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2020 AWS Section Annual Report - Part I (Secretary's Report)

2020 AWS Section Annual Report - Part I (Secretary's Report)

Please use the online form below to complete the 2020 AWS Section Annual Report - Part I (Secretary's Report). 
*Part II (Treasurer’s Report) will be distributed to all active Section Treasurers via email in early June. 

Please be advised: The Section Annual Report is a bylaw requirement of the American Welding Society (AWS). The Section Annual Report covers the fiscal year - June 1 to May 31 - and must be received by AWS World Headquarters in order for AWS to issue an Anniversary Payment and Dues Rebate to your Section.

2020 AWS Section Annual Reports are due August 15, 2020.
Reports received by AWS World Headquarters after August 15, 2020 will invoke a penalty of 25% to be deducted from the Section Rebate of member dues. Reports received after September 15, 2020 will incur a 75% penalty.

Please note: The Part I will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and must be completed in a single sitting. The system will not allow you to save your work and return at a later time to complete the form. We encourage you to use the Section Annual Report Guide to gather the information needed and then proceed to complete the 2020 AWS Section Annual Report in a single sitting. 

 

About this Report:

Part I allows you to report the details relating to the Section Officers your Section has elected and appointed for next year as well as other relevant information that will help us to ensure our records are up-to-date. 

If you need clarity on which roles should be elected and which can be appointed, please review the detailed outline on roles and responsibilities of AWS Section Officers which can be found in the AWS document titled Suggested Duties & Responsibilities for Section Officers and Committee Chairmen located at: https://www.aws.org/library/doclib/Suggested-Duties-and-Responsibilities-for-Section-Officers-and-Committee-Chairs.pdf

 

Your Section will receive the following allowances for submitting your complete Annual Report (both Part I & Part II) on time:

  • Anniversary payment ($2 per Member, not to exceed $100)
  • Member rebate ($30 per Sustaining Company Member and $9 per Individual Member)
  • District Conference reimbursements ($100 for the first attendee and $50 for the second and third attendees, not to exceed $200)

This Report must be received at AWS World Headquarters by 11:59PM Eastern on August 15, 2020

Please note that a 25% penalty will be applied to your rebate if your Annual Report is received after August 15, 2020.  A 75% penalty will be applied if your Annual Report is received after September 15, 2020.

Please complete the report as thoroughly as possible, but do not to miss the August 15 deadline. Should your Section be unable to complete the report prior to the August 15 deadline, please email Darrill A. Gaschler (dgaschler@aws.org) to discuss. 

If you have any questions or need additional information or support, or if you encounter any challenges while using the online form, please feel free to contact Darrill A. Gaschler at 800-443-9353 x 260 or dgaschler@aws.org.

 

A. General Information

 
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If the person completing this form is not an active AWS Member, please enter "Nonmember". 

 
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If you hold multiple roles, please select the highest role. 

 
 
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If you do not have/use an email address;
Please enter your phone number so you can be contacted if we need additional information/clarification. 

 
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Click the Help link to determine which District your Section belongs to if you are uncertain. 

 
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B. Communication

 

All Section Officers and Committee Chairpersons will receive the AWS Section News newsletter and other correspondence intended for all Section leaders. There will be times when AWS Headquarters (AWS HQ) needs to contact someone to relay important information, connect a member seeking to become involved, or to check in on Section activity and/or offer to provide support.

Please identify 1 person to serve as the primary point of contact for this type of communication.

 

Who should AWS Headquarters communicate with throughout the year?

 
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Being accessible to those interested in Section activity is critical to a Section's success. Please answer the questions below to ensure the best possible contact information for your Section is placed where people may seek it. 

 
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If so, please type it here so we can update our records.
Click the "(?)" link for examples.

If you do not use a dedicated email address please enter "No". 

 


 

 

C. Section Activity

 
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Please list each meeting's details beginning with a number. For example:
1. September 1, 2019; General Section Meeting; No Speaker; Applebees; 15 in attendance
2. October 14, 2019; Technical Talk; Ellen Ochoa and Michael Coats; Johnson Space Center; 63 in attendance
3. February 20, 2019; Annual Welding Competition; 100 in attendance

If you did not host any meetings during the 2019-2020 year, please reply "N/A".

 
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Choose all that apply.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If yes please type the name of the event. 
If no, simply respond with N/A.

What do we consider a "signature" event? Click the "(?)" link to view examples. 

 
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Click the "(?)" link for a definition of "sponsor". 

Please select all that apply. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

D. Section Officers and Committee Chairpersons Elected/Appointed for 2020-2021

 

We understand that some Sections have postponed the election and/or appointment of Section leaders as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.

If you have elected/appointed Section leaders for the upcoming year, please select "Yes" and enter the requested information for the leaders that will be serving the Section in the coming year. If there are roles your Section has not elected or appointed, please leave those fields blank. 

If your Section has not yet elected/appointed leaders for the 2020-2021 year, please select "No", and then simply enter the information for the current Section Chairman in the Section Chairman information fields below and skip to E. Section Library to continue the report.

 
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Section Chairman

 
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If so, please list the company, school or entity name, or other professional designation (CWI, Ph.D, etc.). 

 
 

Section 1st Vice Chairman

 
 
 
 
 

If so, please list the company, school or entity name, or other professional designation (CWI, Ph.D, etc.).

 
 

Section Secretary

 
 
 
 
 

If so, please list the company, school or entity name, or other professional designation (CWI, Ph.D, etc.).

 
 

Section Treasurer

 
 
 
 
 

If so, please list the company, school or entity name, or other professional designation (CWI, Ph.D, etc.).

 
 

Membership Committee Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Education Committee Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Publicity Committee Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Program Committee Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

S.E.N.S.E. & Student Affairs Committee Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Certification Committee Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Awards Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Scholarship & Foundation Representative

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Image of Welding Chairman

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Student Member Liaison

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Technical Representative

 

Please enter as Name - Member Number

 

Please list full name and AWS Member Number.
If listing multiple members or roles, please separate individuals using a semicolon. 

 


 

E. Section Library

A Section Library is comprised of publications, and possibly other resources, that a Section has been granted by AWS HQ, purchased on its own, or gained through some other source. A Section's Library is intended to serve as a member benefit, enhancing the value of your Section to the members it serves. As such, we want to ensure we have the correct information on file so members who seek information about their Section's Library are able to locate it. 

 

Please enter the address of the physical location that your Section Library is contained within. 

If your Section does not host an AWS Section Library, please respond with N/A. 

 
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If your Section does not host an AWS Section Library, please respond with N/A. 

 


 

F. Successes, Challenges, and Feedback.

 
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Be as brief or detailed as you would like. 

 
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Be as brief or detailed as you would like. 

 
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Please feel free to leave any additional feedback that you would like AWS HQ and/or your District Director to be aware of. 

 


 

 

Please review your responses and click the Submit button once you are ready to submit your Section's Annual Report. 

 
 
 
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