Rose Stevens, an FBC from Tacoma,
Wash., says that membership dinners
allow prospective members to learn
about the lodge, see where located
and get a sense of lodge activities.
you create that rapport, then
they are more likely to she says.
Also, if your lodge hosts a membership
dinner, you will get extra bonus points
in the Lodge Recruitment Challenge (see
more on page 33).
2. CONNECTING WITH THE
Financial and Fraternal Collaboration
Four ways counselors help lodges grow.
re you looking to increase your membership? Sons of
Financial Counselors (FBC) not only help members with their
individual needs, they also help lodges grow in many ways. Each
lodge in the United States is assigned an FBC, and they are available to attend lodge
events and volunteer.
FBC is a member of the lodge just like everybody says Len Carlson,
director of agencies for Sons of Norway. intent is to grow the organization by
getting new members, offering free checkups, and contributing to the lodge
with revenue sharing through the sales of our Here are four ways FBCs
help lodges remain vibrant and attract new members.
Another way that FBCs help lodges
is by interacting with children and
grandchildren of members. best
source for growing a lodge is from
Carlson says. When FBCs meet
with family members, they can talk
about both the and fraternal
aspects of the organization at once.
Stevens regularly attends lodge
meetings and events, where she gets
to know members who often suggest
family members with whom she can
meet. get to know you, and
eventually they will refer you to friends
and family without you having to ask.
It becomes a natural part of doing
1. HOSTING MEMBERSHIP DINNERS
Membership dinners are a fun way to recruit new
members. Both lodge leaders and FBCs work
together to make them a success. Lodge
with the help of an FBC, hold a dinner (breakfast,
brunch or lunch) where members bring guests who
might be interested in joining Sons of Norway. The
FBCs give a presentation on Sons of Norway and
its offerings. Lodge discuss the
local lodge and provide information on the Sons
of Norway Foundation. A stipend of up to $400 is
available to cover costs.
VIKING FEBRUARY 2015
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