Now that you and your group are well on your way to a successful chartering, its time to call the first NCPA Student Chapter Meeting. This meeting may occur before the chartering since a formal chartering demands significant planning and organization. Thoroughly publicize this first meeting using flyers, announcements or other creative means. Food parties almost always increase attendance and this might be an easy way to get more students there, e.g. organizers can make some cookies and pick up some punch, etc.
After gathering an audience, there are several items which must be covered at this first meeting, including:
- Chapter constitution and by-laws must be approved.
- Officer nominations and elections must occur per the by-laws.
- Committee positions need to be filled.
- The chapter's goals and projects must be discussed.