Business Professionals of America

Texas Association




To Form a Local Chapter:

  1. Review the materials included in the Chapter Start-up Kit (click here to download kit ).  Also contact your State Advisor for more information.
  2. Meet with a school official to seek approval and support.
  3. Organize a student committee of enthusiastic and motivated students to serve as the Organizing Committee.
  4. Prepare an agenda for a chapter meeting to include an introduction to Business Professionals of America.
  5. Organize a membership campaign and collect dues.
  6. Involve all students in organizing the new chapter and in carrying out the membership campaign.
  7. Approve a constitution.
  8. Elect officers to serve the membership.
  9. Submit membership application, constitution and charter application to the National Center.
  10. Recognize the new chapter by conducting a chartering and member Initiation Ceremony (remember to invite teachers, administrators, and family members).
  11. Train newly elected officers for their roles as leaders (attend Fall Leadership Conference if possible).
  12. Plan a program of activities, including school and community service projects.  Organize committees with chairpersons to carry out the activities.
  13. Establish regular chapter meeting times.  In addition to conducting business meetings, use the meetings to provide professional development by inviting guest speakers, conduct additional leadership development, and learn and practice parliamentary procedures in conducting business meetings.
  14. Maintain regular contact with the Regional Advisor, State Advisor and National Center to keep abreast of state and national activities.
  15. Prepare interested members for regional Workplace Skills Assessment Program competitions.
  16. Review the program of activities with the officers monthly and recommend needed changes.

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