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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. For the website cc a copy to Brothers Lance Otis, email@example.com, Dave Alderfer firstname.lastname@example.org, and Bill Hickey email@example.com
BUILDING THE FLAG KITS
There is a new source for BUILDING THE FLAG kits. For more information, contact the NSI HQ at 703-765-5000.
MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION
Texas Hurricane Disaster Appeal
In that National Sojourners does not have funding for relief efforts we encourage our members to support the Masonic Service Association effort if they desire to help.
The entire Gulf Coast of Texas was deluged with high winds and rain from Hurricane Harvey, setting records for rainfall from any single storm anywhere in the continental United States.
Extensive building and property damage, electrical outages, unhealthy conditions caused by flooding, and widespread disruption of normal living conditions has occurred. The Grand Lodge of Texas has requested this Disaster Appeal, to assist their many brethren who have been injured or who have received extensive damage to their homes from Hurricane Harvey.
Donations can be made by check or online at Texas Disaster Appeal. Any donations received by MSA and designated for Texas will be collected and forwarded to that jurisdiction. Thank you for your concern. Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in this stricken jurisdiction to MSA.
The 2018 Souvenir Program Book Sponsor Contract has been posted to both National Meetings pages.
Contact information for the Northern Utah Club #556 has been added to the Utah Chapters page.
The Command Post has been updated with NP Sortino’s message, pin, biography and NCs/AOs.
A Member Forms page has been added that includes all forms on the Sojourner Only pages.
A guide to writing resolutions and form have been posted to the General Publications and Member Forms pages.
The Committee of 33 Handbook and forms have been posted to the General Publications page.
The 2016-2017 Annual Reports have been posted to the General Publications page.
The 2017 Chapter Excellence Award Application has been posted to the Chapter Officers Resources and Secretaries Only Forms pages.
Date, location, hotel and cost information has been updated for the 2018 MWM/ANC and 2019 ANC.
SPIRIT OF AMERICA EDUCATION FOUNDATION (SAEF) guide and donation form have been posted to the Donations, Chapter Officers Resources, Chapter Secretary Forms and References pages.
The 2017-2018 Officer Data Sheet has been posted to the Reference Library-General Publications.
The National Photographer has added the 2018 ANC to the current National Meeting photos that are available on his web page. Click on the right side menu link.
How To note from Americanism Committee Chairman, Brother Paul Pennybacker on accessing FFVF YLC and Essay resource sheets.
The 2018 Essay Contest cover sheet and instructions have been posted to the public and SojOnly Americanism pages respectively.
The following updated publications have been posted. An updated National By-Laws (C13 16 June 2016) , NRs 3.1, 8.1.2, 8.2.12 and 9.1.2 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 757-479-3689.
An updated Staff Directory has been posted to that 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 page.
An updated What’s It All About brochure, Membership Petition and MIP form have been posted to the appropriate pages.
The “Official Manual – Heroes of ’76” is complete and distribution has been made to Chapter Secretaries and Camp Adjutants. The three Heroes reports, bivouac worksheet, Who Was It and recruit orders have been posted as fillable pdf forms to the SojOnly Heroes of ’76 page.
A Chapter Self Assessment check list has been posted to the Chapter Officer Resources and Chapter Revitalization and Chartering Committee 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.