Tools for Regional FAOG GroupsA regional FAOG group is comprised of FAOG members residing in a particular geographic region of the country. The geographic region is defined by the members who organize and participate in the group. Participation within a regional group, as well as taking a leadership role in creating a new regional group where one doesn’t already exist, is solely the responsibility of those members choosing to participate and/or assume a leadership role. The national FAOG organization is not responsible for organizing, leading or participating in any of the regional groups, and the national organization does not guarantee that a regional group will exist for all geographic regions of the country. If a regional group does not yet exist, it is up to members themselves to form a group.
Activities of a regional FAOG group may consist of meetings, conferences, discussions using an online forum dedicated to a specific regional group, etc. How often a regional group convenes is determined solely by the group members. Any cost sharing and/or sponsorships of regional events is the responsibility of the group members, and the national FAOG organization will not take on the responsibility of securing sponsorships, accepting payments, etc. for any regional FAOG event.
How can FAOG support your regional FAOG group?
- Facilitate the creation of a Project within the Memberleap system for each regional group (upon the request of a leader of the group) which will be administered by the regional group project leader. A co-leader can also be designated so that two members of the group can administer the Project in Memberleap. The definition of the geographic region of the group will be included in the description of the Project. Members can then sign themselves up for the Project, if the geographic region is a fit. Functions within the Project include the ability to email all members of the group, store documents, and have a discussion forum exclusively for the members of that group. Within the Project, the leaders of the group can self-promote and organize events by sending emails and adding discussion board posts.
- Promote regional FAOG events on the website calendar of events, upon request.
- Publish news stories on the FAOG website about regional groups and events, upon request.
- Educate the FAOG membership on the concept of regional groups.