Dear Branch Member,

We are pleased to let you know that ASALH is working with a consultant to create a Branch Procedural Manual. The Manual will provide the information you need to engage with and successfully operate your branch. This is an important step we acknowledge is well overdue. We ask for your participation to make the Manual as useful as possible.

The objectives of the Manual are to:

  1.  Establish clear and supportive communication with Branches;
  2.  Set expectations for branches;
  3. Simplify the administrative load for branches;
  4. Answer who, what, where, when and how questions; and
  5. Provide a reference that members can consult when looking for information.

Given these objectives, we invite your critical input with answers to 10 questions. The questions are provided below. Your answers will be used to support the manual and respondents will not be identified to anyone other than the consultant.

The questions have been created in a webform as this is an effective way to compile and analyze your responses, without the need for manual data entry. We encourage you to use the webform. However, for your convenience, we have included a downloadable PDF file that you can share with the consultant at [email protected].

You can upload documents, below, that you may want to share with the consultant.

Please respond on or before April 4. You have the option to provide contact information in the event the consultant needs clarification or additional input based on your responses.

ASALH is working with Margo Vickers as the consultant. Margo is a former association management executive and university administrator. She worked for 10 years with SHRM, the largest HR membership association in the world, with hundreds of chapters. She also worked for 20 years with Howard University as a financial executive. Emails from Margo will be sent from [email protected]. Please direct any questions regarding the survey to the Vice President for Membership, Ida Jones, at [email protected].

Your responses will benefit the content of the Manual. We encourage you to share your thoughts.


W. Marvin Dulaney, President

Ida B. Jones, Vice President for Membership

Zende Clark, Chair, Governance Committee

Responses to all questions are required.

5. Is your branch able to comply with the ASALH requirements established for branches?

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