Norwood Lodge No. 90 Officers


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

GENTLE SUGGESTIONS  2

BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES  5

TITLES  7

CANADIAN RITE OFFICERS:

WORSHIPFUL MASTER 10
SENIOR WARDEN 12
JUNIOR WARDEN 14
SENIOR DEACON 16
JUNIOR DEACON 17
INNER GUARD 18
CHAPLAIN 19
SENIOR STEWARD 20
JUNIOR STEWARD 21
REGISTRAR 22
IMMEDIATE PAST MASTER 23
DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES 24
TYLER 25
ORGANIST 26

YORK RITE OFFICERS

WORSHIPFUL MASTER 28
SENIOR WARDEN 31
JUNIOR WARDEN 33
CHAPLAIN 35
SENIOR DEACON 36
JUNIOR DEACON 38
SENIOR STEWARD 39
JUNIOR STEWARD 40
REGISTRAR 41
IMMEDIATE PAST MASTER 42
DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES 43
TYLER 44
ORGANIST 45

ALL OFFICERS:

GENTLE SUGGESTIONS:

As Officers for Norwood Lodge # 90, G.R.A., we have accepted our
part in the preservation and continuance of the proud history, high
moral standards and the beauty to be found in our brotherhood, most
especially found in NORWOOD # 90. We serve our brothers in NORWOOD
and we must be available to their concerns.  We must always seek to
support, encourage and involve our brothers. As either elected or
appointed officers, we are NORWOOD'S TEAM FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS. 


BUILD AND GROW THROUGH PLANNING!

When accepting our office we committed that, to the best of our
abilities, we would:

a)arrange to make all meeting and rehearsals
(by structuring our public and private affairs) SEE ATTACHED
SCHEDULE.

b)notify the Worshipful Master IF unable to make a planned meeting
or rehearsal, and to ensure that a proper, reliable replacement is
found

c)KNOW OUR WORK ! ! ! 

d)Learn our duties ! ! !

e)Continue to support all brothers we have sponsored by keeping in
touch, encouraging the to attend, and inviting them to be active
(ie. Ladies Night, Easter floral delivery, informing them of
sickness within the Lodge etc.)f)be aware of, and become more
familiar with the Grand Lodge Constitution and Norwood # 90's
ByLaws

g)Stay INVOLVED, PREPARE FOR OUR NEXT POSITION.  (keep a book to be
passed on to our successor) 


When in Lodge, we are the example our brothers look to emulate. We
must look, act, speak and appear to be this example.  We are proud
of our offices, the heritage passed to us as part of Norwood # 90,
and the trust placed in us, and we can display this by ensuring
that when in lodge we properly position our aprons we ensure that
the collars of our office ride on our shoulders in the upright
position we are dressed in formal attire (TUX or equivalent) we sit
upright, legs uncrossed, with jackets properly adjusted we DO NOT
CHEW GUM, OR SMOKE, during the meeting we are part of the
proceedings at all times, particularly paying attention to the form
to be used in addressing the W.M. or the lodge in general



VISIT, VISIT, VISIT

KNOW THE WORK

MAKE THE OFFICE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR LIFE  AND SCHEDULE BOARD
OF GENERAL PURPOSES MEETING:

The Board of General Purposes, chaired by the Senior Warden, is now
a permanent feature of Norwood's Masonic Calendar. IT IS TO BE
ATTENDED BY ALL OFFICERS, WHETHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED. This
meeting is open to all Norwood brethren, and has as its purposes:

[1]review the proceedings of previous meetings

[2]review what is coming up at the next business meeting

[3]review the next emergent meeting and ensure that we are aware of
our part (either active or as backup to a visiting degree team) so
that we will have it up to Norwood's standards before the rehearsal

[4]ensure that the business meeting will flow in a timely manner

a)assign responsibility for making and seconding any necessary
motions

b)fully discuss any upcoming issues or events (Norwood's, District
10's of those of Grand Lodge) prior to presenting them to the lodge

c)make decisions wherever possible to prevent unnecessary or
repetitive discussion on the floor of the lodge

d)decide on reports necessary for the next business meeting

e)present concerns of the various committees, their progress, and
their needs for assistance

f)deal with any issues brought to us by another member of NORWOOD

[5]THIS IS TO BE AN INFORMAL CLEARING HOUSE and should encourage
the TEAM aspect of being an officer

[6]Perhaps the most frequent criticism our brothers have of the
formal meetings, is their length.  THE BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES
SHOULD REDUCE THE TIME REQUIRED FOR ANY BUSINESS MEETING TO NO MORE
THAT AN HOUR AND A HALF OR TWO HOURS (including the presentation of
a paper) The aim is to improve, not criticize AS OFFICERS OF
NORWOOD, WE MUST PAY ATTENTION TO: TIMING should be punctual
arriving at lodge by 7:00 p.m.


