BNI FOUNDATION SILENT AUCTION

Beautiful Beach With Blue OceanOne of the most exciting events at the BNI US Conference this year for the BNI Foundation is the BNI Foundation Silent Auction! This is silent auction features some fantastic experiences:

 

Become a Sonoma Valley Winemaker!

Blending Seminar

Winery Tours & Tastings

3 Night Stay & Airfare for 2 (Within the US)

 

Classic Wrigley Field Rooftop Experience

For those Chicago Cubs Fans!

Tickets for 2 to a home game

3 Night Stay & Airfare for 2 (Within the US)

 

Tuscan Culinary Escape

Ready to go to Rome? We are!

Private Cooking Lessons

Winery and Olive Oil Press Tour & Tasting

2 Night Stay in Rome (for 2)

5 Night stay in Tuscany (for 2)

**Airfare is not included in this package**

 

Misner Galveston Island Condo Getaway

Palisades Palms Beach Club Tower

6 Night, 7 Day Stay Right on the Water!

Ocean View

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, access to all amenities

**Airfare is not included in this package**

 

If you are looking for a way to go on vacation while supporting the BNI Foundation, this is it! If you are unable to come to the BNI US National Convention and wish to bid on a package, email volunteer@bnifoundation.org  for an absentee ballot.

 

The auction items will be available for view and pre-bidding from May 18th – May 20th at our BNI Foundation table. The Silent Auction will continue through the BNI Awards Dinner and end at 9:00 PM EST. All winners will be announced after dinner!

 

We cannot wait to see you there!

 

Regards,

 

Erica Gifford

Volunteer Coordinator

The BNI Foundation

Learn about the BNI Foundation and it’s programs at the BNI US Convention

Every year, the BNI Foundation is lucky enough to be a guest at BNI US Conference. BNI and the BNI Foundation have a unique relationship – we are two separate entities, but exist simultaneously, sharing resources and embodying the concept of Givers Gain®.

 

This year, from May 17-20, Stephanie Starr, the BNI Foundation Executive Director, will be joined by her “Dream Team” of Volunteers from around the US to help to educate and inform BNI leaders how the BNI Foundation can help Members Make More Money while cause networking. The BNI Staff and volunteers, including some BNI Executive Directors, will be on hand to help BNI Executive Directors and Director Consultants learn how to implement service projects in their area to increase their bottom line, improve member retention and growth, and spread the word about BNI in their area.

 

Here are four main ways you can learn about the BNI Foundation and its programs at the BNI US Convention:

 

1.Our Booth – Learn more about the BNI Foundation and its programs! Opens at 8 AM on May 18th and closes at 4pm on May 20th.

2.Our Walk and Talk – We are hosting a Fun Walk and Talk (or Run) on Saturday morning, bright and early at 6:15! Register here and be sure to get a premiere spot and t-shirt.

3.Our Auction – Have you always wanted to become a Sonoma Wine Maker or attend a baseball game at Wrigley Field on the rooftop or vacation on the beach in Galveston? If so, come bid at our silent auction on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the BNI Foundation Table. We will announce all winners during the Gala.

4.Our Round Tables – The BNI Foundation is hosting an information round table on Saturday, May 20th. Stop by our table to sit down with Stephanie Starr and other Executive Directors, Director Consultants and Regional Administrators who are working with the BNI Foundation to see how to implement it in your region.

 

Feel free to drop us a note at info@bnifoundation.org before the show to set up a One to One.

 

We cannot wait to see you there!

 

Regards,

 

Erica Gifford

Volunteer Coordinator

The BNI Foundation

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