We are making plans to hold the Second Annual Chocolates and Cha-Cha party for the BNI Foundation on February 8, 2014 to close out International Networking Week. This year there were two locations holding the Chocolates and Cha-Cha party, headquarters and Central Texas. Next year we hope that we can make this fun party a worldwide event!
Our hearts are broken with all those who have lost so much in Moore, OK. We have heard from BNI ED, Chesca Bailey, who says the following: “Thank you for your prayers for all the people in the Moore, Oklahoma area. We have heard of one member losing everything, and a number of others with relatives displaced. Your support is greatly appreciated, as it is truly unbelievable the devastation.”
At the US National BNI Directors’ Conference, the BNI Directors supported our charitable work and donated over $1800 to our charitable work. Ivan and I promised to match the donations which came in at the conference, so that brought our total raised to just over $3600. THEN on Sunday morning, Andrea and Mark Stough of BNI SW FL had a group dance card with Dr. Misner. Their young son, Brendon, gave a cash donation of $50 to the BNI Foundation!
Hurricane Sandy careened across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States leaving a path of devastation in its wake; the BNI Foundation is responding to the great need for immediate disaster relief by opening a special relief fund for the Red Cross.
BNI feels deep sympathy and concern for all those affected by this disaster, so the BNI Foundation will match the first $10,000 donated to the fund. One hundred percent of all donations made for disaster relief will go directly to the Red Cross.
BNI Foundation Update to Directors BNI International Directors’ Conference Hyatt Regency 200 S. Pine Ave Long Beach CA 3 PM
The children at Bluebells School, a BNI Foundation project in Bangalore, India, have a personal Christmas message for BNI Foundation co-founders, Ivan and Beth, as well as BNI Directors, Meena and Mac.
Members’ Day at the BNI International Directors’ Conference Member and Chapter Donor Recognition and Awards Hyatt Regency 200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach CA 8:00 AM