AIChE Local Section Resources for Leaders

Resources for Local Section Leaders

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

Read the Local Sections Vision Statement


Access to Member Lists

Recruit new members to your local section by accessing member lists.

Get Lists

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.

Starting a YP Group Within a Section (pdf)

How to Start a YP Group/Section (Webinar)

Volunteer & Member Recruitment Guide

Volunteer and Member Recruitment Ideas


Planning a Meeting & Successful Programming 

Learn the the nuts and bolts of planning a successful section meeting/event and learn how successful sections plan their activities. 

How to Plan a Local Section Event

How to Plan a Local Section Meeting

Programming Opportunities through Liberty Mutual

Fundraising Guide

All you ever need to know about fundraising for your local section.

Download Guide

Volunteer Development

Shining Star Award

During AIChE Annual and Spring Meetings, local section volunteers are recognized with a shining star award.

Go to Shining Star Award

Certificate Templates

Access certificates to recognize volunteers throughout the year. 

Go to Certificate Templates

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. 

Go to Leadership Webinars


Financial Reporting

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.

Local Section Taxes & Finances

Tax Instructions

Update your account signatories

File Your Treasurer's Report

Local Section Annual Reports

2018 LS Annual Report

2017 LS Annual Report

2016 LS Annual Report

2015 LS Annual Report

Local Section Governance

Download the following documents for a thorough understanding of local section governance. 

Update Section's Officer Roster

How to Organize a Local Section

Officer Position Descriptions

Bylaws Template - Use to update section bylaws

2015 Dues Summary

Communication & Web Resources

Local Sections Committee (LSC)

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 offers local sections the ability to create a website, complete with social features, document sharing, and events calendars. To learn more click here.

Request a website

Add/remove a webmaster

Chemical Engineers in Action Website

Created in cooperation with the Chemical Heritage Foundation, this site is a tool for your community outreach efforts.

Downloadable Certificate Templates

Use these certificates to recognize your local section members and volunteers.

  Name of Template File Download
Certificate of Recognition Download Certificate
50-Year Member Certificate Download Certificate