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The Membership Committee has kicked off a campaign to put KORA in a special position in all of Shrine. With the enthusiastic support of Illustrious Sir Tom Nason and the entire Divan, the committee has set a goal for 2007 of being in the elite group of Shrine temples who have a POSITIVE growth.
The PLUS ONE program kicked off with the Annual Meeting and has in just two very short weeks, begun to sprout the success that we expected. When Illustrious Sir Tom asked at a Shrine Club meeting, "Do you have your five?" he set in motion a search for prospective Shriners that has now developed momentum and won't be stopped. PLUS ONE is a goal for all of KORA Shrine that says that we want to beat the Black Camel, suspensions and demits, if only by a single new Noble, giving KORA a year of positive growth.
"Do you have your five?" does not mean that everyone has five candidates coming on board, although that idea is wonderful to contemplat, but it does mean that five prospect names have been given to the Membership Committee, and five contacts with the prospects have been initiated.
If only 250 Nobles of KORA Shrine initiate contact, and the contact is followed up by the Membership Committee, there will be 1000 people invited to become Shriners in the next two to three months. We have realized the power of numbers and of the 1000 prospect we will be in the awesome position of having a class of candidates at the 2007 Summer Ceremonial that will rival those in our past that are spoken of with quiet reverence for their sheer size!
We have tried looking back into our glory days, and they were glorious, but now we have a dream, and in looking to the future with that dream, will make our dream become a reality.