The APA bylaws stipulate that the district branches be grouped into Areas, not to exceed a total of 10 Areas, from which Area trustees shall be elected. Currently there are seven Areas; the district branches within each Area are listed below. Area membership is determined by district branch membership; that is, one must be a member of a district branch within an Area to be a member of that Area and be eligible to elect the Area trustee. Area trustees are elected every three years on a rotating schedule. In 2003, Areas 1, 4, and 7 will elect their Area Trustees, Areas 3 and 6 in 2004, and Areas 2 and 5 in 2005.