WishIcouldcatchmybreath wrote:I have a serious question. So what happens if half of the MMBA chapters choose to become IMBA chapters, and the other half do not? That would pull a lot of revenue out from under the statewide board, but would not remove the responsibilities......worst case scenario? Depending on which chapters chose to remain, and which chose to go over to IMBA, the budget could be seriously decimated.
That's one of the sticky points. To be honest, there is no firm answer at this point. One one hand, I'd like to see the decision be unanimous by all of the chapters. All for one, and one for all. Really, it's the right way for it to happen. But, if there was one or two chapter holdouts, should they be able to prevent the other chapters from going forward? In the state that org is in now, that may force us down a path that would NOT be the best option for the organizations future.
Honestly, I don't know if IMBA would accept individual chapters, knowing that it would be splitting the organization. They have every right to deny a chapter application, and they may, if it's not unanimous. Couple that with the fact that technically, the chapters don't have any assest currently (as all assest are legally under the states 501(c)3 status), and that the members technically belong to the MMBA, I don't know if a chapter would technically have any assest or members, if they were to try to go by themselves.
I've mulled this question around in my head, as one of the 'what if' scenarios. I'm not sure if it's a possible scenario, but I think anything other then all chapters going would be a mistake for everyone.
With July 2011 being the planned transition date at this point, that would mean that the chapters would have to seriously be moving forward with the process by late March/early April, knowing it's a 3 month process. I think at the state level, by end of March, each chapter has to clearly state if they are for or against the IMBA Chapter program, and make it clearly known to the other chapters if they are NO going to move forward and apply. If so other chapters don't waste volunteers time and efforts in the application process, only to find out a some point further down the road from IMBA some chapter(s) have not applied nor communicated with IMBA, and that puts brakes on the other chapters applications.