Belonging to other groups

The question came up last week about whether LINQS members can belong to more than one leads group. Here’s what is in our By-Laws:
Section 6. Prohibition on Membership in Similar Organizations. Subject to the following exceptions, a member shall not be a member of, nor regularly attend meetings held by, any other similar networking organization which functions, in whole or in part, to facilitate the sharing or passing of business leads or referrals among its members:

i. Membership in other networking organizations which do not function to facilitate the sharing of leads/referrals among members but rather serve solely as networking opportunities and/or educational forums is permitted.
ii. Membership in other networking organizations (including those which facilitate the
sharing of leads/referrals) outside of Boulder County, Colorado is permitted.
iii. Members who own/work for two or more distinct business categories but who represent only one such business category in Boulder LINQS are permitted to represent their other business categories through membership in other networking organizations (including those which facilitate the sharing of leads/referrals) so long as they promote only a single distinct business category through each membership.

The restrictions set forth in this Section 6 are applicable only to the individual who represents a particular occupation in Boulder LINQS, it does not apply to the company or business as a whole. Therefore, business associates or colleagues of members may be members of other networking organizations, including those which facilitate the sharing of leads or referrals.