- 6:00 a.m. – Coffee is served for “early bird” arrivals
- 7:15 – Breakfast Buffet
- 7:45 – Meeting Begins – Club President presiding “Bell Ring” for meditation (all rise) ; Welcome comments from President; Introduction of guests/honorary members/nice to see! Table Introductions (2-3 tables each week); Pot O’ Gold Drawing from weekly Registrations Mini Craft Talk Speaker Introduction by prior week’s Pot O’ Gold winner.
- 8:00 – Craft Talk Presentation
- 8:30 – Meeting Adjourns
Table assignments change monthly and are posted for reference at each meeting. They are emailed to members prior to the start of each month. Table rotation provides an opportunity, through regular attendance, to meet and converse with other members for four or five consecutive meetings.
The first name on the list of table assignments is the Chair who has a responsibility to encourage weekly attendance by all members assigned to the table. The second name listed is the Vice-Chair whose name is followed by a date that corresponds to one of the meeting dates in the month. The Vice-Chair is responsible for introducing the table members during the “Table Introductions” segment of the weekly agenda. Table introductions present an opportunity for the table Vice Chair to be creative through the use of poetry, humor, rhyme or seasonal themes. Originality is applauded! This ritual is intended to further reinforce names with faces, and restate each representative’s line of business – a process important to new member orientation. Not surprisingly, this part of the weekly meeting is often the most enjoyable.
Reservations for the Craft Talk schedule are coordinated by club officers. Speakers will be contacted prior to their assigned date to assist in planning for space requirements, table layout and audio/visual needs. The Craft Talk is an opportunity for the representative (s) of the member organization to present their company in all its glory! Give the presentation yourself, or invite those you work with to support your efforts. Guest speakers for any topic of interest to the membership are also a welcome option. The more interesting and elaborate, the more favorably it reflects on your business products or services!
Introduction of the weekly Craft Talk Speaker is performed by the Pot O’ Gold winner from the prior week’s meeting, and follows the Pot O’ Gold drawing on the agenda. The Pot O’ Gold winner is encouraged to gather information on the speaker in advance in order to present the introduction.
After each weekly meeting, the club’s administrative office will mail or e-mail minutes of the meeting (the Newsletter) to active Primary and Associate members and honorary members. The newsletter is typically printed on logo stationery and stamped envelopes provided by the Craft Talk speaker.
Registration is the process of acknowledging the speaker’s presentation with a note of thanks, e-mail message, a business lead or referral, a personal visit to the speaker’s place of business, or a purchase order. Accompanying your registration should be $1 cash which is pooled and held by the speaker for the Pot O’ Gold drawing at the next scheduled meeting. Feel free to include one of your business cards!
All members and guests attending the weekly meeting are required to sign a small attendance card at the beginning of the Breakfast buffet. These cards are collected prior to the start of the business portion of each meeting and are used for the mini Craft Talk and Pot O’ Gold drawings, as well as to determine the breakfast headcount relating to our minimum expense guarantee with the Woman’s Club.
The President is assisted in the Pot O’ Gold drawing by the winner of the prior week’s Pot O’ Gold. Five names are pulled for the drawing, with the first given an opportunity for a Mini Craft talk – a voluntary 30-second “commercial” for your company. The fifth name drawn is the winner of the Pot O’ Gold, contingent upon registration by the process described above. If the winner failed to register, the Pot O’ Gold is forfeited to the fourth name drawn (again assuming registration occurred), until the winner is determined. As you would expect, it pays to register! The Breakfast Club roster booklet and this website include all member names and addresses to assist you with your registration. Prompt registration by all members ensures a generous Pot O’ Gold, though the primary purpose of the registration process is to extend appreciation to the speaker.