The Steering Committee is made up of the association members. Generally, those who are instrumental in getting the Chapter started will take on an interim leadership position until you elect an official board. The Steering Committee is critical in getting the Chapter launched and “out of the gate” to ensure success from the beginning. All members are invited and encouraged to serve on the Steering Committee so that everyone has a voice.
When is our Chapter official?AAFD2020-08-31T14:25:28-07:00
Yes. If a member wants to join anonymously, here are two options:
Request to be marked as anonymous in the AAFD’s CRM system (member database). This does not protect you against true anonymity as the association leadership will know who the member(s) is/are, therefore, your identify could be known.
For true anonymity, the member should join through an attorney who will certify that he is legal counsel for the franchisee who desired to join anonymously. The chapter leaders may want additional validation that the member is, in fact, who he claims. Using this method, the AAFD doesn’t know who the member is and true anonymity is achieved.
We have been using another franchise attorney up to now; any benefit to using one of the attorney’s from the AAFD LegaLine?AAFD2020-08-31T14:26:08-07:00
Members of the AAFD LegaLine agree to offer discounts to our member franchisees and chapters. If you are happy with your current counsel, there is no reason to change but it is possible he/she will be interested in becoming part of the LegaLine Program.
In case of any retaliation, are the current formation team members protected with D&O insurance? When does it take effect?AAFD2020-08-31T14:26:45-07:00