Opportunities for Participation


WSLHA welcomes participation in the many and varied activities available to members. If you wish to participate in any of the following opportunities, please contact the office for more information.

Chair and/or serve on Committees

  • Serve on the Executive Board of Directors

  • Volunteer to help with workshops and event

  • Become involved in in-service programming for your region

  • Help with public information campaigns

  • Help with legislative activities


  • Oversee publication of all association publications

  • Website: maintenance of the website with updated and relevant material

  • Listserv

  • Advertising

  • Public Relations

  • Continuing Education

  • Organize short courses and manage continuing education credit


  • Preparation, distribution, and collection of election materials


  • Recruitment of new members, development of retention programs to expand the voice and advance the mission of WSLHA

Honors & Awards

  • Receipt and review for Honors of the Association, Clinical Achievement and other awards deemed appropriate

Bylaws, Standards & Ethics

  • Regular review of bylaws to determine the need for modification and drafting of amendments; interpretation and investigation of violations of Codes of Ethics; advising the Executive Board of Directors on appropriate actions

Education / School Practice

  • Monitoring of policies that may affect higher education and public school speech and hearing personnel, including certification standards; liaison with other associations

Clinical Practice

  • Monitoring of federal and state policies that may affect delivery of speech, language and hearing services in private practice, hospital and rehabilitation settings, providing the membership with information about service changes; promotion of public awareness

Advocacy / Legislative

  • Creation and maintenance of communication networks bringing governmental and legislative information to members, and bringing members concerns to elected representatives