By laws, Chapter emails, Pay Pal
On this page you will find important information on the following items
- Chapters with approved by laws as of spring 2016
- How to establish a chapter email address
- Comparison of paying dues via PayPal vs. wire transfer
Additional information on other pages covers:
- Ideas on how you can help Ikebana grow or receive grants for your chapter activities; check out the Iwaya fund page on this website
- Information on insurance policy needs for your chapter
- Official Ikebana International logos for your website, stationary etc.
Click on the icon on the left to see a list from 2016 of those chapters with approved by-laws
Creating your own chapter email address
Of the 72 chapters in the NAR, most have a chapter email address that will not change when the officers change!
It is extremely time consuming for I.I. headquarters and this website administrator for the North American Region to change contact records to reflect the new email addresses of the new presidents in the chapters. Therefore, Ikebana International headquarters has requested that all chapters establish a central email address that will not change as your officers change. One contact email per chapter will simplify the email process for I.I. headquarters and make communications better for all parties.
This is easily accomplished. You can follow the directions provided by headquarters to use their recommended centralized email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can make your own using an email provider of your choice such as yahoo or gmail. Just be certain to have the password information be unique to your chapt
er; and not you personally. This way, the email address is easily transferable to the next president or officer that takes over the responsibility of the chapter email address.
If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to send your chapter’s email address to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to put the address in your contact list so that emails from the North American Region do not go to your spam folder.
If you choose the yahoo or gmail type route, all you need do is create an email address that is indicative of your chapter city. The best format seems to be the word ikebana followed by the city name where the chapter is located. (e.g. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
This email address can be monitored by anyone in your chapter who is in charge of communications with your chapter. When that person changes office, no need for a change in your email address – just have the new person use the same address using the same passwords that you established for the chapter. Join the fun and make it easier for everyone to contact you.
Review this chart to assess the best method to pay your chapter dues – PayPal or Wire transfer or credit card.