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Re: Role changes... helping new members.



On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 11:41 -0400, Eric Christensen wrote:
> If you haven't noticed, a lot of my "leadership" comes from the Navy.
> From that I am trying to extrapolate on the "Sea Dad" program where new
> sailors coming to a command will have a senior member to look to for
> advice, answers to questions, and to get up to speed on what they are
> supposed to work on.
> 
> I need strong, active members to step up and be these senior members to
> mentor the more junior members that are joining us.  In this way we can
> get new members up to speed and moving towards being productive members.
> 
> Our FAS system has groups and members in the system which allows us to
> "manage" our members.  That group includes three different types of
> members: administrators, sponsors, and users.  A few minutes ago I
> cleaned out all the sponsors (moved them back to user status) and have
> upgraded a couple of users to sponsor level.
> 
> My plan is to have these sponsors actually become a "Sea Dad" for new
> members.  They accept these new members by sponsoring their membership.
> I'll be working with these sponsors to make sure we have consistency
> with all new members.
> 
> This idea is being fleshed out more and will be discussed more in the
> near future.
> 
> Eric

We all need a bit of hand-holdin' at some point.  Having joined during
the last-minute headless-chicken dead-line rush, I'm still a bit
confused as to where things are edited....

R/ Tim


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