I want to draw your attention to a new page on the site that clarifies when various administrative activities will happen within the Moped Army. Primarily this concerns assessing the health of current branches as well as discussing and voting on new branches.
The timing of these activities has always been somewhat loose. In an effort to help potential branches better plan and set expectations this page is an attempt to bring more consistency to this timing.
For potential new branches the most important date to take note of is the deadline for submitting a new branch application, which is the end of September. If you'd like to be part of the discussion and voting process for 2016 please get your application in before October 1st.