Member mentorship

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Athena Philips

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on: July 28, 2019, 09:43:57 PM
What are chapters doing to mentor their members, if anything?

What do you define as mentorship?

What can we do to improve this?

Athena Philips, Council of Chapters Secretary

Sonya Guidry

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Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 12:55:15 AM
This is a test entry:
Get some more reluctant members to co-chair some committees
Have a variety of ways members can participate:
Field trip chairman makes a Pre field trip Plant ID lists for participants, or prepares a scavenger hunt for specific plants
Tend a monthly garden work day, bring extra thinned plants home,
Participate in quarterly Adopt -a- highway clean up to also monitor seasonal flowering plants
Have members Collect seeds from our gardens to prepare outreach packets
Ask member to research and prepare a program on one native plant or write an article for the newsletter

Sandi Saurers

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Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 07:08:31 PM
chapter newsletter has lots of good info

hlaurence

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Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 04:09:34 PM
The Palm Beach County Chapter does not have a formal mentoring program, and we are very interested in what other Chapters are doing. As for a definition of mentorship, Perhaps this falls under what we have wanted to do with our membership committee: in general greeting and speaking to all people coming to our monthly meetings to have them feel welcomed and giving new members a member packet.
Our chapter is partnering with Mounts Botanical Garden to maintain their native plant garden, and we reach out to our membership for volunteers for a monthly “Groom the Garden” work party. It’s a good learning opportunity, and snacks are provided!!