Our state is currently comprised of 11 local associations that act autonomously in many areas NAIFA provides member benefits. In this increasingly busy, electronic society it becomes a greater challenge for each local to be effective, causing programming and membership to suffer. To address this, your State Board has created a strategic committee to develop a plan to bring our state together, increasing efficiency by easing the administrative burden of each local, all towards building a stronger NAIFA Washington.
The first step in this process is standardization of dues. Starting with all members joining or renewing on or after December 31, 2016 we will have a uniform dues structure statewide. No longer will there be a financial barrier to joining one local association over another. The OneWashington Steering Committee will be presenting additional recommendations for the state at the January 25th State Board Meeting in Olympia, including soliciting feedback from each local association. We anticipate a final plan to be presented in advance of, and voted on at, the 2017 State Convention at Lake Chelan, in May. If you have any feedback, please share it with your Local President (contact info). Please direct questions to State President-Elect, Stephen Good or RVP Michael Staeb (contact info).