The role of Provincial Grand Mentor is promote the mentoring scheme of the Province, whose aim is to ensure that each candidate is able to enjoy being a Freemason to its fullest, understands the principles of the Craft, and becomes involved in his Lodge and all its activities as fully as possible.
With the assistance of Lodge Mentors, the mentoring programme enables newer members to become integrated quickly and fully into their individual Lodges.
Coupled with that of the Provincial Grand Mentor, Neil undertakes the role of the Provincial Membership Officer, in which he has full responsibility for all aspects of membership.
Neil says: “The essence of my role is to ensure that we fully implement the ‘Pathway Process’ [a step-by-step progression pathway for members], which strongly supports our drive on the recruitment, retention and retrieval of members. The implementation of the ‘Pathway Process’ has been of great benefit to the Province, and our recent recruitment drive has seen us receive a significant number of enquiries for membership. This has ensured that we are continuing to build a sustainable future for the Province of South Wales.”
Encouraging new members
As the Membership Officer for the Province, Neil’s aim is to help Lodges through a structured approach to attract, introduce and encourage potential new members, whilst at the same time retaining and adding value to the existing membership.
For those Lodges who are looking for new members, Neil strongly suggests getting in touch so that he can match up candidates with suitable Lodges.
He feels that the use of Lodge and personal mentors is crucial, and it is important that all members of a Lodge share responsibility for introducing new members and for helping to retain them by making them feel welcome, supported and included.
Contact the Provincial Grand Mentor
Neil can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org