How To Start Your Own Chapter
If there is not an OPRC chapter in your area, you might decide to form a new chapter. Below you will find a brief overview of how to start a new chapter.  While this is just an overview, you will find that the process is really not much more complicated than this.   A more detailed "how-to" guide may be obtained by contacting one of our membership coordinators Contact Us.  And your assigned membership coordinator will help you every step of the way. 
  • Advertise your chapter's first meeting.
  • Host first meeting, discuss your vision, explain what OPRC is, discuss chapter structure, and set a date for second meeting.
  • Host second meeting, elect officers, fill out membership forms, collect dues, plan a six months agenda.
  • Contact your National Membership Coordinator with elected officer information. Mail your signed Chapter Affiliation form along with the dues for chapter members to you coordinator.
  • Enter your chapter members into the National database.
  • As your chapter grows, you'll find many members interested in different things. Welcome everyone and look for the talent that each individual has to offer.
  • Host your third meeting, discuss and alter National provided by-laws template (available to you from your chapter database menu), discuss available National insurance, plan a rating ride, inform your members of all the National programs available to you and your chapter, request that your members add their name to the National E-news mailing list (sign up is available on the bottom of the National home page).
  • Contact the IRS and request an EIN (Employee Identification Number) you may need it to open a bank account. That being said, some banks will allow you to open a joint, noninterest bearing, DBA (doing business as) <chapter name> OPRC account, without an EIN.
  • Open a chapter bank account: After you receive your EIN, you can open a chapter bank account. You should have at least two members on the bank account.