Join The Chapter

The Process

The candidate screening and approval process follows a detailed set of steps, however, the following shall serve as a general outline to the more detailed steps.

1) The Membership Chair shall provide (electronically or by mail) a Preliminary Application to all candidates.

2) All returned Preliminary Applications shall be screened by the Membership Chair and Vice-Chair to ensure they meet YPO International membership requirements (California Coast minimum membership requirements shall be the same as YPO International).

3) If the candidate meets membership requirements, the Membership Chair shall conduct a survey of all members. Serious concerns shall be brought to the Board of Directors or Membership Committee. A Board or Committee vote on whether to pursue membership shall be taken on those with serious concerns. Those candidates without serious concerns shall proceed to step number 4.

4) Two Interviewers or Sponsors shall be assigned to the candidate by the Membership Chair.

5) The Interviewers or Sponsors shall conduct a detailed interview and perform a facilities visit. If the Sponsors feel the candidate meets membership requirements and believe he/she would make a good member the process continues.

6) The candidate shall make a presentation to the Board of Directors or Membership Committee. Thereafter the Board of Directors or Membership Committee votes to continue the process. If less than two negative votes are received the candidate shall move forward in the process.

7) The candidate shall be invited to a chapter meeting where they shall make a brief presentation.

8) The Membership Chair shall conduct a second survey of all members following their first chapter meeting. Serious concerns shall be brought to the Board of Directors or Membership Committee. The Board of Directors or Membership Committee shall vote on whether to continue pursuing membership. If less than two negative votes are received at the Board level the candidate shall move forward in the process.

9) The candidate shall be invited to a second chapter meeting where they shall make another brief presentation.

10) The Membership Chair shall conduct a third survey of all members following their second chapter meeting. Serious concerns shall be brought to the Board of Directors or Membership Committee. The Board of Directors or Membership Committee shall vote on whether to extend an invitation to join the chapter. If less than two negative votes are received the candidate shall be invited to join the chapter.

11) The Chapter Administrator shall finalize all administrative steps required to become an active member of the chapter including getting approval from YPO International.