The Indispensible Blog

Author: Tom Jackson Created: 12/7/2010 3:14 PM
The officers and volunteers of Churchill Lodge will use this space to publicize news, photos and highlights as they occur.

There's always one in a crowd: He's noticable because he's got the least class in the place. Sometimes it's the same guy, again and again, or maybe it's someone new. They tend not to get invited back...

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For those who are interested, here's what is new on this ever-changing website...

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Manly advice from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.  The Chairmen Shrine brothers collect a great deal of wisdom from cultural icons like Sinatra and men of his generation.  This posting, for now, will be a place to collect these little gems.  Add your idea with a response to this post.  Our first item is on Wearing Hats:

 

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Remember those mid-century ads, where marketers would attempt to woo new customers by promoting some ephemeral new benefit to their product?  I'm reminded of these as I try to think of a way to promote our Cool!  New!  online form for registering your Masons in Motion pledge, on the MIM page.  Already a simple process with the paper form, now you can literally pledge your, er, pledge in 90 seconds.  Go ahead.  I timed myself.  See if you're faster, bub! 

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The lodge had a very successful turn at promoting the Atlantic Brotherhood Summit (ABS) and Masons in Motion (MIM) at the Grand Lodge Annual Communication this year.  Things are gearing up for a terrific set of events.  A number of brothers excelled at signing up attendees, and follow up sales on this website have been very good.  Read on, to learn more about it...

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In an interconnected world of websites, Facebook and smartphones, in many ways, a lodge website becomes THE key point of linkage for a modern lodge.  It's a natural evolution, born of the same impulse that would have members of a previous generation scan the lodge newsletter each month, or read the busy bulletin board whenever they walked into the lodge hall.  Conversely, when a lodge is 'off the grid,' without a website, and more alarmingly, without an e-mail contact address, they position themselves as essentially dorment to the new generation. 

Here's what we are doing about it at ChurchillLodge.org...

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In traditional Holland, loving Dutch wives would prepare the following breakfast for their husbands, fortifying them for a day of dike building and farming.  Their husbands would of course respond with bunches of tulips later in the day.  Those Dutch…
 
If you haven't had this treat yet, you are missing out on something truly sublime. 

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Have you RSVPed for Friday?  Know that there is an anxious fellow waiting to know if YOU will come to his home, and all he needs is a YES or NO, so he can ensure he buys enough food for you to eat, sufficient beverages for you to enjoy, and has a comfortable chair for you.  Will you let him know?

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Members of SWC voted to approve new resolutions on Dues, Fees, how we handle Pro-Rated Dues, and any potential refunds of Per Capita Fees that may have been paid multiple times by members.  These changes are effective for 2011.

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