CANDIDATES OR NEW MASONS are to be supported, encouraged and
involved in the formal and informal aspects of NORWOOD 

VISITORS are to be greeted properly, and made welcome (locate a
notice for the meeting if they did not take one from the Tyler's
desk, identify any P.M.'s to the W. Master so that they may be
invited to sit in the east whenever possible, introduced to fellow
officers, assigned to a brother of Norwood {if a new visitor} so
that they are invited to Festive Board) DO NOT LET HIM BE SET OUT
IN LEFT FIELD


TITLES TO BE USED IN LODGE BUT NOT AT FESTIVE BOARD (see protocols) 

MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER THE GRAND MASTER

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL BROTHER DDGM's, ELECTED G.L. OFFICERS, {BUT NOT
THE TYLER}

VERY WORSHIPFUL BROTHER  APPOINTED G.L. OFFICER G.L. TYLER

MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER PAST MASTERS MASTERS



OBJECTIVES AND GOALS HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE 1989/90 MASONIC YEAR
THESE WILL BE REVIEWED AT THE AUGUST BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES AND
UPDATED AT EACH SUBSEQUENT MEETING THE COMMITMENT TAKEN BY EACH
OFFICER IS A VITAL PART TO THE  SUCCESS OF THIS YEARS GAME PLAN AND
SETS THE STAGE FOR THE COMING YEAR

WORSHIPFUL MASTER 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

The master is

1.Responsible for due observances of the laws
relating to Norwood Lodge # 90, G.R.A.

2.To superintend all officers and see that their respective duties
are properly discharged.

3.To call emergent meeting whenever he shall deem necessary
(candidates to be conferred their degree, masonic funerals etc.)

4.To determine all questions of order in any meeting in Lodge.

5.Confer or cause to be conferred all degrees and give or cause to
give the lectures for all degrees.

NOTE:NO SALUTE WHEN ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE W. MASTER

6.Cause the Secretary to issue Summons as required. (co-operation
within deadlines)

7. Receive visitors and grand Lodge Officers
with proper form and protocol.

9 =>Grand Master or Past Grand Master

7=>DDGM or elected G. Lodge Officers

5=>Appointed Grand Lodge Officers

3=>Master of a Lodge when "not for normal inter-lodge visitation.

8.Preserve the Charter of Norwood Lodge # 90, and deliver it to his
successor.

9.Appoint all committees as required (ensuring that such
appointments are or will be involved).

10.See that a successor to the office of Worshipful Master is
properly installed. (He must be apprised of any variation)

11.Call Officers meetings.

12.Ensure the Lodge is represented at the Annual Communication.

13.Arrange for programs of Masonic Education.

14.Represent Norwood Lodge # 90, along with the Senior and Junior
Warden, at the Annual Communication of Grand Lodge.

THE BOOK OF CONSTITUTION DETAILS THE MASTERS DUTIES IN A MORE
FORMAL FASHION 

SENIOR WARDEN 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK: AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Pgs. 42, 44, 58-60, 61, 63

Fellowcraft Degree: Pgs. 95-98, 110-113, 114, 115, 121, 124

Master Masons Degree: Pgs. 139-143, 166-167

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Be familiar with the duties of the Master and the Junior Warden

2.Rule and govern the Norwood Lodge # 90 in the absence of the
Master (Not to place himself in the Masters Chair, but in one
convenient to it)

3.Assist the Worshipful Master in the greeting of visitors 4.Be
satisfied that all present at a Norwood Lodge # 90 meeting, are
Masons and to determine their rank (E.A., F.C., M.M.)

