Resources for new State RLC Charters
- RLC-Action: Chartering an RLC-Wisconsin Affiliate
Posted by: "David Baumgardner" dpbaumgardner@...
> I, therefore, propose that the the RLCWI form an affiliate,An excellent and thoughtful solicitation, which is fine
> for the purposes congruent with the national RLC ...
to post to the RLC-Action eGroup, but be sure to use
the local resources available for chartering:
1. If you are not already the Moderator of your state
eGroup, contact Aaron or me to get "anointed", so you
have control over posts and subscribers. See:
This is the primary method of communicating with
members and prospects. With a few minutes of review,
you can invite as many new people to join as you please.
2. If you are interested in forming an RLC Charter,
be sure to get our Chartering Info, App, and Bylaws
and ask Aaron or me to get you designated as the
state Coordinator, rather than Contact. That gives you
access to all state entries in our national database.
Contacts do receive Monthly Updates of adds or
edits, but not a complete quarterly listing.
3. If you have not already received the complete
listing of state members and prospects, drop me a
note. Usually, I provide the state list in Excel, but
I can convert to many other formats. If you have a
little expertise, you should be able to integrate that
list into the Yahoo eGroup, Outlook, or MsWord
as a merge file.
4. If you have that listing, the ideal method of
activating members is a phone call. Email is very
convenient, as are eGroups, but a personal call
is critical to engaging active members.
5. If you don't yet have a state website, note
that the Yahoo eGroup main page can serve that
purpose temporarily. Basic contact information is
posted at XX.rlc.org, but a dedicated state domain
RLCXX.org is recommended. [Substitute state
initials for XX]. National purchases and maintains
the main state URL domains, but states will need
to get their own web hosting service. We'll point the
domain name to any service you engage. If you need
help, don't hesitate to ask me or our Webmaster,
6. The organizational and legal formalities may
be a burden, but they're designed to ensure that
state Charters don't misrepresent the RLC or get
diverted to other purposes. There is no National
RLC Police Force, so we're only looking for basic
assurances that states will comply with their own
Bylaws. National doesn't "look over your shoulder"
and dictate activities, projects, or endorsements
[except federal offices], so it's up to you to make
the state organization effective and vibrant.
The RLC is a grassroots organization. We are
not "top-down" controlled. The National Board is
just a dozen volunteers, willing to help you make
the most of your own local efforts. We hope to
become more effective in offering that help and
expanding resources, but that will take time
and enthusiastic volunteers for national projects.
If you're interested in National office, just contact
one of the Board members and try to attend the
next National Convention.
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