Substitute Policy

The following guidelines should be followed when substituting for a BNI San Fernando Valley Member.

Things the substitute should know or have:

  1. Substitute is prepared to give a 60 second presentation
  2. Bring any referrals that the absent BNI Member may have
  3. The substitute’s responsibility is to represent the person and the profession of the BNI member who is absent.
  4. If your profession is NOT represented within the chapter; you can talk about your profession during Open Networking or after the meeting, but not during the meeting. The BNI meeting is for members or representatives of members only.

Things you should not do as a substitute:

  1. Substitutes should not hand out their business cards or any literature if their profession is represented within the chapter
  2. Substitutes cannot give a 10-minute presentation for the BNI member

If you have any questions please contact your local Director Consultant.

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