Why Form a Chapter of PT Cruiser Club?
- PT Cruiser Club Chapter members join the PT Cruiser Club and share all our member benefits.
- PT Cruiser Club Chapters get a listing in our prominently displayed Chapter Directory.
- PT Cruiser Club Chapters can list events, meetings, and cruises on our event calendar.
- PT Cruiser Club web site will bring your chapter many new members looking for local people to meet.
- Your PT Cruiser Club chapter will be larger than if you formed your own club because of the large online community our national PT Cruiser Club web site generates.
Does it cost anything to start a Chapter of PT Cruiser Club?
We are assisting local PT Cruiser Club chapters to form who can be a part of our online community while at the same time organizing activities like club meetings or meet & greets on a local level. We invite you to help our members have fun and enjoy the PT Cruiser Club. There are no chapter formation fees, all we ask is that you first join our club and that all the members of your chapter join also.
How do I start a Chapter of PT Cruiser Club?
It only takes one or two PT Cruiser Club members to form a chapter. Fill out our chapter application, then we will send you a Chapter Charter document. Once you review and sign the Chapter Charter document, return a copy to us by mail or fax.
How is a PT Cruiser Club Chapter structured?
A Chapter will be organized by a Chapter Coordinator and Assistant Chapter Coordinator, Chapters can hold monthly meetings open to all Chapter members. Most of the PT Cruiser Club meet & greets and cruises will be organized by Chapters on a local level. More details will be provided in the chapter charter document.
Does the national club (PT Cruiser Club) send any money Chapters?
No, our member dues are set at a low level to fund only the operating costs of our national club and web site. The member dues are not intended to pay for events or local activities. PT Cruiser Club chapters primary function is to organize local activities and social functions. The Chapter is authorized to set reasonable event fees to cover operating expenses for the Chapter's social activities. The Chapter is authorized to seek out sponsors to help offset operating expenses. The Chapter Coordinator assumes all responsibility for managing funding of social meetings, events, activities etc. by collecting needed funds from the participants or sponsors on a "pay as you go" basis.
Do PT Cruiser Club Chapter members have to be PT Cruiser Club members?
Yes, all Chapter members must be PT Cruiser Club members with current annual dues. Most people do not understand how much time and expense actually goes into an organization. Your member dues fund the operating costs of the national club and web site (PT Cruiser Club). There may be some who don't want to pay our dues for various reasons, they can come to our events, but they are not club members, have no member benefits on our web site, are not invited to monthly chapter meetings, and can't vote on your chapter issues.
Can PT Cruiser Club Chapters charge member dues in addition to PT Cruiser Club member dues?
No, a properly run chapter can fund all of its activities by setting reasonable event fees for event attendees to cover operating expenses for the Chapter's social activities events and meetings. The Chapter is authorized to seek out sponsors to help offset operating expenses. The Chapter Coordinator assumes all responsibility for managing funding of social meetings, events, activities etc. by collecting needed funds from the participants or sponsors on a "pay as you go" basis.
If I start a Chapter how will I know when a member joins my chapter?
The chapter coordinator will receive an email when a new PT Cruiser Club member joins. This will allow you to contact the member and welcome them to your local group. The member will also receive an email indicating they joined the national club as a member of your chapter. Annual dues renewal emails will be sent directly to the member from the national club.
Should we form our own Club or form a Chapter of PT Cruiser Club?
PT Cruiser Club is a national club with a large online community. Our web site provides a wealth of information about the PT Cruiser, constant amusement and warm friendships. Why re-invent the wheel?
Most social gatherings of PT Cruiser Club members will be organized by PT Cruiser Club Chapters, PT Cruiser Club activities will be sanctioned and insured Club activities include any social function, meeting, picnic, cruise, tour, meet & greet, cruise night, party, parade, rally, poker run, convention, etc. When PT Cruiser Club Chapters put their activities our national calendar we approve and sanction them with one simple online form.
Form your PT Cruiser Club Chapter Today! Click here to fill out the PT Cruiser Club Chapter Application.
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The PT Cruiser Club reserves the right to refuse a chapter or cancel a chapter at any time or for any reason. It will be in the sole discretion of the PT Cruiser Club to approve or deny a Chapter application, all decisions are final.