2018 Winter Newsletter Print

Annual Meeting Announcement

The Arkansas Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America will hold our Annual Membership meeting on Thursday, April 5th at 1:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock.
All AR SWANA members are invited and encouraged to attend!

The meeting agenda will include election of board members for three positions.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the AR SWANA board, please email us at info@arswana.org to receive a Board Member application. Your name will then be added to the ballot. (Note: We will also take nominations from the floor during the meeting.)

The meeting will immediately follow the close of the 2018 Annual Arkansas Solid Waste Conference. The Conference will be held April 3rd thru 5th at the Riverfront Wyndham in Litte Rock.  (For information and registration for the conference, please visit www.arswana.org.) 


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Annual Scholarship Round

SWANA has released its Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program applications for 2018.

SWANA will award up to $25,000 in scholarships to deserving students in calendar 2018.  In recommending students to SWANA for consideration in the North American program, many of SWANA’s 45 chapters will make additional local awards to students applying from their individual areas. 

The Arkansas Chapter of SWANA makes an additional scholarship of $500.00 available to students applying through the Chapter and forwards the Chapter winner on for consideration by SWANA’s International Scholarship Committee.

Applications are accepted at three levels: 

  • Category I:  high school seniors
  • Category II: College/university juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in a field related to solid waste management
  • Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers:  Full-time students entering or in graduate studies in a related area 

To be eligible, high school students must be sponsored by a SWANA member.  College and graduate students must be either sponsored by a SWANA member or be a SWANA member themselves.

Scholarship applications are available online at SWANA Scholarships webpage.

Applications must be received by Board Member Wendy Bland at wendy@bentoncountyrecycles.org by May 1 to be considered for funding. The Chapter Scholarship Committe will review the applications and notify the winner by June 1st.

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New Members

Welcome Members that joined in 2018!  

Jason Wolfenbarger
Josiah Sewell
Whitney Reuschling
Jimmy Reed
Lannis Nicholson
John Nelson
Abdoul Kader Maiga
David Jaros
Craig Douglass


We encourage you to get involved with the Chapter and International activities.  There is so much to be learned from meeting other members and engaging in the Conferences and Training available from SWANA.

Please feel free to reach out to any Chapter Board Member with questions you may have.

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