As one of the officers of the IRgA said this morning in an e-mail to me, this development was “not unexpected.”
This leaves the ERA (www.eastrepro.com) as the only “regional” reprographics association still in operation.
Here are the two letters I received, this morning, about the dissolution of the WRA:
March 30, 2012
Attached is a letter from WRA President, Mike Attebery in regard to the Board of Directors decision to dissolve the Western Reprographics Association.
We will be reimbursing any member company that has already paid their 2012 dues.
Please feel free to email or call with any questions you may have.
Western Reprographics Association
March 30, 2012
To all WRA Members,
After considerable thought and discussion the Board of the Western Reprographics Association has voted unanimously to dissolve the WRA.
This decision was made considering two primary factors. First is the lack of participation by the membership, which creates the second dilemma, we are experiencing a lack of funding. Having a diminishing cash flow and tapping into saving reserves the outcome is inevitable.
Effective today, March 31st the WRA will disband; 2012 dues paid by members in good standing will be refunded, any fees and taxes will be paid due and the balance of any cash will be donated to the PIASC/RAISE Foundation. The PIASC/RAISE Foundation is an educational foundation of the Printing Industries Association Inc., of Southern California.
This decision was made with considerable thought and discussion, not without a certain amount of anguish, while having a unanimous consent by the board. If you have any questions or concern please direct them at me as I am the outgoing President. You can reach me via email at email@example.com or by telephone at (925) 449-3486.
Thank you all for your past support and the Board wishes you all success.
With great respect,
ADS Reprographics Inc.