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LERA Chapter Handbook
Downloadable, printable, LERA Chapter Handbook with complete coverage of LERA Info, Chapter Info, Chapter administration, starting a Chapter or growing membership, and many Chapter Resources to share. This is a must-read for new LERA Chapter Officers and Board Members.

LERA Chapter Merit Awards
Get the recognition your hard work deserves and nominate your LERA Chapter for a merit award. The annual applications are due October 15, and Merit Awards are granted at the LERA Chapter Representatives Meeting at the LERA Annual Meeting. Star Awards are granted at the LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the LERA Annual Meeting.

LERA Chapter Grants
Does your Chapter need financial help promoting its acitivities, membership, or bringing in a national speaker? Apply for a Chapter Grant in the amount of $125 designed to help Chapters defray expenses of activities that will grow the Chapter and its programs.undefined

IRS Info for LERA Chapters
Maintain your tax-exempt status and file your annual Form 990-N withthe IRS. This electronic form takes 5-10 minutes to complete annually and will ensure that your Chapter can continue its tax-exempt status, accept tax-deductible contributions, and many other tax benefits.

LERA Chapters Listserv Group
This LERA Listserv is meant to help LERA Chapter Officers and Board Members to connect with each other and with the National Chapter Advisory Committee. Subscribe and post a message today.

LERA Chapter Website Hosting
The new LERA website has been built with tools to equip each Chapter to host their own Website at at no additional cost to the Chapter.  Learn how to edit your Chapter's Website at and upload your Chapter events to the LERA Event Calendar. Ask for your login credentials if you don't have them. Contact LERAoffice@illinois.edu for a personal web tour, and training to edit and update your Chapter Website.

LERA National Chapter Advisory Committee
What can LERA assist you with? The National Chapter Advisory Committee, or NCAC, is charged with serving LERA Chapters. Are you getting started as a new LERA Chapter, reinvigorating an existing Chapter, or looking for best practices? The NCAC is populated with people who have run successful and vibrant Chapters all over the country, and they are a true asset and resource to all LERA Chapters.

Event Management Online
Have you considered collecting event registration or membership information online? This will go hand-in-hand with PayPal if you choose to use it. Have your Chapter Members fill out an online Webform, and information will be emailed to you as it is submitted. We will assist with training to help you implement this tool with your LERA Chapter Website. Please let us know.

LERA NCAC Chapter Liaisons
The NCAC formalized a list of liaisons who can assist your LERA Chapter. Find out who your NCAC Liaison is today.

National to Chapter Letter Archive
Misplaced your last letter from the staff at LERA or the NCAC? We will keep an archive here of recent communications.

Use PayPal to Accept Online AND Onsite Payments
If your Chapter would like to setup PayPal to accept online payments, please let us know. You will need to determine who the individual in your Chapter will be who will be responsible for your PayPal account. If you are interested, we will work with you to make PayPal functional with your LERA Chapter Website. We can assist with initial introductions and training so you can learn to make your own PayPal buttons.

Social Networking for LERA Chapters
Is your Chapter interested in extending its online presence to social media? Here are some simple guides to help setup Facebook and LinkedIn groups and pages.