Omaha Professionals United in Service

OPUS

Organizational Guidelines and Bylaws


Our Vision:  Omaha Professionals United in Service meets on a weekly basis to provide benefit to each other’s businesses and the community.

Member Responsibilities:

  1. Drive revenue and referrals to the other members
  2. Participate in OPUS philanthropy
  3. Education of each other’s businesses
  4. Bring new guests and perspective members
  5. Regular attendance at Tuesday afternoon Meetings

Weekly Meeting Agenda:

  • 4:00-4:10 Networking
  • 4:10-4:20 Roundtable – One Minute Updates
  • 4:20-4:30 Association Business Issues
  • 4:30-4:45 Speaker
  • 4:45-4:55 Referral Exchange
  • 4:55-5:00 Status Updates

Explanations of Agenda:

Roundtable- Each member will talk for up to one minute about whatever they choose.  It is suggested that each member talk about something pertinent to their business and what the other members can do to help.  The one minute time will be strictly enforced.

Association Business Issues – This will include the treasurer’s report, attendance reporting, and any other issues or ideas that any of the members would like to discuss.

Speaker- One member will have 15 minutes to use as they choose.  They may give a presentation about their business, use the time for feedback to uses they may face, or anything else that they see useful.

Referral Exchange- Each member will give an update as to whether they have referrals for other members in the group.

Status Update – This will include educational topics, updates on OPUS philanthropic efforts, and any other topics that are useful to the group.

Attendance Policy- Members must attend meetings on a regular basis in a calendar year with only three allowable misses per quarter.  If member is going to miss it is highly recommended they obtain a guest in their place.  Failure to comply with the attendance policy will cause one’s membership to be reviewed by the membership committee and the possibility of their membership being revoked.

Referral Policy- If a member receives a referral and does not follow up in a timely or professional manner, the referring member will raise their concern to that member first.  Then, if not resolved satisfactorily, the referring member is to bring the issue to the membership committee of the group for review.  If this is a recurring theme for a member, they will be asked to leave the group.

Business Categories- There will be one member per business category.

 

Officers and Committees

These positions will last for one calendar year and voting will occur on the 2nd Tuesday of January.  The nominations for officers and committee members must be submitted to the President one week prior to voting.  Only members in good standing with the attendance policy may vote for new officers and committee members.  Members must be present to vote.

President – Responsible for facilitating the weekly meetings and the general management of OPUS.

Vice President – Responsible for managing the speaker schedule and fulfilling the President’s duties in their absence.

Treasurer – responsible for attendance, referral tracking, and coordination of dues and group funds.

Membership Coordinator – responsible for meeting with new members, tracking and follow up with potential members, and identifying opportunities to gain qualified new members.

Communications – responsible for development and management of OPUS website and any other relevant communication materials.