Presentation on theme: "Web Workshop Optimist International 1 Installing a New Member Use arrow keys to go forward or backward; use “esc” to exit the workshop Do you remember."— Presentation transcript:
Web Workshop Optimist International 1 Installing a New Member Use arrow keys to go forward or backward; use “esc” to exit the workshop Do you remember how you felt when you joined? You have one chance to make a first impression. A new member installed and involved in a sincere, respectful and friendly manner will feel a sense of ownership in your Club and Community.
Web Workshop Optimist International 2 Be Prepared! - New members are approved by your Board of Directors - Secretary-Treasurer Submits a “Club Roster Adjustment” This may be done on-line @ www.optimistleaders.org - Keep a supply of New Member Kits on hand - Install new members quickly with enthusiasm - Award the “sponsor lapel pin” at a separate time with pride and honor!
Web Workshop Optimist International 3 The Installation... PRESIDENT or MEMBERSHIP CHAIR – Today we welcome as a new member. This occasion marks the beginning of your opportunity to join through fellowship and friendship of our Club. We invite you to share our philosophy as expressed in our “Optimist Creed” and assist in “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” SPONSOR or MEMBERSHIP CHAIR – Introduce the new member with a friendly 2-minute biography. PRESIDENT leads member pledge - “I ____NAME ______, / hereby pledge / that I will do my best / to live by our Optimist Creed. / I will give my time and talents / as generously as possible / to support my Club. / I hereby dedicate myself / to Bringing Out the Best in Kids / and to Optimist International.” President responds, “By the authority vested in me, I hereby declare you have all rights and privileges as a member of our Optimist Club (Name). Present the New Member Kit and explain some of the items in it. Affix member pin. Extend handshakes of welcome. Invite audience applause.
Web Workshop Optimist International 4 What other ways can you create a meaningful new member Installation experience? Candles? Music? Family guests? Standing during ceremony? Other ideas?
Web Workshop Optimist International 5 After the induction… Spend some time telling the new member about the resources and opportunities available to club members. Show them our Website www.optimist.org. Option: Every few months invite new members to an orientation reception at a member’s home. (Explain activities, structure, etc.) Discover their interests by interview, Membership Application or Interest Finder. Ask them to serve on a committee of their interest. Present the new member SPONSOR with a “Sponsor Lapel Pin” in a very special presentation appreciating their contribution to the Club! The End – hit “esc”