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Green = counts toward 5 required IPMS/USA members
Yellow = renewal will be needed to count towards charter renewal.
Blue = most recently updated information
Red = issues that must be resolved for charter renewal
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Charter Renewal Requires:
Note: All requirements below must be in place at the same point in time on any given day between Oct 1 and Dec 31.
a. On an annual basis, on a date determined by the chapter leadership, a detailed and comprehensive financial statement must be submitted to the chapter membership. This financial report can be published in the chapter newsletter, or through email and printed copies being distributed at a meeting and made available to all chapter members. An oral presentation of the financial report, without a written report, is not sufficient to meet this guideline. The report should be of such detail that any and all questions from the membership of the Chapter can be answered by supporting documentation such as receipts for expenses and outlay of funds, as well as a complete summary of all income and financial transactions involving chapter money. It is not required that the financial statement be submitted to IPMS/USA national office.
b. Chapters are expected to work in a cooperative fashion with their Regional Coordinator and with the chapters and RCs of neighboring regions to limit scheduling conflicts regarding events. Doing so benefits everyone. Failing to do so can cause hardship for other chapters as well as one’s home chapter.
c. Chapter adheres to the IPMS philosophy of “By Modelers – For Modelers”.
d. All forms of Chapter Social Media will avoid content or images of models, which if the model were entered in the contest at a National Convention, would be in violation of Rules: I. 5A, i, ii, iii, and iv, and 5C i, ii.
e. Chapters will, through their activities, actions, and thru content with the Chapter Social Media, present IPMS/USA as an organization that maintains a Family-Friendly, and child/minor-friendly environment
Failure on the part of a Chapter to meet the requirements can result in loss of the IPMS charter or the cancellation of that charter, either on a temporary or permanent basis. Action based on violations of paragraph 5d and 5e above must be reviewed by the IPMS E-Board prior to implementation.