Q: How many meetings do I attend before I can join?
A: 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.
Q: How many votes are required for acceptance into the Chapter?
A: It depends on the chapter’s size. If the chapter contains fewer than thirty (30) members, then a minimum of three (3) “NO” votes can permit the chapter to deny membership. If there are more than thirty (30) members, then 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.
Q: How much does it cost to join Tri County LeTip of South Jersey?
A: The initial membership fee is established by LeTip International, Inc., and is separate from our local chapter’s
dues which are based on our operational costs. Any additional questions should be directed to our Membership Chairperson.
Q: When are my dues required to be paid?
A: Our chapter collects dues on a quarterly schedule, and our Treasurer will pro-rate new members’ dues when
they join to get them on our chapter’s cycle. Our chapter’s Board of Directors establishes the amount for our
chapter. There are no paid positions or profits involved, only actual costs.
Q: Who will notify me when I’m accepted for membership?
A: Our chapter’s Membership Chairperson and your sponsor (if a chapter member) will call you the day you are
voted into our chapter.
Q: Who pays for the guest’s breakfast?
A: Our chapter will pay for the first breakfast and then the guest pays for their second visit.
Q: What is a Qualified Guest?
A: A Qualified Guest is a person whose occupation is not represented in our chapter, and if permitted to join, would not be in conflict with any of our chapter’s members. Guests are invited for two (2) meetings, and they must decide about joining our chapter at the second meeting.
Q: Once a member of LeTip, am I confined to conducting business only with
other LeTip members?
A: Your fellow chapter members are your business’ best references, as you are theirs. A Member’s loyalty to each other explains why our chapter is so successful and continues to grow every year. Support your chapter and our chapter will support you.
Q: How many tips do I have to give?
A: Four (4) tips per month are required to maintain your membership. However, the real question is: How much business do you really want? You will be rewarded according to your ability to help others. The more you tip, the more tips you will receive.
Q: If I have a problem or a conflict with another member, who do I contact?
A: Members are asked to talk directly with other members about any problems that arise. If, however, the problem continues, contact our chapter’s 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, Inc.
Q: How do I earn my Green, Blue, Silver, Gold, or Platinum badge?
A: Members that sponsor a specified number of new members into any LeTip chapter receive a badge upgrade and a gift from LeTip International, Inc. as a sign of appreciation. Green = 1 member; Blue = 3 members; Silver = 10 members; Gold = 25 members; Platinum = 50 members. Our badge incentive program provides recognition for your loyalty.
Q: What is the “Poker Folder” all about?
A: The Poker Folder is a tool used by our chapter to encourage new members (white badge holders) to bring in a Qualified Guest to the following week’s meeting. Members who bring a Qualified Guest to the following week’s meeting receive $25.00 from the tip bucket. While members who do not bring a Qualified Guest to the following week’s meeting are required to put $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 receive $25.00 from the tip bucket. However, if the member again fails to bring in a Qualified Guest, the member is required to put another $10.00 into the tip bucket. No member may hold the Poker Folder for more than two weeks.
Q: How long do I have to do my commercial?
A: At each meeting, every member receives 30 seconds to do their commercial. Begin by informing your fellow members – “This is the way you can best tip me”.
Q: When do I get to Showboat, Greet, and Speak?
A: Our chapter’s Program Chairperson sets the schedule for our chapter so everyone has an immediate opportunity to show boat, greet and speak as soon as they join our chapter.
Q: What do I do when I’m asked to be the Showboat person?
A: Showboating allows each member to properly explain their business’ service and needs to their fellow members. Each week’s showboater is asked to arrive and set up their company’s display of products or services by 7:01 A.M. Making a real effort to display your business will have an enormous impact on the amount of tips you receive from your fellow members.
Q: How long do I have when I am the Speaker?
A: When you are a speaker, you have ten (10) minutes to speak. Most Speakers receive more than their average weekly tip count at this single meeting.
Q: What is Visitation day?
A: At the first monthly meeting, all members are asked to visit another member at their place of business for 20 minutes to 1/2 hour to learn about their business. At the third monthly meeting, you are required to give a commercial for that member when you receive the tip bucket. If for some reason, you did not visit that person, you are required to pay that member $5.00 at the meeting.
Q: Can someone attend meetings in my place?
A: As specified by LeTip International, Inc., an alternate may attend six (6) times per year, but not more than two (2) consecutive meetings.
Q: Who tracks my attendance and who do I call if I am going to miss a meeting?
A: Our chapter’s Vice President tracks your attendance and is the person who you call if you are going to miss a meeting. You must attend at least 80% of all meetings.
Q: What is a “Fiver Day” all about?
A: Fiver Day occurs at our second meeting of each month and is set aside to give members the opportunity to bring and introduce Qualified Guests to our chapter. Those members who bring a Qualified Guest on Fiver Day receive $5.00 from the tip bucket and those members who do not bring a Qualified Guest on Fiver Day put $5.00 into the tip bucket.
Q: Why do we have fines?
A: 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 our chapter as a whole.
Q: What does LeTip International, Inc. do for me?
A: LeTip International, Inc. is a support structure for over 400 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. LeTip International, Inc. provides most of the materials necessary for our chapter to operate at no additional charge to you. LeTip International, Inc. LeTip International, Inc. also provides a full-time, paid staff to assist our chapter in the areas of leadership and growth. This includes seminars for our Chapter’s President and Board of Directors. LeTip International, Inc. staff also includes full-time Regional/Area Directors and Managers, as well as regional Chapter Ambassadors to ensure that our chapter is receiving the necessary support it requires to focus and expand its membership.