Managing Your Local Chapter: Guidelines and Resources
All IAHCSMM Constituent Chapters act autonomously and are responsible for providing programs of regional interest, collecting local dues and handling all business relevant to the chapter.
Chapters must submit an Annual Chapter Recharter to continue affiliation with IAHCSMM. Recharter Forms are due annually by February 1st. For more information, click here.
IAHCSMM currently has Constituent Chapters in the United States and abroad. Each chapter appoints or elects a liaison to IAHCSMM. This is usually the Chapter President. This member represents the chapter on the Chapter Committee. If a chapter has 300 or more active members, they will be allowed to have a maximum of two committee members from the same constituent chapter. Elected officers of constituent chapters must be active members of IAHCSMM.
IAHCSMM headquarters receives several inquiries regarding Chapter activities. To help answer these questions Chapters should provide headquarters staff with:
- Changes in officers and contact information
- Updates of chapter information posted on the IAHCSMM website
- Dates and brochures of any upcoming chapter programs
Chapter Representatives can access information that will provide answers to "easy" problems so you will not need to spend time "re-inventing the wheel" with issues confronting all (or almost all) other local chapters.
Please Note: You must be logged in as an IAHCSMM Chapter Representative to view available guidelines and documents. Please ensure the top of the page shows you are logged in.
IAHCSMM Executive Board Approved the Following Chapter Disclaimer on March 4, 2011: "IAHCSMM is an Illinois corporation exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although IAHCSMM's bylaws make provision for participation by "constituent chapters," IAHCSMM's corporate standing is separate and independent of each of those chapters. As such, IAHCSMM has no involvement in, direction over, or responsibility for the business affairs of any chapter. Each chapter is responsible for overseeing and conducting its operations, including without limitation: establishing its organizational existence in compliance with any applicable state law, seeking independent tax exempt status separate from IAHCSMM; maintaining its own financial accounts, books and records; and submitting its own tax filings independent of IAHCSMM. As a matter of policy, IAHCSMM refrains from any interference in any of the business affairs of any of its constituents so as to, inter alia, specifically preserve the separate and independent identities of the organizations. The only standard to which constituent chapters are held by IAHCSMM is that, as a member of IAHCSMM, the chapter acts in compliance with the bylaws and objectives of IAHCSMM. As such, IAHCSMM disclaims any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any matter, claim or dispute involving, arising from, or relating to any of the activities or business affairs or operations of any of its constituent chapters."