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100 on Chapter Traffic Lights for BNI Prosper-Us!

BNI Prosper-Us (West Rand Region, Gauteng, South Africa) launched on the 28th of February 2014 with 20 members. They quickly grew the chapter to 30 members, but when the first renewals came around quite a few members left. Although a little disheartened, they did not let this slow them down.

After a year of learning a lot of lessons, they finally found their feet. The leadership team understood that the only way to build a strong chapter is through proper goalsetting and planning. They put their heads together and, as a chapter, started to concentrate on inviting visitors, giving quality referrals and doing 1-2-1’s – all while building strong relationships with each other.

One of the hardest and most important lessons the Leadership Team had to learn is to let go of non-participating members and saying no to visitors who were not a good fit.

In October 2015 a new Leadership Team took over under the guidance of President Elvio Jardim, Vice President Piroska Warren and Secretary/Treasurer Eugene Malan. The previous Leadership Team left them a legacy of 27 quality members and a strong foundation to build on.

Elvio jumped in by sharing his goals, with a plan on how to achieve them, with his team. These goals were to reach 40 members and a 12-month turnover of R 7 million by 30 September 2016. Together they inspired and supported their chapter to reach them.

Around May this year Colin Horner, one of our Director Consultants, noticed that BNI Prosper-Us was within reach of a score of 100 on the Chapter Traffic Lights. We sat down with the Leadership Team to discuss the areas they needed to improve in to achieve 100. These were retention (then 57%) and absenteeism (then 5.56%).

We have all seen that if a,b,c,d, etc. is equal to 1,2,3,4, etc. then knowledge = 96% and hard work = 98%. Both are important, but it is ATTITUDE (=100%) that gets you where you need to be.

By having the right attitude, BNI Prosper-Us achieved their goals. At the end of August they stood on 40 members with a 12-month turnover of over R 7 million and their Chapter Traffic Lights…


Well done on reaching 100, BNI Prosper-Us!

- Liesl Janse van Rensburg, Director Consultant for BNI Prosper-Us

BNI Johannesburg North

Due to our annual Gala Event taking place during the week of October 16th through 20th (2017), there will not be any chapter meetings. Meetings will resume from 23rd October 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

BNI West Rand

Due to our annual Gala Event occurring during the week of 16th to 20th October 2017, there will not be any chapter meetings held. Meetings will be resumed from 23rd October 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.