Be part of the Michigan Masonic Oral History Project. The Oral History Project publications are the first of their kind, and the stories we’re collecting will not only leave a legacy for you and your fellow members, but they will also live forever in the Library of Congress.
Below are frequently asked questions provided by PCI.
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Please note that participation in this Oral History Project is completely optional. There is no requirement to respond to any mailing, phone call, or email from PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts). If you have questions for PCI, you can call their customer service line at (800) 982-1590 or if you would like to opt-out of any emails/mailings or any other form of contact from PCI, please email your name and member number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-321-9357 and ask for Darren.
We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Grand Lodge of Michigan. PCI is a family owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time at Grand Lodge of Michigan and how the organization helped to shape your life since then. And, while we have you on the phone, we want to make sure your contact information is up to date.
Yes, in a few different ways:
We, along with PCI, are committed to protecting your information. We have a contractual agreement that states:
The names, addresses, and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law.
If you would like to participate and are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please email email@example.com. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo
The only information that is included in the publication is your name and your lodge, along with your story and photo. No contact information is printed. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your member record for the organization. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before February 16th, 2024 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at (800) 982-1590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can call back at any time before February 16th, 2024 to share your story.
You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption.
If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo in to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
The Grand Lodge of Michigan Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Grand Lodge of Michigan members.
The total duration of the Oral History Project is about 12-14 months. Since we began the project in August 2023, the books will be distributed in August-October 2024.
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