Chapter Membership is for those persons outside of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area who wish to start a chapter in their own area (city/county, state) or who wish to join a chapter already established in their area. This is to avoid having more that one chapter in the same municipality. Please identify city/county and state of Chapter Membership for which you are applying. Chapter Members are entitled to certain benefits, including specific information on how to establish a Chapter in areas outside of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. More specific information is included in By-Laws of The National Hand Dance Association (NHDA). NHDA is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization.
There must be a file for each individual joining as a Chapter member. The list of members must accompany the application, as well as the information required on the following pages.
All chapters must adhere to the By-Laws of The National Hand Dance Association. Chapters are permitted to establish their own By-Laws, but must submit to NHDA for review and approval. Where there is a discrepancy in the implementation of Chapter By-Laws, The National By-Laws take precedent.