Many details about WASCA membership may be found in the Delegates Handbook.
Membership in WASCA is open to any organized group of square dancers, consisting of at least eight (8) couples, which has held regular dances for not less than six (6) months preceding the date of application. Groups which are otherwise qualified, but have not met the six-month requirement, are accepted as Associate Members, with the full benefits of membership, but without vote, until this requirement is met. WASCA also welcomes Round Dance clubs and Clogging clubs.
A club may join WASCA by completing an application form and submitting the completed application along with a check in the amount of $20 made out to WASCA. The application must include the name(s) of the WASCA delegate or delegates. See the next section below for instructions on joining WASCA.
WASCA membership assures your club to have a voice in the annual Spring Festival and other major dance activities in the area. All member clubs are provided WASCA business liability insurance (insurance coverage example). All member clubs are provided the opportunity to provide a news column in our information packed Calls 'n' Cues publication and provided a discount to any paid advertising.
Any member club can take advantage of the Promotional Fund Program by documenting their financial need on the Promotional Fund Application and submitting (by e-mail or snail mail) to WASCA's Vice President. WASCA' Vice President will process the request through the approval process.
WASCA Club renewals are due June 1st of every year. The required form is WASCA Clubs Application & Renewal Form, which is in fillable PDF format (meaning you can fill in the form using Adobe Reader). You can of course print the form, then fill it in by hand.
Click on the link to view the form. To download the PDF form to your computer, right-click on the link, select "Save link as", then specify where to save the form.. The form may be completed on your computer using Adobe Reader.
Please fill the form out completely--a Delegate's name must be provided. Print the completed form and submit with a check made payable to "WASCA" in the amount of $20 to the Membership Director (click for contact information).
Keep a completed copy handy for your club's records. Your club's data sheet is the key resource for communications and is also used for insurance purposes. If changes occur it is important to let us know of the changes as they occur.
If you need help with the membership application process, please contact Tom or Nancy Stafford at (703) 573-8378 or Membership@wascaclubs.com.