This tournament benefits BNI’s Rose City Chapter’s Scholarship Fund. The scholarship committee grants a minimum of one award per year to a college bound high school senior from Eastern Connecticut through a competitive application process. This event raised over $5500 last year, and all proceeds were awarded as college scholarships to local students. BNI Rose City is a proud supporter of excellence in education. Please join us in this fun-filled event.
Rose City BNI Annual Holiday Toy Drive 2016
Rose City BNI would like to take a moment, and ask you to remember when you were a child. You wrote a letter to Santa –
“I have been a good boy or girl, and I truly have been good and I hope you will please bring me, a bike, a doll , roller skates, a Skate Board, and a pet rock.”
You can hardly sleep the night before Christmas. You wake up, you run down the stairs to the tree. Your wish has been granted. Yeah, let the happy dance commence!
This year Rose City BNI’s 2016 Toy Drive helped 9 Families, 33 children.
– $950 In gifts cards
– $650 in Legos
– 37 pairs of pajamas
– 4 cases of diapers
– 7 fuzzy wuzzy warm blankets.
– Cars, trucks, and a John Deere tracker,
– Barbie’s, Shopkins, pink as far as you can see.
– Tons of Body wash, and perfumes, everything to make a princess feel glamorous.
– Puzzles, games, art supplies galore, and models
– Emojis, crocheting supplies, a pack & play.
– Winter Jackets, Gloves, hats, gloves
– Even a Monopoly game with credit cards.
– Every child received something permanently personalize with their names.
-After the families, there was still 2 extremely large boxes filled with Pj and toys, enough toys for at least 10 more children.
We ended this year toy drive with a figure around $10k donated.
A special thanks to Laura for organizing our Toy Drive; Marissa, Brandon, and Chris for doing the drop-offs. Ed and Nancy for letting us use their space for storage and drop-offs; Marissa and Melissa for their help with shopping trips.
In the 4 years that Rose City BNI has been doing the toy drive, we have helped approximately 155 children, not including the extra toys we have that are donated to different organization each year.
Clients, friends and members of other organizations that help us make this possible. So we will end this with a sincere THANK YOU for allowing our organization help these children!
Congratulations to the 2016 Rose City BNI Scholarship Recipients!
Ethan Fenton – $3000.00 Scholarship winner –
Attending University of Richmond
Logan Hinton – $1000.00 Scholarship winner –
Eastern CT State University
Business Network International (BNI) is the world’s largest professional business networking organization. It started in January 1985 by Dr. Ivan R. Misner, Founder CEO of Business Network International. BN1 works through word-of-mouth advertising by providing the opportunity to share referrals with qualified business professionals you know and trust. BN1 allows only one person per profession to Join a chapter. Once you become a member “you lock out your competition”. Last year, members of BN1 around the world passed thousands of referrals, generating millions of dollars worth of new business for one another. Meeting on a weekly basis in a structured, supportive environment allows all members the opportunity to improve their networking and communication skills.
The Rose City Chapter of BNI was founded in Norwich, CT in April 2007. Since then, we have grown to become the largest and fastest growing chapter in CT. Our chapter’s motto is “Givers Gain.” We all share a passion for our businesses and believe that by helping others succeed, we in turn, will succeed.
Belonging to Rose City BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because we all carry several of your business cards around with us. when we meet with someone who could use your products or services, we hand them your card and recommend your business. It’s as simple as that! It’s simple because it’s based on the proven concept that “what goes around comes around”. Networking requires commitment. The most successful BN1 chapters are comprised of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another by building lasting relationships through continued mentoring and teamwork.