Return to the Home Page State Contact/Chapter Chair Application and Guidelines State Contact/Chapter Chair Application Persons desiring to be State Contacts/Chapter Chairs submit this form to the Chapter Chair committee, which, in turn, will advise the Website Content Manager to add the new Chapter Chair, if appropriate. The committee will also contact you about your request. Thank you for your interest in becoming a SOFT Chapter Chair. You can also use this form to ask a question about Chapter Chair duties.REQUIRED Chapter Chair responsibilities include: Be an active and current SOFT member Be available to take calls or emails from parents Listen to their concerns Do not be judgmental about their choices - we all grieve differently Be comforting - show your support for their fears Be an advocate for SOFT Direct families to the free information on the website Be familiar with the content of the website and the SOFT Facebook page Please enter your FIRST and LAST name(s)*Street Address:*City, State and Postal Code (zip):*Best Telephone Number for people to reach you. Include AREA CODE:*Email Address:*Please tell us what geographic area you are interested in providing Chapter Chair services for. Also, enter any general comments you might have in the field below, and thank you for your interest in becoming a Chapter Chair: Many Chapter Chairs conduct other functions which are desirable but not required. These include but are not limited to: Attend at least one conference & attend the Chapter Chair training luncheon Plan a fundraising activity for your chapter once a year - IRS regulations require that all money raised must be deposited into the SOFT national account and national will send the money back to your chapter or apply it as you desire to conference or other expenses. Contact the SOFT president prior to beginning a fund-raising activity. Try to have contact with your chapter members at least twice a year. Take or mail SOFT brochures to area hospitals/genetics counselors NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.