instructions for filing a
"Petition for Charter"

Complete two copies of the "Petition for Charter". Send one to QCWA HQ and keep the other in your files.

A minimum of five QCWA members whose dues are current at QCWA HQ are required to petition HQ for a charter.

We suggest that those members who desire to establish a chapter; meet, choose a name for the chapter, elect a president and secretary (the minimum number of chapter officers required). The new president must sign the petition and send one copy to QCWA HQ. File the second copy of the petition with the chapter files. We suggest the secretary be the custodian of all chapter records to provide one person who will have it available. Please insure all signatures, names and QCWA #s on the petition are readable.

Upon receipt of the petition at QCWA HQ, the listed members status will be verified. If a minimum of 5 are current with their membership at HQ, the petition is forwarded to the QCWA Board of Directors for approval. After approval HQ will assign a Chapter number. There is no cost to the members for the issuance of the charter to establish a chapter, other than the personal work of one or more members who desire the chapter and are willing to devote a little time (sometimes a little money) to getting it "off the ground".

Also note that membership in a chapter is predicated upon membership being current at QCWA HQ. There is no connection with the dues paid to QCWA HQ and those dues assessed by a chapter. A chapter needs to establish dues amount sufficient to carry on the work of the chapter.

At regular intervals, the chapter through the secretary, or other designated person, is required to keep QCWA advised of the activities of the chapter, which may be of interest to other QCWA members. This can be done by providing a chapter report in the monthly digital QCWA Journal. As well, an Annual Chapter Report is required, which can be completed on-line by any chapter officer.

Send the completed petition to: