As a member of PVA you are allowed to have membership in one of the 33 chapters nationwide. While all similar, each chapter has its own uniqueness and flair. A good rule of thumb is to look for membership in the local chapter that represents the particular catchment area you reside in. However, there are a variety of reasons as to why you may wish to belong to a chapter that represents an area other than your main domicile.
California has 3 chapters covering the state, while 30 other chapters cover the rest of the nation. While the catchment area for the California Chapter is from the northern edge of Camp Pendleton up to Fresno, we have over 100 members who live outside this area, whom we try to provide just as good of service to as our local members. While our newsletter will focus on local activities and may not provide a lot of information on activities in other states, our members in other regions enjoy all the same benefits as local members. Regardless of where you live, if you are a member of PVA and looking for a great chapter, we would love to have you in our family.