Local Chapter Information Desk
This section features information to help local chapter leaders begin and maintain their Local Chapter. Local Chapters are overseen by the Local Chapter Committee, which provides a major link between the APHON Board and APHON membership. Use the resources below to meet your chapter obligations, find answers to your questions, or to start a new chapter.
Local Chapter Manual
The local chapter manual provides detailed guidelines and requirements for maintaining local chapter charter status.
Local Chapter Business Meeting Webinar Archives
Watch the Local Chapter Business Meeting webinars to see an overview of the requirements to maintain a local chapter charter status, including the annual reports that are due to APHON Headquarters each year.
APHON Local Chapters must submit certain annual reports on February 28 to inform the Local Chapter committee about chapter activities and standing during the year.
The chapter role resource section provides Local Chapter Officers and Committee Chairs with information regarding their specific leadership roles to increase their knowledge and performance in an effort to develop a local chapter that can excel in all aspects.
Meeting Expense Form
Local Chapters are eligible to receive a maximum $75 reimbursement for expenses related to hosting a chapter meeting during the month of May to promote voting in the APHON National election. Complete the APHON Local Chapter Special Meeting Expense Report Form.
Attach your receipts to a completed Special Meeting Expense Report Form and submit to APHON within 30 days of the meeting.
Local Chapter Community Service Award
The Local Chapter Community Service Award recognizes a local chapter that has made a significant contribution to the community.
Local Chapter Excellence Award
The Local Chapter Excellence Award is presented to a local chapter that has excelled in promoting the mission, vision, and goals of APHON.
Annual Incentive Contest
Annual Incentive Program was developed to encourage local chapters to focus on achieving goals in a designated area.
APHON Local Chapter Hardship Grant
A local chapter should consider applying for the hardship grant if their chapter is experiencing a financial hardship. The grant funding can be used to assist with the greater good of the local chapter. To be eligible to apply, the local chapter must submit the following:
- Local chapter reports (must be complete and submitted to national office even if past due)
- Copy of current budget
- Statement of financial need (include plans for current funds in chapter accounts and justification why those funds cannot be used, if applicable
- Completed hardship grant application form
Submit the above material to the APHON office, attention Nicole Wallace. If you need help completing any of these items, please contact your local chapter committee liaison. If financial hardship is determined, the grant will be reviewed by the Local Chapter Committee and the local chapter will be notified of the outcome.
Chapters that receive the hardship grant are required to submit a follow-up form the following year providing the Local Chapter Committee with an update on the chapter's progress.
ONCC Chapter Grant Program
Learn more about ONCC Chapter Grants on the ONCC website.
APHON Branded Logos
Local chapters are encouraged to use APHON branded logos on all chapter promotional materials including chapter stationery, business cards, brochures/promotional flyers, newsletters, seminar advertising, website, t-shirts and other wearables. Chapters may not use the logo on materials to imply an endorsement by APHON national.
Local Chapter Custom Logo Guidelines
Local chapters may create custom local chapter logos to assist chapters in branding themselves within their local community.
Formation and maintenance of a Local Chapter has many advantages for APHON and its members. Local chapters provide ongoing peer support, numerous opportunities for networking, and the exchange of ideas and information through meetings, committees, correspondence, conferences, and publications. For more information, read the Getting Started Manual. The Local Chapter Manual is also a helpful resource.
The Local Chapter Committee is your direct communication link to APHON. Each chapter is assigned a committee liaison. The committee liaison is a valuable resource for you and your chapter. Committee liaisons can answer your questions, help you solve problems, listen, motivate, encourage, and communicate your opinions to APHON leadership.