By January 15, 2000 there were enough people to file a petition with the FCA for a new chapter. The "Golden Gate Chapter" petition included the eight (8) bay area counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Santa Cruz and Monterey. The initial officers were Geoff Belleau, President, Alexander Gerrits, Vice President and Robert Snider, Secretary. The newsletter editors were Ken and Gayle Hamilton. The other members were Robert E. Wilson, Harry Bradley, Bob Erickson, Chris Watson, Al Aiello, Lyn Belleau and Robert Tarbox. The FCA chartered the chapter on May 29, 2001.