(Latest Amended of this Guide –Sep 2010) [Previous edition January 2006]
GUIDELINES FOR CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP/AFFILIATION
SECTION 1, Membership/Affiliation
1.1 Individual Application:
Any Federal, State, City government employees, regardless of tenure or type of appointment, and without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or physical condition, may elect to become a member of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC). Members must recognize and support the identified goals and objectives of the local chapter. Members must first join the National Chapter to be recognized as a FAPAC Member. The membership fee to join the FAPAC National as shown below: [posted on the website at www//fapac.org]
1.2 Chapter Application
Section 2, Chapter Administration
Section 3, Voting Rights3.1 Until further notice, each chapter will be under a Regional Director who will represent the Chapter to the National FAPAC National Board of Directors. The Regional Director for the respective geographical area will be nominated and elected by the Officers and the election will be coincide with the National Election and the Regional Director is elected for a 2-year term, starting a fiscal year in Oct and ending in Sep.
Section 4, Chapter Finances and Resources4.1 Each chapter shall be self supporting and must identify local resources or methods to
raise funds for its activities. The National FAPAC will provide “seed money” after the
Chartering of the new Chapter and may assist chapters by providing them with the limited
funding and informational resources such as booklets containing the FAPAC Constitution
and By-laws. The creative planning, including the presentation of training courses and
seminars, art and cultural displays, food sampling and any other appropriate activities may
provide viable alternatives for raising funds.
4.2 The chapter officers, both the President and the treasurer, shall ascertain the integrity of
the financial records of their chapters. All pertinent transactions shall be appropriately
recorded and audited. An annual report of chapter financial status (from January 1, to
December 31 of the preceding year) shall be submitted to the national FAPAC by the end
of February each year.
Section 5, Special Events:5.1 Each chapter is encouraged to participate in the annual FAPAC National Leadership
Training Conference, which is held annually during the month of May as the premier
activity of the national organization. This conference provides an opportunity for officers
and members of all chapters to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest exhibit and bring
forward matters of interest to FAPAC. All chapter members are encouraged to send
members to attend.
5.2 Each chapter is encouraged to submit a bid to be the host of the National Conference or
a Regional Conference when the chapter has demonstrated its stability and growth and
shown that it can meet its established goals. The bidding for such a privilege will be
competitive, and held each year at the National Conference. It may be for two to three
years in advance in order to provide a preparation period for the selected chapter and its
respective host city. The selection process will be determined at the National level.
Interested city officials who want to host a Regional FAPAC conference may accompany
chapter officials for bidding as part of the team and make separate presentation.
5.3 The host Regional Chapter and National FAPAC shall share the proceeds after all
financial obligations are met for holding the conference. The division of proceeds shall be
agreed upon between the host Regional, and National FAPAC before the conference takes
place. With the anticipated rapid growth of chapters, it is recognized that the planning of
regional conferences may become a necessity. However, such conferences shall not be held
until it is determined that they will be practical, productive and adequately, funded.
5.4 In addition to supporting the National and Regional FAPAC issues, each chapter should
work diligently to develop new initiatives that will be beneficial for each region and
subsequently help implement the initiatives at the national level.
For more information, please contact:
Chair, Chapter Committee