On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
It does seem odd to me that there is a New York City
than a New York chapter. As I understand it, companies in the US are
registered at state level. State boundaries are far more clearly
defined (yes, I'm sure there is a legal definition of NYC, but it
doesn't sound like the chapter are using it). The state of New York
isn't overly large compared with the area under the remit of other
existing chapters. So why doesn't this chapter represent the whole of
the state? I really can't see any reason for it not to.
Consider it a case of bad naming: The bylaws say that the chapter
covers the entire state (and several neighboring states). However, the
working name of the group is "New York City" because that's where
their organizational focus is located. I personally live in
Philadelphia and plan to become a member of WMNYC soon.