Re: OA Registration question...don't have handbook handy!
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 17 May 1994 13:29:58 EDT
I agree that you could pass the buck to the surpreme chief (read that
Council Exec), but you can also get a ruling from the Lodge
Executive board. As a read the NEWER requirements for ADULT
membership in the OA, ADULT OA members are to serve ONLY
as supportive staff to the YOUTH officers. If the YOUTH
officers find that an adult is NOT serving the purpose
of the OA, I see no reason why his membership can not
be suspended, or as a minimum, he could not be permited to
register at any LODGE functions. Many OA functions have
a LIMIT to the numbers that can attend, and in the case
of some lodges, an ADULT is not even allowed to register
UNLESS his purpose to attend is 1) to provide transportation
for at least 2 youth members, or 2) help staff the event!
Single lone adults do not realy serve any funtion in the OA,
and as such can be not permitted to register and/or attend.
If you lodge does not have such a policy, get the Chief to
draft one up.
former OA advisor, vigil member 159
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