CNMA Council Coordinator
RETENTION! It's what the Council of Higher Degrees is here to do. Our main job is to aide and support the Loyal Order and the Women of the Moose. I know all the Lodges and Chapters are working hard to get RETENTION under control. Why not ask your local Council of Higher Degrees to help? The Higher Degrees always help with dignity and respect. They will work hard for you so give them a chance.
I read this and it hit home: If all the sleeping Moose would wake up and all the lukewarm members would fire up the disgruntled members would sweeten up and all the estranged members would make up and all the agitators would dry up and all the delinquents would pay up what wonderful lodges and chapters we would have! Thank you for all you do.
California Nevada coordinator of Higher Degree
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!