CNMA Council Coordinator
Council of Higher Degree Members
The new year is hear!!!! I'm so excited for what we can do with Retention. That is our main goal . We need to get it under control. WE CAN DO IT.
We are a great fraternal organization and we have so much to offer our members. Remember they are our back bone.Congratulations to all our new officers let me know if there is anything I can do to help
All councils are expected to get all reports to me as soon as possible. I would also like schedules of all meetings so I can try and attend. There will be a work shop done again in March hopefully to help you understand the books better look for it in the convention program. We will also have another table so you can stop by and ask what the council of higher degree can do for you
Hope to seen you all in person
Remember to invite all Loyal Order of Moose.chapters and moose legion Chairpersons to attend your meetings.
We are all here for the same thing to support our children at Moose heart and our seniors at Moose haven.
Just remember our job is to help with retenion.
The official logo of the Council of Higher Degrees is the standing Moose overlaid on six (6) interlocking rings representing the degrees of the Order. The color of the rings denote the degrees: Pilgrim is gold; Fellowship is French blue, Moose Legion is purple, College of Regents is black, Academy of Friendship is blue and the Star Recorder is green.
Composition Of Higher Degrees
The Council of Higher Degrees consists of:
Members of the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the Fellowship Degree of Honor, the Moose Legion Degree of Service, the College of Regents, the Academy of Friendship and the Star Recorders.
Council is a separate and autonomous unit of the Order. The purpose of the Council of Higher Degrees is:
- To be actively involved in the retention of Lodge, Chapter and Moose Legion members.
- To promote and support the programs of Moose Charities.
- To honor all newly elevated members of the higher degrees.
- To honor the memories of deceased members of the Council of Higher Degrees.
- To promote the programs of the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose.
- To encourage fraternal and social unity, benevolence and charity among all members of the Order.
If you want to keep your members
R is for: Realizing that members need to be Reminded of their worth.
E is for The extra effort make members feel welcome.
T is for: Thinking about and listening to members concerns and ideas.
E is for: The Elemental Enjoyment and understand of the moose family.
N is for: The nucellus part of the moose in each lodge to grow solid ( in this case the officers need to reach out to all of their co-workers.
T is for: Tapping the talent in each lodge, to make the Moose Home more welcoming.
I is for: Including each member in each function and meeting.
O is for: Overcoming Obstacles so you may work and plat together.
N is for: Nuking the needless negativity floating around the lodge home.
I know you all love the moose as I do so lets start working together and get our members back
Remember: Volunteers do not Necessarily have the time They have the heart
Councils of Higher Degrees do have to carry Fidelity Bond coverage (also known as employee theft coverage). You may purchase this coverage from any source that you wish provided that the Insurance Company has a Best's rating of A or better. Most Fraternal Units purchase this coverage through Lockton Risk Services. You may contact them at 1-866-836-3373.
FIDELITY BOND COVERAGE
REQUIRED OF ALL COUNCILS
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Cynthia D. Traynor
Senior Staff Attorney
Moose International, Inc.
It has come to my attention that a few of our higher degree members may be incapacitated in some manner (in a rest home, etc.). This is the perfect time to make a personal contact with the member or the family to offer aid or comfort. AND, some unit should pay the man's Lodge and Moose Legion or woman's Chapter dues to keep them in good standing and on the active rolls of their degree. This is brother helping a brother and co-worker helping a co-worker at its highest level. Remember we are the Moose and -- We are One in Spirit, One in Purpose and One in Commitment.
One in Purpose and One in Commitment
Thanks again for all your efforts and for being a piece of the solution!