Ask the Chairman
What should become of the letter that an Ordeal candidate writes to the lodge
Thanks for your opinion on this,
Brotherhood letters are an excellent way to find out how an Arrowman wants to
serve. The exact handling of the letters after they have reached the Lodge
Secretary is determined by lodge leadership. The Lodge Executive Committee may
find these useful to discover new talents and ambitions within the membership.
Many lodges make note of the ambitions of the new Brotherhood members then
dispose of the letters. However, some lodges file the letters for future
reference or even return the letter to the member after a certain period of time
as a reminder and encouragement to serve. I encourage the LEC to use the letters
as a way to engage and encourage members who have fully completed their
induction into the Order. Conversely if a Brother chooses to write nothing of
substance then counseling may be in Order to determine if they truly want to
take this important step.
Hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can be of any other assistance.