FAQs – Getting Answers

How many meetings do I attend before I can join?

Each guest is required to attend two (2) consecutive meetings before an application can be accepted. An inspection of an applicant’s place of business is a requirement of acceptance.

How much does it cost to join a LeTip chapter?

The initial membership fee is established by LeTip International, Inc., and is separate from your local Chapter’s dues which are based on its individual operational costs. Specific questions about cost should be directed to our Membership Chairperson.

When are my dues required to be paid?

Typically, all dues are paid annually. The Chapter’s Board of Directors establishes the amount for each Chapter. There are NO paid positions or profits involved, only the actual costs.

Who will notify me when I’m accepted for membership?

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.

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 last meeting in the month (4th or 5th), you will give a commercial for that member when it is your turn to speak. If for some reason, you didn’t visit that person, you personally hand that member five dollars at the meeting.

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 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 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, Inc.

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 $1.00 –$2.00 a month for most LeTip members.

Can someone attend meetings in my place?

Only as specified by LeTip International, Inc., an alternate may attend six (6) times per year, and never more than two (2) consecutive meetings. That person must be a qualified substitute, i.e. someone who is from the member’s company who is well versed in it’s LeTip category.

How long do I have to do my commercial?

At each meeting every member receives 30 – 40 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.