2009/1/21 Geoffrey Plourde <geo.plrd(a)yahoo.com>om>:
It is extraordinarily difficult to found a US chapter,
because we are in essence a federation of 50 little nations. Every state has their own
unique characteristics and their own unique laws. Also, we do not have interest for a
national chapter. By empowering these state/city chapters, we provide the willing with an
outreach organization while leaving it open for other regions.
If the US sub-national chapters were clearly done along state lines,
that argument would work, but that doesn't seem to be the case.