W.I.N. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. There are a number of ways you can support us in our mission.
Volunteers are the life-force of our organization. Check out the list of tasks and skills urgently needed to improve the program!
Other Ways to Contribute:
Tell Us and Others Your Thoughts on the program!
Don't PUT low resolution photos on social media!
Your friends and family wnt to see great big photos of your team excellence. Not little, low resolution photos like Instagram and Facebook!! Send an email to Photos@Wa-di.org for instructions on how to have your team photos posted in their own folder on our SmugMug photo sharing site. There friends and family can order prints or download full, high resolution photos for free!
heck it out at https://wa-di.smugmug.com/ or click on the SmugMug logo to the left!
Going to Globals?
Wow! You are really doing well! One or Two teams in each challenge and each grade level will be advancing from the State Tournament to the World Championship - Global Finals held in Knoxville, TN in late May. Complete registration information will be handed out at a briefing at the conclusion of the state tournament in East Wenatchee. TEAMS ADVANCING TO GLOBALS WILL BE ASKED TO REMAIN FOR THE BRIEFING. For more information CLICK HERE.
Next Year's Challenges already ?!
YES! Previews of the challenges for the 2018-2019 school year are already available. Click HERE for a PDF file of the previews to distribute to your team. New this year is the ability to purchase a Team Number Voucher from DI-HQ to next year's materials. This allows schools to determine the budget year that the materials appear or allow unallocated and remaining funds to be used in advance. You will receive an email with a voucher number that MUST BE SAVED and used in September to download the materials when they are available. WA DI does not have access to your voucher number if they are lost. Team Materials are $105 per team from DI-HQ. Regional and State Tournament Registration is additional. To download a flyer with more information, Click HERE. To open a new window to the DI-HQ online store to purchase the voucher, click HERE.
DI Program and Board President Nora in the News!
DI in the news in Richland! Check out the brief story about DI filmed during the Eastern Regional Tournament! Click HERE
Affiliate Director Announces retirement - DI Alumna Takes the HElm!
Barb Sailors retired June 30th, 2017. The Board of Directors thanks Barb for her years and years of service to the organization.
Lindsey Holdren, a DI team member, scholarship winner, appraiser, and more has been selected as the new Affiliate Director! She is from Silverdale on the Olympic Peninsula and will be establishing the state DI office there. She is now receiving email at Director @ WA-DI.org email. Her phone number and temporary address are at the bottom of each web page.
Lindsey discovered Destination Imagination when she was in the 6th grade, and she has been hooked ever since. She has been an enthusiastic tutu-wearing team member, scholarship winner, appraiser, and international challenge writer. Her favorite pursuits include reading any and all geeky literature, wild swimming, crafting subversive embroidery, and writing these bios about herself.
Remember - The Spirit Of Independence!
Destination Imagination takes pride that this program is about the team's solution and their independent creation of the solution. Please, don't interfere - often with the best intentions. Read the Spirit of Independence document before the state tournament and show the the Spirit!
New Resources and Training Materials!
Be sure and check out the new resource page with training and resources from WA DI volunteers and affiliates around the country. If you have materials that would be helpful to team managers, parents, or tournament volunteers, send them in and we'll post them for others. The Start A Team page has introductory information and videos while the resource page is full of material on specific challenges, instant challenges, and more! DI-HQ has also added a number of role-based training presentations for team managers and challenge masters. You will receive an email from DI-HQ based on your role as new presentations are added.