Thank you for your trust, now let’s get going! Much to do and so little time to do it! Times they are a changing, for some of us, and I hope you and I will be a big part of it. Those that want it, here is my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay in touch, as communication is going to be what is going to get things done. Those that don’t have e- mail send me a letter, P.O. Box 196, Salinas, CA 93901.
I remember at the 2017 Grand Parlor when we talked about communication. I asked who does not have e-mail. At the most 10% stood up and said they do not. Well, sad to say we at Grand Parlor only have about 10% of our members e-mails and that is not going to make commu- nication any better than last year and I do not want to hear the same complaints from those of you who do have e-mails. If we can get more e-mails and you can use mine, I expect more complaints but at least we will hear them. Parlor recording secretaries will need to step up this year. We need this information to move forward and quite pos- sibly lower your per capita tax next year. It will directly affect your communication among your parlor members. You will receive timely information, newsletters, list of other parlors activities and any news we have much quicker so that you don’t miss as much as you have in the past. Please be proactive! Please send your memberships e-mail list to my information Services Chairman Pat Hoffman at email@example.com
If you are a member, you have a right to know. If you are not getting answers at your parlor, please ask us. You may be getting perfectly good information and you just need to hear it from someone else. Just because you do
“Thank you for your trust, now let’s get going! Much to do and so little
time to do it! Times they are a changing, for some of us, and I hope you
and I will be a big part of it. “ – Carey D. Pearce, Grand President
not like the answers you may be receiving on the local level does not mean they are incorrect. Your duty as a member is to get involved. We look forward to interacting with each and every member. We do care about your membership. Get us your e-mail address, call or write a letter. If you E-mail you should receive an answer within 24 hours on a weekday. If you call you should receive a call back. If no one answers possibly today, maybe tomorrow or even later if it is a weekend. Write a letter put it in the mail and there are no guarantees!
As a matter of fact we care about you very much! We want you and any of your friends inside or outside of this organization to be active and get involved. I challenge each one of you to invite someone to your next meeting. After that see if you can make the effort to visit a parlor other than your own! I know at my parlor we very much enjoy seeing brothers from other parlors to hear about their experiences. You will not believe how good or not so good your parlor really is. Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side and maybe you do need a change. Hope- fully not. I would really hope that you could be having the time of your life in your own parlor. If not give us a chance to see if we can make your parlor experience better, let us know how we can help.
I have talked to each of your district’s Supervising District Deputy’s, as they are your first line of contact and if you need their contact info please ask for a copy of our directory.
If you do not have an e-mail but have access to a comput- er please, contact us. We can walk you through it and set you up with an e-mail address. If not please contact your recording secretary for any information that you may need. They are your direct conduit to Grand Parlor for their members. Remember that Grand Parlor is here to support your membership. If you have questions call 1 (800) 337-1875. Dominica Lau or Tom Perazzo will be glad to assist you.
On another note, if you are 18-40 years of age I will be making a special effort to listen to you and your ideas for moving the Native Sons forward. For too long we have neglected to listen to the younger generation and I look forward to trying to stop this from continuing. What we have done in the past is obviously not working. Please contact me any chance you get.
Please join me in looking forward to changes. Hopefully you will see more, if you really want to. Celebrate the past a little more by moving into the present. Remember e-mails, e-mails and more e-mails get them in and help us keep you informed.
In friendship loyalty and charity,
Carey D. Pearce
Grand President, NSGW