The Amarillo-Tejas Chapter of ARMA International is a not-for-profit organization located in the Texas Panhandle. We are a group of information professionals brought together by a common business goal and the bonds of friendship. (According to the Handbook of Texas, the Indians of East Texas used the word Tejas to mean “friends” or “allies.”) The chapter began as a group of like-minded professionals looking for answers in a changing workplace and desiring an outlet to share and learn about the work of records and information management.
The Amarillo-Tejas Chapter was formed with the help of other ARMA chapters, and ARMA International chartered our group in June, 1988. We are considered a small-size ARMA chapter, consisting of professionals from government agencies and contractors, educational institutions, and the private business sector.
The chapter meets on the third Thursday every month at 11:30 a.m., except for July and August. The meeting locations vary from month to month. The board of directors meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., except for July and August, at a location agreed upon by the board members. Our chapter holds its installation of officers in June every year. Amarillo-Tejas also sponsors an annual Spring conference that attracts national, state, and local information experts who present topics of interest to our membership.
The chapter is also active in community service. Our members select a local charity to receive item donations every Christmas. Our group also votes to donate money to various local charities as part of our Christmas project.