100th Anniversary 2012 Milestone FAQ
Q: What is the purpose of the engraved rocks each lodge has been asked to
A: The purpose of collecting the rocks from each lodge is so that we can, as
part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration, create a modern day Brotherhood
Fireplace similar to the one that E. Urner Goodman had built in his barn in the
previous century. We invite each lodge to participate in the masonry project.
The idea is to give a permanent snapshot of the lodges which made up the OA at
Q: Why is the deadline for the engraved rocks December 31, 2012 if they aren’t
going to be used until NOAC 2015?
A: The deadline was established so that the architects of the fireplace can
start measuring and planning how to use the individual rocks which will consist
of various sizes and shapes. Rocks will be accepted after the deadline, but to
the extent possible please submit as close to the 2012 deadline as possible.
This will ensure your rock is included in this project.
Q: What do we do if our lodge didn’t receive a box to ship our rock in at NOAC
A: Don’t worry, any shipment box will do. Please note your rock should not
exceed 20 x 8 x 6 inches.
Q: Where should my lodge mail our rock?
A: Rocks should be mailed to Ray Capp at 9 Warwick Lane, Nashville, TN 37205.
Q: Can my lodge use a rough rock or should rocks be smooth?
A: The use of rough rocks is fine. Rocks of character and interest are
Q: Can my lodge affix a plaque to the rock instead of engraving it?
A: The architects of this project strongly prefer engraved rocks such that the
rocks themselves create the character and diversity of the finished project
rather than metallic or other add-ons that would not aesthetically contribute to
the overall structure.
Q: Does each lodge have to provide an engraved rock?
A: The project is completely voluntary, but we would be saddened to learn of any
lodge which did not wish to be part of a permanent tribute to honor the lodges
as part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration.