ADDITIONAL NOTICES & REMINDERS
As required by federal law, Special Touch must receipt donations for the calendar year in which they are given. Please try to turn in all Chapter Donations as soon as you receive them. All Chapter Donations given directly to Chapter Officers in 2022 (i.e. offerings) MUST be postmarked to STM National Office NO LATER THAN JANUARY 2 (if you are mailing these out Dec 15-Jan 2, please email us to let us know AND include a note stating these have been received in 2022)!!
First Class Mail in the US has been taking longer to get to us!! If you are mailing Chapter donations to this office, please communicate with Linda to be sure they arrive. We suggest you encourage donors to use our online donation page: https://www.specialtouch.org/donate
or mail their donations here (PO BOX 25 WAUPACA, WI 54981).
The $1200 Chapter Charter fee will be assessed the first week in January. Please review the most recent statement (provided by Special Touch Accounting) to be sure available funds are in your account.
WORD WALK CURRICULUM
We are redeveloping Word Walk Curriculum. It will now begin January 1. We plan to provide at least 12 lessons per year. Please see the Chapter Renewal Email or contact Joe for further details regarding lessons for 2022.
CHAPTER ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS, AND EVENT DETAILS
ALL CHAPTER ACTIVITIES (outside of a Chapter meeting) must be reviewed with the National Office to determine
what is required to comply with liability insurance (for example some may need a registration process through STM).
Each Chapter should hold at least 1 shared-revenue Fundraiser/year. Participants will be required to register online.
This event will be setup in collaboration with the National Office with registration through the STM website.
For 2023, we are asking you to ONLY schedule these events during: JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER. AT LEAST 6 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR EVENT, contact Natalie at the National Office to schedule this event into the Calendar.
Promotional Material Prices have been rapidly changing. If your Chapter needs business cards and/or other promotional materials, contact the National Office and we will provide you with the current pricing.
Blind Services department continues to produce tools and materials. IF you have a person with visual impairments and/or blindness in your Chapter meetings, please contact Nettamara to see what additional resources can be provided.
COPYRIGHT LICENSING: IF you are projecting song lyrics, movies, and or media clips, you MUST confirm that the church you are meeting in holds the appropriate licensing. IF NOT, please contact the National Office to purchase copyright licensing.
PLEASE REFER TO COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE AND NATIONAL CHAPTER DIRECTOR FOR FURTHER REMINDERS!
REMINDER Chapter Officers and Volunteers MUST renew their applications before December 1, 2022. Links are located at top of this form.