5.Be informed of all Norwood Lodge activities or involvements

6.Develop a plan of activities for the following year

7.Organize and confer the step-up degree team (the Senior Warden
does not sit in the Masters chair for this degree, the Master
remains there) As part of his duties, the Senior Warden is to:

CHAIR THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

CHAIR THE BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES CO-ORDINATE THE MENTOR PLAN AND
MASONIC EDUCATION COMMITTEES ATTEND THE ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING
ATTEND THE ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF GRAND LODGE (as a voting
representative of NORWOOD # 90) CONTRIBUTE to the Norwood Lodge #
90 Monthly Notice, providing information about the work within the
Lodge. CO-ORDINATE THE GOOD FRIDAY FLOWER DELIVERY

JUNIOR WARDEN 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Pgs. 35, 41, 56-57, 72-81

Fellowcraft Degree: Pgs. 88, 92-93, 94, 109-110

Master Masons Degree: Pgs. 136-138

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Be familiar with the duties of the Master and the Junior Warden

2.Rule and govern the Norwood Lodge # 90 in the absence of the
Master and the Senior Warden (no to place himself in the Masters
Chair, but in one convenient to it)

3.Take any complaint(s) made by a brother or brethren of Norwood #
90, of non-masonic conduct, presenting it or them to the Lodge
where necessary

4.Responsible for leading and organizing any and all festive and
social activities, as well as making the arrangements for
refreshment periods

5.Act as the Toastmaster for Festive Boards, Ladies Nights etc.

6.Provide refreshments as may be required at degree practices

7.Assist the Worshipful Master in greeting visitors

8.In the absence of a Brother to lay a charge (Masonic trials and
offenses), the Junior Warden MUST DO SO.

9.With such assistance as required, to conduct the examination of
visitors and introduction of candidates. As part of his duties, the
Junior Warden is to:

CHAIR THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE (SOCIAL EVENTS) SERVE AS
TOASTMASTER AT ALL HOURS OF REFRESHMENT ATTEND TO THE EXAMINATION
OF UN-SPONSORED VISITORS ATTEND THE ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING ATTEND
THE ANNUAL GRAND LODGE COMMUNICATION (as a voting representative of
NORWOOD LODGE #90) CONTRIBUTE to the Norwood Lodge # 90 Monthly
Notice, providing information about the social activities planned,
currently underway, and the successes of the Lodge.

SENIOR DEACON 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Floor-work as per Ritual Fellowcraft
Degree: Floor-work as per Ritual Pgs. 89, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98,
107-108, 109-110 Master Masons Degree: Floor-work as per Ritual
Pgs. 126-128, 131-134, 135-138, 139-143

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Balloting Presentation of the Ballot Box in the manner prescribed
in the Book of Constitution for Grand Lodge (see " Balloting ")

2.Receiving and Escorting the Officers of Grand Lodge to the East

3.Escorting the I.P.M. and attending to the Three Lessor Lights in
opening of, and closing of Norwood Lodge # 90

4.Escorting the Senior Warden to the East in the Third Degree
Closing

5.Collecting the Password and Passgrip from Brethren present when
called upon by the Worshipful Master 6.Attend to collecting the
Broken Column

JUNIOR DEACON  

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Floor-work with the Candidate Pgs. 36,
41, 42, 56-57 Fellowcraft Degree: Examination Questions before the
Second Degree Pgs 83-86

Master Masons Degree: Floor-work with the Candidate

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Receiving and Escorting the Officers of Grand Lodge to the East

2.Escorting the Senior Warden to the East in the Third Degree
Closing

3.Collecting the Password and Passgrip from Brethren when called
upon by the Worshipful Master

4.Representing the Lodge at the Masters, Wardens and Deacons
Association meetings

5.Introduce each NORWOOD LODGE MEMBER during balloting immediately
prior to the member approaching the ballot box

INNER GUARD 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Receive Candidate in Due Form Working
Tools Pgs. 35, 36, 37, 38, 67-70 Fellowcraft Degree: Receive
Candidate in Due Form Pgs. 88-91 Master Masons Degree: Receive
Candidate in Due Form Observation to the Apron Pgs. 131-134,
167-168

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Admit Masons on proof, (seeing first that they are properly
clothed

2.Report all ALARMS

3.Obey the commands of the JUNIOR WARDEN 

CHAPLAIN 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Invocation and Charge (from the Book of
Constitution) Fellowcraft Degree: Invocation and Charge (from the
Book of Constitution) Master Masons Degree: Invocation and Charge
(from the Book of Constitution) RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Grace at Festive Board

2.Serve as a member of the Sick and Visiting Committee,
considering the visitation of brethren, absent through illness or
family bereavement as part of the Chaplains duties

3.Be prepared to provide a short talk at the October Thanksgiving
meeting in the event an outside speaker is not available.

