A Reading League Chapter is recognized as an entity with a similar mission to The Reading League (TRL) and that aligns with the purposes, activities, policies, and procedures established by TRL.
The Reading League Chapters
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- Incorporate as a separate organization
- Become a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code or have a fiscal sponsor that is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3)
- Obtain and maintain appropriate insurance
- Establish bylaws that are consistent with those of TRL
- File an annual report to TRL on July 1 of each year
- Appoint a President and Treasurer
- File audited financial reports with TRL
- File IRS form 990 (or 990-EZ or 990-N) each year
- Secure a membership base of at least 35 members
- Seek funding or sponsorship for local activities and events
- Pay a yearly affiliation fee to TRL (with the exception of Year One)
- Offer events and engage in activities in alignment with the purpose and mission of TRL
- Secure approval in advance from TRL for presentations, materials, sponsors/vendors
- Maintain full transparency of activities and events
- Abide by all the terms of the Affiliation Agreement