Austin Hair wrote:
Every chapter has unique
considerations specific to its social and political circumstances—be
it Taiwan, Serbia, Hong Kong, or New York City—but, as far as we're
concerned, there's no such thing as a second-class chapter.
Speaking only for myself as one board member among many, I agree with
Austin completely. There can be "subnational chapters" - meaning that
the chapter is concentrated on a region smaller than a nation-state, but
they are not 'sub-chapters'.
The New York City metropolitan area:
has 18.8 million people.
This is slightly larger than the Netherlands:
at 16.4 million.
The world is not necessarily carved up geopolitically in a manner that
would make it at all make sense to declare one nation/one chapter.
It's a subtle matter with many factors that have to be thoughtfully