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General Policies

  1. AWAOA meetings are held monthly led by the Chapter President, Chapter Vice President or other AWAOA appointed representative.
  2. Monthly meetings last for no longer than 2 hours. Members need to arrive on time to receive the maximum benefit out of each meeting.
  3. Attendance is critical to the group. It is encourage the member meet with their home chapter monthly in order to sustain the atmosphere and camaraderie.
  4. Members can bring visitors to the meeting with the understanding a visitor can attend a chapter meeting only once.
  5. With member surveys sent out randomly, it is the responsibility of the member to file a concern with the National President if there are problems within the chapter which cannot be resolved within the Chapter.
  6. All AWAOA members are to conduct themselves proper and professional manner at all AWAOA meetings and events.
  7. Membership may be revoked for failure to comply with the policies and code of ethics of AWAOA. The Chapter President along with the National Headquarters fulfills that responsibility.
  8. All AWAOA Bi-Annual Rosters is for the general purpose of building the network. This list is not AWAOA does not endorse any business, services or practices of any AWAOA member.
  9. The AWAOA Bi-Annual Roster is not for soliciting (i.e., email, direct mail, phone, etc.) members without their prior approval. This practice will contribute to immediate membership dismissal.
  10. Policies are subject to change.
  11. Other than normal printed material, members may not use the AWAOA Intellectual Property (e.g. logos, trademarks, names, slogans, copyrighted materials, etc.) to manufacture, distribute, sell, market or promote any product or service, or otherwise use the AWAOA Intellectual Property without obtaining the prior written consent of the AWAOA National Headquarters. Members must agree to abide by the AWAOA Branding Standards.
  12. These policies and code of ethics will be available in your AWAOA Member Handbook and on the AWAOA website.

Code of Ethics

As an AWAOA Member:
1. I will do my individual part growing in my writing craft.
2. I will be supportive of other AWAOA members in their writing journey.
3. I know that on-going training is a key to success in writing, therefore I agree to participate in AWAOA conferences and all other AWAOA coaching and instructions.