Recruitment Strategies

Organize Your Membership Committee

The first and perhaps most important step in setting up a successful membership program is organizing your membership committees. The key is to ensure that these important positions are filled and appointees are dedicated and enthusiastic Knights.

  • Refer to “Membership Committees” and “Membership Activities” sections in the Surge...with Service manual (#962).

  • The grand knight appoints a membership director to oversee all membership programs and recruitment activities.

  • Upon recommendation of the membership director, the grand knight appoints a membership committee of three or more Knights. Select successful recruiters or sales-oriented members.

  • The membership director and recruitment committee members form two-man recruitment teams.

  • The grand knight, upon recommendation of the membership director, appoints a retention chairman and committee.

  • The grand knight appoints an insurance promotion chairman, preferably the council’s insurance agent.

  • The membership director, committee chairmen and committees set goals and plan specific recruitment, retention and insurance promotion activities for the entire year.

  • Plan a full schedule of First Degree exemplifications

  • Identify and schedule recruitment methods that best suit the council’s needs and goals; Membership Blitz, church drives, open houses, team recruiting, etc.

  • Set membership goals (exceed quota, achieve Star Council, win Century Club, break previous council recruitment record, etc.). Refer to the Supreme Council Awards section in the Surge...with Service manual.

  • Get the ENTIRE council involved. Those who don’t recruit directly can identify/suggest prospects.