Some updates on 2016 initiatives:
1. Online finances – Electronic bill pay is now being used for all payments from the lodge and building accounts. Monthly statements are now generated in minutes from the accounting software.
2. Phone system – the lodge now has call routing. Besides the new digital phone in the Lodge, the call routing system sends messages left for the Worshipful Master or Secretary directly to their phones – all the while providing a savings over the older analog system.
From the editor: Don’t worry, there is (and always will be) a phone in the Temple. The Lodge phone number is still the same as always.
3. Lodge database – the Lodge database containing member names and numbers now captures correspondence as well. Letters mailed in and read in stated meetings are now kept in the same system as the digitally archived minutes from past stated communications.
4. Stated communication summaries – Summaries of stated communications, starting with our April stated, will be emailed out to brethren whose email addresses are on file. This is a great way to keep in touch and stay connected for those who could not make the stated communication.
A second reminder – monthly Trestleboard bulletins are available by email as well as by traditional post. Email distribution is both timely and cost effective. If you are interested in receiving the bulletin online, please visit our lodge home page at http://holbrookmasons.org/ and look for the “Subscribe Now” section.
Good progress, more updates to follow each month. I hope to see all of you at our next stated.