[Elfsea] Helpful suggestion to engage newcomers
dragonetti at generich.com
Sat Aug 26 15:01:33 PDT 2006
Greetings Dear Friends,
I am forwarding a message that appeared recently on the Grand Council list
where we are discussing ways the Board of Directors might encourage
membership. I think many groups, hospitalers, autocrats, etc, might benefit
from this simple idea.
In the service of kingdom and crown, I remain,
Baron Armand Dragonetti
Appointed from Ansteorra
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fiskr
> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 4:34 PM
> To: Grand Council Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [scagc-l] Membership discussion
> I found a great looking old box at Hobby Lobby. It was about
> 15" X 15"
> by 8" deep, and it had ten drawers. When I first got to an
> event I'd hunt down "hats" and Peers and get them to cough
> up, er, donate a token or favor or bauble or something, and I
> put one item in each drawer. Then I went on a newcomer hunt,
> asking EVERYBODY if they'd seen any first timers. Upon
> finding my quarry, I'd ask them to pick a drawer, any drawer
> (always making sure that each drawer was stocked with a
> favor). I told the new person that what they had was a gift
> freely given to them from someone at this event. Since we are
> a society of honor, the only proper thing to do was to thank
> the donor. Sadly, I'm an old man and don't recall just which
> person gave that gift, so you must approach everyone you
> meet, introduce yourself, and ask if they are the original
> owner of the favor. Heh.
> It was the most amazing ice breaker, and gave each new person
> a hand held reason to talk to anyone they fancied. I haven't
> done this in years, and suddenly wonder why.
> Fiskr, going off to search the garage for the old box...
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