What is Mentoring?
The whole purpose of Mentoring is to ensure all Masons within each Craft, Lodge or Royal Arch Chapter in the District are cared for, supported, informed, nurtured and encouraged; so that they receive maximum benefits and enjoyment from their involvement in Freemasonry.
The Programme will provide the tools, help and training to allow each Lodge/Chapter, under the guidance of their Mentor, to put in place a bespoke system to enable Mentoring to be practised in the appropriate way for each Lodge and Chapter.
Mentoring within the District is driven by the District Grand Mentor W. Bro. Subeer Datt Verma
He is supported by the President of the District Board of General Purposes and is responsible for implementing a strategy approved by the DGM, to ensure that our Mentoring initiative is put into place, monitored and revised accordingly, across the District. His responsibilities include but are not necessarily restricted to the following:-
- Providing Training Materials and Delivering Training to Lodge and Chapter Mentors
- Communicating ongoing developments in relation to Mentoring and assisting Lodges to implement Mentoring at an appropriate level
- Providing access to resources including education material, Masonic papers, recommended reading material and useful websites etc
- Arranging Training Days, Conferences and other events which support Mentoring with the District
The ultimate goal of Mentoring is to provide an environment that is attractive to new members and ensures the retention of existing members – where each Mason and his family are cared for and where, such is the nature and interest provided by his lodge, that every Mason looks forward with eager anticipation to his next meeting knowing that on every occasion he will be provided for and feel the need to offer the same level of regard for others.