Welcome to the chapter hub

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Thank you for representing the SCA and our values as a member of a National Committee. The Chapter Hub is a resource available for you as Chapter Committee members.

If you have any furhter questions or sugegstions for additions, please email chapters@sca.coffee

 


Getting started

The following resources include background information on the SCA, our Chapters, and our National Committees. This information is provided as guidance in your role as a representative of the SCA.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF NATIONAL COMMITTEES

The following document outlines the basic responsibilities of the various members of your National Committee. These are in no way exclusive but do offer a platform for the volunteer leadership roles required to run a successful SCA Chapter.

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RULES & REGULATIONS

The guidelines, rules and regulations contained within this document are only applicable to volunteer-led national chapters. For information on staff-led national chapters, please consult the document “SCA Staff-led National Chapter Rules & Regulations.”

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CHAPTER SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES

Click below to download a PDF containing guidelines for the design and management of your Chapter's social media sites.

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ANNUAL CHAPTER REBATE APPLICATION

SCA Chapters are entitled to a 10% rebate on all Chapter related membership fees paid to SCA. To receive the rebate, National Chapters must submit a copy of the last annual accounts. Please send your annual accounts with bank account details to SCA Accounts Manager Denise Alborough in Word of PDF format at denise@sca.coffee. Once submitted and approved your rebate will be paid to the SCA Chapter bank account. Only rebates for the previous year may be claimed.


Resources

The following tools and resources are available to help National Coordinators run successful events and to promote your Chapter's activities.

CHAPTER GUIDE TO THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

The GDPR, which came into effect on May 25, 2018 impacts the way the SCA may interact with our Chapters, members, and our global coffee community. Click below to download a helpful guide to GDPR for Chapters.

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SCA CODE OF CONDUCT

The SCA's Code of Conduct provides a clear policy for identifying and reporting harassment and other conduct violations at SCA events. SCA Chapters are strongly encouraged to utilize this framework at their own events to provide a safe space for attendees. The most up-to-date version of the code can be found in the link below. For tips on how to utilize this resource and for general questions, contact Leigh Duszynski at leighd@sca.coffee.

SCA CODE OF CONDUCT

NATIONAL COMMITTEE CODE OF CONDUCT

This Code of Conduct applies to all SCA national chapter committees. All members of the national chapter are expected to act in the best interests of the specialty coffee community and its members. As an ambassador for the SCA, any inappropriate conduct will be treated with the utmost seriousness and could lead to dismissal from the role in the chapter. Complaints against a member of a national chapter will be addressed and should be reported to the SCA’s Chapter Support Team: chapterfeedback@sca.coffee.

NC CODE OF CONDUCT

NATIONAL CHAPTER PARTICIPANTS CODE OF CONDUCT

This Code of Conduct applies to all SCA national chapter event participants. All participants of the national chapter event are expected to act in the best interests of the specialty coffee community. Inappropriate conduct at a national chapter event will be treated with the utmost seriousness and could lead to discharged from the current event or hinder future participation at SCA/WCE or chapter events. Complaints against a participant of a national chapter event will be addressed and should be reported to the SCA’s Chapter Support Team: chapterfeedback@sca.coffee.

PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT

SUBMIT CHAPTER EVENT + ORDER EVENT PACK

Is your Chapter hosting an event? Submit your event details to receive an SCA event pack with promotional materials and to promote your event on the SCA website and social media channels.

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EVENT PLANNING

Planning a national event? Find resources, including supply lists, scheduling, and scoresheets for all competitions on the WCE website below.

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SCA CHAPTER SPONSOR PRESENTATION TEMPLATE

Click below to download powerpoint slides to support you in seeking the right sponsorships for your Chapter.

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SUBMIT STORY IDEAS TO SCA NEWS AND 25 MAGAZINE

Does your Chapter have an exciting new initiative to share with the world? Does one of your members have an exciting story to tell? If you think it belongs in 25 Magazine or on SCA News, we'd love to hear about it.

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Chapter chatter archive

Chapter Chatter is our quarterly newsletter to all Chapter Coordinators with the latest updates from the SCA. Click below to read the archives. If you are a Chapter Coordinator and have not received these emails, please email Jackie Malone at jackiem@sca.coffee.