Some groups like to get down to business and focus on the stewardship activities they are accomplishing, while others like to make a social outing of it. Both approaches are fine and can be equally successful. No matter what your approach, it is important that stewards feel a personal connection to the work they are doing.
Celebrate your accomplishments through:
- Planning a year-end social such as a potluck or a party sponsored by a local restaurant or caterer. This can include giveaways from sponsors, awards for volunteers, etc.
- Having a monthly coffee outing.
- Sharing an end of year list of accomplishments.
- Regularly expressing gratitude and enthusiasm to each steward. Stewards need to see that their presence is valued.