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					MENTORING
PROGRAMS
Turning Bystanders
into Members
Mentoring is the Process
   of Transforming
      a bystander
    into a MEMBER.
Bystanders vs. Members

• A “bystander” can be characterized
  as a Scottish Rite dues card-carrying
  person who has little or only casual
  interest in the ongoing activities of
  Scottish Rite and who is not
  motivated by the goals and
  aspirations of Scottish Rite.
Bystanders vs. Members


• A “MEMBER” is a motivated
  individual who is dedicated to
  Scottish Rite as characterized by his
  attendance and involvement in a
  significant way in one or more
  Scottish Rite activities.
Does Your Valley Need
     Bystanders
        or
     MEMBERS?
How Do You Transform
  a Bystander into
     a MEMBER?
Transforming Bystanders

• You must start before the candidate
  is initiated.
• Prior to initiation, invite the
  candidate and spouse to be the
  Valley’s guest at a dinner prior to the
  monthly meeting.
Transforming Bystanders
• Issue a written invitation and include
  time, place, and general description
  of event
• After the dinner and while the Valley
  has its business meeting, invite the
  candidate and spouse to a separate
  meeting room and give an overview
  of Scottish Rite, including
  opportunities for involvement.
Transforming Bystanders

• Invite questions from the candidate
  and spouse.
• Provide candidate with a copy of A
  Bridge To Light and close with
  specific times, etc., about upcoming
  Reunion.
   Make Your Mentoring
Committee One of the Most
 Important in Your Valley.
Creating a Mentoring Committee

• Select a committee of three to five
  motivated and organized Valley
  Members with a strong leader as
  Chairman.
• Purpose of Committee is to recruit a
  pool of “mentors” who can and will
  mentor new members
Creating a Mentoring Committee

• Duties of the committee include:
  – obtaining names of candidates and
    assigning mentors from the same
    general geographic area
  – communicating to mentors, in writing,
    their responsibilities as outlined in
    more detail below
Creating a Mentoring Committee

 – following up to make sure that every
   candidate has a mentor assigned no
   later than the first day of the Reunion
 – facilitating direct contact between
   each mentor and his mentoree
   sometime during the Reunion (meet
   and greet function)
Creating a Mentoring Committee


 – making sure the mentors have
   complete contact information for each
   mentoree including phone number
   (home, work, mobile) and email
   address.
Creating a Mentoring Committee
• Duties of the mentor include:
  – mentor has two fundamental
    responsibilities:
    1. contact the new member each month
       and have him attend the monthly Valley
       or club meeting for one year
    2. no more than 60 days after the Reunion,
       the mentor is to serve as a facilitator to
       help the member become actively
       involved in a Scottish Rite activity
Creating a Mentoring Committee
• Determine the new member’s
  interest: ritual, floor work, make-
  up, costumes, stage crew, hospitality
  crew, Masonic education, greeter,
  registration, Foundation,
  philanthropic activities, etc. Then
  facilitate by making necessary
  introductions.
Creating a Mentoring Committee

• If a new member regularly attends
  Valley or Club meetings and has an
  active role in a Scottish Rite activity,
  you have transformed a non-
  productive bystander into a hard-
  working, motivated, and productive
  Scottish Rite member.
Creating a Mentoring Committee


• The excited Scottish Rite member
  will not only be productive but his
  excitement will be contagious and he
  will be proud to invite Masons to join
  Scottish Rite.
From Where Do
Mentors Come?
From Where Do Mentors Come?


• Mentors are developed not born.
• Honor men and KSA members are
  fertile recruiting grounds.
From Where Do Mentors Come?


• The Mentoring Committee should
  meet with all new mentors and
  provide specific guidance and
  expectations, including written
  guidelines, for the new mentors.
Other Uses for Mentors
• Assign mentors to non-active Scottish
  Rite “bystanders”
• Hold a dinner and/or social and
  specially invite non-active
  “bystanders”
• Never let a Scottish Rite
  “bystander” go NPD without a
  personal contact.
(Gut Check Time)
Gut Check Time

• Compare the number of initiates in
  the past two years to the number of
  those initiates who are now active.
• Imagine a leaky water pipe that loses
  80% or more of its water before
  arriving at its destination—that is
  what is happening in our Valleys now.
Gut Check Time

• WARNING: If you faithfully
  implement a Mentoring Program,
  within five years, you will have to
  worry about bigger places to meet,
  more degrees to confer, and more
  activities to benefit Masons and the
  community.
MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER
    HAS NEVER BEEN
     SO IMPORTANT!
MENTORING
PROGRAMS
Turning Bystanders
into Members

				
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