Officers, Titles & Duties

Worshipful Master - Brother David Kline
 
The Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge is the highest ranking of all Lodge Officers which a Lodge may elect. The Worshipful Master sits in the East of the Lodge room (symbolic of the Rising Sun in the East) and directs all of the business of the Lodge.  As Master, his word is final over any and all actions pertaining to his Lodge.

It is his duty to "Set the Craft to work and give them wholesome instruction for their labor".

He is ultimately responsible for every other lodge officer and their duties; including business meetings & committees, ritual and degree work, conferral of degrees, Masonic education, social functions, fundraisers, District and Grand Lodge liaison, Trestle Board communication, etc. 

Freemasons call the Master, "Worshipful Master". "Worshipful" is an honorary title which shows respect for his position.  In France, the word "Worshipful" is replaced with the word "Venerable".

Senior Warden: Worshipful Brother LaMonte Morrow
 
The Senior Warden of a Masonic Lodge is the second in command within the Lodge Officers.  In the absence of the Worshipful Master, the Senior Warden assumes the Worshipful Master's duties.  The Senior Warden of a Masonic Lodge sits in the West (symbolic of the setting sun) and assists the Worshipful Master in opening and closing the Lodge. The Senior Warden is in charge of the Lodge when it is at labor.
His ancient duties were to pay the Craft (the members of the guild) their wages and to handle disputes among the workers.  It is his duty to support the Master and to prepare himself for that office during the following year.

                   Junior Warden: Worshipful Brother Ralph Kelley

The Junior Warden of a Masonic Lodge is the third in command of the Lodge.  The Junior Warden sits in the South (symbolic of the position of the sun at midday) and is responsible for the Brethren while the Lodge is at ease or refreshment.  The Junior Warden, may open the lodge if the Master is unable to attend the meeting.   It is the Junior Warden's duty to arrange meals for the lodge, and, typically, the 2 Stewards act as his assistants in this responsibility.  Symbolically, it is also his duty to make certain that the members do not convert their refreshment into intemperance or excess. 
Treasurer: Brother Mark Mills

The Treasurer of a Masonic Lodge is the Chief Financial Officer of the Lodge.  He sits to the right of the Master and behind the Senior Deacon.  The Treasurer is responsible for all financial transactions.  He pays all debts by order of the Worshipful Master with the consent of the Lodge and renders a report when requested.  The Treasurer does not need to be in possession of an accounting degree, however experience with bookkeeping and accounting is an asset.  Financial bookkeeping transactions may be performed either by hand or by the use of accounting software.  


 

Secretary: Worshipful Brother Bill Patterson

The Secretary's Lodge Officer Duties require a high degree of lodge experience, Masonic knowledge, diplomacy and detailed paperwork/computer skills.  He is the Lodge’s Recorder.

The Lodge Secretary is the backbone of any Masonic Lodge and he holds a position of great responsibility.  He sits to the left of the Master.  His duties require him to handle all correspondence to the members, minutes of Lodge meetings, petitions of new candidates, continuous Lodge member count, and many other administrative duties.  He compiles an ongoing list of each new candidate and which degrees that candidate has undertaken.  From his member list, he sends out the annual dues notices and receives all monies paid into the Lodge.  He communicates with other Lodges and the Grand Lodge, types letters, retrieves the mail, and must be well versed in Grand Lodge By-Laws and specific By-Laws for his lodge's jurisdiction.

  

 


Officers appointed by Worshipful Master: Worshipful Brother Ralph Sowder are as follows:

Senior Deacon: Brother Jared Carson

Junior Deacon: Brother Josh Williamson

Senior Steward: Brother Orion Thompson

Junior Steward: 

Marshal: Brother Bill Hilbert

Tyler: Worshipful Brother Ralph Sowder

Chaplain: Brother Craig Walz