Heroes of ’76®
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The Command Post has the latest from our National President.
Any news you want listed on the Calendar of Events, e.g. an area conference/encampment, email information and dates, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc a copy to Brothers Lance Otis, email@example.com and Dave Alderfer firstname.lastname@example.org (for the website).
The following updated publications have been posted. An updated National By-Laws, NRs 3.1, 8.1.2 and 8.2.12 to the By-Laws and National Regulations page. An updated Order of Ceremonies to the Chapter Officers Resources and Secretary Only References pages. The 2015-2016 Annual Reports to the General Publications page.
A Website Administration page has been added to the Members Only menu. It specified the Service Level Agreement (SLA) and responsibilities for web page content and maintenance.
The 2017 Souvenir Book Contract has been posted to both the public and SojOnly meeting pages.
The Americanism Committee requests that any Sojourner or Chapter that has a set of detailed instructions and material list for the Building the Flag Kit, please contact the Americanism Committee Chairman, Brother Paul Pennybacker email: email@example.com or phone 757-479-3689.
South Central Area Conference & Encampment will be hosted by Brazos Valley #378, in College Station, Texas, 24-26 March 2017, headquartered at the Hilton College Station. The registration form has been posted on the Area & Regional Information page.
The NSI Trifold for the 2017 YLC at FFVF has been posted to the public and SojOnly Americanism pages.
The Pacific Northwest Conference & Encampment will be held again in 2017 at Pacific Beach, WA October 6,7,8. Final details will be provided on their website later this spring, see the Links page. Information will be updated as coordination is finalized.
The updated National By-Laws, C13 16 June 2016 has been posted to the National By-Laws and National Regulations page.
The 2017 Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge Youth Leadership Conference will be 6-9 July 2017. An updated Americanism Program Resource Sheet You-01 (YLCs) with the updated Student Packet has been posted on the Americanism Resource page. In an effort to try and improve attendance this year, the weekend is earlier. The fees are $460.00 for students and $230.00 for chaperones.
Three Federal Area events have been posted to the Area & Regional Information and Calendar pages.
An updated Staff Directory has been posted to that page.
The 37th Annual Federal Area Conference and Encampment (FACE) will be held on the weekend of August 12, 2017 at the Kena Shrine Temple in Fairfax, Virginia. Details will be posted to the Regional & Area Information Page.
Resource Sheets for the Toast to the Flag, YLCs and the Essay Contest have been posted to the Americanism-Program Resources page.
The NP’s letter of instruction implementing the new membership qualifications has been posted to the Command Post 2 page.
The National Photographer has added the recent FACE to the current National Meeting photos thru the 96th ANC that are available on his web page. Click on the right side menu link.
As you well know, Louisiana has been totally devastated by the flood of 2016. The Louisiana Masonic Community is in dire need of our help. They are looking for volunteers, supplies, and drinking water. Click on the link below to read a missive from Brother William J. Mollere, S.G.I.G. in Louisiana. Discussing how we as Brother masons can respond with charitable action as you may decide appropriate. CLICK HERE for more information.
An updated What’s It All About brochure, Membership Petition and MIP form have been posted to the appropriate pages.
You are invited to join Lady Kay and National President Jim Baker on their “Voyage of the Glaciers” Fundraising Cruise from Anchorage (Whittier) Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 9-16, 2017. The details are on the Command Post 2 page.
Due to the HUGE success of the Sip & Sail promotion, Princess has extended two promotions for a limited time. You can STILL book this great Alaska adventure and get the all-inclusive beverage package and/or a specialty dining package. Contact Brother Jeff Pick at 941-993-0990 for details and to make your booking, today!!
The 2016-2017 Officer Data Sheets for both Committees and Area/Regional Representatives have been posted to the Reference Library-General Publications.
The “Official Manual – Heroes of ’76” is complete and distribution has been made to Chapter Secretaries and Camp Adjutants.
A Chapter Self Assessment check list has been posted to the Chapter Officer Resources and Chapter Revitalization and Chartering Committee pages.
An updated Staff Directory, NR 9.1.2 and 2014-2015 Annual Reports have been posted to the appropriate pages.
National Sojourners now has a source for Sojourner emblem embroidered items such as shirts, jackets, and bags. Go to the Resale Catalog page for details. All three emblems – SOJOURNER, HERO and CAMP FOLLOWER are available. Pick your product and pick your emblem – see how it looks on the different colors.
The Military Service Flag Programs for both Masonic and Non-Masonic services have been posted to the BoL page.
The NASOCOCO Operations Manual dated 18 June 2012, has been posted to the Reference Library – General Publications and NASOCOCO Committee pages.
Reports for MWM/ANC 2011 thru 2016 have been posted to the NASOCOCO page.