Chapter Meeting Agenda

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Meeting begins punctually at 6:45 a.m. with 15 minutes of open networking

  1. 6:45 – 7:00 am – OPEN NETWORKING
  2. 7:00 am – WELCOME VISITORS, INTRODUCE LT, MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE, VISITOR HOSTS, AND EDUCATIONAL COORDINATOR. (Call the meeting to order — 0: 15 minutes into the meeting)
  3. PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW OF BNI®.
  4. NETWORKING EDUCATION. The Educational Coordinator, or the person chosen for that week gives a 3-5 minute
    presentation on networking (the topic and presenter should be assigned by the Educational Coordinator).
  5.  PASS BUSINESS CARDS TO THE LEFT. Remind members to keep extra cards on each member for their card file. Have visitors pass out business cards separately.
  6. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO THE ORGANIZATION. Give out New Member Packets upon acceptance. Have them come to the front for a formal induction into the chapter.
  7. MEMBERS INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND GIVE 60-SECOND PRESENTATION. Ask members to utilize Memory Hooks and/or LCD’s in their presentations. Let visitors know they will be introduced after all the members so that they will be able to see what is expected.
  8. WELCOME VISITORS to BNI® and HAVE MEMBERS INTRODUCE THEM. Tell them they may give a 60-second overview of their business.
  9. VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT  It should address:
    a. Average #of MONTHLY referrals
    b. Average #of MONTHLY visitors 1st time only)
  10. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT (as needed) no less than once a month to update members regarding professions still in needed in the chapter, pending applications, policies and the function of the Membership Committee.
  11. SECRETARY/TREASURER Should announce:
    a. Speakers for the next 6 weeks (remind them to bring door prize)
    b. *Introduce that week’s speaker(s) using the Bio-Sheet (i.e., years of experience years with company education, married, children, and hobbies)
  12. SPEAKER(S) GIVES 10 MINUTE PRESENTATION, INCLUDING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
  13. REFERRALS: This is the most important part of the meeting.
    – Visitors, tell us what part of the BNI meeting impressed you the most.
  14. SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT It should address:
    a. The investment to join (if there are no visitors, omit this), and
    b. Who owes dues
  15. ANNOUNCEMENTS, REMINDERS, SPECIAL REPORTS: General Announcements, Chamber Mixer Dates, Trade Shows
  16. DOOR PRIZE DRAWING(S) FOR MEMBERS BRINGING VISITORS OR REFERRALS. Each speaker brings a door prize.
  17. 8:30 am CLOSE MEETING
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