RE: Abbreviations and What is a LODGE?
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 1 Mar 1993 09:05:20 EST
Mike Grier makes a good point that you can create an new lodge and
use a different number and/or name. The last time I heard discussion
of guidlines for mergers, two (or even more, in some cases like the
new twin rivers, Albany NY), the "GUIDELINE" was a merged lodge
hat the option to take the lower of the numbers of the former
lodges OR the lowest available un-used nationally. When 357 and
465 merged, they became 120, in upstate NY. But that was strange
since 47 was available as a lower number. The national OA policy
also states that there are to be no restrictions on flaps to members,
but many lodges have such restrictions. So, as I stated before,
local council execs pretty much can do what they want, as long as
it dosn't loose money for the council. So, no matter what guideline
or policy you want to pick, you can almost always find some council
that is an expception. The council exec is the boss, and unless you
want to fight his policy, the best thing is to go with the program.
Make it fly, and support his decsion unless you can prove direct harm
to the programs. That again is my opinion based on past experience.
You with most often gain nothing from a policy battle with your exec.
(Unless you have a very strong case that he is way wrong.)
don i, I used to fight those pointless batles myself
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