Groups of ten or more society members may, with the approval of the Board of Directors, form an Association of Alpha Omega Alpha in medical schools, cities, or districts where a chartered chapter does not exist. The function of these Associations will be to foster intellectual and social exchange among AΩA members forming the Associations. The Association may not nominate for election student members, but may nominate resident, fellow, faculty, and alumni members. Associations are formed and disbanded at the pleasure of the President of AΩA. Members desiring to form an Association may request a membership listing in a given area. The national office of AΩA should then be petitioned by providing a list of ten or more dues-paying members with e-mail and business addresses, and a brief statement of plans for activities. They should elect officers who will submit a yearly summary of activities and members to the Executive Director of AΩA.