Visitation Program

TRAVELING GUITAR

VISITATION PROGRAM

OFFICIAL RULES

    1. One prize will be awarded at the end the term:
      1. The New Jersey Traveling Visitation trophy will be awarded to the Chapter with the most cumulative points.
    2. A chapter earns one point for each regularly scheduled stated meeting of their home chapter during which they are in possession of the Traveling Guitar. (for example, Capital Chapter meets 1st and 3rd Sundays)This includes the meeting during which possession of the Guitar is lost.
    3. In order to receive the Traveling Guitar, a chapter must visit the chapter currently in possession of the Guitar on their regularly scheduled meeting night with at least 2 members and 1 advisor.
    4. If more than one visiting chapter is present at the chapter currently in possession of the Traveling Guitar on a regularly scheduled meeting night, the visiting chapter that brought the most members receives the Guitar.  In the event of a tie, the chapter that traveled the greatest distance (in miles) will receive the Guitar.
    5. If, for any reason, a chapter is unable to meet for an extended period of time, the Traveling Guitar will be retrieved by the State Council and awarded at the next free state event to the chapter with the most members present.  In the event of a tie, the chapter that traveled the greatest distance (in miles) will receive the Guitar.
    6. Miles are as determined from chapter to chapter by Google Maps.
    7. Elected and Appointed State Officers do not count towards the number of visiting chapter members.
    8. In the event of an update to contest rules, appropriate communication will be made to all chapters
    9. An Elected State Officer or member of the State Staff will be at all meeting of the chapter in possession of the Guitar to ensure fairness

NOTE: It is common courtesy (one of our seven virtues) to notify any chapter before visiting to ensure that the proper dress code is followed.  Visiting chapters should plan to arrive on time and stay throughout the entire meeting of the chapter visited.

Reminder: This program ends on May 31.

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