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Guild Policy Regarding Chapters

It is the policy of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild to encourage the formation of Chapters within the boundaries of the Guild. Such Chapters shall be self-governing, subject only to such limitations as may be necessitated by the Guild's Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and stated policies.

It is the policy of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild to encourage the formation of Chapters within the boundaries of the Guild. Such Chapters shall be self-governing, subject only to such limitations as may be necessitated by the Guild's Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and stated policies.

The formation of a Chapter shall be the initiative of at least eight 8 voting Guild members residing within the area, the geographical boundaries of which are clearly defined.

Those proposing a Chapter shall submit to the Board a charter petition containing the By-Laws under which the Chapter will operate, signed by at least eight 8 voting Guild members who reside within the proposed Chapter boundaries.

The formal establishment of a Chapter shall be authorized by the Board when all conditions pertaining thereto have been presented to and approved by the Board.

No Chapter shall have the authority to represent the Guild officially or publish in the name of, or to incur expense in the name of the Guild, except as authorized by the Board.

Chapters must maintain at least eight 8 voting Guild members to remain a Chapter.

Chapter membership may include persons who are not voting members of the Guild. However, the officers of the Chapter must be voting members of the Guild. In addition, only those Chapter members who are also Guild members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of Guild membership as outlined in Article II.

Each Chapter shall keep the Guild informed concerning activities and progress in its area.

Each chapter shall assist the Guild in obtaining increased participation in Guild activities and in increasing Guild membership.

The Guild shall endeavor to assist the Chapters when such assistance is requested.

Each Chapter President shall be an ex officio voting member of the Board that shall attend Board meetings

Each Chapter shall include an article of affiliation with the Guild in its By-Laws.

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