Meetings

 

Membership meetings are held monthly, alternating between luncheon and dinner, on the third Wednesday of each month. Our primary meeting location is the Peppery Gar & Brill, although meetings are occasionally held at special locations which are announced in the monthly newsletter.

Reservation Deadline (see below):  Midnight, the Sunday before the meeting:  TCWN members and guests are required to make reservations or cancellations by phone, by the deadline. No shows of membersor their guests, will be charged a $20 cancellation fee, $25 for dinner. Drop-Ins may attend, but the cost of the meal increases by $5.00 and is based on availability. Members are responsible for their guest’s attendance. Below is a list of regular and special meetings:

This Year’s Theme is “Back to Basics”

2017 Programs

January 18 (Dinner)     Goal Setting 2017  with Nicole Kikugawa

February 15 (Lunch)    Personality Types with Karen McLaughlin

March  15 (Dinner)       Round Table—Business Building—Bring your questions or concerns

April  19 (Lunch)           How to develop a business plan, Diana Cooper Ph.D., MBA

May  24 (Dinner)          Business Expo

June 21 (Lunch)            Business Comfort Zones

July 19 (Dinner)            Wine Down Wednesday

August 16 (Lunch)        Marketing

September 20 (Dinner) Social Media—Building your Business

October  18 (Lunch)     Board Elections

November  15 (Dinner)    Installation

December  20 (Lunch)    Holiday Luncheon

2018 Programs

January 17 (Dinner)

 

MEETING RESERVATIONS

It is necessary to arrange meeting reservations for yourself and guests by calling the Reservation Chairperson (209-536-6336) no later than Sunday evening before each meeting. Please leave the name of each guest you will bring and their menu selection. The cost for meeting and your meal is $20.00 per person, lunch and $25, dinner with a reservation. 

Individuals are encouraged to attend meetings even if they do not wish to eat; however, a $5.00 charge will be made to cover the individual cost of the meeting.

 

CANCELLATIONS

When you are unable to attend a meeting, please cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance by calling the Reservation number.

MEETING NO-SHOWS

Any member, or their guest, who has not cancelled their reservation, is held to the price of the meeting.  A call the evening before the meeting is recommended as a reminder of your invitation, since the TCWN member will be charged for their no-show guest.

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Please call the Reservation Chairperson to make arrangement for special dietary needs.

MEETING ARRIVAL TIMES

The suggested time to arrive is 11:00 a.m. for luncheon meetings 5:00 p.m. for evening meetings. For those who have not prepaid, progress through the check-in line is expedited when your check is written prior to getting in line.

RAFFLE PRIZES

Members are encouraged to advertise their business by donating a raffle prize gift.  The TCWN Scholarship fund is the recipient of proceeds.

DISPLAY TABLES

A General Display Table is located in the entrance area. It is available at all meetings for members to display business cards, brochures, and handouts. You are responsible for picking up displayed items after the meeting. Remaining material will be discarded during cleanup.

Individual Display Tables are also located in the entrance area. Members may reserve their own table at any monthly meeting. This opportunity is provided on a space-available basis and is free to members. Each meeting will be limited to three display tables and reservations are made on a first come/first served basis. Arrangements must be made by contacting the Reservation Chair no later than noon on the Friday before a meeting. 

HOSPITALITY TABLE

Name tags are available at this table located in the foyer.
You may purchase door prize tickets at the Hospitality Table.

MEMBER SERVICES TABLE

All information pertaining to membership may be obtained at the table located in the foyer. Newsletters, membership applications, new member packets, Membership Directories and binders are available here. Members will find all forms here, including change of address forms, Bulletin Briefs and announcement forms. Completed forms may be returned to the Member Services Table. It is a good place to share your ideas and suggestions, too!

MEETING FORMAT

Dinner Meeting Format
5:00 – Registration and Networking

5:30 – Meeting called to order
5:45 – Dinner Served
6:00 – Speaker starts
6:25 – Last call for raffle
6:30 – Raffle Drawing
7:00 – Meeting Adjourned

Lunch Meeting Format
11:00 – Registration and Networking

11:30 – Meeting called to order
11:45 – Lunch Served
12:00 – Speakers Starts
12:25 – Last call for raffle
12:30 – Raffle Drawing
1:00 –  Meeting Adjourned

Board Meetings

Held monthly on the second Wednesday at 3:00pm.  Location to be determined by the President.

Have an idea for a guest speaker?
Contact our Program Chair – Kim Hembree