LPA D12 image LPA District 12  
CHAPTERS 4,6,8,19,37,71,73

About LPA District 12

LPA District 12 covers the California and Nevada regions with local Chapters established in Los Angeles (Chapter 6), Orange County (Chapter 37), San Diego (Chapter 19), Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley (Chapter 8), San Francisco Bay Area (Chapter 4), Las Vegas (Chapter 71), and Hawaii (Chapter 73). In the United States there are 14 LPA regions, each represented by a District Director and Assistant Director.

LPA members in our district elect by majority vote both the Director and Assistant Director to serve for a term of 3 years. Our Director can be elected for a maximum of two consecutive terms. The next election for District 12 will be held on a date between August 1 and December 1, 2014.

At the District level, our Director is responsibile for a number of activities:

  • Sponser District 12 activities (such as twice-yearly Regional Conferences)
  • Solicit new LPA membership
  • Screen applicants for LPA membership
  • Appoint District 12 committee chairpersons
  • Oversee local area Chapters and officers with respect to ongoing local activities
  • Represent our District as a member of the LPA National Board of Directors
  • Work for the formation of new local Chapters within District 12
  • Provide financial reports for our District and Chapters
  • Train the District 12 Director-elect

Additionally, our District Director holds at least one District meeting each year within six months before the National Conference. At the annual Nation Conference, the 14 District Directors on the LPA National Board of Directors meet with National LPA Executive Officers. Together they vote on matters that have been brought before the Board of Directors, (the LPA President votes only in the case of a tie).

Each District receives a small percentage of annual LPA membership dues from the National organization. In addition, District 12 raises funds from regional donations and fundraisers. District funds are used to provide support for LPA related activities and to help people of short stature and their families.

About LPA National

Little People of America is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dwarfism throughout their lives while celebrating with great pride Little People’s contribution to social diversity. LPA strives to bring solutions and global awareness to the prominent issues affecting individuals of short stature and their families.

Currently in the 14 Districts of LPA, there are nearly 70 Chapters across the United States and U.S. Territories. At the 2007 National Conference there were over 2,500 registered convention attendees.

About LPA Chapters

Each local Chapter is a group of families, friends, acquaintances, and professionals who are connected by our experience with short stature. Chapter members organize social events and sports activities throughout the year.

About LPA Members

We are individuals and families of some mixture of statures - short stature, average stature, or tall stature. We are all connected by our experience with dwarfism. Primarily, we enjoy and support each other.

We are interested in joining together for social activities, in providing support and resources to members of our community, and in raising awareness about issues that affect short statured individuals and their families.



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