The Women of the Towing and Recovery Association of America was established in 1981 as a subsidiary organization of the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.® (TRAA). Its goals are to provide financial aid to the TRAA, support women in the towing industry and assist the WTRAA Scholarship Trustees in providing grant scholarships to children of towing professionals to further their education.
2019-2021 WTRAA Board of Directors
Membership in WTRAA includes many benefits and services:
Support – Since its inception, WTRAA has offered support to spouses of TRAA members, companies and the industry overall through educating, encouraging and empathizing with the women who serve as the cornerstones of their families and businesses.
Education Scholarships – Each year, the WTRAA Scholarship Fund under the TRAA Education Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to TRAA members’ children and grandchildren to assist them in completing their education. Fundraising for these scholarships has become a cooperative effort working with the Foundation and the WTRAA Scholarship Trustees. Applications can be found by visiting our website at www.wtraa.org.
Information and Education – The towing and recovery industry is constantly changing. WTRAA keeps in the forefront of developments as they occur and disseminates the latest information to our members at meetings, member emails, seminars and through educational materials and newsletters published by WTRAA. In 2015 WTRAA formed the WTRAA Education Fund to foster educational programs for our members.
Recognition – Each year, WTRAA presents the Tow Woman of the Year Award to an industry advocate in recognition of their commitment to the goals of WTRAA and efforts to improve the towing industry in general.
Over the years WTRAA has supported a number of worthy causes. WTRAA members recognize the importance of giving back to the community and are proud to have made a difference. WTRAA has contributed mightily to TRAA by paying all the legal and start-up fees for the TRAA Education Foundation. It has awarded many thousands of dollars in scholarship grants as well as supported many charities. These charities include St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, MADD and T.O.W.E.D. among many others. WTRAA accomplishes these activities through creative fundraising efforts ranging from auctions and raffles to cookbook sales.
WTRAA is continually looking for women with heart to carry on its legacy, introduce new ideas, and support its current programs. Membership is open to all female TRAA regular and associate members, their wives, and female employees of TRAA members and TRAA-affiliated state associations in good standing.
Visit www.wtraa.org to join or for more information.