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How can I effectively integrate newcomers into our Family Readiness Group?  
The most important thing you can do to effectively integrate newcomers into your Family Readiness Group (FRG) – or any type of group – is to make them feel welcomed. One of the first things you can do is introduce them to existing members. If you have a large turnover in your membership, it may be helpful to wear nametags during your first couple gatherings. Arranging for someone in the group to bring newcomers to their first meeting is also a nice gesture. This enables the newcomer to come to the meeting having already met one of its members. Another idea for your FRG meeting is to hold an icebreaker, which helps members get to know each other and build a relationship. As an FRG leader, it is important to emphasize interaction on an equal basis. Do not exhibit favoritism and encourage all members to participate. These are just a few examples of the things you can do to integrate newcomers into your FRG and to make all members feel included. Learn more about FRGs and group dynamics from the references provided.
Keywords: Etiquette, introduction

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Service ProviderReferenceMeans of Delivery
Army Community Service Operation R.E.A.D.Y. Handbook Publication
Army Community Service The Army Family Readiness Group Leader's Handbook Publication
U.S. Army War College Spouse Battle Book Publication
U.S. Army War College It Takes a Team ( A Resource for the Company Commander's Spouse/ Representative)

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