Message from Bro. Ben San Juan, Grand Lodge Representative Five Toronto Districts Masonic Blood Donors Program
On behalf of R.W. Bro. John M. Forster, Chairman of the Grand Lodge Blood Donors Committee, I thank you for accepting the position of Blood Donor Chairman for your Lodge.
The Blood Donor Chairman is a unique position. Masons have a long history of supporting blood donations. It is truly the gift of life and too precious to standby and leave it to chance. There are many ways our members can be involved.
Being a lodge committee chairman can be a very rewarding job if you give some thought to the position, set some achievable goals and steadily work towards them. From experience we know there are three kinds of committee chairman:
1. A chairman who is experienced and works tirelessly to achieves anything they set their minds to. 2. A chairman who possesses all the necessary skills, is eager and wants to be successful but is not sure what to do. 3. And finally, one who accepts the position, for a multitude of reasons, but has no desire or ability to do anything.
It is most likely that you are part of the majority who falls within the second category. Capable and eager but not quite sure what to do. That is the purpose of this webpage. It is not meant to be another website telling the brethren to get out there and give blood. It is meant to be a Lodge Blood Donor Committee Chairman's resource to get started and remain active throughout the year.