The Club is managed by the Board.
The Club Board includes 12 people. The Council chooses a leader. A Club member can enter the Club Board after attending 6 closed conferences. It is possible to enter the Board only if there are vacancies in it and after the voting of the current members of the Board.
After attending 6 closed conferences, a Club member can also declare his intention to create his own Benjamin Franklin’s Club cluster. In this case, the Board allocates two mentors to training and helping with organization of a new cluster of the Club.
Onboarding of a new member to the Club
1. The applicant contacts any member of the Club with a request to join.
2. The applicant goes for an interview with the curator of the Club. The curator explains the mission and goals of the Club. Conducts a reconciliation by values.
3. If both parties are interested in further interaction, the curator invites you to become a participant in the closed conferences of the Club as a “guest”.
4. The applicant receives the right to become a member of the Club after attending two closed conferences as a “guest”, assuming that his candidacy has been approved by at least two members of the Board of the Club. 5. Membership in the Club is confirmed by the payment of the membership fee from the participant and the issuance of a certificate of the participant of the intellectual discussion club Benjamin Franklin’s Club by the Club.
Expulsion from the Club
Membership in the Club must be renewed every calendar year (on the expiration date of the certificate).
The Club has the right not to renew the certificate if the participant has not participated in any of the closed conferences of the Club in the previous 12 months.
Membership in the Club is canceled (without refund of the paid fee!) If:
1. Preparation of a participant for closed conferences is twice determined as unsatisfactory. It should be recognized as such by 1/2 of the conference participants (excluding “guests”). In the first case, a warning is talked through and the help of a mentor is offered. For unsatisfactory preparation for the second time, the membership in the Club is canceled (see preparation rules). (see the conference regulation rules). The second case has no statute of limitations and can occur for any number of conferences after the first case.
2. The behavior of a participant at closed conferences of the Club does not comply with the rules of conduct and interaction (see the rules of conduct and interaction). It should be recognized as such by 1/2 of the conference participants (excluding “guests”). In the first case, a warning is talked through and the help of a mentor is offered. For violation of the rules of conduct and interaction for the second time, membership in the Club is canceled. The second case has no statute of limitations and can occur for any number of conferences after the first case.
3. It becomes known that a member of the Club is taking actions aimed at causing harm and damage to the Club, expresses disagreement with the values of the Club, behaves in violation of these values; expresses disagreement with the mission of the Club. In such cases, the decision to expel from the Club is made by the Board of the Club with the obligatory granting of the right for such a person to speak in his own defense.
Policy of non-intervention
Intellectual discussion club “Benjamin Franklin’s Club” does not interfere with the personal and business activities of its members.
Therefore, Benjamin Franklin’s Club:
- IS NOT an arbitrator, prosecutor or attorney in personal or business matters.
- DOES NOT deal with psychological rehabilitation, solving personal problems, routine problems, business conflicts or partner disagreements. Club members can provide such support to each other voluntarily, on their own initiative and not within official regulations.
- IS NOT responsible for the statements made by its participants or guests on their own behalf. Only messages from the official account of the Club are considered as statements of the Club.
- DOES NOT include in its area of responsibility friendly, working, partnership and other relations that are formed OUTSIDE of the area of influence of the Club. Clubmates independently determine their format, depth, features and specific nuances. Communications of this kind are outside the scope of the Club’s regulation.
Please read the MISSION of the club again!
Benjamin Franklin’s Club’s mission is to develop a culture of intelligent communication. The club members discuss various topics in a healthy atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. BFC promotes positive social change through self-development of members and creation of value for others.
The Club definitely DOES NOT encourage such things as gossip, rumors, rude arguing, intrigue and strife.
Based on the formulated mission, the club may have such statuses and roles as, for example:
- “guest of the Club”
- “member of the Club”
Statuses like “colleague”, “spouse”, “friend”, “business partner”, etc. are NOT the Club statuses. These are the roles OUTSIDE of the Club.