Presentation on theme: "2015 Grand Masters Workshop for Worshipful Masters 10 Steps to Lodge Revitalization RW & Ill. William R. Logan, 33° S.G.W."— Presentation transcript:
2015 Grand Masters Workshop for Worshipful Masters 10 Steps to Lodge Revitalization RW & Ill. William R. Logan, 33° S.G.W.
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Definition of Revitalize REVITALIZE (verb): to make active, healthy or energetic again. to restore to vitality or put new life into. Worshipful Masters Role Identify YOUR Lodge Issues Lead YOUR Lodge Action Plan
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Characteristics of Lodge Needing Improvement 1.Officers are often absent for regular and special meetings. 2.Poor attendance, not enough to open in due form. 3.Opening and Closing is not proficient. 4.No Candidates in the past year. 5.Lodge officers depending on visitors to perform degree work. 6.Steady decline in Membership, especially N.P.D’s 7.Lodge Building in disrepair and unattractive. 8.No Participation in District or Community Activities. 9.Most Officers are Past Masters.
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Options for a Troubled Lodge Merge with Another Lodge – Lose Your Identity Close or Turn in your Charter Or Decide to Make Course Change for the Future.
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Road to Successful Revitalization WHO? - Worshipful Master, use your position, skill and capacity to lead change. HOW? - Positive Attitude, Get the Facts and share the issues with your Lodge. - Get the commitment to address the issues from Leadership Team - Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Secretary and Treasurer at minimum. - Agree upon some goals for this year. Attainable Goals to build success. - Determine who among your members can participate. You will Need Help. - Improve Communications with Your Members Use Visits, Telephone Calls, Email, Calling committee, Birthday Cards. - Develop a Lodge Budget and Financial Report. - Determine how to Finance the operation of the Lodge.
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Road to Successful Revitalization HOW? Continued. - Call for Work Days to Clean, Repair, Update, Paint or Maintain the Lodge This is a great way to get your Members together and Work together. Done well you build participation, ownership, friendship and Brotherly Love in your lodge. - Results create pride and improved attendance - Promotes proper care and ensure a well kept Lodge - Celebrate your Success with your Lodge Members - Communicate your Success to all your Members. These actions work to Revitalize current members
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Road to Successful Revitalization Ritual Performance is Key to Keeping New Members. - Are all of your officers proficient in Opening and Closing? - Does your Lodge properly confer the degrees? - Are you in control of your Degree work? - Explore Lodge logo Shirts for Unity. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE -Coaching members Individually is important -Do not public scold or embarrass anyone for mistakes, rather, coach them one on one. -
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Road to Successful Revitalization Refreshment and Meals are Key to Building Fellowship -Schedule enough time for greeting and fellowship. -Vary the Meals and refreshments. - Plan some events with the family and friends. -Occasionally invite Guest Speakers for education -Publicize to your members and district. -Events drive renewed interest.
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Road to Successful Revitalization District and Community Involvement -Encourage and attend District meetings ( Required ) -Participate in District Meetings -Encourage Visits to other Lodges and Masonic Events. -Schedule a Trip to Grand Lodge -Adopt a Community project ( Adopt a Highway or park) -Support or Sponsor a Community Charity -Get some Positive Publicity for your Effort.
2015 Worshipful Masters Workshop Your Legacy in Your Lodge. -Once your team sets goals and works together you will be on the road to Revitalizing your Lodge. -Try some small projects first and build on success -Start now, don’t procrastinate. Revitalizing YOUR Lodge will be hard work and require extraordinary dedication and patience. It is not for weak or faint of heart. REWARDS will be a Lodge that thrives for Years to come. Worshipful Sir do YOU have what it takes?