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Overview

In late 2000, Chris “Nightstalker” Walker of Task Force Delta posted on the Airsoftzone Forum the words, “…we should start a Wisconsin Airsoft Association…” and with that pronouncement the WAA organization was born. It is now 8 years later, and the organization has grown.

The Wisconsin Airsoft Association is founded as a Not-for-Profit, Non-Stock Corporation in the state of Wisconsin, and membership in the association is open to anyone over the age of 16 who wants to support the continued growth of Airsoft. The organization is supervised by an Executive Council, and 3 elected officers oversee the day-to-day operations.

The current incarnation of the WAA consists of numerous members from several different teams located in Wisconsin. The Association membership stretches all reaches of the state. Our members hail from all walks of life and all ages, ranging from the youngest at age 16 to the oldest in their mid 50's. It is an organization designed from the ground up to support and organize Airsoft players in the state of Wisconsin. However, state citizenship is not a requirement for membership, simply a desire to further our sport in a productive fashion. It is our hope that as an individual or as a part of a member-team, you will join us in this endeavor.

The objectives of our organization are further explained in our association charter, excerpted here:

  • To advance the sport of Airsoft and to assist individual Association members and their organizations;
  • To effectively communicate with members, government, the news media, Airsoft retailers and the general public, and provide a liaison between these entities;
  • To develop and maintain publications and other materials pertaining to our sport and the Airsoft industry;
  • To provide a variety of educational programs and materials to meet the diverse educational needs of the sport of Airsoft including but not limited to weapons safety and environmental concerns;
  • To assist in providing safe and pleasant events and locations for the enjoyment of our sport;
  • To encourage high ethical standards in dealings with fellow members and others, and assist in providing a fair and impartial forum for the resolution of disputes between members or others as they pertain to Airsoft;
  • To assist members in their career development and in job opportunities as they pertain to the Airsoft industry;
  • To interpret and report on changing social, government and economic conditions affecting the Association and the sport of Airsoft;
  • To recruit and retain members and to manage the Association in a manner that will effectively represent the views of its members;
  • To foster appropriate relations with other organizations which will contribute to the objectives of the Airsoft industry and the Association's members;
  • To conduct research and develop, analyze and disseminate information/data related to the sport of Airsoft and the Airsoft industry.

 

2003 - 2008 Wisconsin Airsoft Association