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How To Start Your Own Chapter

If there is not an OPRC chapter in your area, you might decide to form a new chapter. Below you will find a brief overview of how to start a new chapter.  While this is just an overview, you will find that the process is really not much more complicated than this.   A more detailed "how-to" guide may be obtained by contacting one of our membership coordinators Contact Us.  And your assigned membership coordinator will help you every step of the way. 

1) Advertise your chapter's first meeting

2) Host first meeting, discuss your vision, explain what OPRC is, discuss chapter structure, and set a date for second meeting

3) Host second meeting, elect officers, fill out membership forms, collect dues, plan a six months agenda

4) Contact your National Membership Coordinator with elected officer information. Mail your signed Chapter Affiliation form along with the dues for chapter members to you coordinator.

5) Enter your chapter members into the National database.

6) As your chapter grows, you'll find many members interested in different things. Welcome everyone and look for the talent that each individual has to offer.

7) Host your third meeting, discuss and alter National provided by-laws template (available to you from your chapter database menu), discuss available National insurance, plan a rating ride, inform your members of all the National programs available to you and your chapter, request that your members add their name to the National E-news mailing list (sign up is available on the bottom of the National home page).

8) Contact the IRS and request an EIN (Employee Identification Number) you may need it to open a bank account. That being said, some banks will allow you to open a joint, noninterest bearing, DBA (doing business as) <chapter name> OPRC account, without an EIN.

9) Open a chapter bank account: After you receive your EIN, you can open a chapter bank account. You should have at least two members on the bank account.