Benefits of Affiliation:
Have a local network of trusted members who support one another
Collect affiliate member dues to host local affiliate events
Access to all standard membership resources including the online resource database
Yearly report on activities and membership
At least 3 representatives at VATE conference
Assure affiliate members are also members of VATE
Affiliate Start Up Procedure:
Form a group of five or more people interested in VATE affiliation
Email affiliate chair with information on first meeting including the names of planners, date, location, and agenda.
Hold first meeting with a central event (like a speaker or panel discussion), decide on affiliate dues and positions
Submit initial meeting report to finalize affiliation
VATE will reimburse up to $50 in initial meeting costs (with receipts) if five new VATE members are signed up within the first six months.