The Deep South Chapter joins the growing chapters around the nation and around the world expanding chapter membership through forming Associate Chapters.
Basically this is creating small clusters of members in areas outside of a 40 to 100 mile area of the chapter's home base.
In this case, the Home Base for the Deep South Chapter is New Orleans, Louisiana. They have now added Associate Chapters on the Northshore of New Orleans (across Lake Pontchartrain
); Baton Rouge, LA; Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama.
That seems like a lot of states, but if you know the Gulf Coast, this is a two hundred miles stretch along the shore with New Orleans basically in the middle. Who wouldn't want to go to New Orleans for a chapter meeting?
The expansion of individual chapters to outlaying areas have not only boosted existing chapter member participation but it also opens the door with more dots on the map for new members to join the chapter.
Its a better solution opposed to starting brand new chapters. For more information on Associate Chapters, send an email to Chapters@AntiqueMotorcycle.org