Community Partnership Exchange Breakfast Guidelines

Community Partnership Exchange Breakfast 2002-2016

Guidelines

History and Mission:  The community partnership breakfast is a community based launched effort, in other words an unfunded mandate.  The mission is evolving to attract stakeholders that seek to become action orientated. Thereby, creating and linking with social capital of other neighborhoods that will be retooled into a social infrastructure, with capital.  In October 2002 we became a living organism of a 135 community stakeholders in one neighborhood, now we are in over 60 neighborhoods.  In 2010 and 2013 we added six additional breakfasts on the north east and west which gives us ten breakfasts a year in three sections of Houston. We are planning to add six additional breakfasts in two new sections in 2016.

Purpose:  These breakfasts serve as a non-partisan taxpayer resource pool, a repository of collective civic history, social interaction, cultural enrichment, business exchange, political platforms, and a springboard of diverse views.   Using the concept management by objectives we will enrich grassroots leadership, develop programmatic activities through civic clubs that advocate for scientific based solutions for the inequities of tax based service delivery primarily.

Security and Safety:  The safety and security of these breakfasts are most important to us and we will have ushers or and paid security to escort out any participant off premises exhibiting unacceptable or unauthorized behavior regardless to position.  These events are held at private venues and we reserved the right provide a safe environment for our guests.

Geography and Demographics: All breakfasts are held in venues that we rent.  The average attendees at the South/Southcentral location are about 480 with a capacity 600, the highest attendance being 800 in 2006.  The northeast breakfast averages 240, with a highest attendance of 310, with a capacity of 400, and the North West, our newest location since 2013 averages about 106 with a capacity of 180.   We serve age groups from 22 – 102 years with an estimated voter profile 95%; with a cross section of employed and retired workforce from all sectors.  We do not guarantee the number of people that will attend any breakfast.

Co-Sponsorships:  Are open to individuals, corporate, private sector, governmental, and other interested parties with an interest on marketing goods and services or reaching a concentrated group of taxpayers.

Candidates and Elected Officials:  All candidates must be a co-sponsor to attend.  All monies are to be paid two weeks before the event.  If not a $150.00 late fee will be added. Only candidates or elected officials are permitted to pass out push cards.  Staff cannot wear any campaign material buttons, caps etc., promoting the candidate.  No campaign materials are allowed to be put on tables, parking lot or vehicles.  A $5.00 per car fine will be assessed for each car that the campaign material is posted on, an invoice will be sent to the candidate in five days and payment is expected in five days.  No tagging cars with push cards! All sales final.

Media:  Our media partner is CPI Media Group a part of Charity Productions responsible for recording and promoting these breakfasts has all publishing rights.  All other media outlets are not allowed without prior approval from CPI Media Group.  Our guidelines are revised annually or as needed: (12/3/2009 first enacted), 9/4/2011 2nd revision, 12/28/2011 3rd revision, 11/27/2012 4th revision, 9/2/2015 5th revision.