It was pleasing to note that new members are up 17% on last year and we are doing much better at retaining our membership by 29% and this speaks well to everyone working hard on ‘Speak Up’. This needs to continue well into the future – with Freemasons talking to members of the public every day about being a Freemason, their experience as a Freemason and what Freemasonry is doing in New Zealand.
Our Strategic Plan for 2019-2023 will continue to incorporate ‘Speak Up’ as a core strand when it comes out next after taking on-board all the excellent survey feedback we received.
Our 2018 masonic year is at an end and we now get a well-deserved rest with family and friends and I trust you have an enjoyable festive season, happy new year and safe and relaxing summer holiday.
I am positive that we will all be up for the challenge of the 2019 masonic year, which includes the Grand Installation, and building on the success of ‘Speak Up’.