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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with the information below included with the refund request.
Attendee First & Last Name
Refunds will be processed in the order in which they're received. Please allow a few weeks for processing.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.