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Chapter Expansion Kit 3.0

Chapter Expansion Kit 3.0

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Guide showing how to start a new chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).
Guide showing how to start a new chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).

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Published by: SEDS-USA on Mar 03, 2011
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Students for the Exploration andDevelopment of Space Chapter Expansion Kit Version 3.0
SEDS Expansion Kit 2My fellow space enthusiast, It is my privilege to welcome you to the SEDS family. SEDS is a unique organizationproviding diverse opportunities for students to supplement their education through hands-on involvement in the future of space exploration. This expansion kit is designed to help you start a SEDS chapter anywhere in the world.
assembled this packet from the experiences of SEDS leaders throughout the 30+years SEDS has been in existence. Whether you be a student, parent, or advisor thispacket contains all you need to get your first SEDS chapter off to a great start. 
If you have any questions about this packet‟s
contents, why you should start a SEDSchapter, or how to go about setting up one in your school or community, feel free tocontact me at your convenience. Clear skies and good luck, Rick HantonChairman, SEDS-USAchair@seds.org       
SEDS members past and present gathered at the 2006 X PRIZE Cup. The X PRIZE Cup isthe brainchild of SEDS co founders Peter Diamandis and Bob Richards (pictured on either end of thebanner) and always has a strong SEDS volunteer core.
SEDS Expansion Kit 3
: SEDS-Canada gives atraditional SEDS thumbs.
: SEDS-UC Boulder
celebrates Yuri‟s Night 2008
: SEDS SAT-1 readyfor launch aboard the Delta-2rocket that also carried DeepSpace 1.
Table of Contents:
1.0 What is SEDS?
1.1 Introduction1.2  Organization History1.3 SEDS Mission Statement1.4 Where are chapters located?1.5 Local, National, International SEDSSEDS Local structureSEDS National structureSEDS Earth structure 
2.0 What is a SEDS Chapter?
2.1 Who can start a SEDS chapter?2.2 Benefits of starting a SEDS chapter2.4 Chapter activities2.5 How do I start a SEDS chapter? 
3.0 The beginning of your chapter 
3.1 Before your first meeting3.2 Your first meeting3.2.1 Meeting site3.2.2 Advertising3.2.3 Agenda3.2.4 Plan for second meeting3.3 The day after3.4  Funding your chapter
4.0 Advice on running your chapter
4.1 Chapter basics and variations4.2
Chapter‟s rights and responsibilities
 4.3 Funding your chapter4.4  Image and promotion4.5 Leadership4.4 Membership4.5 Politics
Using your campus ‘home’
5.1 Administration5.2 Bureaucracy5.3 Facilities and resources
6.0 Organizations friendly to SEDS7.0 Sample SEDS Chapter Constitution8.0 Notes
Numerous SEDS members over the years have contributed to this kit, most significantly:Cherish Bauer, Mark Schaffer, Alex Rechenmacher, and Joshua V. Nelson This Chapter Expansion Kit is a publication of SEDS-USA and is intended for transmission only as acomplete packet. Please do not alter, edit, sell, or reproduce this packet in part without the expresspermission of SEDS USA. All questions regarding this packet should be sent to chair@seds.org

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