SENIOR STEWARD 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Lecture at the N. E. Angle Pgs. 35,
63-67 Fellowcraft Degree: Observations to the Apron Pgs. 88,
114-115

Master Masons Degree: Pgs. 129-130

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Prepare the Lodge in the First Degree

2.Prepare the Candidate for the Fellowcraft and Master Mason
degrees

3.Receive Grand Lodge Officers

4.Take charge of preparations for the Festive Board under the
direction of the Junior Warden and arrange for such assistants as
may be necessary to service the Board

5.Act on the Candidate Coaching Committee

JUNIOR STEWARD 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Observations to the Apron Pgs. 35, 61-63

Fellowcraft Degree: Working Tools Pgs. 88, 116-120

Master Masons Degree: Pgs. 129-130

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Prepare the Candidate in the First Degree

2.Prepare the Lodge for the Fellowcraft and Master Mason degrees

3.Receive Grand Lodge Officers

4.Arrive sufficiently early to assist the Tyler in setting out
regalia and equipment prior to the opening of Lodge and to remain
after closing to assist in putting the regalia and equipment away.

5.Act on the Candidate Coaching Committee 

REGISTRAR 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree:

Fellowcraft Degree: Lecture in S. E. Angle

Master Masons Degree: Working Tools

Examination Questions at the next meeting following the conferring
of the Master Mason Degree.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Assist the SECRETARY

2.Maintain the Historical Register

3.Assist the Tyler and Junior Steward in setting out regalia and
equipment in preparation for opening of Lodge and putting the same
away following closing

4.CHAIR a PHONING COMMITTEE composed of the brethren, to serve the
ongoing two way communication of events, activities and information
(illness, death, births etc.) (LADIES NIGHT reminders, VISITATIONS
BY THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER etc.) to better bind our Lodge, NORWOOD #
90.

IMMEDIATE PAST MASTER 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Secrets Pgs. 52-55

Fellowcraft Degree: Secrets Pgs. 101-108

Master Masons Degree: Secrets Pgs. 163-165

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1. Assist the Worshipful Master while he presides during the
Masonic year 

DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Introduction of Visitors to each Norwood Lodge meeting

2.Instruction of all Officers of the Lodge, in the proper execution
of the Floor Work 3.Endure that all chairs are filled at each
meeting and that the temporary officers are aware of the duties of
the chair they occupy

4.Act as the ONLY PROMPTER for the Lodge

5.Exemplification of Grand Honours

6.Ensure that the Lodge is properly prepared before Opening 

TYLER 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree:

Fellowcraft Degree:

Master Masons Degree:

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Assisted by the Junior Steward and the Registrar, set out regalia
and equipment  in preparation for opening of Lodge and assisted by
the same two officers, to put away the regalia and equipment
following closing

2.Ensure that all Brethren sign the REGISTER

3.Provide visiting Brethren with a copy of the Norwood Lodge
Monthly Notice if copies are available

4.Prepare a list of visitors for the Director of Ceremonies, and
identify their offices whenever possible

5.Maintain the Register in good order

6.Ensure that Candidates for admission are properly prepared

7.Announce Grand Lodge Officers on their official visits

8.Keep count of those attending the meeting so that when the count
of brothers present who will not be attending Festive Board is made
by the Inner Guard, a simple calculation will give the number of
setting necessary. This is to be provided to the KITCHEN.

ORGANIST 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

PROVIDE APPROPRIATE MUSICAL SELECTIONS AND ACCOMPANIMENTS DURING
THE COURSE OF THE PROCEEDINGS 



ST. JOHNS LODGE #25 (YORK RITE)

WORSHIPFUL MASTER

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

The master is 

1.Responsible for due observances of the laws relating to St.
John's Lodge # 25, G.R.A.

