Norman L. Hoff, 33º
The Membership Development Committee consisting of a Chairman and one member, and including as ex-officio members the Heads of the four Bodies, the Secretary, Assistant Secretary, the Director of Work, and the Personal Representative. It shall encourage membership growth through the use of the Alexandria Scottish Rite Lodge representatives; and increase member participation in Valley projects and activities by matching members to available jobs by through improved communication with members about available jobs, and enhanced training. Candidates for available positions would be referred to Degree Masters, Reunion Operations and Support leaders, Committee Chairs, and Heads of Bodies.
Tasks: The Committee shall:
1. Contribute to the growth of Valley membership by attracting new members through the employment of an effective Scottish Rite Representative program consisting of one Alexandria Valley Representative assigned to each Masonic Lodge within the jurisdictional territory of the Alexandria Scottish Rite Valley.
a. Reaffirm current, or appoint new Scottish Rite Representatives and provide each with the appropriate resources, information, training, and assistance to ensure that an effective outreach program can be established and maintained in each Masonic Lodge in the area served by the Alexandria Valley.
b. Monitor, evaluate and improve the Scottish Rite Representative’s performance in each Lodge through a combination of observation, reports, and results-based metrics.
2. Contribute to the strength of the Valley membership by increasing member participation in its activities.
a. Promote member interest and foster increased participation in Valley activities using a combination of mentoring, direct communications, specific job participation requests, and increased training in roles and responsibilities of the Valley’s many functional opportunities.
b. Facilitate Members’ participation in Valley activities by providing central coordination functions for the satisfaction of standing and ad-hoc Committee personnel needs.