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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

President's Weekly Letter, Champions SoCal BNI

Woooooooo, CHAMPIONS!

As you can see from the video, today was bring your kids to BNI week! Our Director, Lem Bucago complied and here we instruct young Marly and Logan Bucago the proper way to call the Champions...definitely an acquired art! Randy Clement also brought his son and they did a tandem SMM...award winning actually...more later!

The highlights:

Four visitors, Lisa Stewart, ACI; Wayne Hertzka and Chris Huang from C3 Office Solutions, and Donna Cahoon from Today's Windows and Doors...three took apps!

EC moment focused on a new one-to-one technique developed by an anonymous BNI member...who is a member of the Platinum Coast BNI, has been married to your faithful President for 31 years, is the mother of three Buchanans and soon will be a "boot camp" graduate...OK the anonymous member is Carla Buchanan! The technique focuses upon three tens...ten for each member's business, ten for Q and A, and ten for specific suggestions to help each other. I used it today with Christina Pham and it worked brilliantly!

SMM and International Tabasco Award...another first...last week our first woman and this week the first father and son team! Give it up for the Clement tandem...well choreographed. Randy you know that your son must return next week as the Tabasco ruler!

The Champion spark plug award was awarded to our very own Rosanne Grigsby who attended for the first time since receiving her diagnosis and defying all odds in her recovery...a true CHAMPION!

Keynoted by Angelo Dionisiou of Argo Insurance and Steven Stakley of Burnham Gibson. Both did an exceptional job of laying out the whys and the hows of finding just the right referral! I saw the two of them afterwards power teaming with Brett Adolph. These three are generating a lot of BNI bucks with their strategic referring!

Our visitors ALL said that felt very welcomed today...man, I LOVE hearing that! If we continue to provide an extraordinary visitor experience, our chapter will grow in quantity and quality! Great job to ALL of you!

Please remember:

Evening Among the Stars part deaux October 7th, 2011

Champions bowling night May 12th, 2011 6:00 PM, Concourse Lanes in Anaheim

Next week, structure your SMM with a Cinco de Mayo theme! Should be a blast.

Please keep Clay Colwell in your thoughts and prayers! Stay strong brother. We love and miss you!

Three weeks to go in the BNI game...invite, invite, invite and 1-2-1, 1-2-1, 1-2-1, and train, train, train...oops...workshop, workshop, workshop! Let's not let the mellow yellow team run away with the cash and prizes!

Thanks for flying with us this week! We know that you have many choices when you fly and we are happy that you chose the Champions!

Your faithful President,

Allen Buchanan

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