State chapters may be formed in line with HAAN mandate and objectives. Members of the Association in each state shall establish a State chapter whose aim shall be to promote the objectives of the Association.
The following are the conditions for recognizing a State chapter:
- There are at least 30 individual members, one fellowship member, all financially up-to-date.
- There are rules for the selection of officers and control of finance.
- There are at least two activities per year including a seminar preparatory to the Annual Roundtable Conference.
- The chapter accepts responsibility for collecting and transmitting all dues of the state members to the National Executive President.
- Recognition can be withdrawn by council if in its opinion the chapter is not operating according to the rules or for failing to meet the objectives of HAAN.
- The management of the chapters shall be carried out by structures such as directed by the National Secretariat.
- The chapter provides for a dispute resolution mechanism within its internal administrative framework.
FINANICIAL MANAGEMENT OF HAAN STATE CHAPTERS
The resources for the chapter shall consist of:
- Entrance fee of N2000 to the state chapter, payable at the chapter after membership registration at the National Secretariat.
- Annual Membership subscription of N1000 payable to the state chapter after renewal of Annual membership subscription of N2000 at the National Secretariat.
- Payment for any services rendered by the chapter to individuals or organizations.
- Donation and legacies from well meaning individuals to the state chapter.
- Grants from organizations, governments and individuals.
The state chapter shall retain 60% of the resources emanating from the state in any one year towards meeting part of its local expenses while 40% will be submitted to HAAN National Secretariat.