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History and Purpose--What is the Sales Executive Association?

Established in 1973, SEA is an Association of business owners or managers with authority to control purchases for the Member firm, who meet once a week to get to know each others businesses, discuss business leads, refer business to its Members, and contribute to the growth and development of the City of Lubbock. SEA is a non-charitable, taxable entity, and does not seek, nor support, charitable causes or functions. Membership in SEA is limited to one firm for each business classification or trade, and meets at 7:00 a.m. every Friday at Lakeridge Country Club.

Dues Structure-How much are dues?

There is a $100.00 initiation fee. Quarterly dues are $150.00. Associate Members' dues are $100.00 per quarter. New Members' dues are prorated. At the option of the Member, dues may be prepaid on an annual basis. The Treasurer will mail or email quarterly dues statements to the Member. Dues can be paid by mail to SEA at 4414 82nd Street, Suite 212, PMB 119, Lubbock TX 79424, or payment may be hand delivered to the Treasurer at any regular meeting of the organization. Typically, there are no additional assessments to Members.

Active/Associate Membership Distinction-What is the difference between Active and Associate Members?

Active Member is the owner or manager of the business with authority to control purchases for the Member Firm. There can be only one Active Member per firm. Active Members can hold office and vote in annual elections. Associate Members are typically employees of the Member firm, can attend meetings and participate in Association functions, but they do not have to have ownership or the requisite buying power for the firm and thus cannot vote or hold office in the organization. There can be unlimited Associate Members for a Member firm. Associate Members have no Attendance Requirements.

Each active Member must attend a minimum of seven of the thirteen meetings in each calendar quarter. Failure to do so will result in the non-attending Member being dropped from the organization. Typically, the Board of Directors will notify in writing a Member if his lack of attendance places his Membership in jeopardy. Associate Members' attendance does not count toward the active Members' attendance.

SEA Thanks - What are SEA thanks?

SEA thanks are typically given at the beginning of every meeting to acknowledge a Member trading or referring business to another Member.

Guest Policy-Can I bring guests?

Yes. Typically you will not be charged for a guest's breakfast. If we have not met our weekly minimum guarantee or you have multiple guests, you might be charged for your guests' breakfast, but in most cases there is no charge for guests, particularly prospective Members.

Social Events-Golf Tournament, Ladies Night Out, Business Night Out, Christmas Party

Typically, during the year, the Association has an SEA golf tournament, an SEA Ladies' Night Out, an SEA Christmas Party, and a "SEA Business Night Out" whereby one Member will host a after business hours social meeting at the Member's place of business.

Prospective Members-How do I bring a prospective Member?

If you desire to bring a prospective Member, you need to ensure that there is not a potential business classification conflict with existing Members. You can do so by asking the President of SEA or the chairman of the Membership Classification Committee, preferably prior to inviting the prospective Member to a meeting to avoid any embarrassment or discomfort. They in tum will investigate the prospective Member to determine eligibility and potential conflicts. Prospective Members must attend three regular meetings of the Association prior to submitting an application for Membership. The prospective Member's application will be reviewed by the Board of Directors at its monthly meeting just prior to the monthly business meeting, and if the application meets with the Board's approval, the prospective Member will be voted upon at the next business meeting by the Membership. Assuming the prospective Member doesn't receive more than ten dissenting votes, the prospective Member will be admitted into the Association.

Programs-Member/Outside

Established in 1973, SEA is an Association of business owners or managers with authority to control purchases for the Member firm, who meet once a week to get to know each others businesses, discuss business leads, refer business to its Members, and contribute to the growth and development of the City of Lubbock. SEA is a non-charitable, taxable entity, and does not seek, nor support, charitable causes or functions. Membership in SEA is limited to one firm for each business classification or trade, and meets at 7:00 a.m. every Friday at Lakeridge Country Club.

Copies of By-Laws, Constitution, Membership Roster, and Brochure

Periodically, the Board of Directors and Membership updates the Bylaws and Constitution, Membership Roster, and SEA Brochure. The Bylaws, Constitution, and Membership Roster are available on the SEA Website or from the Secretary.

Website

The name of the SEA website is sealubbock.com. The SEA website contains the Constitution, Bylaws, Membership Roster, and other information regarding SEA. Members are encouraged to visit the website.

SEA Officers' Requirement

The SEA officers are President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Every officer but the Treasurer serves a one-year term. The Treasurer serves a two-year term and typically the President and Treasurer cannot succeed and themselves.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of the four SEA officers and six Members all of which, except for the Treasures, are elected annually for a one-year term. To be eligible to run for the Board of Directors, you must have been a Member in good standing for six months.

Elections

Elections are held on the second Friday in January of each year. Officers and Board Members are elected at this meeting and take office immediately upon election. Election is by secret ballot at the Annual Meeting.

Agenda of Weekly (Regular) Meetings

The President or acting officer calls the meeting to order, introduction of Members and the minutes of the previous meeting are read, guests are introduced, SEA Frequently Asked Questions Page 3 of3 business leads or referrals are requested, any committee reports are received, the program is introduced, and the meeting is adjourned.

Business Meetings

The monthly meeting is held of the first Friday of each month. It is called to order, introduction of Members (no guests are typically invited to a business meeting), minutes of the last regular meeting are read, minutes of the last Board of Directors' meeting are read, committee reports are received, Association business is discussed, and the meeting is adjourned. There typically is not a program at the Business Meeting.

What are SEA Bucks?

SEA Bucks are typically issued in $25.00 increments and are to be used and spent with any SEA Member. Once the SEA Buck has been transferred a minimum of three times among the various Members, the Member in possession of such SEA Buck can then present the SEA Buck to the Treasurer for cash reimbursement. Typically, SEA Bucks are given to each Member, in an amount to be determined by the Board, at Christmas time. Additionally, SEA Bucks are awarded for weekly attendance drawings, and other SEA prizes.

Weekly Attendance Incentives

Typically, a drawing is held for $25.00 in SEA Bucks at the conclusion of each weekly meeting. Members have to be present to win.

Seating During Meetings

There is no assigned seating during any meeting. Members are encouraged to sit at different tables at each weekly meeting in order to become acquainted with other Members.