Sponsored Event – an event that is presented by an Area or sub-Area of Handbell Musicians of America. The Area or sub-Area is financially responsible for the event and receives any financial benefit. If the presenter is a sub-Area, it must be identified as an “official” sub-Area in the Area By-Laws, operate under the Federal ID Number of the Area, and have representation on the full board of the Area. These are events that are financially and administratively the responsibility of Area 10. The event’s organizing committee must include an Area 10 Board of Directors member.
Endorsed Event – an event that is presented by a member or member organization of Handbell Musicians of America. The identified presenter MUST be the entity that is financially responsible for the event and receives any financial benefit. In order to comply with the requirements of the Guild’s insurance provider, any presenting organization must be a current member of Handbell Musicians of America (the membership must be in the name of the organization). These are events that are financially and administratively organized by an organization or individual other than Area 10.