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Program Rules

I. The Affiliated State Association must have a minimum of 25% AFSA contractor members to qualify and remain eligible for the program.

A.) On June 1 of each year, the State Affiliate will forward to AFSA National a list of their contractor members so that the percentages can be verified.

B.) Remember, as the percentage of AFSA contractors increase, so does the amount of funds from AFSA.

C.) AFSA will encourage its members to join the local state association.

D.) If the Affiliated State Association has a significant increase in AFSA contractor members, the ratio can be adjusted upward upon request and verification by the Affiliated State Association. (2 upward adjustments allowed each year.)

II. The Affiliated State Association must meet a minimum of 4 times per year and forward meeting notices, meeting minutes and sign in sheets to AFSA within one month of the meeting.

III. The Affiliated State Association can participate in the Chapter Rebate program at a percentage of how many of their contractor members are members in good standing with AFSA.

Example
Active AFSA Chapters receive $500 to $1500 annually if minimum requirements are met

  • 40% of AFSA
  • 1 to 20 contractors assigned: $500 $200
  • 21 to 40 contractors assigned: $1000 $400
  • 41 plus $1500 $600

IV. The Affiliated State Association can participate in the Chapter Grant program. AFSA, in January of each year, makes available a certain amount ($50,000 for 1999) for chapters to access for projects. (See Chapter Grant criteria.)

A.) Chapters can request as many grants as they wish. The Chapter Grant committee will approve or deny each request on its own merit.

B.) The chapter must match dollar for dollar the amount requested.

C.) State affiliates will be eligible for grant money at a percentage of how many of their contractors are AFSA members. For example, the state affiliate requests $5000 from AFSA for a project. If 40% of their contractor members are members of AFSA, they will receive $2000. If 60% are members of AFSA, they will receive $3000.

V. An agreement for direct financial support from AFSA to the State Association to reimburse expenses fro an Executive Director is being finalized at this time. Implementation will be Jan. 1,2000. A maximum of $750 (per meeting) will be paid by AFSA to support an Executive Director , based on the percentage of AFSA members in the State Association.

Example: 40% contractor members of AFSA times $750=$300 times 10 meetings equals $3000 annually.

VI. Affiliated State Associations will be eligible for an annual visit by the AFSA President, Staff member or a Director, plus increased communication and programs from AFSA.

VII. Affiliated State Associations are entitled to a complimentary web page on the AFSA Sprinkler Net and complimentary copies of Sprinkler Age.

VIII. Affiliated State Associations will receive national coverage in Sprinkler Age magazine for their projects and activities.

IX. Affiliated State Associations will receive support from AFSA for hosting charity golf tournaments with advertising, contributions, attendance and free giveaways and bags.



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