Official Chapter Creation

Initial Chapter Formation Meeting Held!

Our initial formation board meeting was held at Paradise Tiki Hut in the Dolphin Key Resort in Cape Coral at 11:30am on Tuesday, December 12th. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, or would like to participate with the board, you can call or text Will Washington at 512.762.1048 or send an email to

Initial Agenda

While initial versions Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws have already been created, and approved by the new board at the first board meeting.

Articles of Incorporation


Florida has several chapters including Fort Walton Beach, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa, and the ambiguous "South Florida" chapter which is on the southeast side of the state and includes Miami and everything else over there. It is high time to set up a chapter over on the southwest side of the state.

This chapter will be known as the "Fort Myers Chapter" of the LSU Austin Alumni Association, or just LSU Fort Myers, versus something ambiguous like "The SWFL chapter". That gives Naples, and any any other locations, the opportunity to form their own chapters in the near or distant future with no confusion.

One eventual goal is to create a 501(c)(3) entity. Since this filing is not free ($275 filing fee), the board members will discuss available options when they meet at a future board meeting, and create a timeline for filling out and submitting this nonprofit paperwork to the IRS.

The agenda of the formation meeting:

Here is a general path for establishing the LSU Fort Myers chapter, there will almost definitely be more items added in this path to a 501(c)(3):

Again, if you are interested in volunteering to help the board, or you have any questions or comments, send an email to, or text/call Will Washington at 512.762.1048.