Welcome to the Champions Chapter of SoCal BNI!

The Champions Chapter of SoCal BNI was founded in April of 2004 and has grown to 32 members! We meet at the Meridian Club in Fullerton, California on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 AM. We would love for you to visit our chapter and consider joining our very diverse and successful group of professionals. For further information, please contact the President, Allen C. Buchanan at 714.564.7104 or email me at abuchanan@lee-associates.com

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Morn' of our Stack Day, Another Holiday Parody

The Morn' of our"Stack Day"

Modified by Allen C. Buchanan, President of Champions SoCal BNI

A Holiday Parody on the story

"The Night Before Christmas"

by Clement Clarke Moore
or Henry Livingston

'Twas the Morn of our Stack Day, before the agenda;

Not a visitor was stirring, not even a pretenda.

The breakfast was set by Victoria with care;

In hopes that the visitors soon would be there.

The LT was ready all secure in their roles;

While visions of referrals increased the chapter's goals.

And the Sec/Treas with her buzzer, and I with my shtick;

Had just settled down for 7:30 to tick.

When out on the lot there arose such a clatter;

I sprang from the table to see what was the matter.

Away to the visitor table I flew like a flash;

Tore open the name tags and braced for the crash.

The sign on the steps of the Meridian Club;

Pointed up to our room near the racquetball hub.

When, what to our GRC team should appear;

But visitors in new categories from everywhere.

With our visitor hosts, so lively and quick;

I knew in a moment that the name tags would stick.

More rapid than eagles the visitors they came;

And we whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Sign Guy! now, Lawyer! now, Roofer and Electrician!

Get a place at the table, Don't be Stupid! Block your competition!

To the top of the category! to the head of the table!

We called the Champions to order the best we were able.

As the leadership team was introduced with applause;

It became apparent to all that the guests were our cause.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard to my left;

The best EC moment delivered with deft.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around;

The Sales Manager Moments commenced to abound.

We were all rapt attention, as the Keynotes began;

And our knowledge increased as the ten minutes ran.

The guests -- how they twinkled! their smiles how merry!

Their anticipation peaked as we approached the query.

The Stand and Deliver was especially compelling;

As we passed referrals, referrals, and the dollars were swelling.

As the moment approached for the orientation;

The visitors stood and heard a standing ovation.

The rules were explained with the utmost of care;

and the new apps were shared with the greatest of flair.

As the guests returned to the room with exclaim;

We hoped that the Stack Day had not been in vein.

A wink of the Veep's eye and a twist of his head;

Soon gave me to know we had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work;

And approved all the apps; then turned with a jerk.

And laying his finger aside of his nose;

And giving a nod, up to the podium he strode.

He sprang to the dais, to his Champions gave a whistle;

and twelve members were added like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, as the meeting adjourned;

"Happy Stack Day to Champions, the Corners Been Turned!"

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