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Do You Have a Plan? by Toby Hanson DGM, WA

Worth thinking about!

Heart in Hand

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Do You Have a Plan?
Toby Hanson, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Washington, IOOF

On a cold December day I finally realized something important about my knowledge of Odd Fellowship: I knew how to find answers to just about any procedural question in the Code of General Laws; I knew the signs and passwords of the lodge, Grand Lodge, encampment, and Grand Encampment; I knew the Grand Secretaries of all the neighboring jurisdictions; but I didn’t know how to turn on the heat in the lodge hall.

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My lodge, Buckley #75, has produced a Sovereign Grand Master, Art Craig.  His portrait looks benevolently down on the Noble Grand’s station, keeping watch over everything we do in our lodge.  However, when it comes to getting information on how to operate the systems of the lodge or its building, the portrait is frustratingly mute.  Until two years ago, we had a…

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