The Mentorship Program, while not mentioned anywhere in the Blue Equinox, has proven itself as an excellent means to seek clarification on Grand Lodge policy, advice on approaching member issues, and networking with former local leaders. Mentors are mandatory for all local masters and local organizers.
A mentor’s qualifications are varied as are their experience, but all must meet the following standards:
- A member in good-standing of U.S.G.L.
- A member in good standing of a local body of U.S.G.L.
- An initiate of the Knight of the Red Eagle degree (KRE), though Sovereign Princesses and Princes are welcome to apply.
- A firm grasp of the policies and procedures of U.S.G.L.
- Relevant experience in and/or out of the Order.
A mentor’s responsibilities are to:
- Stay in close touch with the local masters, visit the local body if they are able, and establish a phone or email relationship with the master.
- Communicate with the local master regarding all policy changes or updates issued by Grand Lodge.
- Report any serious or potentially serious problems discovered to the appropriate Grand Lodge office and the Electoral College Secretary in a timely manner.
- Act as a resource for the local master by A) answering policy-related questions, B) reviewing draft Notices of Pending Bad report, C) offering assistance of a practical nature when possible, and D) acting as a personal resource for the local master by lending a sympathetic ear, and offering advice in a non-intrusive manner.
- Submit a report on the status of the local body to the Mentor Secretary at each Equinox.
To apply go here.
If you have questions about this program, please e-mail the Mentor Secretary.