And the excerpts from the guidelines for starting a chapter:
Originally Posted by ChapterGuidelines
2. Starting a Chapter: In order to start a Chapter you must have minimum of 5 FTE members willing to join. Each of those members must be an active FTE user for at least 30 days.
A thread should be started in the Region where the state chapter is located. Prospective chapter members should post in that thread their willingness to join and support the new chapter.
When the required number of members have agreed, one of the regional chapter moderators will be notified that the requirements have been met to start a new chapter.
The regional chapter moderator will take the necessary steps to see that the new chapter forum is setup on FTE.
3. Chapter Leader Qualifications: In order to qualify as a nominee for the Chapter Leader position, the candidate must be at least age 21 and a registered user on FTE for a minimum of 60 days at the time of nomination. (Clarified 01/27/2009)
4. The Chapter Leader Election Process: To select a Chapter Leader: After notifying a Regional Chapters Moderator, a thread in your chapter forum shall be opened for 30 days to take nominations from willing candidates to fill the position. When the nomination poll is closed, FTE will provide a list of approved candidates from that poll for the final vote . A 14 day poll will then be opened for the membership to elect their new Chapter Leader from this list of approved candidates.
In the event no one is nominated or elected to the position of Chapter Leader all member approvals will be put on "Auto-Approve". FTE shall be the sole arbiter of the Chapters viability, and will make all decisions regarding it's continued existence.
Great ME peeps, I'll start the ball rolling on getting the chapter forums setup. Until this is done keep recruiting and get fellow ME members to add their name to the list. There is strength in numbers.
For those that have more than 25 posts, add your first name to your signature. For those that don't, get posting. lol
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