Want to Visit BNI by the Bay?

BNI by the Bay meets at the San Rafael Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, every Thursday at 7:00am (arrive as early as 6:45am). Meetings end promptly at 8:35am.

Please plan to arrive by 6:45am and stay a few minutes after we end at 8:35am. Some of our best connections are made during these networking “windows.”

Before the meeting, visitors are met at the door, welcomed, your business cards collected, then you’ll be introduced to several other members to ensure you get the most out of the morning. The meeting follows a set agenda. During the meeting you’ll be able to hear our 30-second infomercials to find out who we are, what we do, how we add value and what kind of referrals we are looking for.

After the meeting, visitors are invited to join representatives of the Membership Committee to attend a Visitor Orientation to BNI Membership, which takes about 10 minutes.

What to Bring With You?

Please bring at least 60 business cards to be available for our members and check, or cash in the amount of $20 for a full breakfast.

Please also fill out our Visitor Form.

Where Do I Park?

The Elks Lodge: Follow the driveway up and around the building. This is the preferred parking lot for visitors and guests.

Mission Street parking lot: Located directly across from the main Elks Lodge exit.

San Rafael City Hall parking lot: Located in front of City Hall (running alongside Mission Street toward the Library). On the Western end of the lot, park in the spaces that say 2-Hour Parking from 9-11am (do NOT park in the Permit B spaces or the Reserved for the Mayor space).

Falkirk Mansion: Located next door to the Elks Lodge. Park in the area that’s closest to Mission Street.

A request: Anyone who is willing and able to park in the lot across the street from the Elks Lodge, please do so. For those with mobility concerns, it’s an easier walk from the lot to the front door of the Elks Lodge, than down the hill located at the back of the Elks Lodge.