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Internet Society Chapter Processes

The Internet Society has more than 100 local Chapters .

These Chapters are set up, re-juvenated, and, if needed, de-chartered according to the processes listed below:

Chapter Formation

Internet Society members interested in starting a new Chapter are invited to think about the steps laid out here. However, please first check if there is already an existing Chapter in your region before doing so.

Once an expression of interest in starting a Chapter is received by the Internet Society, the next steps are laid out in this document.

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Chapter Rejuvenation

The rejuvenation of a Chapter is a process started when a Chapter no longer accomplishes the minimum requirements to be an Internet Society Chapter (see Chapter Charter Letter) and can no longer be considered a Chapter in good standing.

The Chapter rejuvenation process can be found here.

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Chapter De-chartering

If after an official rejuvenation period (see process above), a Chapter is not successful in addressing the compliance issues, the Internet Society will have the right to de-charter this Chapter.

The Chapter de-chartering process can be found here.

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