2010 Budget passed by the SWANA International Board of Directors (IB) at their
May mid-year meetings provides for a continuation of all services to SWANA
members with no increase in membership dues. Recognizing the adverse
impact that the current economic recession is having on SWANA member’s revenues
and budgets, the IB felt it was very important for SWANA to continue to provide
a full range of services and programs without an increase in costs wherever
possible. Accordingly, in FY 2010 the SWANA membership dues will not
increase over FY 2009 levels for any category of membership. Traditionally
SWANA membership dues have increased by a small amount to offset cost-of-living
increases but this increase will not occur in FY 2010. The budget will
continue to set aside $4.00 per member to fund the Board Restricted
addition, the following programs and activities will be continued into FY 2010
without any price increases: registration fees will remain the same for
WASTECON, the four Specialty Symposia, Monthly E-Sessions, E-Training courses,
subscriptions to the Applied Research Foundation, subscriptions to the Technical
Divisions and prices for existing publications. Also there will be no
increase in the staff salary budget over FY2009 levels.
felt that they had a fiduciary obligation to replenish the Training Investment
Fund to be able to pay back Chapter Training loans and interest when due.
Therefore, the registration fees for the newly updated courses will be increased
by the previously scheduled amounts and these monies will be placed in the
Training Fund Reserve. This will apply to Chapter Partnering Training fees as
well. Fees for the training courses that have not yet been updated will
remain at FY 2009 levels.
2010 Budget approved by the IB will provide operating revenues of $5.02 million
and operating expenses of $4.91 million and a Capital Budget of $175
The IB approved the recommendation of the Finance
Committee to change the fiscal year from the current September 1-August 31
period to the July 1-June 30 period. This was done so that WASTECON, which
will be held in August in future years, will be held in the early part of the
fiscal year, which is important from a management and accounting
perspective. This requires a bylaw change that will be sent out for
membership approval this summer. "