Chapter Assistance Program
Cahuilla Lodge #127 has adapted our Chapter Assistance Program from Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge #442's Chapter Assistance Program. This program has been changed to suit the needs of our lodge and uses the initial concept and name of the Chapter Assistance Program as administered by Lodge #442. It is designed to strengthen our chapters by providing the necessary resources and facilitating collaboration among the chapters for ensuring their success.
The program consists of self-assessments and semi-annual goal setting at the chapter level, review of methods and procedures, resource guides (e.g. the Chapter Assistance Program Plan Book), and help from the lodge and neighboring chapters. The theory is simple: chapters within the lodge should work together to ensure a quality program for its members. In doing so, greater consistency and continuous improvement year-to-year is facilitated, and new ideas assimilated into the chapter program. The ultimate goal is increased communication, participation, and retention at the chapter level.
For most lodges, the chapter is their closest link to their members. The Chapter is what holds our lodge together. Without chapters, a lodge of our size would not be able to properly serve the youth of our council. That is why this program is being implemented, to better serve the youth of our council.