In checking the list of new officers, I see a well-rounded TEAM of well-placed team members. My humble thanks goes out to those who have placed their trust in me as your International President. We all need to thank PIP Don Whistler for his tremendous leadership this past year and those years leading up to his presidency.
Your Executive Committee has again established a very ambitious agenda for this year. The Officers of the Executive Committee, collectively, accomplished much last year and are just as committed to continuing for the 2013-14 year. Our monthly phone conferences were extremely helpful in keeping the team focused and they will continue with advancing video for more exact information.
Membership development is a must for any organization. The Membership Program presentation to the Lodges and other Masonic organizations has been completed and is posted on the International website. It is suggested that a presentation be delivered at every Club so we all can get excited in presenting it to all prospective members. We have two paths for delivery:
We will again review our International Bylaws, using this background to develop our other manuals to better serve our Club members. The redundancy found through our material becomes a target rich environment for conflicting statements.
Just as important is establishing a user friendly “Data Base.” This tool, when delivered will help every level of the organization serve our members. The Technology Committee still has a large task to complete prior to all being happy with the use of this Data Base.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Jim Parker, President