OΔK is constantly updating our operations for circles during the coronavirus crisis. This page will be updated with links and information about changes to procedures, policies, and deadlines. We suggest circle officers bookmark this URL for quick access to new information.
May 6, 2020
We have updated information about the National Virtual Initiation Ceremony. We are also gearing up for the National Day of Giving. One major focus for this year is promoting our Opportunity Fund which supports Gifts of Membership.
April 15, 2020
April 6, 2020
Update on certificate and pin shipping: O∆K has committed to mailing the certificate directly to every individual initiated after March 25, 2020, upon request of the circle. Unfortunately, the cost of mailing pins with the certificate has proven to be exorbitant given these tight financial times. We now have three options from which to choose. Read the new process here.
April 2, 2020
CERTIFICATE MAILING:[NOTE CHANGE] OΔK had committed to mailing membership certificates to members when circles request it. Unfortunately, due to the extremely high cost of postage, we will not be able to send the pins to the initiates with their certificates. The USPS informed us that adding the pins would be as much as a 250% increase in cost which we simply cannot absorb at this time. We will send the pins to the circle in hopes there is a way in which all members can receive their pins in the future.
March 31, 2020
The National Virtual Initiation Ceremony dates have been set. Instructions about how to log into the live stream and to sign the virtual records book will be posted by April 15.
March 24, 2020
Spring 2020 Membership Processing Changes – information about online payments, certificate order processing, and certificate mailing
Background images for Virtual Initiation Ceremony
March 18, 2020
Revisions to the Spring Circle Assistance Program including mailing certificates to directly to members.
Updated Virtual Initiation guidelines.
March 16, 2020