* Chapters historically came into existence to (1) process donations in local currency and (2) deal with local legal issues
* The difficulty of forming a chapter that doesn't conform to legal borders has caused tension in recent years
* The WMF Board and many in the community are aware and concerned about this
* The general solution is not so much to adapt the Chapter model to fit other cases, as to establish that other cases are fine *without* carrying the name "chapter".
The Wikimedia movement has a new approach to funds dissemination; being a chapter is not the only way to get grants or put the name "Wikipedia" (or "Wikimedia" etc.) to good use.
In other words, just because the CHAPTERS committee