Michigan Masonic Oral History Project FAQs

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 info@michiganmasons.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:

  • Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage members
  • Legacy – sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our organization
  • Revenue– generates non-dues revenue for member programs
  • Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization
  • 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 have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Grand Lodge of Michigan. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Grand Lodge of Michigan at the conclusion of the project.
    • If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.
    • If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated Grand Lodge of Michigan update line at 866-477-3981.
    • If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email customerservice@publishingconcepts.com. PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.

    If you would like to participate and are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please email customerservice@publishingconcepts.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 customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

    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.

    Contact PCI customer service helpdesk at (800) 982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.

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