Thinking of starting Mississippi Valley Chapter - Need Advice
OK - I just can't stop thinking about this...
When I was at TET last month, I had the opportunity to chat with several NFFC World Chapter members. During the History Walk, Arlen Miller tried to talk me into starting a chapter in my area. Having absolutely no understanding of NFFC (other than the fact that it is the opportunity for folks who love Disney to get together on a regular basis), I have come here for advice and a push in the right direction.
I would like to find out more about NFFC, what is involved in setting up a chapter, bylaws, requirements, benefits of membership, etc. I would also love to hear personal experiences current/former members have had. Do you do a newsletter? Where do you meet? How often? When you join NFFC at the national level does that cover membership in a local chapter or is there an additional cost? How much time do you invest each year?
I have several friends here in the Quad Cities / Iowa City area who are interested in joining - many who I met when I was a CM at TDS. Arlen mentioned something about having four members to start a chapter, so I'm sure we'll be OK there.
I'm leaning towards joining the World Chapter first to get my feet wet and then trying to start a chapter locally. But, wonder if it's feasible to do both at the same time.
Thanx for any advice or pointers you all can give me!!!