The following is the 2018-2019 State Councilor's Program.
Membership throughout the organization is maintaining a gradual decline. Each of us should extend an effort to create new membership. Look for some incentive that fits your area and activities which may help toward the enlistment of new members. Find ways to get the newer members involved and ensure they are recognized for their efforts.
This program continues to be active and a valid representation of our commitment to education. I would like to see more promotion of the Scholarship Program from each council.
One thing the executive committee has come to realize is the need for a good membership database.I have asked each council to submit to our State Secretary a membership list.
I am going to step it up a notch and ask for the list to include pertinent contact information such as address, telephone number and email if applicable. Target providing our State Secretary with the updated listing at least with the 4th quarter report. (Twice a year would be better if possible)
Galloping Gavel program:
Encourages Council visitations: most recent exchange between St Albans and Fidelity Councils. This program needs to resurface to promote visitation between councils.
Promote traveling visitation with other councils. Rotate within your membership the visitation “team”.
I ask each council to strive to follow our rituals and meeting etiquette during each meeting. Look toward other councils if you have a question. For example, during our session, we have found that the Conductor should salute the flag, then present it with one hand holding it outward as the Councilor leads us through our Pledge of Allegiance.
GO FORTH AND SPREAD THE NEWS OF OUR BELOVED ORDER'S PRINCIPLES. OUR NATION NEEDS US DURING THESE TROUBLED TIMES.