There are now 3 Virtual Chapters in the Affiliate world - 1) mirroring a geographic chapter 2) the contemplative chapter 3) the international (Kenya/US/Europe chapter. In a recent meeting (video conference) of the first mentioned 1) - chapter members expressed how wonderful an experience this virtual chapter* has been for them and suggested that we invite new members. This is particularly the case for Affiliates who have moved away from the former Chapter and/or find it difficult to travel to their Chapter. The virtual chapter model is also meant for those expressing interest in the Affiliates who'd like to join a chapter but do not live close to any established geographic chapter.
* All three virtual chapters have proven to be a very positive experience.