Becoming a Local Chapter
Why Start a Local Chapter?
Starting a local chapter can be a very rewarding and educational experience. Getting people together from the EOS/ESD industry in your area, can develop a whole new awareness of the technology. Regular chapter meetings provide a continuous exchange of information, making the annual symposium, sponsored by the National EOS/ESD Association, that much more rewarding.
The activities of local chapters provide both educational and networking opportunities on a regular basis. Participating in local chapters provides opportunities to discuss common problems with others who have similar experiences. Today, there are several active local organizations, including the Northeast, North Central, Texas, India, Philippines, Mexico, and the Silicon Valley EOS/ESD Society.
As they bring ESD awareness and knowledge to their local areas, these chapters supplement and expand the Association's effort and become strong allies in the overall mission. Local chapters provide opportunities for more frequent activities and programs at the local level, including monthly meetings, facility tours, networking, and regional ESD tutorials.
How to Start A Local Chapter?
Establish contact with ESD Association Headquarters.
Outline the proposed geographic area of coverage.
The proposed (New) chapter is subject to review and acceptance by the ESD Association Board of Directors.
Minimum Requirements of a Local Chapter.
Provide a copy of Certificate of Incorporation.
Submit Bylaws to be in agreement with the ESD Association Constitution and Bylaws.
Have at least 10 members.
Hold a minimum of four (4) meetings per year.