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Problems and solutions for the future of local OTO bodies

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This is an unofficial forum, not sponsored or controlled by Ordo Templi Orientis.

Establish at thy Kaaba a clerk-house; all must be done well and with business way.

This community is available to any active initiates of O.T.O., who are members in good standing of a local body, for the purposes of:
  • Discussing programs of local contribution
  • Identifying problems that arise with asking members to contribute to local bodies, and seeking solutions to those problems
  • Any other discussion directly relevant to local body development
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Historical note: This community was originally named localduesblues. This name was chosen because it captured the zeitgeist at a time when many local body masters were experiencing consternation over the fact that they had too little leverage with which to enforce local dues programs. See the earliest posts in the community for reflections on this matter. While the problems and solutions surrounding local dues programs remain a large area of concern for members of this community, the old name, humorous and poignant as it was, failed to reflect the fact that many other topics relevant to local body development have since been discussed here.


Scale the Fence: Support Your Local O.T.O.
Scale the Fence: Support Your Local O.T.O.