Here are the main requirements for ZS Chapters status:
One by one:*Members: Three active Zombie Squad members to act as the responsible coordinators or officers of the chapters. These will be the people responsible for the relevant paperwork, and who we at ZS-HQ will look upon as the official leaders of the chapter.
*Events: At least 2 charity events hosted a year (blood drive, food drive, clothing drive, local charity fund raiser, highway clean up, etc).
*Regular meetings: Meetings at least every other month for the officers/members to plan events. Meetings (in person) at least once a quarter open to the public for recruiting and publicizing.
*Paperwork: We'll have an application for chapter status, a chapter agreement, an application for charity events, and the reports you'll file after each event and chapter meeting.
3 people are needed (President, Vice-President and Treasurer) who all hold valid ZS Memberships.
2 events per year is pretty easy to do when you think about it; Race4Life, Movember, giving some clothes to the local charity shop, and even just using something like TextGiving are all easily do-able, the UK is one of the biggest charitable givers in the world after-all. The most sustainable way of organising them is to have one digital campaign (i.e. online fundraiser) in the winter like the ZS Disaster Relief Drive for Hurricane Sandy and a more tangible event (i.e. where people physically participate in some way) in the summer like the ZS:UK Pen Y Fan Hike for the NSPCC.
BY FAR the hardest to pull off, but also some of the most fun, in the days of the UK Chapter the members were so widely geographically separated that it was so logistically challenging to get everyone together we usually coupled them with events. A better way of doing them would be to have a chapter meeting online (over something like Skype) and arrange either 3 meetings in different areas with an office at each; or one meeting with the officers that changes city each time, both try to ensure that the most people can attend (IIRC an office needs to be present at an event to make it chapter official).
This consists of 3 cheets of A4 when the chapter is setup and the occasional event report, I've not enquired for a while how the use of the trademark/etc is handled but back in '09 it was via a paper request made to HQ.
The thing I'd probably recommend adding to this breakdown is a calendar, given that the UK members are so geographically dispersed its difficult to get them all in one place, events tend to crop up a month or so in advance on an ad hoc basis but it'd be helpful if folks could see when events were likely to be held in advance of that to be able to work it in around their other commitments.