So, it should reflect the views of all of your members.
Everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to its development and amendment.
This democratic process, along with a club-wide zero tolerance for abusive and discriminatory behaviours at the Mission Statement’s core, is putting your club’s strongest foot forward.
Gather people’s feedback and group their responses into a set of common elements.
From those grouped responses, try to work the key elements into some statements.
Take your summary and key statements back to people to check whether they think this is a good reflection of their input.
It’s your bedrock.
Refer to it regularly, display it clearly and legibly around your club, and live it every day.
Be proud of it!
It’s not a wall decoration, but a constant reminder for you and others, of the kind of people you are and what you strive for, individually and together, in the club and the outside world.
Acknowledging people for their positive contributions is also helping to embed the kind of culture you’ve written about in your Mission Statement.
Award systems are a great way of creating these opportunities.
Over time, your club’s mission and values will change as your club evolves.
Revisit them regularly (at least every 2 years) to ensure your club remains relevant and dynamic.