Dennis Trainor, Chairman
Brothers, this past year has been one that has seen significant changes, not only to our lives, but the way we perceive our members. Now, more than ever it is necessary to maintain contact with ALL our members, regardless of their dues status or involvement in the council.
Remember, our councils are NOT businesses, but rather enclaves where members and their families gather to promote the ideals and goals of the Order and of our Faith. Therefore, those principles of Charity, Unity, & Fraternity need to be extended to those who may not be able to fend for themselves or who may need to be guided back to the fold.
Throughout this fraternal year there will be periodic updates sent to the District Deputies to help them work with their councils on keeping a strong active membership. Retention needs to be a PRO-ACTIVE council activity, not RE-ACTIVE.
Begin the fraternal year by making sure that ALL your councils have the updated forms that can be found on the State Website at www.tkofc.org
þ Texas Proper Billing Procedures – defines the steps necessary in retaining members.
þ Texas Member Conservation Report – is the worksheet that shows what steps were done to retain a member. It is a fillable pdf and is only sent to the State Retention Chairman & District Deputy.
þ TSC Review of Suspension Request – is a worksheet for you and your councils to ensure that the council follows the Texas Proper Billing Procedures and have addressed issues of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.