GPS Chapter Guidelines

  1. Each chapter leader must be committed to the GPS mantra of                                 “Give first – Share always”
  2. Location times, meeting frequency and meeting duration are up to the chapter leader and should meet the needs of its members.
  3. All chapter leaders will meet every other month either by conference call or physical location, to review any updated information from each chapter. This meeting will be attended by the chapter liaison and leaders. The meeting will be coordinated and facilitated by the GPS Executive Board Vice President.
  4. All dues and monies collected at meetings will be deposited in bank to be used for chapter expenses, marketing, events, etc. Dues are collected semi annually. Semi annual dues will be collected in June and January. New members will pay a pro-rated amount after attending two meetings. Chapter members will pay dues to each chapter they attend.
  5. Each chapter will be business category exclusive. Each member will promote only one business per chapter. If a member has multiple business interests, they are to confine the promotion of the business to ensure that category is not overlapping with another member.
  6. Each chapter will follow the GPS basic agenda.
  7. Chapter leaders will contribute to webpage content, and to the GPS Facebook page.
  8. Each chapter will maintain a separate database/member list for each chapter. Webmaster will post on website.
  9. Members may attend more than one chapters meeting – only if that chapter has no current member in that category. If there is a question as to category eligibility, it will be resolved with the chapter leader and the members involved.
  10. All participation in events such as mixers, fund raisers etc. are voluntary.
  11. All members will be asked, occasionally, by the board to volunteer for various committees. Thus promoting commitment and involvement.
  12. ATTENDANCE to regular meeting is obligatory to remain a member in good standing. It is requested that when a member misses a meeting that they notify a chapter leader. Missing two consecutive meetings without notice will put your membership at risk. Member will be reminded one time of failure to attend and then category will be re-opened.

Revised 3/2012 to begin use in June 2012 (Print out PDF version of GPS Chapter Guidelines)

4 Responses to GPS Chapter Guidelines

  1. Peggi Paredes says:

    I noticed that you do not have a chapter in the East Valley: Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek area. Is there a possibility that we could get one started on this side of town?

    • GPS Lady says:

      The first thing we need to start ANY chapter in ANY area is a group of women that are ready to begin the chapter. I usually interview the interested party or parties and we discuss the GPS programs to make sure this organization is a good fit and they are ready to commit to chapter leadership. Feel free to contact me if you would like to review the information, and set up a meeting to discuss!! Thanks, Debbie

  2. Lorianna Andino says:

    I am interested as becoming a member of GPS….. i have recently purchased 2 tickets for the upcoming fundraiser for the end of September.I was wondering if it would be better for me to wait until then to join being i am new to this sort of group and have many questions… Does anyone have advice for me as to whether or not it would be better to become a member first before then to be able to get the most from this event or more wise to wait until after the event so i would be better informed? One of my main reasons of questions have to do with the different chapters and what exactly makes them different from the rest…. any advice or information would be greatly appriciated….. Thank you.

    • GPS Lady says:

      Hi Lorianna
      I am excited that you will be at our next fundraiser..no need to wait to join, though. Please give me a call anytime and I will be glad to answer your questions.

      Thanks! Debbie 623-764-1627

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