AFLSE Board Announces Important Changes to Chapter Structure



A number of important decisions were taken at the AFLSE board meeting yesterday that you were invited to attend and I wanted to update you immediately on the chapter changes as we hope that some of you will want to take action.    Chapters must have events to continue to be designated as Chapters

Starting in 2008, chapter status will be accorded to geographic groups that are organizing current website announced activities. Geographic leaders who are not organizing events will be accorded the title “AFLSE Local Representative”. 

Specifically, any current chapter that had not organized an event in 2007 will not be considered a chapter in 2008. We hope that the leader(s) will agree to remain with the AFLSE as a local representative and move towards re-establishing their chapter status in 2009. To re-establish chapter status for 2009, local groups will be required to post two events to the web site during 2008.

The following local groups have already made chapter status for 2008  

New York  
Washington 
Boston  
San Francisco 
Los Angeles  
Chicago  
Philadelphia 
Miami  
Seattle 
Atlanta 
Houston  
Denver  
Dallas  
Cleveland  
Detroit/Ann Arbor 

The following local groups have not yet qualified to make chapter status in 2008  

Tampa/ Central Florida  
Indianapolis  
San Diego  
Phoenix  
St Louis  
Champaign/Urbana /Downstate Ill  
Sacramento  
Buffalo  
Portland Maine  
New Orleans  
Jacksonville/ North Florida  
Minneapolis  

We would like to have as many chapters as possible on our roster for 2008 and we would encourage those who have not had a posted event so far this year, to consider organizing or creating an event before the end of the year in order to retain chapter status next year. If you have any questions about how to organize an event or what kind of events would qualify, please be in touch with Jen Hopkins, our new chapter coordinator at Jnh6@ hotmail.com.  Geographic Group Boundaries to change in 2008

The new geographic groups, both Chapters and Local Representatives will have new boundaries drawn based on radius from the center of major metropolitan centers designed to allow for normal commuting distance for attending events.

Please bear in mind that this establishes the base membership of a geographic group but any AFLSE member or registered user can opt in to any geographic group that they wish.

The radius’s set and the changes in populations are below.  If your e-mail system does not publish the chart, please drop me an e-mail and I will send you the excel spread sheet version.

We look forward to working closely with you on these important transitions as we better define the AFLSE geographic groups throughout the US.  I would be pleased to answer any questions that you may have.

Regards,

Leon Desbrow

President AFLSE AFLSE@desbrow.net  
AFLSE Chapter Restructure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current chapter Population

 

New Population in area

 

Radius Miles Border

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Chapters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York         3,313

 

          2,728

 

50

 

 

Washington

 

      2,208

 

          1,911

 

50

 

 

Boston

 

      1,083

 

             855

 

75

 

 

San Francisco

 

         883

 

             803

 

100

 

 

Los Angeles

 

         813

 

             694

 

100

 

 

Chicago

 

         672

 

             491

 

75

 

 

Philadelphia

 

         550

 

             482

 

50

 

 

Miami

 

         248

 

             192

 

100

 

 

Seattle

 

         293

 

             188

 

100

 

 

Atlanta

 

         461

 

             147

 

100

 

 

Houston

 

         234

 

             143

 

100

 

 

Denver

 

         271

 

             142

 

100

 

 

Dallas

 

         172

 

             122

 

100

 

 

Cleveland

 

         211

 

               72

 

50

 

 

Detroit/Ann Arbor

 

         197

 

             143

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Population in Chapters

 

    11,609

 

          9,113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Representatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tampa

 

           33

 

               92

 

100

 

 

Indianapolis

 

         134

 

               83

 

100

 

 

San Diego

 

         115

 

               81

 

50

 

 

Phoenix

 

         128

 

               70

 

100

 

 

St Louis

 

           61

 

               59

 

100

 

 

Champaign/Urbana

 

           52

 

               56

 

100

 

 

Sacramento

 

         172

 

               52

 

50

 

 

Buffalo

 

           94

 

               51

 

100

 

 

Portland Maine

 

         188

 

               49

 

50

 

 

New Orleans

 

           89

 

               37

 

100

 

 

Jacksonville

 

         129

 

               34

 

100

 

 

Minneapolis

 

         163

 

               22

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential New Representatives

 

      1,358

 

             686

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Haven

 

 

             321

 

50

 

 

Pittsburg

 

 

             101

 

100

 

 

Cincinnati

 

 

               97

 

100

 

 

Durham Raleigh

 

 

               90

 

100

 

 

Charlotte

 

 

               59

 

100

 

 

Portland Oregon

 

 

               56

 

100

 

 

Hawaii

 

 

               27

 

100

 

 

Puerto Rico

 

 

               22

 

100

 

 

Charleston

 

 

               10

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Population covered by Reps

 

 

          2,155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown or overseas addresses

 

 

          1,160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not in areas covered

 

          1,329

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

        13,757

 

 

 

 

 







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