Why start a Local HTPA Chapter?
Is there a minimum number of participants required to form a Chapter?
How do you become a Local HTPA Chapter Lead?
Do you have to be an HTPA Member to be part of a Local Chapter?
What does a Local HTPA Chapter do?
Is there a fee to be a Local HTPA Chapter?
Must there be regular monthly Chapter Meetings?
What are some benefits of having a Local HTPA Chapter?
Is there anything required of a Local HTPA Chapter?
It's all about creating Community and serving your local community in unique, various ways. Your Chapter will be individual and create its own personality based on its participants.
No, a Local Chapter can consist of any number in fact even one person can be a Chapter. No one should be alone – Chapters will prevent that. HTPA is available to support all Chapters in any way we can.
Chapter Leads must be members of HTPA. If so, you can become a Lead just by being the one who organizes the Chapter's start or you can have those participating in the Chapter vote as to who they would like to be the Lead.
No, all are welcomed to join. The only exception is that the Lead does need to be an HTPA Member in good standing.
We have many ideas and suggestions on the Purpose & Vision page, but, what a Chapter does is nearly limitless based on the ideas and goals of the Chapter participants
No, no fees and if the Local Chapter fund-raises – all the monies raised are the Chapter's to utilize as they decide.
No, the decision of when to have meetings is solely up to each Chapter. There are no requirements to have meetings at any frequency. However, having meetings will most likely help the Chapter grow and help the community get stronger and active.
When you have a Chapter in place it can help:
- cultivate a vibrant Community to develop and share energy practices
- provide educational and informational resources to the surrounding communities
- build a strong base to support the wellness of the practitioners and neighbors
- provide a pool of practitioners to fulfill local service projects
- offer a networking and brainstorming group that motivates and inspires
- make the perceived impossible, possible
The only requirement is that the Chapter designate a Lead/Chair; that the Lead/Chair be an active HTPA Member and that the Lead/Chair submit an Activity Form each month. (The Activity Form is short, simple and provided by HTPA. If there is no activity to report, the report does not need to be submitted.) When HTPA publishes the monthly Chapter Newsletter, the Local Chapter Lead/Chair distributes it to their membership.
Any other questions can be submitted through the contact us form. We will be happy to answer.