Good evening everyone!
It's time for another installment of #MembershipMonday!
We've talked about our newest members of the family these last few weeks. It's time to shift the focus onto the brotherhood itself.
How do we keep each other engaged and invested in APO? There are many ways to do this, but for now, let's discuss three of them:
Communicate by exchanging information
Listen actively and with an open mind
Communication is key to making sure brothers are on the same page and that no one is left behind. Minutes should be posted/distributed each week after the meeting in a timely fashion. The chapter's event calendar should be updated regularly and available to everyone. Having information available and accessible helps to avoid confusion down the line.
Active listening is something discussed in LAUNCH [haven't taken it yet? Check out the online LAUNCH calendar in a previous post below]. Paying attention and really listening to what someone else is saying can go a long way, especially if there are any issues or grievances that come up. Many times the situation is minor and by simply listening, we can understand why what's being said is being said and address it properly. Sometimes that is all a brother is seeking: acknowledgement of their opinion and that it matters.
In APO, we do not do what we do for fame or glory. However, celebrating success and recognizing a job well done is something everyone should do. Something as simple as a thank you can go a long way. Showing appreciation for the things you do, like for example when a brother stays up all night baking for the next day's fundraiser or helping another brother with a class, shows that the hard work put in is valued and is a great way to boost confidence in our bros.
There are many other ways to keep bros around! What do you do to keep your brothers engaged? Post below and share your info!
For those of you on break, enjoy! We're looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming conferences! Don't forget to register! We'll see you there!
In LFS, YOUR Region 1 Membership Squad