The Meetings and Functions
The members of the Business Forum meet for breakfast every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am. Members are encouraged to bring guests who can qualify for membership. In order to make sure that the guest’s category will not conflict with any member’s category, the inviting member should check first with a director. Each person is asked to stand and introduce themselves and their guests. They report their referral activity and report anything special regarding their own business. About twenty-seconds is allotted for each person. At every breakfast, except the monthly business meeting, someone will present a fifteen-minute talk. The speaker is usually a member familiarizing the membership with their backgrund and their business. Each Month an outside speaker is invited to speak on topics of interest to the membership. The breakfast meeting ends at or before 8:30 am.
Each member in turn is asked to host a shop social at their business establishment or at another convenient place. The shop social is usually held once each month starting about 5:30 and ending about 7:30. It is an opportunity for the members to be more casual, visit, and to see the host’s business premises. Soda, wine, and appetizers are usually provided.
In the early fall of each year, we have a picnic. It is our opportunity to bring our families and friends together to meet and to have fun.
In December each year, the Business Forum presents a holiday party with dinner and entertainment for members and guests.
In February each year, Business Forum has a lavish dinner affair to thank its out-going directors and to install its new board. Guests and spouses are invited.