Strategic Plan

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Strategic Planning, it is a way of analyzing your current situation and problems and coming up with solutions for those issues - both short term and long term - taking into consideration the resources that are available or will be in the future.

A Strategic Plan is meant to be an iterative process, that once started continues year after year with reanalysis and changes to continue to make the organization better than it was when it started. It is an opportunity to ask the question - where will this organization be in 5, 10, or 20 years from now? And, if your answer is a negative one, it is your responsibility and opportunity to change it for the better.

The analysis starts with that very real question: Where will we be in 10 or 20 years from now? It continues with a definition of what our Core Values are (What do we believe in and why are we here doing this?), what our Mission currently is (What is our primary goal or job?) and what our Vision of our future should be (Where do we want to go?).

Once we have those starting points we can do SWOT analysis (SWOT - an frank examination of our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats). This is a lengthy process where these categories are fully examined in all that we do. Once we have that information, we can prioritize our problems, determine resources and time to accomplish tasks and begin to resolve the problems facing us thereby building our future and the future of those that follow us.

One must agree it is irresponsible to "kick the can down the road" and expect someone else to come in and "clean up after you". That is why a Strategic Plan looks at the current status quo and strives through an iterative process to constantly improve so that in 5, 10, or 20 years from now you won't be in a negative place.

1 - Background

2 - Initial Kick-off Brief

3 - SWOT

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

4 - Mission - Vision

5 - Brief to Lodge

6 - Problems Facing Us

This is a list of problems that we are working on.

Green indicates the problem has been addressed.

Red - that it is important.

Black - needs to be addressed.

7 - Data Collection


8A - COOP Plan - Alan Power - Chmn

8B - Lodge Maintenance - J. Crowdis - Chmn

8C - Modernization - Evolution - Alan Power - Chmn

8E - Analyze Lodge Half-life, Income & Expenditures - Alan Power - Chmn

8F - This Involvement - Lodge Survey - Alan Power - Chmn

8F1 - Outreach Program - Craig Lewis - Chmn

8F2 - Pride in the Lodge - A. Paul Pabon - Chmn

8G - Community Awareness - A. Paul Pabon - Chmn

8H - Investigations - J. Crowdis - Chmn

8J - Methods of Masonic Education - Alan Power - Chmn

8K - Meetings & By-Laws Reform - Alan Power - Chmn

8M - Event Planning - A. Paul Pabon - Chmn

8L - Budget Committee - Ted Bendure - Chmn