According to the ADAA Bylaws, in part, the association consists of State Associations and Local Organizations.
State Associations may be organized in each geographical area listed in Article VIII for the purpose of furthering the objectives of this Association and aiding Local Organizations within their boundaries; however, a State Association must be organized where at least one (1) Local Organization exists. State Associations shall take their names from the geographical area in which they are located. Affiliation shall be granted by the ADAA.
Each State Association shall be entitled to representation in the ADAA House of Delegates as provided in Article VI.
Local Organizations may be organized in a town, city, country, or district in the geographical areas listed in Article VIII for the purpose of furthering the objectives of this Association and those of the encompassing State Association. Local Organizations may be named for a town, city, county, or district within the geographical area; however, no two (2) Local Organizations within that area shall adopt the same name. Affiliation shall be granted upon the following conditions: (1) approval by the encompassing State Association; (2) approval by this Association.
ADAA works hand-in-hand with its state associations and local organizations to accomplish the mission of the association.
Information on starting and operating state and local chapters, sample bylaws, officer forms, etc., can be found in the Members Only area of this website under State and Local Chapters.