In today’s society, there are more options than ever before on which people can spend their time and money. In order for Lodges to be competitive in such an environment, they must stand out from the competition. One of the ways to do that is to have a calendar filled with a variety of well-planned activities, including theme parties, sporting events, holiday celebrations and fraternal recognition events. Activities not only keep members engaged, but they also contribute to membership retention. If your Lodge’s activities are planned in advance, well-executed and enjoyable for the participants, word will spread and the likelihood that members will continue to pay their dues will increase.