Resources for Chapter Leaders

Notes on corporate structure and Chapter governance. In 1998, NYFOA established a sister organization, New York Woodland Stewards (NYWS) as a 501(c)3 corporation which could legally accept tax-deductible financial support. In 2004, to simplify administration, NYFOA and NYWS were combined, retaining the NYFOA name and the 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. During the course of this transition, each chapter submitted individual chapter operational guidelines: AFC, CDC, CNY, LHC, NAC, NFC, SAC, SFL, SOT, and WFL. In addition, to comply with 501(c)3 requirements, each chapter had to sign the Agreement between NYFOA and each Chapter document. These aforementioned documents constitute the basis of the formal state-chapter relationship.

  • Organizations with which to Partner
    • The Kindred Organizations web page in the RNYW section may generate some ideas on potential partners for both meetings and woodswalks.
  • Resources for Meeting Presenters
    • Here's NYFOA's Speakers Bureau. Chapter Program Directors are encouraged to use it.
    • Here are agendas for a selection of programs offered by Yates County Cornell Cooperative Extension and compiled by NYFOA member Sarah Stackhouse.
    • Here is a Power Point presentation with accompanying notes entitled “New York Forests – An Endangered Species?”. The presentation was developed by Jerry Michael to educate forest owners and all forest stakeholders about the forest regeneration crisis and the rationale for NYFOA’s “Restore New York Woodlands” initiative. The presentation has been delivered dozens of times around the state and has been well-received. Chapters are encouraged to share the presentation with kindred organizations and the general public.

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