We’ve heard the exhortation to call a Brother. Pick up the phone and call!
BUT some of us need a bit more information. What phone number? What do I say? How many should I call?
Phone numbers: check your Lodge Summons (or notice from another body). There is usually a list of Officers with phone numbers. Get started!
Ask some questions to get the conversation going. A script or a few prepared questions can help. “Did you get the last issue of Ontario Mason Magazine? Have you visited the Grand Lodge website? Is there something that the Lodge should plan to do for the next meeting? Perhaps there is some topic that you’d like to learn more about and we can do some Education on that. What about the food for a time of fellowship or festive board – what meals have you enjoyed that were really memorable?” Many Lodge Summonses have a list of milestones such as the years since Initiation; wouldn’t you feel good if you got several phone calls in one month from Brethren congratulating you for your years of fervency and zeal? You can do the same for them!
Keep in mind that is isn’t the number of calls, nor the total time spent on the phone. This is contact — not a contest.
Take some notes either during or after the call. If follow-up is needed then be ready to share some details.
This is something to start now and then keep going. And going.
Pick up the phone and call!