2.To superintend all officers and see that their respective duties
are properly discharged.

3.To call emergent meeting whenever he shall deem necessary
(candidates to be conferred their degree, masonic funerals etc.)

4.To determine all questions of order in any meeting in Lodge.

5.Confer or cause to be conferred all degrees and give or cause to
give the lectures for all degrees.

NOTE: NO SALUTE WHEN ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE W. MASTER

6.Cause the Secretary to issue Summons as required. (co-operation
within deadlines)

7.Receive visitors and grand Lodge Officers with proper form and
protocol.

9=>Grand Master or Past Grand Master

7=>DDGM or elected G. Lodge Officers

5=>Appointed Grand Lodge Officers

3=>Master of a Lodge when "not for normal inter-lodge visitation.
8.Preserve the Charter of St. John's Lodge # 25, and deliver it to
his successor.

9.Appoint all committees as required (ensuring that such
appointments are or will be involved).

10.See that a successor to the office of Worshipful Master is
properly installed. (He must be apprised of any variation)

11.Call Officers meetings.

12.Ensure the Lodge is represented at the Annual Communication.

13.Arrange for programs of Masonic Education.

14.Represent Lodge, along with the Senior and Junior Warden, at the
Annual Communication of Grand Lodge.

THE BOOK OF CONSTITUTION DETAILS THE MASTERS DUTIES IN A MORE
FORMAL FASHION

SENIOR WARDEN 


PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: 2nd section, 2nd part page 48-54

Fellowcraft Degree: Charge page 96-97

Master Masons Degree: has a large part in this degree

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Learn the duties of the Worshipful Master. Be prepared to preside
over the Lodge with very short notice

2.Responsible for the care of the sick and distressed embers.  This
may require you to visit brethren in the hospital or at their
homes.

3.Responsible to organize visits to other lodges.  There should be
at least 3 of these outing during the term.  If possible, 2 of
these 3 outings should be to Lodges in our district.  Advise the
worshipful Master and/or the Junior Warden of your visit well in
advance.  You must wok very hard at organizing these visits.  It
will be necessary for you to telephone members of the Lodge to put
a group of visitors together.  Once you have such a crew, enjoy
yourself.

4.Act as chairman for the Board of General Purposes.

5.Act as chairman of the Mentor Plan Committee. 

6.Get to know the senior officers of as many Lodges as possible.
Especially those who practice the York Rite.  Always invite
visiting Senior Wardens to join you in the West.

7.Attend the Banff Spring Workshops. 8.Attend all District
Meetings.

9.Attend Master Wardens and Deacons Assn. meetings where
applicable.

10.Communicate all situations (good or otherwise) to the Worshipful
Master on a regular basis.  At least once weekly.

11.Responsible for Research and Education projects.

12.Responsible for all regalia.  This should be inventoried
regularly.  Costume such as pyjamas should be washed after use.

JUNIOR WARDEN

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: 2nd section 1st part page 43-47 Charge
page 55-57

Master Masons Degree: 3rd section, page 156-160

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Learn the work and duties of the Senior Warden and the Worshipful
Master.  Be prepared to replace either of them with very short
notice.

2.Receive all visitors.  Ensure that they are properly introduced
to the Officers and members of the Lodge and feel at home.  Invite
them to the Festive Board and make them comfortable.

3.You are the chairman of the Entertainment Committee.  It is your
responsibility to organize and manage all of the Lodges's social
functions.  The Stewards are automatically on your committee but,
at your discretion, you may appoint other members as you see fit.
Some of the functions that the Lodge expects from you are:

a)Dine and Dance nights (3) b)Wine and Cheese night c)Special
occasion night and dinner meetings d)Something New!!!

4.Act as the Toastmaster for all functions including Festive
Boards. 

5.Visit at least three other lodges. Invite other Lodges to attend
your social functions.  Advise our Lodge of functions elsewhere and
organize attendance.  ENTHUSIASM will go a long way here. Invite
visiting counterparts to sit with you.

6.Attend the Banff Spring Workshops

7.Attend all meetings called by the D.D.G.M.

8.Attend all meetings of the Masters, Wardens and Deacons Assoc.
where applicable. 9.Attend Grand Lodge and vote.

