Start a New Chapter
Considering starting a WEN chapter in your area? Developing a professional chapter in your area can be a professionally and socially rewarding experience. It just takes an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer leader to begin the process.
Application and Submission
To begin the process, prospective chapter leaders complete an application consisting of the following documents.
Review and Approval Process
- Chapter request for information
- Chapter roster, including potential chapter board members and standard members
- Listing of energy companies in your region
- Regional demographics
The application materials will be reviewed and you will be notified whether your group meets the requirements for a chapter or if any revisions are needed. The President-Elect will then present your chapter application materials to the national Board of Directors for approval. Once the chapter is formally approved, WEN will provide welcome materials to help you establish your group in the local area.
Guidance for New Chapters
Upon approval, newly chartered chapters receive these welcome materials:
- Welcome package
- Chapter handbook
- Official approval letter
- Official WEN chapter logo file
Read the chapter leader handbook thoroughly. It provides guidance on how to select your Board of Directors, conduct elections, promote the chapter and set up programs and projects. Share the handbook with your chapter officers and directors. Always keep a copy handy, and keep your handbook up-to-date by filing inserts or changes distributed by the national office.
Once you have organized a board and established basic setup elements, you will provide the national office with
Your chapter address, telephone number, and account number of the financial institution at which your funds will be deposited
- A list of your directors and any committee chairs (must be/become WEN members)
- A copy of your bylaws
If you have questions or would like to receive the chapter application materials, please select the Learn More button at the left to contact WEN headquarters.