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Update Website

Don’t forget to archive the current event activity on the chapter website, retain the agenda as a reminder to those visiting the website of what your event was all about. The inclusion of event photos will also draw interest. Include a “save the date” for the following year—even if you only have the date and not the exact location or venue. Members and other attendees will then be able to add to their calendar early on.

Completing the Chapter Annual Report

Chapters should expect to return an annual report to Chapter Services no later than 10 business days after chapters’ annual meeting. The documents that should be submitted include:

  • Chapter Officer Update Form
  • Membership Roster
  • Minutes (council meetings)
  • Minutes (business session)
  • Meeting Program
  • Year-End Financial Statements
  • Chapter Bylaws (if changed)

The Chapter Officer Update Form will be sent to you by ACS after the Chapter’s annual meeting. If your chapter will not be having an annual meeting in a particular year, the Chapter Officer Update Form must still be completed and forwarded to Chapter Services no later than one year from the submission of the previous annual report.

ACS Bulletin

As another way to publicize your meeting to future attendees, consider developing a brief meeting summary and submit it to ACS staff for inclusion in the Chapter News section of the Bulletin. Submissions for domestic and international chapters may be forwarded to Natalie Bell, Chapter Services Program Coordinator, at