Developing Chapter Bylaws

  • All chapters must submit bylaws to the SUNA National Office at the time they are requesting chapter affiliation.
  • Chapters may adapt the current national bylaws or request a copy of another chapter’s bylaws to assist them in creating bylaws for their chapter.
  • Chapter bylaws must be reviewed / revised as necessary and submitted to the National Office where they will be kept on file.

SUNA National Bylaws

For additional information, please refer to the SUNA Bylaws.

Organizing Your First SUNA Chapter Meeting

Follow these tips when planning your first chapter meeting:

  1. Develop an inquiry letter informing others of the need / benefits of a local SUNA chapter.
  2. Plan an informational meeting along with an educational program.
  3. Contact the SUNA National Office to obtain addresses or mailing labels to notify chapter members of the meeting.
  4. Plan to serve refreshments if possible.
  5. Seek assistance for recruiting participants from local pharmaceutical representatives who have regular contact with urology offices.
  6. Consider the needs and geography of your area in planning meeting sites.
  7. Contact the SUNA National Office to obtain membership applications and SUNA resource information prior to the meeting date for distribution at the meeting.
  8. Keep minutes of the meeting to be distributed.
  9. Start a roster of attendees' names and contact information (name, address, phone, e-mail address, work address).
  10. Distribute SUNA membership applications and SUNA information during the meeting.
  11. Ask for volunteers to serve in chapter leadership positions (i.e., President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer).
  12. Select a chapter name and logo (chapter logo is optional).
  13. Vote to accept chapter bylaws and have all officers’ sign.

SUNA Policy For additional information, please refer to the following policy in the SUNA Policy & Procedure Manual. (Please note that you must log in as a SUNA member to access the Policy & Procedure Manual).

  • 10-102: Use of SUNA’s Name and/ or Logo

Forming a SUNA Chapter

If you are interested in forming a new SUNA chapter, please follow these steps:

  • Contact the SUNA National Office at suna@ajj.com or 1-888- TAP-SUNA to inform them about your interest.
  • Request the name of your assigned Director-at-Large and his/ her contact information.
  • Review the online chapter resources and policies.
  • Provide the national office with a list of the zip codes that will contain the members in your chapter.
  • Submit names of officers and contact information.
  • Submit at least 6 names of chapter members who are national members.
  • Submit chapter name, chapter bylaws, and chapter office address and phone list.
  • Send a copy of this information via e-mail to the SUNA National Office and your assigned Director-at-Large
  • After a 1-year probationary period the chapter is eligible for affiliation. Your assigned Director-at-Large must present the chapter for affiliation to the Board of Directors who will vote on the proposed affiliation. The chapter will be notified of the board’s vote on affiliation.

SUNA Policy

For additional information, please refer to the following policy in the SUNA Policy & Procedure Manual. (Please note that you must log in as a SUNA member to access the Policy & Procedure Manual).

  • 40-100: Chapter Formation & Affiliation

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