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Start a New FAPAC Chapter

Help us grow FAPAC and develop communities (chapters) where like-minded individuals can affiliate and network as federal employees of a geographical area or for a specific government agency. The eligibility to become a FAPAC chapter is simple: 

    • Have ten or more government agency employees within a defined area, and 
    • Members of prospective chapter are also members in good standing of FAPAC National, and
    • Founding documents of the chapter are in harmony with the FAPAC Constitution and Bylaws, and chapter goals support the objective of FAPAC.

We want to help you work toward gaining Chapter recognition! Please contact the Chapters team (chapters@fapac.org) for more information.

Process for New Chapter Application

Some of the documents needed to set up a new chapter include a list of members and elected officers, Chapter Constitution and Bylaws, and descriptions of long and short term goals for the chapter. Here are the steps toward recognition of a new chapter: 

  • The prospective new chapter will review the "Forming and Administering Chapters" guidance
  • The prospective new chapter will complete the New Chapter Application Package. (template)
  • The prospective new chapter will send the application to chapters@fapac.org or by mail to FAPAC, PO Box 23184, Washington, DC 20026-3184. 
  • The Chapter Committee Chair will review the application package for completeness and accuracy and submit to the Vice President of Operations for initial review.
  • The Vice President of Operations will approve and submit the package to the President. 
  • The President will present the package to the National Board of Directors for final review and approval.
  • Once the National Board of Directors approves the application package, the President will provide the signed approval.
  • The Chapter Committee Chair will provide approval documentation to the new chapter's President.
  • The new chapter will schedule a chartering ceremony and invite FAPAC leadership.
  • The new chapter will work with the Chapter Committee to obtain the seed money.

 

The process may be iterative. Please contact the Chapter Committee team if you have any questions or would like to have a document review before submitting the application.

Instructions for Seed Money Request for New Chapters

Chapter administration guidelines provide details on how newly chartered chapters can request one-time assistance. To request seed money, Chapter Presidents (or designate) should electronically submit the following information to chapters@fapac.org:

    • Cover Sheet: Newly Formed Chapter, Request for Financial Support, Seed Monday (template)
    • Chapter's date, time, and location of meetings and minutes from last three meetings (use your preferred format)
    • List of projected activities for the current fiscal year (use your preferred format)
    • Fiscal Year 2017 annual financial report, if available (template)
Please contact the Chapter Committee team if you have any questions.

Regions Alignment

Geographically, chapters are divided into these five regions:

Region 1 (Northeast)

        • Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Region 2 (Midwest)

        • Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Region 3 (South)

        • Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland*, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia*, West Virginia (* Maryland/Virginia, excluding Metropolitan District of Columbia area)

Region 4 (West)

        • Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Region 5 (Capital/Great Washington)

        • Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area including portions of Maryland and Virginia

Regional directors are elected to represent chapters in their respective regions on the National Board of Directors, in accordance with Article IV, Section 7 of the FAPAC Constitution and the chapter administration guidelines.

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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