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Merged Councils and OA Lodges

Postby OldGrayOwl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:12 am

What happens to the OA lodges when two councils merge?

smtroop168's council (Keystone) and mine (York-Adams Area) are in the process of merging.

Question

What happens to the two lodges when that happens?
Do they remain as two separate Lodges, or are they combined into one?

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Re: Mergered Councils and OA Lodges

Postby wagionvigil » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:14 am

They will be combined into one lodge.Usually with a new name but with the lowest Number.
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Re: Mergered Councils and OA Lodges

Postby smtroop168 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:07 pm

One Lodge...Mechanics of making that happen still TBD from what I hear from our Lodge Advisor since one of the lodges is supposed to be hosting a Conclave in 2010. More emotion in this process than the overall merger.


The new name is Wagion something. :lol:
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Re: Mergered Councils and OA Lodges

Postby wagionvigil » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:40 pm

Yep the lodge Merger is the toughest part/ So much Traditions and History
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Re: Merged Councils and OA Lodges

Postby jr56 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:35 pm

I don't think the lodges have numbers any more, they just take the number of the council.
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Re: Merged Councils and OA Lodges

Postby wagionvigil » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:50 pm

There are still number regardless of what has been mentioned. They tried to eliminate Numbers because of future mergers. I am pretty sure Numbers were still being used at NOAC this past summer
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Re: Merged Councils and OA Lodges

Postby jr56 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:23 pm

Maybe, my lodge went through a merger several years back. No new number. We were told that the lodge was taking the number of the council, and that was the way it was.
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Re: Merged Councils and OA Lodges

Postby Chief J » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:57 pm

I agree with Wagionvigil usually take the lowest number and adopt a new name.

also very helpful to keep both lodge hitories alive if possible. Back when my lodge was formed, The new lodge kept the beaded sash (which the one lodge used to signify their Chief) and the bonnett of the other lodge for the chief as well.

Beaded Chief sash is still in use today.

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Re: Merged Councils and OA Lodges

Postby wagionvigil » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:03 pm

I think the lodge names from 10 down should be preserved
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