How can I start a chapter in my area? 

There are some basic steps that need to be followed to start up a chapter

  1. Contact the AOC Director of Membership Operations
    Glorianne O'neilin ( 703-549-1600.
  2. Need to have at least ten members in your area
  3. Submit a chapter by law and constitution,  Constitution, and ByLaws
  4. Submit a petition with ten names. Petition
  5. Hold elections for chapter officers.
  6. Submit a financial report each year.  
  7. Hold at least three meetings a year.

These steps and more are described in the Operations Manual -   


Chapter Reference Documents

General Headquarters Documents  

AOC Operations Manual 

Chapter Handbook

Establishing, Maintaining, and Closing a Chapter

Chapter Operations Manuals

Membership Growth Incentive Program

Chapter of the Year Program

Publishing Chapter Events 

Chapter Specific Operations Manuels