Incidentals: Excess maintenance money is used by the team for things outside the breakfast as well. Some examples but not limited to are listed below.
There have been members who don’t eat breakfast. Reasons given:
This is a choice the member has made and we (IBO) do respect their decision. As the diner would not want a group of people who come and spend 1.5 hours in their establishment without compensation an exception cannot make for any individual.
Transferring to a different IBO Team
Change business focus on a team
An existing member does not have the first right of refusal for a category opened when a member leaves; or to pick a new business focus they feel suits them. All vacant categories will be filled the same way a category is filled when a new member is joining. Any existing member can request to interview for the open seat. All individuals will go through the interview process and the leadership will decide the best candidate for the vacancy. The leadership also has the authority to decide that the current candidates are not qualified and the team needs to continue to look for an appropriate candidate.
By giving the first right of refusal to a current member serves the member and not necessarily the team. Automatically giving the seat to a current member who requests it removes both the leadership team and the membership from the selection process. Some members in the group may agree with the move and others may not. This is why the leadership has the authority to choose the person for the category.
This highlights another reason why creating solid relationships within the team are so important. There is a good chance the membership will not propose another person for a category if the current member looking to fill the vacant seat has attended meetings, has an outstanding referral record and established solid relationships with other members.
If anybody feels the leadership is not working in the best interest of the team they should address their concerns to IBO corporate.