CHAPLAIN 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Opening: Page 7

Closing: Page 14

Entered Apprentice Degree: Page 23

Fellowcraft Degree: Page 69

Master Masons Degree: Page 107

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.To preside over all spiritual ceremonies of the Lodge.

2.Organize any special activities that maybe assigned by the
Worshipful Master.

3.Deliver grace at social functions. 


SENIOR DEACON 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Floor-work as per Ritual

Fellowcraft Degree: Floor-work as per Ritual Fellow Craft Lecture
pages 84 - 92 (95)

Master Masons Degree: Floor-work as per Ritual

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Learn the duties of the Junior Warden.  Be prepared to replace
him with very short notice.

2.Responsible for the conducting of all candidates.  Meet them when
they arrive for degrees and exams.  Ensure that they feel welcome
and try to make them relax.  Introduce them to all officers and
members of the Lodge.  Look after them afterwards.

3.Responsible for the coaching and examining of all candidates.
Even though this is normally assigned to their sponsors, it is your
responsibility to ensure that it is in fact being carried out.

4.Balloting Presentation of the Ballot Box in the manner prescribed
in the Book of Constitution for Grand Lodge (see " Balloting ")

5.Receiving and Escorting the Officers of Grand Lodge to the East

6.Responsible together with the Junior Deacon for taking down and
storing the Lodge regalia following each meeting.

7.Attend to collecting the Broken Column

8.During a regular meeting, with no visiting Grand Lodge Officers
present, Senior Deacon duties include closing the Thee Great and
the Three Lesser Lights.

9.Visit at least 3 other Lodges. Get to know your counterparts.
Invite them to sit beside you when they are visiting your Lodge.
Although the Senior Warden is responsible for arranging visits,
there is no reason why you cannot do a little organizing of your
own.


10.Attend the Banff Spring Workshop; all meetings called by the
D.D.G.M.; Grand Lodge; all meetings of the Masters, Wardens and
Deacons Association (if applicable)

11.Assist the Senior Warden in any way possible.

12.This should be your most enjoyable year.  The byword is
DEDICATION!


JUNIOR DEACON 


PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: N.E. Corner pages 39 - 40

Fellowcraft Degree: Working Tools pages 82 - 83

Master Masons Degree: Working Tools pages 120 - 121


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Learn the duties of the Senior Deacon.  Be prepared to replace
him with very short notice.

2.Responsible to admit late arrivals after they have given the
correct signs.

3.Report all alarms.

4.Back up the Tyler.  Do not stand on ceremony if you feel he is in
difficulty.

5.Receiving and Escorting the Officers of Grand Lodge to the East

6.Responsible together with the Senior Deacon for taking down and
storing the Lodge regalia following each meeting.

7.Visit at least 3 other Lodges. Get to know your counterparts.
Invite them to sit beside you when they are visiting your Lodge.
Although the Senior Warden is responsible for arranging visits,
there is no reason why you cannot do a little organizing of your
own.

8.Attend the Banff Spring Workshop; all meetings called by the
D.D.G.M.; Grand Lodge; all meetings of the Masters, Wardens and
Deacons Association (if applicable)

9.Assist the Senior Warden in any way possible.

10.This is the only quiet year that you are going to get.  Start
learning the Master's work. 


SENIOR STEWARD 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: Working Tools pages 41 - 42

Fellowcraft Degree: As assigned

Master Masons Degree: As assigned

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Learn the work of both of the Deacons.

2.Responsible with the Junior Steward, to set up the Lodge before
each meeting.  This should be completed 1/2 hour before Lodge is
opened.

3.Responsible together with the Junior Steward, to prepare the
candidate in each degree.

4.Responsible, with the Junior Steward, to set up and serve the
beverages and foods for the Festive Board.  You should communicate
with the Junior Warden for any information you might require for
completion of these duties.

5.Receive Grand Lodge Officers

6.Assist the Junior Warden with all social activities.  You are
part of the Entertainment Committee.

7.Visit at least 3 other Lodges. Get to know your counterparts.
Invite them to sit beside you when they are visiting your Lodge.
Although the Senior Warden is responsible for arranging visits,
there is no reason why you cannot do a little organizing of your
own.

8.Attend the Banff Spring Workshop; and all meetings called by the
D.D.G.M.

9.This is the second step on your ladder.  Make the most of it.


