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Old 12-07-2008, 14:15   #21
deputy tom
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Originally Posted by mmsig229 View Post
I've seen alot of mergers end up bad. I really believe you lose your sense of identity and community when merging. My Blue Lodge is right downtown in the city where I live. We're a small lodge but are well respected. I'm fortunate to be the PM of the lodge where I live.

I can understand that reasoning and one DDGM who is a member of our Lodge strongly opposes the merger based on that very issue.However the other Lodge meets in our building since theirs burned down a few years ago and my Lodge met in their building prior to buying our own.Everyone knows each other between the both of us so this will probably work out better than most mergers.Let's pray it does.tom.
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