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Letter from the President

Dear STAR Members,

Over the last three months the STAR Reorganization Team has been hard at work looking at STAR and how to not just tweak it but to transform our organization into once again the premier networking group in San Diego. Below is the new Vision, Mission, and Benefits.   

Your team is currently polishing up the new business plan that will be presented on February 7th, below is the agenda for the meeting and a link to sign up.  There will be limited seats because we are in the Crescendo and Encore rooms. I am looking forward to seeing everyone there.  

It was a pleasure and honor to serve as your President over the last year. 


Warm regards,


Jay Robinson-Duff

Agenda for February 7th


Time

Participation

Subject

7:30 AM to 7:45 AM

All

Networking {Gather business cards

7:45 AM to 7:55 AM

William Parker

President’s Remarks

7:55 AM to 8:10 AM

Löan Shillinger

Member Introductions, Guest Introductions

8:10 AM to 8:25 AM

Bill Parker

The New STAR

Vision

Mission

Purpose

Business Plan

Benefits for Members

Financial Sustainability

8:25 AM to 8:40 AM

All

Table Introductions, 30 to 45 Second Pitch. What are you working on? What do you do?

8:40 AM to 8:50 AM

Löan Shillinger

Select Three Attendees for Testimonials and Referrals. Explain Process

8:50 to 9:00 AM

Tres-Amigos Networking – Relationship Meeting. Explain Process

New Vision, Mission & Benefits



New Vision

Striving to become San Diego’s premier referrals and networking organization through long-term relationships with fellow members.

 

New Mission

The mission of the San Diego STAR organization is to serve professional individuals who have engagements with business owners and C-Level executives. We offer seasoned and experienced professionals who can build long-term relationships with members of the organization. Our uniqueness emanates from the ability of members to serve as a resource for other STAR members in a professional trusted adviser status. It is our intent to become the leading networking organization that provides warm leads to fellow members that leads to income producing engagements.   

 

Benefits for Attendees

  • Members learned about other attendees
  • Member made new contacts
  • Member had the opportunity to network and explore
  • Referrals
  • Member had the opportunity to share testimonials
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available for trusted advisers to share additional information on their business and services provided.  


Business Plan Overview


 

Strategic Evaluation

The primary purpose of the business plan is to define the business objectives that are necessary in order for the STAR organization to grow and meet its business expectations. The plan aggregates all of the organization’s activities that it must execute in order to build and grow the organization for long term sustainability. The plan develops a systemic path towards the achievement of those objectives.

 

Vision

Striving to become San Diego’s premier leads and networking organization through long-term relationships with fellow members.

 

Mission

Who do we serve, what products do we offer, what makes us unique and what do we stand for?

The mission of the San Diego STAR organization is to serve professional men and women who have engagements with business owners and C-Level executives. We offer seasoned and experienced professionals who can build long-term relationships with members of the organization. Our uniqueness emanates from the ability of members to serves as a resource for other STAR members in a professional trusted advisor status. It is our intent to become the leading networking organization that provides warm leads to fellow members that leads to income producing engagements.    

 

Market Positioning

Center of Influence: Ensure that all members touch the CEO, COO and BOD in a definitive way that through relationships and referrals, leads to income producing engagements.

 

 

Trusted Advisor

Trusted Advisor is someone who is an influencer with clients and who utilizes other professionals and resources to support center of influence.

 

Referral Maker

Someone who makes and receives quality referrals and introductions through their deal transactions and prospect flow.    

 

Benefits 

  • Members learned about other attendees
  • Member made new contacts
  • Member had the opportunity to network and explore
  • Referrals
  • Member had the opportunity to share testimonials
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available for trusted advisors to share additional information on their business and services provided.

Outcomes

Relationship building and referrals by trusted advisors and referral makers leads to income producing engagements that satisfy the needs of the business owner, CEO, COO or BOD member. 

 




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COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

STAR's success is highly dependent on our dedicated volunteers. If you'd like to give back to STAR by participating on one of our committees, please see which ones could use your help and expertise:

Event Committee
: coordinate STAR events outside of regular meetings (happy hours, picnics) etc.

Membership Committee: assess guest potential for membership, follow up calls to invite guests back, discuss membership applications.

Marketing Committee Looking for someone to make a scripted marketing announcement monthly at the La Jolla & Carlsbad meetings regarding information for the website and newsletter. Contact the Marketing Committee Chair for more information on how to get involved.

Outreach & Diversity Committee: encourage women and minority attendance as potential members, encourage diversity in types of businesses represented, responsible for coordinating the upcoming speaker series.
.

Finance Committee: help with STAR's bookkeeping needs.

Sponsorship Committee: help co-ordinate and recruit meeting venue sponsors.

Please contact the  STAR President for more information.


DISCLOSURE & DISCLAIMER
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