About the West Island Improvement Association
On September 2, 1950 the residents of West Island created the West Island Improvement Association, Inc. as a non-profit membership corporation. The WIIA maintains its principal office at 41 Causeway Road on the Island. The purpose of the WIIA is to promote the improvement and welfare of West Island; to maintain an organization for civic, educational, social, and recreational activities; to provide therefore a meeting place; and to assist in every way possible in the realization of these objectives.
Since its formation, the WIIA has actively solicited the participation of the residents of the Island and has established a tradition of providing a venue for the pursuit of the WIIA's purpose. The WIIA's membership has grown to over 180 Island households and represents both full time and part time residents. The WIIA is funded by annual membership dues and by fundraising activities such as the membership breakfasts, hall rentals and numerous social events during the course of the year. As a not for profit corporation, all revenue is dedicated to funding operations of the association and there are no paid employees of the association. The WIIA relies exclusively on member volunteers to actively participate on the Board of Directors and the following committees:
Island Issues/Island Safety
One of the more important activities of the WIIA is the granting of educational scholarship funds to member children and grandchildren. The Scholarship Fund is overseen by a Committee appointed by the President and is responsible for qualifying applicants and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for individual scholarship grants.
It is our sincere desire that you actively involve yourself in the activities and governance of the association and will become a true West Islander by becoming a WIIA member.