How To Start A Chapter

Here's some tips on starting a local Green Chapter:
> get a list of your local County Greens: this is usually given as a google sheet and you should be able to view and edit it.  It is important to use this sheet to track contacts you make, especially email addresses, phone numbers, etc.
> set up a facebook group or page: Connor Salisbury is our resident Green Party social media guru can help you set a page or group, including some basic fb training.
> pick a nice venue and date/time for an informal meetup, for like-minded Greens, eco-socialists, etc.  Once this is set the Green pary can publicize the event on fb, send some postcards, etc.  So need some lead time to get the word out, at least two weeks.  This is mostly a meet-and-greet, we place great emphasis on person-to-person connection.  Depending on the logistics, the party may be able to get an experienced organizer in your area to attend your meetup, answer questions, etc. 
> get at least five registered members of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon to sign this Green Party Chapter formation petition.  Mail or fax a copy with the signatures to the Green party office in Eugene.  Once verification of the party registration of at least five signers is complete, you will have created chapter, congratulations!
> use Modified Conensus to conduct business meetings.  As a party we make formal decisions by a process called Modified Consensus.  Here's a link to a good process summary.  We also have a quarter-cut card (printed double-sided and cut into four cards) to hand out at meetings as a cheat sheet.  It is part of the process to remind folks at the start of any meeting that we're using modified consensus. Contact your outreach coordinator if you'd training on the process, usually takes an hour to go over it, discuss some pitfalls, etc.
> get active locally!  Contact groups running direct actions or initiatives that are in line with Green Party values.  Table at public events, the library, etc.  Here is a Green Party signup sheet for anybody interested in the Green Party, which you should take with you when you do meetups, tabling, etc.