Many ANAC members also choose to join a local ANAC chapter. ANAC has 44 Active Chapters, 2 Special Interest Groups, and one Chapter-In-Formation that provide members support through:
networking with colleagues
socialization with peers
ACRN study groups
volunteer and leadership opportunities
Groups of ten (10) or more ANAC members (in a locale) may petition for a chapter charter. Charters shall be approved and awarded by the Board of Directors. Chapters shall fulfill the purposes of the Association at the local level. The structure, functions and reporting activities of chapters shall be consistent with the Bylaws, policies, and procedures of the Association.
The Chapters Committee has the responsibility of supporting each of the current 46 Chapters by working with them closely to ensure they are complying with the Chapter guidelines. The Committee also works with and encourages new Chapters-in-Formation (CIFs) to become Chartered Chapters and by supporting members who wish to be part of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
2013 Chapters Chair: Kathy Bell
2013 Chapters Committee Members: Carol Cohen, Donna McKenna, Connie Highsmith, Madeline Bronaugh
2013 Board of Directors Liaison to the Chapters Committee: Gwendolyn Childs
The Chapters Committee has developed a presentation to assist Chapters in understanding the roles and responsibilities of Chapter Boards of Directors. Click here to download the slide deck. In addition, the presentation from the Annual Chapter Leadership meeting at ANAC's Conference is available to download by clicking here. This presentation provides a detailed overview of Chapter reporting, deadlines and responsibilities.
Please click here to view the listing of ANAC's Local Chapters.
Please click here to learn more about the Chapters Committee.
The Chapters Handbook is available for download in both .doc (MS Word) and .pdf (Adobe) versions.
The newly revised Sample Chapter Bylaws is now available for download.
Please click here to download information on "How To Start a Local ANAC Chapter."
Please click here to complete your Annual Chapter Leadership List (due by November 1st of the current year) as well as the 3-part Annual Chapter Report (due by January 31st for activities of the previous year).
Committee Chair: Please click here to submit your Quarterly Report electronically.
To view the Chapters Committee's Quarterly Reports, please click here.