The principle duties of a Lodge Mentor are to promote, coordinate and monitor all of the mentoring activities with his lodge and to ensure that a Personal Mentor is appointed to every candidate.
To undertake this vital and key role within the lodge, he must:
- Be fully aware of the Mentoring process and its objectives.
- Ensure that all members are aware of the aims and objectives of mentoring and the potential benefits it will bring to the lodge.
This could be achieved by delivering, or arranging for, a short paper on Mentoring to be presented in open lodge, followed by giving the occasional Lodge Mentors’ Report on activities and progress.
- Be involved from the early stages of a candidate’s application process.
- Identify potential mentors and ensure that they attend any training seminars or workshops that are available.
- Match the right personal mentor, which may include his proposer or seconder, to every candidate and closely monitor their relationship.
- Ensure that candidates masonic aspirations together with their family, work and social commitments are balanced against the needs of the lodge.
- Ensure that past masters and mature members feel included.
- Ensure that all candidates, personal mentors and lodge members are provided with the appropriate booklets/leaflets and access to any relevant on-line information.
Most importantly he must provide the opportunity for every member to make “a regular advancement in masonic enjoyment”.