Local networking opportunities result from involvement with Community Development Society Chapters that keep members informed of current development trends and concepts. Specific community needs and issues are addressed through chapter activities. Chapters may be formed for any appropriate geographic area-local, state, province or region.
STARTING A CHAPTER/OFFICIAL RECOGNITION PROCESS
To be officially recognized as a chapter, the following procedures must be followed:
- Chapter name may be either "The ________________Chapter of the Community Development Society," or a name agreed upon by the founding members of the chapter, to be followed by the phrase "A Chapter of the Community Development Society."
- A proposal to form a chapter will be in writing, addressed to the President, and signed by not less than fifteen voting members of the Society.
The application will contain:
a) Proposed name of the Chapter
b) Proposed geographic boundaries of the Chapter
c) Consent of any existing Chapter if the proposed boundaries infringe on its establishedboundaries
d) Copy of the proposed constitution or statement of purpose of the chapter
- The Board of Directors will take action on requests for chapter status at its next regular Board meeting following receipt of the chapter formation request.
- The Board may authorize the provision of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00) to any group attempting to organize a chapter. Such financial assistance may be provided only once in that geographic area.
Active CDS Chapters
Main Street Program
Arkansas Department of Heritage
1500 Tower Building
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
LAURA FILBERT ZACHER
Economic Development Resources
2610 Tennessee Ave
St. Louis, MO 63118
TERENCE J. DELAHANTY
Cabinet for Families & Children
275 East Main Street,
Frankfort, KY 20621
Community Development Consultant
Public Health Services
Saskatoon Health Region
107 230 Avenue R. South
CDS Chapters have previously been active in:
- New Frontier (Pacific Northwest)
- South Carolina