How many meetings do I attend before I can join?
Each guest is required to attend two (2) consecutive meetings before an application can be accepted. An inspection of an applicant’s place of business is a requirement of acceptance.
How many votes are required for acceptance into the Chapter?
A minimum of 10% of the membership (tallied from the beginning of the quarter) voting “NO” is required to permit the Chapter to deny membership.
Who will notify me when I am accepted?
The Chapter’s Membership Chair and your sponsor (if a chapter member) will call you the day you are voted into the Chapter. A letter from the President will follow to welcome you to the Chapter.
When are my dues to be paid?
Quarterly dues are paid at the first meeting of each quarter (Jan, Apr, July, Oct)
Who pays for the guests breakfast?
The Stockton LeTip Chapter will pay for the guest’s first visit. The guest is responsible for paying for the second visit ($20).
What is Qualified Guest?
A Qualified Guest is a person whose occupation is not represented in the Chapter, and if permitted to join, would not be in conflict with any of the Chapter’s members. Guests are invited for two (2) meetings, and they must decide about joining a the second meeting.
Once a member of LeTip, am I confined to conducting business only with other LeTip members?
Your fellow LeTip members are your business’ best references, as you are theirs. Member’s LOYALTY to each other explains why the best of LeTip chapters are so overwhelmingly successful and continue to grow every year. Support you SALES FORCE and they will support you!
How many tips do I have to give?
To maintain your membership – four (4) tips per month are required. The real question is: How much business do you really want? You will be rewarded according to your ability to help others. Really! The more you tip, the more tips you will receive. It’s not a one-way street. You can only expect others to support you to the extent you support them!
If I have a problem or a conflict with another member, who do I contact?
Members are asked to talk directly with other members about any problems that arise. Most of the time this will be an adequate solution. If the problem persists, contact the Ethics Chairperson. This is a person who is not on the Board of Directors and will assist you with the problem. Every issue is confidential and will be kept that way. the Ethics Chairperson will take steps as necessary to resolve the issue using specific guidelines set by LeTip International.
How do I earn my BLUE, SILVER, GOLD or PLATINUM Badge?
Members that sponsor a specified number of new members into any LeTip chapter receive a badge upgrade and a gift from LeTip International as a sign of our appreciation. Blue = 3 members; Silver = 10 members; Gold = 25 members; Platinum = 50 members. Our badge incentive program provides recognition for LOYALTY.
What is the “Poker Folder” all about?
The Poker Folder is a tool used by every chapter to encourage new members (white badge holders) to bring in a Qualified Guest to the following week’s meeting. Members who do take $10.00 out of the tip bucket. While members who don’t will be required to drop $10.00 into the tip bucket and keep the poker folder for one more week. If at the next meeting the member brings in a Qualified Guest, they may take $10.00 out of the tip bucket. Again, failure to bring in a Qualified Guest will result in the member being required to drop another $10.00 into the tip bucket. LeTip’s rules maintain that no member may hold the Poker Folder for more than two weeks, although a member who hasn’t sponsored a minimum of three (3) new members is still an eligible Poker Folder candidate.
How long do I have to do my commercial?
At each meeting every member receives 30 seconds to pass tips, pay fines, and do their commercial. Begin by informing fellow members – “This is the way you can best tip me”. Make it count.
When do I get to Showboat, Greet & Speak?
The Chapter’s Program Chairperson sets a schedule for the Chapter so everyone has an opportunity as they join the group. The first week you Showboat; second week you Greet; and the third week you are the Speaker.
What do I do when I’m asked to be the Showboat person?
Showboating allows each member to properly explain their business’ service and needs to fellow members. Each week’s Showboater is asked to arrive and set up their company’s display of products or services by 11:15 A.M. SHARP. Making a real effort to “DISPLAY” your business will have an enormous impact on the amount of tips you receive from fellow members.
How long do I have when I am the speaker?
7 minutes at the Stockton Chapter. Most Speakers receive more than their average weekly tip count at this single meeting.
What is VISITATION day and how often does it occur?
Visitations are conducted every quarter.
Can someone attend meetings in my place?
Only as specified by LeTip International, an alternate may attend six (6) times per year, and never more than two (2) consecutive meetings. That person must be a qualified substitute, not a secretary.
Who tracks my attendance and who do I call/message if I’m going to miss a meeting?
The Vice President. Always call/message if you’re going to miss a meeting. You must attend at least 80% of all meetings.
Why do we have fines?
The answer is one of accountability. Fines are not meant to be punitive. Most of the fines LeTip imposes on its members are small and only serve as a reminder that you have certain obligations to your fellow members and your chapter as a whole. In actuality, fines amount to less than $5.00 a month or less for most LeTip members.
What does LeTip International, Inc do for me?
LeTip International, Inc. is a support structure for over 400 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. We provide most of the materials necessary for your chapter to operate at no charge to you, and make sure those materials are only a phone call away. We also provide a full-time, paid staff to assist your chapter in the areas of leadership and growth every step of the way. This includes seminars for your Chapter’s President and Board of Directors. Our staff also includes full-time Regional/Area Directors and Managers, as well as regional Chapter Ambassadors to ensure that every chapter is receiving the necessary support it requires to focus and expand its membership.