Springs, please be sure to cancel it as soon as possible. ARG is not permitted to cancel any hotel room reservations booked by attendees.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
In adhering to the Mayor of Little Rock's plea for those businesses that are able to work remotely to do so, the Angela Rogers Group (AWW&WEA's Executive Administrator and Conference Management team) is currently working remotely and are not physically in the office. If you have any questions, please do not call the office, but rather email either ashley@angelarogersgroup.com. Please be advised that the ARG team is currently experiencing an extremely high volume of communications so response may be delayed.

Postponing the AWW&WEA Annual Conference was certainly not an easy decision but we are confident that we will overcome this outbreak more easily if we stay rational and focused. We appreciate your continued support and patience.

Ted & Clara Gentry Memorial Scholarship

The Ted and Clara Gentry Scholarship was established in 1984 by Trust Agreement from the Estate of Theodore Marion Gentry. Ted "Doc" Gentry owned and operated Arkansas Meter, a water distribution and wastewater collection supply company, located in Cabot Arkansas. Donations to the scholarship are encouraged and made annually in memory of the Gentrys. A total of six scholarships are awarded annually.

Both the student applicant and his or her parent/ guardian must complete information for this submission to be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarship amount: $2,000

Student must be:
A worthy dependent of someone employed by an Arkansas public/private waterworks or sewerage utility. Must meet the definition of a dependent as defined by the IRS. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Awarded:
Winners will be announced at the 2020 Annual Conference in April. Scholarship money will be awarded in August 2020.

2020 Scholarship application deadline:
Applications must be received by February 28, 2020.

2020 Ted & Clara Gentry Scholarship Committee Chair:
Ted & Clara Gentry Scholarship Committee
Lane Crider
lcrider@bwdh2o.org

Congratulations to the 2019 Ted & Clara Gentry Scholarship recipients:

Haley Beaver | daughter of A. Todd and Rhonda Beaver
Victoria Boggs | daughter of Donald (Scott) and Deanne Boggs
Emma Crider | daughter of Lane and Stacy Crider
Carissa Dawson | daughter of Dan and Tammy Dawson
Kaitlyn Hooper | daughter of Nathan and Carman Hooper
Lauren McLemore | daughter of Andrew and Sherri McLemore
Mackenzie Poe | daughter of David and Michelle Poe
Sydney Robinson | daughter of Bruce and Pam Robinson


Click here to download the student scholarship application.

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2020 Conference

ATTENDEES

Take classes. Get smart. Win prizes. Play golf. Eat food. Network with other industry professionals.

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EXHIBITORS

Select booths. Set up display. Show off. Make connections.

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