The Rock Coast Networkers are a non-profit referral network of business people that help each other grow their businesses through word of mouth advertising. It’s no secret that word of mouth advertising is the single most effective advertising you don’t do. The power of someone referring your business to a friend or an associate is so compelling that when done correctly, the person may not even care what it costs to get the service they need. They will use your business because “so-and-so” said to. The Rock Coast Networkers look to utilize the power of that referral system to improve success in its members’ businesses.
Our networking organization exists for the purpose of helping each other grow our businesses through the referral process.
We will limit membership to one business per profession in order to avoid any conflict of interest.
We will promise to provide our services or deliver our products with the highest ethical standards possible.
We agree that we will attend meetings as they are scheduled. If we are unable to attend, we may send a qualified substitute in our place. We further agree that should we miss more than 3 meetings in succession or more than 6 in any 6 month period, our position will be subject to replacement with another person in our profession. We agree to notify the president or membership chairperson of our absence within a week of the missed meeting. Should an issue arise necessitating an extended absence, the member will be able to request a leave of absence to the membership committee and be based on a legitimate conflict or medical necessity.
Dues of $50.00 are to be paid quarterly, in advance, and will cover the weekly charge for the breakfast and meeting place. Checks will be made out to: Rock Coast Networkers. Any additional expenses will be shared equally by the membership and paid through a special assessment which may occur from time to time, and will cover such expenses as web site hosting and the purchase of necessary materials.
The organization of the group will consist of a president, secretary/treasurer, and membership chairperson. The term of office can be 6 months or 1 year, to be decided upon by the membership. The president will be responsible for running the meetings. The ecretary/treasurer will be responsible for collecting the food money and paying the host/hostess. The membership chairperson will appoint 2-3 other members to serve on the membership committee to determine membership qualifications and to adjudicate disputes.
It will be the responsibility of the existing member to determine if a potential member is in conflict with their profession and bring it to the attention of the membership chairperson. Existing members in good standing will have veto power over the addition of new members who in fact are in conflict with their profession.
Meetings will start at 7:30AM and end promptly at 8:30 AM one day per week as agreed upon by the membership.
Members will have 60 seconds to tell their “elevator speech” about his or her profession.
We will have a 15-minute presentation weekly, by a member, to give them a chance to go into more depth in describing their services. Alternatively, once a month, we could invite someone from the outside to be a guest speaker on a topic that will be of interest to the group.
The final 15 minutes of the meeting will be dedicated to passing referrals between members, or sharing “good news” testimonials.
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