Standing Committees

Executive Committee

  • The responsibility of this committee is audit and financial control matters. The committee assists the Treasurer and Executive Director in presenting to the Board an annual budget and is responsible for assessing and making recommendations regarding any financial reports and/or contracts submitted to the Board.
  • Committee Roster       Audit Task Group

Government Affairs Committee

  • The Government Affairs Committee exists to educate, guide, and advise members about regulatory and legal issues that may affect our businesses and direct advocacy efforts towards the government to represent members’ interests.
  • Committee Roster

Human Resources Committee

  • The purpose of this Committee is to enhance the business viability of the general membership by providing timely, credible, and functional information on all appropriate Human Resource issues. Training is a vital subset of an effective Human Resource Program
  • Committee Roster

Industry Partnering Committee

  • The purposes of this Committee are: to provide a proactive forum for suppliers and distributors dedicated to the continual improvement of the welding supply/equipment and gas distribution industry; to communicate to our membership ideas regarding operational, marketing and systems approaches to improve the quality of service to our customer base and; to serve as a vehicle to facilitate communication and understanding between suppliers and distributors leading to improved profitability for both parties.
  • Committee Roster

Insurance Trustees Committee

  • The purpose of the GAWDA Insurance Trust is to supervise and direct a Group Insurance Program established to offer comprehensive insurance coverage at the lowest possible cost. The Insurance Trustees shall make nominations to fill any Trustee vacancy. A Trustee may serve only one full term of five years in addition to his completion of a term for which he was a substitute Trustee.
  • Committee Roster

Leadership Development Committee

  • The purpose of this Committee is to present to the Annual Convention a slate of the Board of Directors in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association.
  • Committee Roster

Management Information Committee

  • The purpose of this Committee is to develop and promote modern management information and techniques.
  • Committee Roster

Member Services Committee

  • The purpose of this Committee is to focus on 1) communicating and educating both current and prospective members on the programs and benefits that GAWDA has to offer; 2) enhancing current offerings; 3) creating new programs that are in line with the needs of members; 4) recruiting new members and 5) retaining existing members.
  • Committee Roster

Safety Committee

  • The purpose of this Committee is to promote safe practices and provide information leading to an increased awareness of overall concepts of safety. This Committee shall conduct liaison with other Industry-related associations as pertains to safety and technical matters; i.e., Compressed Gas Association, American Welding Society, etc.
  • Committee Roster

Women of Gases and Welding Committee

Young Professional Committee

  • To provide young executives with educational programming and networking opportunities which develop the skills and knowledge needed to reach personal and professional objectives that contribute to their companies, GAWDA and themselves.
  • Committee Roster

Planning Committees

Annual Convention Planning Committee

  • The Committee shall be responsible for developing the programing for the Annual Convention. The Convention Committee, shall supervise the Headquarters Office which is responsible for implementing the programs and arrangements for the Annual Convention.
  • Committee Roster

Spring Management Conference Planning Committee

  • The Committee shall be responsible for developing the programing for the Mid-Year SMC Meeting. The Convention Committee, shall supervise the Headquarters Office which is responsible for implementing the programs and arrangements for the Mid-Year SMC Meeting.
  • Committee Roster