Membership Info
BNI General Policies PDF  | Print |  E-mail
  1. Only one person from each profession Classification is permitted to join a chapter of BNI. Membership Committees of each chapter have final authority relating to classification conflicts.
  2. Members must represent their primary occupation, not a part-time business.
  3. The weekly meetings last for 90 minutes. Members need to arrive on time and stay for the entire meeting.
  4. An individual may be a member of only one chapter of BNI at any given time.
  5. Attendance is critical to the group. If a member cannot attend, you may send a substitute (not a member of your chapter) to the meeting. This will not count as an absence. A member is allowed three absences every six months (April through September and October through March). More than this and the member's classification is subject to being opened by the chapter's Leadership Team or Membership Committee.
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Administrative Policies PDF  | Print |  E-mail
  1. There is an initial registration fee. Fees are paid semi-annually, annually, or bi-annually. Contact the local Secretary/Treasurer for amounts. Fees may also be paid with VISA, MASTERCARD, OR AMERICAN EXPRESS.
  2. BNI may establish chapters in every city or community with people interested in developing a referral-based business. In addition, BNI reserves the right to open more than one chapter per community or city where demand for BNI's services are requested.
  3. Membership fees are payable 30 days prior to the due date. Members not paid by the first meeting of the month they are due, are considered late and will be assessed a late charge. If fees are not paid within 15 days, the member will be officially dropped by BNI.
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