JUNIOR STEWARD 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree: As directed.

Fellowcraft Degree: As directed.

Master Masons Degree: As directed

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Learn the work of the Senior Steward. Be prepared to replace him
with very little notice.

2.Assist the Senior Steward in the preparing and conducting of all
candidates.

3.Responsible with the Junior Steward, to set up the Lodge before
each meeting.  This should be completed 1/2 hour before Lodge is
opened.

4.Responsible, with the Senior Steward, to set up and serve the
beverages and foods for the Festive Board.  You should communicate
with the Junior Warden for any information you might require for
completion of these duties.

5.Receive Grand Lodge Officers

6.Assist the Junior Warden with all social activities.  You are
part of the Entertainment Committee.

7.Visit at least 3 other Lodges. Get to know your counterparts.
Invite them to sit beside you when they are visiting your Lodge.
Although the Senior Warden is responsible for arranging visits,
there is no reason why you cannot do a little organizing of your
own.

8.Attend the Banff Spring Workshop; and all meetings called by the
D.D.G.M.

9.This is the third step on your ladder.  Make the most of it.

REGISTRAR 

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree:

Fellowcraft Degree:

Master Masons Degree:


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Assist the SECRETARY

2.Maintain the Historical Register of the Lodge.  This will involve
doing extensive research into past minutes and preparing reports
for presentation to the Lodge at a regular meeting.  You may have
to personally contact long time members to assist you in tracing
some events.

3.UPDATE AND DISTRIBUTE THE LODGE'S TELEPHONE DIRECTORY.

4.Attend the Banff Spring Workshop.  This will help you to gain
many valuable ideas on preparation and presentation of historical
events. 

IMMEDIATE PAST MASTER

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Act as the advisor and confident to the Worshipful Master

2.Assist the Worshipful Master in conducting regular and Degree
meetings.

3.Assist the Director of Ceremonies with practices and officer
training.

4.Present newly examined Master Masons with their aprons.  Several
presentations are available from the Grand Secretary.  If a
relative of good friend wishes to make this presentation, by all
means encourage him.

5.Act as Master in the event that the Worshipful Master is absent
and the Wardens are unable to assume the office.  The Wardens and
all other officer should be encouraged to step up.

6.Communicate with all other Past Masters.  Encourage them to
attend Lodge as their support and instruction is essential to our
well being.  This could be your most important function.

7.Attend Grand Lodge and vote;  Attend District 10 Meetings;
Attend Banff Spring Workshops.  Your leadership is essential at all
functions.

8.Assist the Worshipful Master to plan and execute his term.


DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Introduction of Visitors to each St. John's Lodge meeting

2.Instruction of all Officers of the Lodge, in the proper execution
of the Floor Work

3.Assist the Worshipful Master with all meetings and practices.

4.Act as the ONLY PROMPTER for the Lodge. You are the only officer
who is permitted to have a ritual book in Lodge.  Any prompting,
will only be when the brother presenting work actually looks to you
for it.  You may sit in you regular station in the S.E. corner or
in the West to the left of the Senior Warden.

5.Exemplification of Grand Honours, in the reception of Grand Lodge
Officers.

6.Organize Special Nights, such as Past Master putting on degrees.

7.Institute a DEGREE TEAM approach.

8.Present Masonic Certificates.  This can be the explanation of the
symbols on the Certificates, for example.

TYLER

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

AS PER THE RITUAL

Entered Apprentice Degree:

Fellowcraft Degree:

Master Masons Degree:

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:

1.Ensure that all Brethren sign the REGISTER, and that all members,
candidates and visitors come properly clothed.

2.Provide visiting Brethren with a copy of the St. John's Lodge
Monthly Notice if copies are available

3.Prepare a list of visitors for the Director of Ceremonies, and
identify their offices whenever possible

4.Be on guard.  If you have any problems do not hesitate to
interrupt the Lodge. The Junior Deacon will give you immediate
assistance.

5.Assist the Master and Wardens to maintain an inventory of Lodge
regalia.

6.Announce Grand Lodge Officers on their official visits

ORGANIST

PRESENTATION OF THE WORK:

PROVIDE APPROPRIATE MUSICAL SELECTIONS AND ACCOMPANIMENTS DURING
THE COURSE OF THE PROCEEDINGS