Local Section leaders can look to AIChE's Membership Department for support, resources and training. Our goal is to make your role as a volunteer leader as rewarding as possible. Here are numerous resources to help you. If you don't find the resource you're looking for, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Volunteer Development
- Local Section Governance
- Communication & Web Resources
- Certificate Templates
Access to Member Lists
Recruit new members to your local section by accessing member lists.
Project Connect Grants
The John J. McKetta ProjectConnect Grants were inaugurated in 2001 to assist local sections with their efforts to reach out to students, and increase membership and participation of recent chemical engineer graduates and new engineers.
How to Start a YP Group
A resource guide compiled by the Young Professional Committee that serves as a step-by-step guide for local section leaders who would like to form a Young Professional Group.
Chemical Engineers in Action Website
Created in cooperation with the Chemical Heritage Foundation, this site provides a great new tool for your recruitment and outreach efforts.
Program Planning Grants
The Program Planning Grants assist local sections with their membership outreach efforts by encouraging development of a program plan that involve more than a single event.
All you ever need to know about fundraising for your local section.
Find a leading expert to speak at your local section meeting.
Planning a Meeting & Successful Programming
Learn the the nuts and bolts of planning a successful section meeting and learn how successful section plan their activities. Plus, learn everything you've ever wanted to know about hosting a satellite meeting via webcast.
Volunteers are a huge part of the day-to-day operation of AIChE at the global and local levels.
Shining Star Award
During AIChE Annual, Spring, and Local Sections Leadership Workshop, local section volunteers are recognized with a shining star award.
Access certificates to recognize volunteers throughout the year.
On Demand Leadership Skills Webinars
Improve your leadership skills and get a better handle on developing volunteers for your local section by viewing a vast library of webinars on leadership. All self-paced and on demand.
Get a handle on accounting and reporting taxes for your local section. Treasurer's reports are due May 31. Download the tax instructions and file your Treasurers report below.
Download the following documents for a thorough understanding of local section governance. The by-laws template is intended to guide you and are not intended to be in your final version.
See a listing of officer positions and job responsibilities compiled from Local Sections throughout the organization. Note that this is a comprehensive list but not all positions are required to run a local section.
CIO - Chief Information Officers
The CIO will be a volunteer identified from each Local Section that will serve as a direct link between Local Section officers and members and the larger AIChE organization.
Local Sections Committee
The Local Sections committee is charged with developing the relationships between AIChE's local sections, AIChE Staff and the Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC).
Local Section Community Websites
AIChE currently offers local sections the ability to create a website, complete with social features, document sharing, and events calendar and integrated with the national AIChE site. To learn more click here.
Downloadable Certificate Templates
Use these certificates to recognize your local section members.
|Name of Template||File Download|
||Certificate of Recognition||Download Certificate|
|50-Year Member Certificate||Download Certificate|