In my New Year’s Day Message I mentioned a series of briefing meetings for our “Forward 2gether” programme. These are being held on 14th January at Sindlesham, 29th January at Wantage and 2nd February at Sindlesham. Each event will start at 7.30pm and last for no more than 2 hours. Dress will be informal. The meetings will have the same format so you only need to attend one of them. A choice of Chips with Scampi or Sausage will be available on the evening between 6.45 & 7.15 for £5.00, payable on the night. You will have received a booking form from the Provincial Grand Secretary by email.
The agenda will outline approaches for recruitment, promoting retention and securing the lodge’s base, and provide details of future seminars to develop the membership of lodges and assist lodge officers with their recruitment and retention initiatives. Each of us has a role to play in this challenge, so it is important that those attending include the WM, Secretary, DC, Almoner, Charity Steward and Mentor of the lodge. Other members will also benefit from attending as they have much to offer to secure our future, share ideas and learn from each other.
My ‘2 in 2 Challenge’ acknowledges that there is much work to be done by us all, which is why the Province and individual lodges need to work together. The “Forward 2gether” programme will assist you to secure your lodge’s future and by asking every lodge in the Province to engage and commit to the project I am sure that we will have a stronger, thriving and growing Province by September 2016.
Provincial Grand Master