Many lodge discussions are open to all residents & under the general direction of a moderator from recreation. I quickly learned to ‘kiss” (keep it simple stupid). Let me explain.
There had just been a nasty accident on a rail line in quebec province and one result was a fire in a care home. Residents at our lodge meeting were asked if the railroad rules should be more strict, It coincidentally happened that I was familiar with this disaster & I perked up that “no” (The rules were strict but the implementation weak) where upon the moderator said I was disrespecting the many residents who spoke in favor of stricter rules. I shut up immediately because i had just learned that many mentally impaired residents could no longer distinguish between those unimpaired & impaired
Why do i tell this story? In the hope that visitors understand.