Coin Laundry Association Celebrates 50 Years
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Fall Fest 2010 was a great success
We would like to thank all of our Vendors and Owner/Operators for their participation in the WSLA Fall Laundry Fest 2010.
Thank You to all those that Donated to and Bid on the Silent Auction, making it a success to benefit our legislative efforts.
A Special Thanks to our Life Time Achievement Honorees:
Don and Donna Shine
Mike and Sue Mokler
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the WSLA (Wisconsin Self-Serve Laundry Association)?
WISCONSIN SELF-SERVICE AND DRYCLEANERS, INC. was formed in 1963 to fight against a proposed sales tax for self-service laundry patrons. This fight continues today. (ByLaws)
Who is the WSLA?
Since that early beginning, the association is now known asWisconsin Self-Service Laundry Association (WSLA) and has grown to encompass many Laundromat operators, equipment vendors and distributors; providing educational seminars, equipment showcases, service schools, camaraderie and long-time friendships within the membership and associates.
What is the CLA (Coin Laundry Association)?
The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is the only National trade organization that services the coin laundry industry.
To read more http://coinlaundry.org/aboutcla/index.cfm
How do the CLA and WSLA work together?
JOIN TWO ASSOCIATIONS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! WSLA, an affiliate of CLA, is inviting new members to participate in our Association. Dues for new members are $240 for one store, $270 for two or more stores. These dues provide membership in BOTH state and national associations. New members will receive the coveted "Gold Book" and a wealth of materials to get started on the right foot. Additional membership benefits for WSLA/CLA include specialized insurance rates, educational forums and services, lobbying services at the state and federal levels, Free Website hosting and many, many more.
Why do we need a State Association?
Today, WSLA continues to monitor and lobby against any proposed sales tax efforts by the Wisconsin Legislature. WSLA holds an annual fall convention where members and non-members alike, may participate in vendor sponsored service schools, an equipment showcase along with educational seminars and renewed friendships!
What are the benefits to joining the WSLA?
· Bringing together Operators, Vendors, and Distributors
· CLA and WSLA for the same price
· Online Forum for Members through the CLA
· Online Free Website creation and hosting through the CLA
· Advertising options through CLA for members only
· many more…………..
How can I join the WSLA?
By joining the CLA you will be a WSLA member as well. You can join Two industry notable associations for one low price. Click (Here)
Why does WSLA have a lobbyist on staff?
What does the lobbyist do for the WSLA?
How can my voice be heard in the State Capital?
What is the Sales Tax Commission and how does it affect my store(s)?
Do we have the chance to meet with the Wisconsin State Legislature?
Yes, every year the WSLA sets a date to have members meet at the Capital and go office to office meeting with as many elected officials as possible. This gives them the chance to represent your interests personally. This has been very beneficial over the years showing the interest Laundry Owners have in how they are taxed. Please look at the Calendar page for more information or contact a board member for more information.
What is the Spring Social?
The Spring Social is a chance to see what the state legislature is working on that has potential impact on the Laundry industry. We receive an update of any legislature that could be voted on or is under consideration. For more information, look at the Meetings and Agenda page for those details.
Planning for the Fall Fest also is worked on during this meeting. If you have suggestion on what you would like to see at the Fall Fest, this is a great time to participate in the planning.
Who can attend the Spring Social?
The Spring Social is open to all members.
What is the Fall Laundry Fest?
The FALL FEST, is the largest event the WSLA puts on during the year. We invite vendors, distributors and owners to participate in service schools and knowledge sharing. Speakers from outside the laundry industry come in to help in running your business, such as, Focus on Energy.
Who attends the Fall Fest?
The Fall Fest is open to all. Members and Non-Members are welcome to join in the information shared by the vendors and distributors.
How can I help?
Contact WSLA and get more information. Use the Contact Us page to send a message to the WSLA or the Officers and Directors page for individuals.
Where can I find the meeting minutes of the board meetings?
The meeting minutes will be posted online after the completion of the board meetings online on the Meetings and Agendas page.
Who makes up the Board?
The board is made up of WSLA members that have volunteered and elected. They have made the choice to help serve other laundry owners to the betterment of the laundry industry.
How can I be on the board?
Talk to the current board members, express an interest to them, attend a board meeting and see if this is where you see yourself helping out.
Do I have to be a member to attend the board meetings?
You do not need to be a member to attend the board meetings. You are encouraged to attend, member or non-member, to see how the volunteers are working on your behalf.
When are the board meetings?
The board meeting will be listed on the Calendar page. Any questions please email Rich Postuma or Amy Kemink for more information.
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