Application Process

Applications are processed on the 25th of every month.

Supporting Groups

Supporting Group applicants will be announced as new Supporters at the beginning of the month after processing and will receive their welcome packet approximately 1 week after their application has been processed. This can be anywhere between 1 – 5 weeks after the application is received at headquarters depending on the date it was sent.

Individual Members

Individual Member applicants will be announced as proposed members at the beginning of the month after processing and then will be welcomed as new members 30 days later following a mandatory comment period.

OWAA publishes our association updates at the beginning of every month as part of our online update for members. Once new members are “proposed,” our bylaws mandate a 30 day comment period during which current members can comment on any new applicants. If no comments are received, all proposed members will be welcomed as new members 30 days after the initial proposed date.

New members will receive email confirmation that their application has been processed and will receive their welcome packets in the mail approximately 1 week after their official join date.

Sample application process for individual members:

Jan. 20: application received at OWAA HQ
Jan. 25: application processed by OWAA HQ and email notification to applicant is sent
Feb. 1: applicant published as proposed member, comment period begins
March 1: comment period ends, join date
March 10: new member packet received in the mail