PDF of below Start-Up Instructions

 

Order of Business, First Meeting
■ Choose an interim Chair and Secretary
■ Elect Officers
■ Choose Chapter meeting place and time
■ Choose amount of additional chapter fee, if any
– Dues Example: $20: $17 State, $3 Chapter + Chapter Fee
■ Discuss Chapter Mission and Goals
– Adopt a trail system (park)
■ Inform State Treasurer & Membership chair

Recommendations
■ Form committees
– Bylaws
– Finance
– Membership (Often the Treasurer)
■ New Member Packet
■ Membership Cards
■ Insurance Cards
– Communications
■ Newsletter
■ Group eMail
■ Facebook/ Webpage
– Activities
– Others

References
■ OHCOnline.com
– Contact Us
■ Elected Officers
■ Presidential Appointees
■ Committee Chairs
– Filing Cabinet – County Chapters
■ State Bylaws and Standing Rules
■ Bylaws Template for Chapter Bylaws
■ Instructions for Treasurers
■ Duties of the County Chapter Secretary
■ Other good stuff

Bylaws and Standing Rules
■ Bylaws
– Those rules that rarely change
– Must comply with State Bylaws and Standing Rules
■ Standing Rules
– Collection of Motions that don’t expire
– Things that will change over time
– Standing committee descriptions and duties