Leaving the Chapter Program

If your group is struggling, needs help, or is ready to leave the chapter program, email support@wordcamp.org

Sometimes a group will leave the chapter program. Reasons can include:

  • The lead organizer needs to step down and cannot find a replacement.
  • The group hasn’t had an event in 6 or more months, and the organizer doesn’t have plans to organize another event.
  • A group decides they no longer want to be part of the WordPress MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. Chapter Program.

In situations where the meetup needs a new organizer, the Community Team makes an effort to find one within the group. If a new organizer can’t be found, the group will be removed from the chapter program.

Steps to Removing a Group

There are three steps to removing a meetup group.

  1. A member of the Community Team will email the group that it will be closed in two weeks and directing them to other WordPress Chapter MeetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. if any are available.
  2. WordPress steps down as the organizer of the group.
  3. The meetup group is marked as “Retired” in the Meetup.com directory. 
  4. A member of the Community Team will email our point of contact at meetup.com to receive all data related to the closed group. Once we remove a group, we loose access to their data in the meetup.com report tool.

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Dues Once a Group is Removed

WordPress no longer pays the dues for the account since WordPress is no longer the owner of the group. Since there is also no other organizers, no one will be charged dues until another member becomes the organizer. 

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Re-joining the WordPress Chapter Meetup Program

If a group becomes active again, and and the new or now-active organizers would like to re-join the chapter, they should complete the Meetup Interest Form.

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