Presentation on theme: "Scottish Rite Ambassadors "Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work." -- Vincent Lombardi."— Presentation transcript:
Scottish Rite Ambassadors "Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work." -- Vincent Lombardi
What’s an Ambassador? Represent the Valley inside the Masonic Lodges. o Serve as a Liaison between Valley & Lodge Point of Contact o “Sell” the Valley to symbolic membership The benefits of membership Social Events / Activities Expanded fellowship (larger pool of Brothers) Opportunity to lead
Coordinator Stay in communication with the Ambassadors o Begin an e-mail group (Google/Yahoo) Invite open communication among Ambassadors What is happening in Lodges o Point them to the valley website and the calendar o Ambassador Newsletter (via e-mail)
Recruiting Ambassadors o Articles in Valley publication o Report at Valley Meetings o Visit Scottish Rite Clubs o Recommendations from Valley members
Lodge Secretaries Alternative to Ambassadors to read Newsletter in Lodge Mail them a letter asking for e-mail information Follow up with a post card 45 days later Recognition Host semi-annual meetings/recognition dinners with the Ambassadors (perhaps regionally - convenience) the purpose is to excite them and fire them up to sell the Valley. Explain what is hoped for and expected from the Ambassadors, instill pride and desire into the title.
Job Description - Ambassadors Stay actively in communication with Ambassador Coordinator (via e-mail group or direct e-mail) Tell the Valley story in a tiled Lodge, at the dinners, etc. Enthusiasm! Tell the Valley what is happening in the Lodges, i.e. Do they need help with a degree?
Create a two way street with the symbolic Lodges Provide materials for prospective members, petitions, Brochures, Valley Publications, Scottish Rite for the 21 st Century DVD, etc. (stock Lodges) Offer degree help or help with a memorial service Recognize outgoing Masters AND long time secretaries, Tylers, etc. o If the Lodge is having an honor dinner, a parchment certificate from the Valley (even if the Lodge doesn’t provide one)
Monthly activities report from ambassadors to Coordinator (via email group) Promote Valley activities at every opportunity Announce Valley Programs (know the difference between activities and programs) o Programs include o Petition fee abatement for ministers o Petition fee abatement for servicemen o Pre-paid life membership o Scholarship Programs
Tools New DVD’s Brochures Pocket Petitions Jewels