Purpose and Charter History of ACSM's Regional Chapters
The purpose of the Regional Chapter program is to stimulate involvement of large numbers of people in supporting the Mission and work of the national organization. The Chapters play a unique role, given the assumed ability to more directly and frequently interact with students, professionals and the public. Because of these unique qualities, Chapters were formed to:
- Introduce students to ACSM.
- Serve as a proving ground for leadership in the College.
Introduce non-member professionals to ACSM.
Broaden the base of participation in ACSM activities in a manner that minimizes expenses to the participant - such as staging affordable educational conferences at the state and local levels.
- Play an integral role in national programs in the areas of public education, continuing education, public relations, governmental affairs, and ACSM membership promotion.
|Chapter ||Area ||Provisional Charter ||Permanent Charter |
|Midwest ||IL, IN, IA, MI, OH, WI ||1970 ||1972 |
|Rocky Mountain ||CO, WY ||1973 ||1974 |
|Central States ||AR, KS, MO, OK ||1972 ||1975 |
|New England ||CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT ||1973 ||1976 |
|Southeast ||AL, GA, KY, NC, SC, |
VA, MS, LA, TN, FL
|1974 ||1976 |
|Northland ||MN, NE, ND, SD ||1976 ||1980 |
|Mid-Atlantic ||DE, MD, NJ, PA, WV, |
DC, NY (except NY chpt.)
|1978 ||1981 |
|Texas ||TX ||1980 ||1983 |
|Greater NY ||NYC, Nassau, Rockland, |
Suffolk & Westchester
Counties, Bergen, Essex, Hudson
|1978 ||1984 |
|Southwest ||CA, AZ, NV, UT, HI, NM ||1981 ||1985 |
|Northwest ||WA, OR, ID, MT ||1986 ||1988 |
|Alaska ||AK ||1987 ||1990 |