Coast’s Mentor Program Featured at the LWVC Convention!
Kudos to our membership director Chris Moore, who submitted a description of the program to be considered for one of two “Great League Ideas” workshops at the Convention – and it was selected! Along with other details, Chris noted that our mentor program came from the San Juan Capistrano League which merged with us a few years ago, where it was the brainchild of Petti Van Rekom. The mentor program also grew out of the Coast League’s membership program, which included several elements:
- Welcoming new members with personal emails and friendly phone calls and, since adopting the mentor program, offering a mentor;
- Following up with emails encouraging the member to attend meetings
- Arranging to welcome each new member at League events whether Lunch with League, voter service orientations or other meetings; and
- Holding New Member Celebrations which are primarily social occasions for new members and their mentors to get to know each other better. All this is managed by the membership committee which is also responsible for recruiting mentors and matching them appropriately with new members who request mentors.
Chris will be presenting at a Saturday workshop which will feature several other “Great League Ideas!”