What are WSIADA Chapters?
Washington State is 71,362 square miles in size, making it difficult for all of the dealerships within the state to attend meetings at our headquarters in Auburn, Washington.
In the early days of the WSIADA, it was decided to separate the state into chapter regions to allow all dealers, members and non-members alike, to attend meetings closer to their location.
Within each chapter, there are leadership positions, such as Chapter President and Chapter Secretary, to assist the dealers in their area. In addition, each chapter president sits on the WSIADA Board of Directors.
WSIADA consists of 7 active chapters available: North Cascade, North Sound, South Sound, Vancouver, Yakima, Tri-Cities, and Spokane.
These chapters are available to all dealers; attending the bi-annual meetings is free and contains the knowledge to help the growth of a dealership as well as give opportunities to voice concerns or issues currently. It’s an excellent avenue for dealers to meet their peers in the area and create network relationships with each other.
Those who attend a chapter meeting can earn 3 hours of continuing education toward their license renewal. Members of WSIADA receive automatic credit for their Continuing Education. Non-members can have their hours processed for a small fee. Registrations are processed online through the calendar.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may attend a Chapter meeting for free. For the education credits to be applied to your dealership, you will need to pay a fee of $50.
There are currently seven active chapters in WSIADA.: Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Yakima, Spokane, South Sound, North Sound and North Cascade Chapters. Eventually we would like to reactivate Peninsula Chapter when there is sufficient interest in the region again.
Topics can vary from meeting to meeting. Most meetings include current changes in laws that affect dealers, news from the Board of Directors, plus more to help dealers be more successful.
Each Chapter has two meetings per year in the Spring and Fall. All dealerships are welcome to attend. We attempt to alternate between morning and evening times to allow for dealers schedules.
Each dealership can earn 3 hours of Education credits toward their next renewal cycle. Association Membership will have the credits automatically applied. A $50 fee for non-members of the Association would be required to apply the credits to the dealership. Note: Multiple personnel attending from the same dealership will only recieve one issuing of the credit.
Most dealerships in remote areas are given an overlap option for chapters. If youre not able to attend one meeting, you can always attend a different location if traveling is an option.
There are several positions available in each Chapter: President and Secretary. To become a Chapter President, you must be the Dealer Principal, be in business a minimum of two years and would be voted on by the WSIADA Board of Directors. The role of a Chapter President is to work within the chapter to guide the other dealerships that have questions or concerns for the WSIADA.