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 Frequently Asked Questions


1. How much does it cost to join LeTip of Doylestown?
2. How many meetings do I have to attend before I can join?
3. How many votes are required for acceptance into LeTip of Doylestown?
4. When are my dues required to be paid?
5. Who will notify me when I'm accepted for membership?
6. Who pays for the guest's breakfast?
7. What is the "Lucky Devil" all about?
8. What's the "Lunch Bunch" all about?
9. What is a Qualified Guest?
10. Once a member of LeTip, am I confined to conducting business only with other LeTip members?
11. How many tips do I have to give?
12. If I have a problem or a conflict with another member, who do I contact?
13. How do I earn my BLUE, SILVER, GOLD, or PLATINUM badge?  
14. What is the "Poker Folder" all about?
15. How long do I have to do my commercial?
16. When do I get to Showboat, Greet, and Speak?
17. What do I do when I'm asked to be the Showboat person?
18. How long do I have when I am the Speaker?
19. What is VISITATION day?
20. Can someone attend meetings in my place?
21. What is a "Fiver Day" all about?
22. Why do we have fines?
23. Who can I call if I have more questions?


 

How much does it cost to join LeTip of Doylestown?
The initial membership fee is established by LeTip International, Inc. and is separate from the local chapter dues. As of April 1, 2006, the International membership fee is $325. The quarterly dues for LeTip of Doylestown are $185 which include the cost of breakfast at the weekly meetings.



 
How many meetings do I have to attend before I can join?
Each guest is required to attend two (2) meetings before an application can be accepted. An inspection of an applicant's place of business is also a requirement of acceptance.



 
How many votes are required for acceptance into LeTip of Doylestown?
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.



 
When are my dues required to be paid?
Dues are due the first week of each quarter. The treasurer will pro-rate new members' dues when they join to get them on the Chapter's cycle. The Board of Directors establishes the amount for LeTip of Doylestown. There are NO paid positions or profits involved, only the actual costs.



 
Who will notify me when I'm accepted for membership?
The Membership Chairperson 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 LeTip of Doylestown.



 
Who pays for the guest's breakfast?
LeTip of Doylestown will pay for the guest's breakfast.



 
What is the "Lucky Devil" all about?
Each week a business card from the speaker of the previous week is placed under someone's chair or plate. The person, if a member, is required to give a commercial as if they were indeed that person. We do this to reinforce the importance of the Speakers each week, and to keep each member's attention focused on the meeting. (If the card is at a guest's seat, then it is passed to the right until it reaches a member).



 
What's the "Lunch Bunch" all about?
Once every month, five (5) members will have their business cards drawn by the President. These five (5) members will then treat their newest member to lunch. All five (5) members will stand and the President will appoint a chairperson who will arrange the luncheon. "Lunch Bunch" helps members become better acquainted with their fellow member's respective businesses. (There is a $5.00 fine for non-attendance.)



 
What is a 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 at 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 your 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.



 
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 LeTip 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 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 between 30 - 60 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, and Speak?
The Program Chairperson sets a schedule for LeTip of Doylestown so everyone has an opportunity as they join the group. The first week you Greet; second week you Speak; and the third week you are the Showboater.



 
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 7:01 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?
Ten (10) minutes when the Chapter has twenty (20) or fewer members. Eight (8) minutes when the Chapter has more than twenty (20) members. Many Speakers receive more than their average weekly tip count at this single meeting.



 
What is VISITATION day?
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 will give a commercial for that member when you receive the tip bucket. If for some reason, you didn't visit that person, you personally hand that member five dollars at the meeting.



 
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.



 
What is a "Fiver Day" all about?
"Fiver Day" occurs on the second meeting of each month, and is set aside to give members the opportunity to bring and introduce Qualified Guests to the chapter. It is recommended that everyone bring a guest. Those members who do bring a Qualified Guest are permitted to remove $5.00 from the tip bucket when it is circulated. Members who do not bring a Qualified Guest are fined $5.00 which is placed into the tip bucket when it reaches them.



 
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 only amount to $1.50 a month for most LeTip members.



 
Who can I call if I have more questions?
Contact the Membership Chairman of LeTip of Doylestown, Jim Bartow at 215-476-1500, Ext. 102

 




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