Form a Chapter

Why form a Chapter?

  • Identify with being part of a larger organization - ATOS
  • Have ASCAP fees paid by ATOS for Chapter-sponsored public concerts
  • Be part of a larger non-profit organization in trying to get local non-profit status
  • Sponsor youth in the Young Theatre Organist Competition
  • Be one of the 75+ Chapters worldwide
  • Be assigned a Chapter Liaison person to help with questions and/or problems
  • Host ATOS Conventions both Annual and/or Regional (potentially yielding generous profits)
  • Have a formalized structure for the presentation of local theatre organ events
  • Provide a social environment for local Chapter Meetings
  • Have a newsletter not only for Chapter Members, but for distribution to others
  • Have Chapter activities (newsletters) filed in the ATOS Archives/Library
  • Potential income from Chapter dues and other donations
  • Be eligible for Endowment Fund grants available for Chapter owned and/or maintained instruments
  • Scholarships to Chapter music students
  • Technical Consultation Fund grants for organ maintenance/improvement
  • Publication of activities in the Journal’s “Chapter News”
  • Be recognized in the roll call of Chapters at the Annual Convention Banquet

How can I form a Chapter?

  • ATOS members wishing to form a Chapter should send an initial request to the Chairperson of the Chapter Relations Committee.
  • Review the Procedures for the Formation of an ATOS Chapter document.
  • Review the Uniform Chapter Charter Agreement (see attached document below).