As everyone knows by now, it looks really likely that I?ll be away from London for the summer months, staying with my family and working in Toronto. As per the CR code, a new, temporary Chapter Rep must be elected to take my place during that time. This would be the four months from the beginning of May until the end of August. I?m reposting some important information about the requirements and such from the original CR thread from the first time we did this, please read, especially if you?re considering becoming a CR! Chapter Reps and their duties - You cannot be a CR before your chapter has ?Official Chapter? status - You can not be a CR without an Official Chapter - Chapter Reps are the ?go to? people for the FanForce Chapters here on FanForce. - CR?s must have the ability to communicate with their members in the real world, not just online. In other words a CR cannot do his/her job to the best of his/her ability if he/she is hours away from the group. - CR?s must also be available to the group, again in real life, 12 months out of the year (vacations and accidents don?t count). If a CR is a member of a chapter but schools elsewhere for the winter/summer months, outside of a reasonable distance, it will be regarded as unacceptable and the title will have to be passed. - CR?s are the communication links between FanForce Official Chapters and the RSA. - A CR?s responsibility is to keep the RSA informed of any important issues that the Official Chapter may be happening, generate more activity within the Official Chapter itself, and to offer assistance to new members that have questions that join there group. - Chapter Reps must also be 18 years of age or older (a safety precaution implemented by the FanForce Staff) - CR?s must hold the rules and ethics of FanForce in a higher regard than the average member; you cannot be a leader if you can?t follow the rules yourself. How to elect a Chapter Rep 1) After you have had your first 3 official meetings and you have been granted your ?Official Chapter? status, it is time for the members to elect a Chapter Rep. 2) The choice of CR is given to the chapter members to choose. If more than one candidate is up for the position then a vote will be needed. It is suggested the members send in their nominations/votes to their RSA to tally so that the utmost fairness will be achieved in the election. Polls on the forums can are often tampered with by people posting with multiple "socks" 3) If CR meets the requirements, as listed above (the RSA will make that judgment call), the elected member will be elevated to VIP status, and will be granted access to the Chapter Rep forum where he will be given an added list of functions and duties.