Released March 6, 2009

Dear OA LodgeMaster Users, 

The OA LodgeMaster team is happy to announce the immediate release of Version 1.1.4! We've fixed all of the open bugs that users reported and also made some improvements to the inner workings of the program for synchronization and membership manager.

Go to to download the update. You don't need to reinstall anything, the update is just over 1 meg in size and runs in just a couple seconds. As always, if you have questions or problems, please submit a request online (

Yours in Brotherhood,

The OA LodgeMaster Team Mike (C.), Mike (G.), Mike (P.), Rob (A.) and Rob (R.) 

What Is Fixed In This Version?

Some major changes were made to the underlying code in a couple areas of the program to reduce sporadic user issues and improve stability.
- The service hour deletion issue mentioned in our last message has been fixed, and the service hour module can be used now without worry. We've also reviewed all other deletion functions throughout the program to ensure a similar problem could ever happen again.
- The synchronization logic was improved to remove the requirement of a direct connection to the server for the initial sync. Users who had trouble installing and received a message that “you must connect to the internet first” should now be able to run the program without issue.
- The logic for selecting members and moving between records in membership manager has been greatly improved. Problems which caused the message “failed to retrieve desired member” have been fixed . Also errors which users would periodically receive related to adding and removing members have been fixed. We've been able to work around a memory management issue in Access that caused all of these problems. We also improved the logic used by the largest lodges in the country for selecting and navigating members.
- We've added the requirements for quality lodge 2009 into the program.

52 other bugs, all reported by users, were closed in this release. The detail of the bugs and their related module are below:

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51 Auction Item Summary Error Desktop: Auction
52 No Data In Auction Reports Desktop: Auction
29 Event Report Errors Desktop: Events
30 Total Counts In Event Reports Desktop: Events
39 Error Opening Event Desktop: Events
27 Tab Numbers Incorrect Desktop: Events
28 Paid Date On Dues Tab Desktop: Events
31 Add Location Security Desktop: Events
33 Brotherhood Eligible Desktop: Events
34 Error Adding New Event Desktop: Events
35 Candidates In Event Manager Desktop: Events
36 Brotherhood Tab Always Visible Desktop: Events
37 Candidate Counts on Tab Desktop: Events
38 Cancel New Attendee Desktop: Events
44 Wrong Data On Treasurer's Report Desktop: Finance
45 Error Adding Register Entry Desktop: Finance
46 Errors Adding A Transaction Desktop: Finance
41 Error Exporting Chapter Data Desktop: Import & Export
50 Importing Phone Numbers Desktop: Import & Export
43 Cancel Adding Inventory Item Desktop: Inventory
47 Error Adding Inventory Item Desktop: Inventory
48 Error Adding First Transaction Desktop: Inventory
53 New Inventory Autonumber Desktop: Inventory
54 Carriage Return In Audit File Desktop: Membership - Audit
24 Commas In Audit Report Desktop: Membership - Audit
12 Missing Extra Space On Mailing Labels Desktop: Membership - Mailing Labels
17 Failed To Retrieve Desired Member Desktop: Membership - Manager
56 Error Creating New Member Desktop: Membership - Manager
13 Checkbox Locking Desktop: Membership - Manager
14 Add City To Unit Drop-down Desktop: Membership - Manager
18 Error Entering Gender Desktop: Membership - Manager
19 Error Creating New Member Desktop: Membership - Manager
20 Phone Number Format Desktop: Membership - Manager
21 Event Record Details Desktop: Membership - Manager
4 Error Adding/Editing Unit Desktop: Membership - Manager
15 Membership Manager Field Errors Desktop: Membership - Manager
22 Error Deleting Member Desktop: Membership - Manager
26 Extra Spacing In Names Desktop: Membership - Manager
6 Vital Statistics Counts Incorrect Desktop: Membership - Reports
8 Unknown Honors Reports Error Desktop: Membership - Reports
9 Roster Membership Filter Error Desktop: Membership - Reports
3 Lodge Roster Unknown Age Error Desktop: Membership - Reports
7 Incorrect Title On Unknown Honor Report Desktop: Membership - Reports
16 Blank Individual History Report Desktop: Membership - Reports
25 Report Errors With Chapter-Only Access Desktop: Membership - Reports
55 Service Hour Deletion Desktop: Service
32 Names Missing On Service Reports Desktop: Service
42 Service Hours By Chapter Desktop: Service
5 Error Adding New Unit Contact Desktop: Units
10 Unit Contact List Missing Desktop: Units
11 District Field Missing From Edit Unit Desktop: Units
40 Member Drop-Down Errors Desktop: Users 

What Isn't Fixed In This Version?

There are currently only 3 open bug reports, all of which are very minor and were reported since we began preparing for release. There are 0 open support requests currently.

What's Next In The Development Of LodgeMaster?

The next release will be focused on enhancements. Rob A. will be working on a set of major improvements to the finance module. Mike P. is going to be working on any bug reports as they come in and also working on some enhancements from the user-requested list.

We'll be working on some major projects leading up to NOAC this summer, including upgrading to the latest versions of SQL Server and the Microsoft Access Runtime. At NOAC this year, we'll be unveiling OALM-Online along with some new functionality in OALM-Desktop, along with providing in-depth training classes and a user-support lab.

What If I Have Questions?

Please submit a ticket on the help desk if you have any questions - this will allow each of the team members to respond as they have time - instead of sending all questions to one member of the development team. You can submit a ticket online ( or via email at

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