Every lodge should be vigorously pursuing ways to bring new members into the lodge. Membership is the life blood of the lodge. Financial success depends on membership growth.
BROTHER GOVERNOR - IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP TEAM WORKING FOR THE LODGE?
Membership promotion starts with the Lodge Officers, the Membership Chairman and thgeir Committee! This is a team effort. The Membership Committee should have long term and short term membership programs going at all times within the lodge. These programs can be seasonal, fit the environment of the area and/or it’s membership likes. The don’t have to be expensive.
Membership Programs that fit the times can be a huge success. Use the short term ‘Turkey and/or Ham’ program around the Christmas Holiday’s. There are many programs that could be highly successful in a lodge. It just takes a little imagination, promotion and work on the Membership Teams part to come up with a program that will work. Reward your sponsors.
The Membership Campaigns from Moose International and your own California/Nevada Moose Association are supplemental membership promotional programs to the Lodge Membership Program. For best results, keep all programs first and foremost for all members to read, see and hear about. Get them motivated in promoting membership and sponsoring new and former members. While you are promoting membership, don’t forget to recognize the Sponsors!
A good membership team that knows the Moose program can do wonders. Moose International and the California/Nevada Membership Committee are always available to answer questions, furnish information and help! Use all resources available to bring success to your lodge!
IS YOUR LODGE STRUGGLING?
IS THE LODGE LOSING MEMBERS?
IS YOUR LODGE HURTING FINANCIALLY?
WELL ASK YOURSELF THIS . . .
IF YOU NEED HELP - DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK!
Start with the CNMA Membership Committee
Does my lodge have an active Membership Committee that is always promoting membership within the lodge to attract your members to sponsor new and or former members? Yes or No!
An active Membership Committee working hand in hand with the Board of Officers will in most cases eliminate many problems when a lodge is struggling.
An increase in membership brings in financial support, but it does’t stop there. You need to keep your members active and coming to the lodge.
Your Membership Committee needs the help of an active Family Activities and Sports Committee. They are needed to promote programs and activities for the whole family (All ages) to enjoy. When we joined the Moose, we heard of the many fun things we do in the Moose. Does your lodge have fun things to do?
Just enrolling a new member does not keep them coming back. In many cases they drop out at the end of the dues year. Get them involved! You need to also close the back door of membership loss!
Make your lodge the”Friendlest Place in Town!”
Also make sure your lodge is clean and bright. A dirty and dungy lodge is a Turn-Off to many people.
Remember - Membership Growth And Retention Starts With The Board Of Officers.
I hope this letter finds each of you and your families in good health and spirit. We can and will get through this virus and get back to our friends and Moose ways.
This has been a tough year to complete our Orientation requirements, when our Lodges have been closed for so long due to COVID-19. Before the beginning of our new Moose year, I will send to each lodge a summary of the topics that we hope your orientation members are covering during their programs. Our committee hopes that each of you discuss the three main points of the Moose Lodge; 1) Supporting Mooseheart
2) Supporting Moosehaven and 3) Supporting your local communities.
It is important that each new member understands what our legacy is and why the Moose Lodges have flourished over the years. We really have a rich history and I hope you are able to pass this information on to each of your new members.
Remember, there are no strangers in the Moose Lodges, just friends we haven’t met yet. Be safe and thanks for everything you do. Fraternally,
CNMA Orientation Chairman (530) 713-4545 firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Gough, Rancho Cordova Chapter 1941 email@example.com
Keith Robinson, Garden Grove Lodge 620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Bodzsar, Carson City Chapter 2453, email@example.com
Recruiting a new member is awesome, but to retain them they need to be informed about our Moose Fraternity and that is where an orientation of our new members come in. It dramatically helps your retention and participation in your events!
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