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8 Steps to Start an LLN Chapter
your LLN Region Representative or your LLN Board Vice President for advice on starting a chapter on your campus.
with Latinas on your campus about the possibility of starting your own chapter. Networking is your strength and can help you acquire funding and support in the future. Use other LLN chapters as “examples” of what other colleges are doing to help garner support for your chapter.
a Statement of Purpose for your Chapter, as well as By-Laws. Use the Statewide By-Laws to guide you.
with your college to see how you can “legitimize” your chapter. Is there a committee you have to see to obtain the official seal on your chapter?
out from Student Activities or Student Government about incorporating students. Students provide energy and enthusiasm in a chapter and can help with fundraising. Students have access to Student Government funding, as well as facilities. Remember this organization is open to College Administrators, Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and Students.
meetings, once you have interested administrators, faculty, and staff in your chapter. Also e-mail minutes to those who cannot attend the meetings so they are kept up-to-date and feel part of the chapter.
speakers twice a month to your meetings. This will promote networking and keep your members engaged. We invited Latina speakers from our local university, and area businesses. Invite non-Latinas to join your chapter…men can join too!
Some activities to think about: tamale sales, dinner fundraisers, museum tours, posadas, mariachi concerts and dances, field trips, etc.