Welcome to the National Sojourner
National President’s Message
To all my brother Sojourners, I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve each of you as president of this great organization.
My theme this year is “united we stand” with emphasis on membership, communication and “service to the craft.” The “word” to remember this year is “exposure.” This is a very critical word if we are going to be successful in accomplishing our goals for the year. Our orientation should be to strengthen our internal organization through education and application, and externally to re-establish and strengthen our relationships with appendant bodies. Lest we forget, the core of our order is the “blue lodge.” In many cases, we have lost that “link” and direction. We are “masons” first, sojourners second!
Our “bridge of light” program is essential to the future of this order. Rarely will we ever have a better moment in time to present ourselves in a “positive” and receptive environment than we have now – nationalism is at its highest in America today. We need to seize the moment! Are we ready? We will be!
Your headquarters, officers and staff, are ready to support and remember we will always have your “back.” I will be traveling throughout the country this year visiting chapters in each state. However, if you have been visited by past national presidents, during their year, you will not see me. There may be exceptions, but I plan to visit those chapters that only hear about such
visits from other chapters. If any chapter would like a visit, please let headquarters know and it will be arranged, if possible. Looking forward to working with all of you this year, I remain
An American Patriot
3. Implementing Resolution 2016-5, the NP’s letter of instruction implementing the new membership qualifications.
2. Hosting An Area Conference Encampment provides Chapter Officers with the information they need to host an Area Conference and Encampment.
1. 26 November 2012 PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL PRESIDENT. In the past there has never been any information that would assist an individual who was considering, or had been approached to consider, running for 3rd National Vice President. It is the intent of this document to provide information on which to base a logical decision as to whether or not to run for the National Line.
Policy Letters, National Circulars & Admin Orders
Admin Order 1-18: Strategic Plan dated 17 June 2017. Establishes the long range goals, specific objectives, and associated National leadership and committee tasks as set forth in the Blue Print for the Future. It also establishes the process for implementation of the Strategic Plan and associated reporting requirements.
Admin Order 2-18: 2016-2017 Goals & Objectives dated 17 June 2017. Sets forth specific goals for accomplishment during the 2014 – 2015 Sojourner year consistent with the National Sojourners Strategic Plan.
Admin Order 3-18: Extension of Current Circulars dated 17 June 2017, reissues the National Circulars listed below for the 2017-2018 National Sojourner year.
Admin Order 4-18: Centennial Celebration dated 01 December 2017, provides plans and guidance for the Centennial Celebration of the 100th birthday of National Sojourners, Inc. during the 2018-2019 Sojourner year.
AdminOrder 5-18 Reports-MIP- Dividend: Annual Reports and Other Reporting Requirements dated 01 March 2018, Provides that chapters failing to file annual reports as required will have their annual MIP dividend withheld at National HQ until such time as all reports are submitted.