Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity from the Sunshine State
Florida State President’s Report
As we pass through the Christmas and New Year holiday season of celebrations it will be good to start 2021 with a hopeful outlook towards some form of normalcy. As we all know and have experienced, 2020 surely took its toll on every Hibernian in one way or another, no one has been left unscathed through this pandemic. Hopefully, with all that we have learned along the way it makes us more caring and respectful to our fellow man. Also, with the hopes of in person meetings in the new year some Divisions have taken advantage of the zoom method of swearing in candidates with the understanding they will complete the process when they are able to fully meet in person. I suggest that everyone investigate doing this as we still need to grow our Order during this time of uncertainty. I am very anxious to get past this “lock down” and to be able to visit the State’s in my region, communicating by text, e-mail and phone is great, but I can’t wait to get out and shake some hands….
Focusing on our State, Counties and Divisions, I am challenging everyone to bolster membership within your Divisions. This will only strengthen us at every level and ultimate need. I am asking every Division to try and add one new member by the end of this year, and four by the end of 2020. Our State Organizer is working with the National Organizer’s team on candidate lists to supply you with possible additions. We should also be looking towards installing new Divisions, securing At-Large members and setting up membership awareness days within the Parish’s of Florida. This is an “All hands on Deck” call as our newly elected National President is watching growth numbers. We need to show that we are capable and involved in doing the same. In closing, I would like to thank everyone for “staying the course” during this somewhat chaotic time and look forward to when we all may be able meet in person and embrace our motto….
In Friendship, Unity, & Christian Charity Ray Lynch