Monthly Archives: July 2013

Officer Transitions

Is your lodge ready for the new year? If you recall from the October issue of R&R, elections are an important and exciting time for a lodge.This article discusses how mentoring newly elected leadership will help officers transition into some of the regular tasks and routines they will experience in their new role. So with transitions being so crucial to the [...]

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Recruitment and Retention: Progress and Challenges

This month's issue of the R&R Newsletter has an exciting new addition! We bring you a special report from Ralph Peterson, the Chairman of the Vice Presidents' Network*, about the progress we've made so far in the area of membership retention and challenges we still face in recruiting new members. Dear Sons of Norway Leaders, As an elected officer of your [...]

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Summer Recruitment Tips

Did you know that over the summer months Sons of Norway's new member recruitment numbers decrease by nearly 40% compared to other times of the year? It shouldn't come as a surprise; the summer is a difficult time to recruit because your lodge has to compete with vacations, holidays, youth sports and more! Plus, as we discussed in June's R&R, some [...]

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Recruitment Success – What Can Your Lodge Do

In last month's R&R, we discussed the various ways your lodge can help improve retention rates for members. While retention should be a constant goal, recruiting new members is different. For many lodges, it happens in waves with the late fall and spring being the busiest times of the year for recruiting. Converesly, summer is generally a low period. Some lodges [...]

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