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Starting a new SIM Chapter
Individuals interested in starting a SIM Chapter (i.e., founding members) should consider compiling a list of all of the key contacts they have in the area who may be interested in assisting in SIM Chapter start-up activities. This group should also be willing to serve as Chapter Leaders during the Chapter start-up process and after the Chapter has been established.
The length of time needed to establish your Chapter varies widely, but on the average, the process takes about six months from the beginning of the application process to acceptance. The Chapter's ability to provide information in a timely manner has a large bearing on the amount of time required to become affiliated as a SIM Chapter.
If you would like to start a SIM Chapter, please contact Andrew Jackson, Director of New Chapter Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer any questions that may arise and will begin the start-up process with you.