December 2015 General Membership Meeting Agenda


(Official Annual Meeting)

DECEMBER 16, 2015 — 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM



Call to order                                                      Member and guest introductions

Quorum call                                                      Verification of membership

Approve Agenda                                             Motion to approve the Agenda

Secretary’s Report    Joe Waldrup will present the Minutes for the September 16, 2015 General Membership Meeting.  Motion to approve the Minutes

Treasurer’s Report    Jim Patton will present the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Review and Approve Budget for 2015     Jim Patton will present the draft budget for 2016.  Motion to approve Budget

Nomination and election of Directors      Motion to elect Directors

“World Café”   Board Members and Members will distribute themselves at the discussion tables for the purpose of voicing concerns and suggestions about the problems and responsibilities of managing and operating small water systems on Whidbey Island.  After 40 minutes Board Members will articulate the sense of each of these separate discussions

Floor open for general discussion


WIWSA President’s Message December 2015

We are approaching our last Quarterly Member’s Meeting for this year, scheduled for 6:00 pm, December 16, 2015 at the Race Road Fire Station.  This meeting will double as our Annual meeting and we will attend to “housekeeping” duties like electing directors and presenting our budget for 2016 to be voted on by our members in attendance.

Over the last few quarterly meetings we have explored issues like consolidation of small water systems, preparations for natural disasters, and the sources of funding for needed replacements and improvements.  For this meeting our Board of Directors decided to organize a “World Café” — an informal setting at which our members can arrange themselves in small discussion groups with the aim of bringing forward issues and topics that our association should focus on next year.  This will also be an opportunity for our Board to listen to our members with the aim of keeping our activities relevant to their needs.  So, when you arrive at the Fire Station please bring your “hot topics” with you and take a seat at one of the discussion tables placed around the room.  We will have a Board member at each table and, as befitting a “café” setting, we, of course will provide the coffee and goodies.

I am looking forward to hearing about our local water issues – and about the stewardship of our association – from you!

Warm regards, Jim Patton, President