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The LeTip Creed

LeTip is a professional organization of men and women dedicated to the highest standards of competence and service.

Our purpose is the exchange of business tips. Members will, at all times, maintain the highest professional integrity. Each business category is represented by one member and conflicts of interest are not allowed.

Frequently Asked Questions

LeTip Reno

Q:   How many meetings do I attend before I can join?

A:   Each guest is required to attend two 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 members, then a minimum of three NO votes can permit the Chapter to deny membership. If there are more than thirty members, then a minimum of ten percent of the membership (talliedfrom the beginning of the quarter) voting NO is required to permit the Chapter to deny membership.

Q:  How much does it cost to join a LeTip Chapter?

A:   The initial membership fee is established by LeTip International, Inc., and is separate from your local Chapter's due which are based on its individual operational costs. Any additional Qs should be directed to your local Membership Chairperson.

Q:  When are my dues required to be paid?

A:   Most Chapters collect dues on a quarterly schedule, and the Treasurer will pro-rate new members' due when they join to get them on the Chapter's cycle. The Chapter's Board of Directors establishes the amount for each Chapter. There are no paid positions or profits involved, only the actual costs.

Q:  Who will notify me when I'm accepted for membership?

A:   The Chapter's 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 the Chapter.

Q:  Who pays for the guest's breakfast?

A:   The Chapter will pay for the first one and the guest pays for their second visit.

Q: What is the "Lucky Devil" all about?

A:  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 during members' commercials to stand behind the person whose card they have and give a serious 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 the guest's seat, then it is passed to the right until it reaches a member.) Remember, this is done only when the tip bucket is being passed around.

Q:  What's the "Lunch Bunch" all about?

A:  Once every month, five (5) members will have their business cards drawn by the Chapter's 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 members' respective businesses. (There is a $5.00 fine for non-attendance.)

Q:  What is a Qualified Guest?

A:   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. Guest are invited for two (2) meetings, and they must decide about joining at the second meeting.

Q:  Once a member of LeTip, am I confined to conducting business only with other LeTip members?

A:   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.

Q:  How many tips to I have to give?

A:   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.

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. Most of the time this will be an adequate solution. If the problem persists, contact your Chapter 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.

Q:  How do I earn my Blue, Silver, Gold or Platinum badge?

A:   Members that sponsor a specified nmber of new members into any LeTip chapter 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.

Q:  What is the "Poker Folder" all about?

A:   The Poker Folder is a tool used by every chapter to encourage new members (white badge holders) to bring in a Qualified Guest to the following week's meeting. Members who do bring a guest take $10.00 out of the tip bucket. Members who don't bring a guest 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 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.

Q:  How long do I have to do my commercial?

A:   At each meeting every member receives 30 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.

Q:  When do I get to Showboat, Greet and Speak?

A:   The Chapter's Program Chairperson sets a schedule for the Chapter so everyone has an opportunity as they join the group. The first week you Showboat; second week you Greet; and the third week you are the Speaker.

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 need 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 AM sharp. Making a real effort to display your business will have an enormous impact on the amount of tips you receive from fellow members.

Q:  How long do I have when I am the Speaker?

A:   Ten (10) minutes when the Chapter has fewer than twenty (20) members. Most Speakers receiver 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 one-half hour to learn about their business. At the third monthly meeting you will be 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.

Q:  Can someone attend meetings in my place?

A:   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.

Q:  Who tracks my attendance and who do I call if I'm going to miss a meeting?

A:   The Vice President. Always call if you're going to miss a meeting. You must attend at least 80% of all meetings.

Q:  What is "Fiver Day" all about?

A:   Normally, this meeting day occurs once a 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 to do not bring a Qualified Guest are fined $5.00 which is placed into the tip bucket when it reaches them.

Q:  Why do we have fines?

A:   The A 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.

Q:  What does LeTip International, Inc. do for me?

A:   LeTip International is a support structure for over 400 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. We provide most of the materials necessary for your chapter to operate at no charge to you, and make sure those materials are only a phone call away. We also provide a full-time, paid staff to assist your chapter in the areas of leadership and growth every step of the way. This includes seminars for your Chapter's President and Board of Directors and Managers, as well as regional Chapter Ambassadors to ensure that every chapter is receiving the necessary support it requires to focus and expand its membership.

Weekly Meeting

weekly LeTip Reno

Our regular meeting is every Wednesday (with only a few exceptions) from 7 am to 8:30 am.
We ask that you be there by 7:00 am.

Tamarack Junction Casino,
13103 S Virginia in Reno.

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Member News and Info

The Importance of bringing in new members

When our organization grows, each member receives the benefit of more money in their pocket. Our focus on growth should be to bring qualified guests and show those guests the value of joining the Reno LeTip Chapter. Every member agreed upon joining LeTip to bring a new member into the organization within one year of joining.

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Contact Us

LeTip Reno

Membership Info:

Jessy Solie, (775) 348-1418

The President:

Dan Dooley, (775) 332-2881 

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 20303
Reno, NV 89515-0303

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LeTip International, Inc.
4838 East Baseline Rd, Suite 123
Mesa, AZ 85206
(800)255-3847 · (480)699-6125

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