Today, we would like to introduce you to the LeTip of Hampton Bays chapter. We connected with Gold Badge member, Thomas Panebianco, who is the president of the chapter and residential real estate expert. Thomas shared a few things that help keep the chapter running well. He told us about the various events the chapter hosts or sponsors that keep it relevant within their community, while allowing members to give back.
When asked about their community involvements, Thomas shared, “We have a yearly pig roast fundraiser in October that generates about $14,500 in funds. The event costs roughly $6,000 for us to put together. In 2021, we donated $5,000 to the Heart of The Hamptons which is a soup kitchen in Southampton near us. They had a polar plunge that winter, which we were a sponsor of, where they raised over $300,000 for lesser fortunate families in our community.” While much of the monies the chapter raised were given to charity, the monies kept were used to invest back into the group to design their own website and run ads in a local magazine that one of their members owns (Andrew Olsen from Times Review Media Group – Northforker Magazine).
Though the LeTip of Hampton Bays chapter is large, at 43 members strong, it is a very tight group that gets together regularly outside of their weekly meetings. “We are all over supportive of each other. In poor health we are simply a great support system by being present in each other’s lives,” Thomas added. He went on to add that the chapter had a fantasy football league, had a few teams in a bocce ball league and get together for a social happy hour on the third Friday of every month. Thomas stated, “All of our members are wonderful. We are all appreciative of the organization. As members, we use each other’s services as often as possible.” When asked what makes their chapter different, Thomas said, “We focus very deliberately on the culture inside of our chapter and make sure the energy is there. People do business with their friends and recommend people that not only get the job done but that they know, like and trust. I often say at our meetings we are the best chapter in Le Tip because of the bond we have and presence our chapter has in the community.”
Want to learn more about this vibrant chapter? We invite you to check out their website, Facebook and Instagram. Thomas said, “We try very hard to stay present digitally so photos and posts about all of the wonderful things we have done and are doing can be found there.”