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US Grand Lodge Planning
The statements collected here—the Mission Statement, Program Synopsis, Vision Statement, and Values Statement—summarize the nature, purpose, and direction of U.S. Grand Lodge. Together, they form the basis for our planning, and the standard against which we measure our accomplishments.
These documents were produced by the Executive of U.S. Grand Lodge and by the Strategic Planning Committee during 2005 and 2006. Work on a detailed plan informed by these documents began in the summer of 2006. On April 15, 2007 e.v., the Executive formally adopted the first strategic plan resulting from this process. The plan will be reviewed and amended annually as we accomplish existing goals and set new ones.here) provides a summary of the purpose of O.T.O. U.S. Grand Lodge. It is intended to answer the question "Why does U.S. Grand Lodge exist?" as briefly and clearly as possible. It is essentially a brief distillation of the Program Synopsis, which follows.
Ordo Templi Orientis U.S.A. is the U.S. Grand Lodge (National Section) of Ordo Templi Orientis, a hierarchical, religious membership organization. Our mission is to effect and promote the doctrines and practices of the philosophical and religious system known as Thelema, with particular emphasis on cultivating the ideals of individual liberty, self-discipline, self-knowledge, and universal brotherhood. To this end, we conduct sacramental and initiatory rites, offer guidance and instruction to our members, organize social events, and engage in educational and community service activities at locations throughout the United States.52, 101, 161 and 194; Khabs Am Pekht; the Ramaka Prospectus; and the Constitutions of 1913 and 1917). It is essentially a more detailed version of the Mission Statement.
The Program of the U.S. Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis is as follows: