The whole thing is run like its a Masonic Lodge, since that's what they know, and respect. Understand that and you understand everything-- like the elections that resemble moving through the chairs in lodge... and secret grievance committees and not listening to anything or anybody, and all the pomp and circumstance and tuxedoes.
Its all aping the masons or any other lodge you want to compare it to. I'm IOOF, and have seen it all before. And know it will be solved only by attrition, and replacement by demise. Sadly the phase change is what hurts. And the phase will change utterly but not by anything else other than blocked arteries, diabetes, and the Conquerer Worm.
Alex Kensington, Full Timing with
Charon Henning, The Most Dangerous Beauty Alive™
1966 Safari Overlander & 1961 Safari
1956 Spartan Imperial Mansion
TCT Since 2002, 8728,