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The Electoral College is charged with the duties of administering the affairs of the Men of Earth, below are the various functions that it employs to that end. First and foremost, the Electoral College would like to thank all of the local body masters who serve the Order. Without you, there would be no Order as we know it. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Camp, Oasis, and Lodge Master's Handbook

The most current version of this handbook is available from the Document Control Officer at doc_control@oto-usa.org.

Chartering New Bodies

Describes the process of applying for a new local body. If you are in a local area without an O.T.O. body you may wish to consider the Camp in Formation Program first.

- Information on applying to charter a New Camp

Change of Local Body Status

Applications for Change of Status (for example, from Camp to Oasis, Oasis to Lodge, or Lodge to Oasis) will be considered at the EC meeting following the agenda deadline by which they arrive.

The following application forms are available from the Document Control Officer:

To obtain any of these documents, e-mail the Document Control Officer at doc_control@oto-usa.org. If you have any questions about the Change of Status Procedure, e-mail the Electoral College Secretary at electoral_college@oto-usa.org.

Change of Mastership

Requests for Change of Mastership will be considered at the EC meeting following the agenda deadline by which they arrive. To obtain an Application for Change of Mastership, e-mail the Document Control Officer at doc_control@oto-usa.org. If you have any questions about the Change of Mastership Procedure, e-mail the Electoral College Secretary at electoral_college@oto-usa.org.

Local Body Closure

We hope that you will not need to use this form, and further that if you are considering its use, you will correspond with one or more Electors about it before filing. Should body closure be imminent, we request that you notify the College and the Grand Treasurer General.

To obtain an Application for Local Body Closure, e-mail the Document Control Officer at doc_control@oto-usa.org. If you have any questions about the Local Body Closure Procedure, e-mail the Electoral College Secretary at electoral_college@oto-usa.org.

Kaaba-clerk-house e-list

All local body masters must be subscribed to the Kaaba-clerk-house e-list. This is the primary method for the Electoral College to keep local body masters apprised of changes in policy and procedures, and as such it is mandatory. Only body masters may be subscribed to the Kaaba-clerk-house list.

LB-leadership-USGL e-list

Local body masters, as well as secretaries, treasurers, and deputy masters may be subscribed to the LB-leadership-USGL e-list, the general discussion list for local body officers.

Contact Information Update

Body masters must inform the EC every time the local body's contact information changes. Please send us e-mail, snail mail, and phone number changes by clicking here. We would also appreciate notification if your secretary, treasurer or deputy master changes.