Regular LIEG meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, unless prior notification is provided. All meetings will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end no later than 8:30 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 p.m. to meet and greet others.
All members make a commitment to attend the monthly meetings. The Membership Chair must be notified in a timely manner and in advance of any absence. The Board reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to count a member as absent from a meeting if the member arrives unreasonably late or leaves unreasonably early from a meeting or shows a habit of lateness or early departure. A member who misses four (4) meetings during the calendar year will have his/her membership terminated automatically without refund of dues.
All members are required to volunteer for a specific LIEG activity. Activities include chairing an event, running a specific committee, serving on a committee, or Board membership. Failure to fulfill this obligation is grounds for expulsion or non-renewal of membership. A list of committees will be distributed at the January meeting and be available upon request thereafter. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held at the November meeting every odd-numbered year.
All members should bring a minimum of 5 guests per calendar year. Attendance can be at either the regular monthly meeting, or an LIEG special event or a combination of the two. Guests enable us to grow the group and bring new opportunities and business knowledge to all members.
Prospective members (guests) for our regular (non-public) meetings must be screened through the “Join Us” section of this Website before attending their first meeting. To apply for membership the guest must attend two (2) regular monthly meetings and must also meet with at least three (3) current members.
All prospective members are subject to review by the Membership Commitee. The committee screens prospective members for conflicts and other criteria. Please notify the Membership Chair in advance when you will be having a guest attend a meeting.
Members are required to have at least one specific appointment with another member each month. Optimally, the appointment should be in-person. However, with consideration for geography and overloaded calendars, a telephone appointment will suffice.
E-mail is the primary means of communication between LIEG members. It is important that you have the ability to send and receive emails from and to fellow members. Response time to members’ emails must be done on a timely basis and failure to do so will be considered lack of involvement in LIEG.