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.
Active AFSA Chapters receive $500 to $1500 annually if minimum requirements
- 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
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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