A very informative and interesting seminar was arranged by the Provincial Membership Team, at Leicester Warren Hall in Knutsford on Saturday 29th October.
There were 44 lodge mentors who willingly gave up their Saturday morning to attend this meeting.
After having bacon or sausage baps with tea/coffee and croissants WBro Adrian Davies, APGM opened the meeting and expressed the importance of mentoring in lodges and why the Pathway initiative was so very important.
This was followed by a presentation on mentoring with respect to the Members’ Pathway initiative by WBro Tony Carss, Provincial Membership Officer before a further tea and coffee break.
WBro Ian Smith, Provincial Grand Mentor then presented in detail the 11 steps of the Pathway initiative, expanding on the Area Pathway and Lodge Mentors’ role.
Both presentations were extremely well received with useful questions and answers sessions after each presentation.
‘The Members’ Pathway’ has now been successfully launched in Cheshire with Members’ Pathway Awareness Seminars being held for Lodge Mentors of the Province at Ellesmere Port (Areas 1 and 2) and now in Knutsford (Areas 3, 4 and 5).
A Facebook page for the Members Pathway Initiative has been created.
Twenty Five Cheshire ‘Pathfinder’ Lodges ( 5 from each Area) have been identified to receive presentations over the coming season by Tony Carss and the Members Pathway Team, the first having taken place at The Lodge of Independence at Cheshire View, Christleton early in September.
Tony and Ian will next be presenting the Members’ Pathway to Crown Lodge in Willaston on Monday 15th October so why not arrange a visit to find out what the Pathway is all about?’
The event was kindly hosted by the Board of Knutsford Masonic Hall and co-ordinated by WBro Micheal Sheils, the area three Pathway Mentor
This is an extract from Freemasonry Today:-
‘In the Spring 2017 United Grand Lodge if England reported on the development and launch of the Members’ Pathway – a series of steps for lodges and members to follow to attract, introduce and encourage new members while retaining and adding value to the existing membership. The Members’ Pathway was created to help a lodge plan for its future and to take a man who is interested in Freemasonry, but not yet a member, on a journey to becoming a committed Master Mason. The pathway draws upon the experiences of many strong and healthy lodges across the Constitution.’