Chapters

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. New York State is served by The Reading League National Organization.

TRL Chapters Map

Chapters

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. New York State is served by The Reading League National Organization.

TRL Chapters Map

Rationale for Affiliation

Affiliation with a national organization provides many benefits; Chapters gain:

  • Expertise through consultation and technical assistance;
  • Visibility and clout as part of a larger, more powerful group;
  • Exposure and marketing on the TRL website;
  • Coordination of its programs and activities with those of TRL;
  • Access to information and materials such as presentations, handouts, videos;
  • Increased advocacy and traction for its mission.

General Criteria

Chapters will:

  • 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

Applying for Chapter Status

Before becoming a Chapter, interested parties will submit to TRL:

  • Statement of goals and objectives of the group, to demonstrate alignment and consistency
    with those of TRL’s mission “to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence aligned reading instruction.”
  • List of officers and description of duties
  • Interested member list
  • Method or plan for funding or revenue-generation
  • Initial plan for events and activities in which the Chapter wishes to engage

Download Roadmap to Becoming a Chapter

Application for The Reading League Chapters

Please complete the information below and attach a list of potential members in your geographic area. Submit completed application to Laura Stewart, National Director at laura@thereadingleague.org
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Chapter Agreement

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Information Sheet

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License Agreement

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