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Looking ahead - October 2012 Retreat

Written by Br. Rog. Posted in Latest

Registration information for our 2012 retreat will be posted in coming months.  In the meantime, reserve the dates of October 15-19 on your calandars and plan to come to Pittsburgh. 

We will be celebrating the publication of our new Book of Offices and Services.

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Updated Directories Available!

Written by Br. Rog. Posted in Latest

Siblings, you'll be glad to hear the Br. Scott Alford, our Chancellor General, has completed the laborious process of creating new directories for our use. Login and you'll find them in our archives under Reports and Directories. The latest directories are dated June 2011.

Many thanks to Br. Scott for tackling this daunting task!

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Web Site Adds "Wall" Feature

Written by Br. "Rog" Baker, Webscribe. Posted in Latest

The OSL website has a new feature for members: a Facebook-style "wall" where members can privately send messages, files, videos, etc., to one another. The purpose behind this feature is to provide a fast & easy way for members to collaborate and share information and thoughts.

Like the new forum, the wall area is open and visible only to vowed members of the Order.

The wall also contains a photo of the member (please upload your own photo, head shot preferred) as well as the basic location information currently on file in the web site's database. Like Facebook, you can "friend" other members of the Order. To view your wall, sign-in and click on "My Wall" from the left-hand user menu, or click on "WALL" when editing your personal profile.

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Provincial General's Report to the Council

Written by Br. George Crisp. Posted in Latest

The following was presented by Provincial General Br. George R. Crisp during the Council session on Wednesday, May 19, 2011.  

One new OSL group was formed last fall, and the Southwest Iowa Association was chartered on October 25, 2010.Brs.Jack D. Hofmockel and Kenneth J. Schlote meet every month (sometimes more) for prayers and support.

Four OSL groups have come to an end and I recommend they be discontinued:(1) Br. Evan Dodge reports that has not been OSL activity at Drew Theological Seminary.This has been the situation for more than two years.(2) The Holy Cross Chapter (Kansas) has not had an active chapter for some time (2+ years?); the chapter was suspended last year.

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OSL Member's Only Forum Opens

Written by Br. "Rog" Baker. Posted in Latest

A private online forum for OSL members opened Saturday, November 20th. Vowed members of the Order can access the forum through the member's only portions of this web site. The purpose of the member's only section is to provide a place where topics restricted to the membership can be discussed and worked on collaboratively. Abbot Dan Benedict has started the forum area with a discussion on members leaving the Order. Br. Dan's desire is to include the larger community as the topic involves all of the Order's members.

The member's forum is not the same as the Cyber-Chapter. The Cyber-Chapter is a public forum and enjoys broad support both within and outside of the Order. The member's forum allows members to collaborate in private with each other on topics specifically restricted to the membership. Some examples of such topics includes private prayer requests, proposals to change our constitution or bylaws, and general discussions of a family nature that involve the broader membership of the Order but do not need to be shared with the public at large.

The member's forum will provide space for any chapter that wishes to have it's own discussion area.

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