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 Model Chapters Program 

Model Chapters Program

The following NDIA chapters recognized as 2013 Model Chapters:

Central Florida
Delaware Valley
Georgia
Greater Los Angeles
Gulf Coast
Iowa-Illinois
Michigan
Picatinny
Rocky Mountain
San Diego
St. Louis
Tennessee Valley
Washington, D.C.

(as of Aug 2014)

Model Chapters Program 2014

(Participation in this program is voluntary)


Mission

The program was established in 2001 to promote the continuing relationship and open communication between National and its chapters. The chapter structure is a vital and beneficial networking outlet for members to reinforce and promote the goals and mission of NDIA.  

The criteria for Model Chapters allow each chapter to measure its own performance and determine whether or not it meets the necessary goals of achieving Model Chapter status. Once the award criteria have been fulfilled by a chapter, the chapter board members are encouraged to submit documentation to NDIA National for final approval.  Due to internal management and guidelines, several of the criteria are mandatory

In recognition of a chapter attaining Model Chapter status, a customized podium banner will be inscribed with “chapter name - NDIA Model Chapter and year 20xx” for display at local functions and events.  Secondly, “Model Chapter 20xx” lapel pins for distribution to chapter board members.  Lastly, a listing of the model chapter’s name posted from our homepage (www.ndia.org), and inclusion in the National Defense magazine.

Model Chapter Criteria

(Mandatory criteria *)

1.

 

Designate at least one chapter board member to participate in and support one (or more) of our 37 divisions, i.e. “Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Workforce Program (STEM)” or “Small Business”, etc. Conduct at least one event associated with any of our divisions to promote local awareness. *
   
2. Ensure chapter board members are NDIA members in good-standing.  *
   
3.
 
Designate a board member as a liaison to local Women In Defense (WID) Chapter board to promote mutual support and joint ventures (should be reciprocal).
   
4.  Maintain current chapter bylaws with signatures of both chapter and National presidents. *
   
5.  Ensure chapter is financially self-sustaining with income exceeding expenses. *
   
6. Submit annual financial report to NDIA National office within required date as requested. *  
   

7.

Coordinate local events with NDIA National prior date commitments to prevent schedule conflicts within a geographic area. View National events from National website. *
   

8.

Initiate frequent communication with chapter members via E-mail announcements, chapter website, and other sources of outreach (Request current chapter members list from National office for such use).
   

9.

Participate in local programs supporting military and educational programs that align with our goals and mission: STEM program, ROTC Military programs (junior high schools / universities), Wounded Warriors, USO, Fisher House, etc. *


10.

 
 Promote member recruitment and rentention.

   
11.



Develop and monitor content of chapter website.  Ensure accuracy of current board members, events, community and defense-related issues, NDIA privacy statement and POC webmaster email.

12.
 

Ensure chapter board members are familiar with content of NDIA Chapter Management Manual. *

13.


Maintain quality assurance of NDIA branding with use of chapter logo pertaining to chapter website, event brochures, newsletters, letterhead, etc.

Point of Contact

Recognition of a chapter for the program, submit your nomination to Molly Flanagan,
Director, Chapter Relations at mflanagan@ndia.org or (703) 247-2563.

(Revised 15 Sept 2014)

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