The Valley Membership Achievement Project
During our September Stated meeting, Brother and “Fellow” Ron Lebrun, 32° used a slide presentation to introduce our membership to VMAP or The Valley Membership Achievement Project.
“VMAP was developed by a grassroots committee based on the ideas and best practices for membership engagement and involvement collected at the Regional workshops held in 2014. The goal of VMAP is to provide Valleys with a list of implementable activities to increase the engagement and involvement of their members.”
– Kenneth Jones 33°, Valley VMAP Chairman
The intent of VMAP is to help each Valley carry out its service to the Scottish Rite by providing the very best experience for its members. VMAP requirements are broken into the following 10 specific subject Areas which cover the full scope of the Scottish Rite experience:
- Membership Recruitment
- New Member Engagement
- Degree Conferral Proficiency
- Reunion Experience
- Scottish Rite Education for Candidates
- Scottish Rite Education for Members
- Officer Responsibilities & Engagement
- Philanthropy & Public Image
- Membership Retention
- Valley Organizations
Valleys that choose to participate in VMAP will receive a Certificate of Participation. Participating Valleys that reach specific thresholds in each of the above areas will receive a VMAP Achievement Award plaque along with VMAP Achievement lapel pins for their members. It is important to note that VMAP is not a competition between Valleys and it runs for 12 months at a time, aligned with the calendar year. For more information, please download the PDF of the VMAP Workbook available from link below.
For more information on VMAP, feel free to check out the link to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Supreme Council 33°, Southern Jurisdiction, VMAP Page.