Proposing a State Organization
Proposals may come from current state organizations wishing to sponsor a new state organization, chapters or individuals. Some preparation and research is needed.
- Submit a request
Send a written request to the International Expansion Committee asking to begin research into expansion in a specific country. The committee will need some initial information.
- Research the country or state
The Society is interested in the status of women in education, women who meet the membership criteria, and prospective members who have given distinctive service in education or have potential to do so.
Next, the Society must identify a member as the official organizer. She will seek prospective members who understand the unique aspects of Society membership at all three levels.
- Request to study is reviewed
Each government entity has requirements for organizing within its borders. The International Expansion Committee investigates the political and non-profit viability of organization in the proposed government entity.
If no problems are identified, the committee asks the Administrative Board to approve a study of this country/state. Approval by the Administrative Board will begin official research status with an assigned organizer.
Working toward expansion
Now the official organizer and the sponsoring group will work with the International Expansion Committee to conduct a thorough study and pull together a core group of possible new members. The process includes:
- Locating prospective members
- Create opportunities to present educational seminars and/or workshops in education.
- Hold after-seminar gatherings of women interested in hearing about the Society.
- Offer professional presentations about the Society with a Q & A session.
- Look for diversity of educators.
- Generate a list of approximately 50 prospective names.
- Reporting the results
Report results of the study, including political ramifications, status of women in education, financial standings of educators, interest of local women, etc. to the International Expansion Committee. When everything is in place, the committee will request approval from the Executive Board for a new state organization.
- Strengthening the Society
The Expansion Committee also uses budgeted funds for strengthening existing state organizations in member countries other than the United States of America. (Standing Rule 5.32)