Acacia Lodge No. 16 has a group email list that is used for communicating with members to spread the word on events and other important matters. This group is accessible to the public for viewing.
Policy for Acacia Lodge No. 16 Group Email list
Acacia Lodge No. 16 members, the group email list serves has an important communications tool among the membership. The following are instructions to help you understand the use of the group email list.
A group email list is an automated email system where the members on the group email list can send a message to a single address and the message will be sent to all email addresses that are listed in the database file of the group email list. You must be a member on the group email list in order to send a message to the members of the group email list.
The group email list is used in the following manner:
The group email list is for passing on information to the membership that would be of interest to the majority of the members on the group email list. Lengthy discussions or "statements of opinion on various subjects" ARE NOT allowed on the group email list. JOKES and TRIVIA type messages are also forbidden. Poems, and related "subject matter" are not appropriate because of the volume of message traffic that they generate. The goal for the group email list is to keep the message length and volume of messages to a minimum for the benefit of the many members who receive their email notifications through their office or "business" communication systems.
Experience has shown that as the volume of messages increase, the membership start to drop off. most members DO NOT like to receive a high volume of messages. When they do, they simply drop off the group email list to prevent the messages from being delivered to their inbox. Once a member drops off, they usually do not rejoin and this affects the effectiveness of the group email list. The group email list should be used to send out important information but the volume of messages should be kept to an absolute minimum.
Discussions on POLITICS or on RELIGIONS are NOT allowed.
A condition of joining any of the group email lists is that you will agree to abide by the usage rules that have been established for the group email list. Anyone who fails, by their actions, to follow the rules, will have their email address removed from the group email list and will be prevented from rejoining at the discretion of the group email list owner.
A major point to remember. When you send a message to the list address, it is received by a large number of members. This is not a tiled meeting. You should treat your information or comments in the same manner as if you are speaking outside of a tiled meeting. Do not discuss anything that is not proper to be made known to a non-Shriner. Also, please remember the obligations you accepted when you became a Mason. It is not proper to speak badly about a Brother Master Mason or of the actions of the officers of a Lodge in any form, more especially this form. Honor your Brothers and the fraternity by your own proper actions.
The Group List is NOT for conversations, but rather serves as an important communication tool for member related announcements. When conversations take place, members ask to be removed from the List because of the excessive emails, which then removes them from the best communications tool we have.
Subscribe to the Group email list -
If you are not currently on the group email list and want to join, Just follow these procedures:
By URL: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/acacia16/ (Google account required)
The system will email you back a confirmation email which you must respond to in order to complete the subscribe process.