Lodge Secretary


At the Installation Meeting a Secretary must be appointed by the Worshipful Master. He is responsible for the day to day administration of the Lodge and the orderly progress of Candidates, Ceremonies, and any other Lodge meeting throughout the year.

For the careful Secretary there is no substitute for having an intimate knowledge of the Book of Constitutions. Also, the Lodge By-Laws and the Provincial Grand Lodge By-Laws will assist in steering the correct course.

It is my duty to take and update Lodge Minutes and liaise with Provincial and Grand Lodges on all matters advising the Worshipful Master and Lodge Members accordingly on any relevant matters.

Duties


The Secretary's Duties require a high degree of Lodge experience, Masonic knowledge, diplomacy and, above all, detailed paperwork skills. 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 the Member list, he sends out the annual dues notices and receives dues payments.

He communicates with other Lodges and the Grand Lodge, types letters, retrieves the mail as well as handles many other details.

The Secretary's duties are many, not the least of which is that he must be well versed in Grand Lodge By-Laws for his jurisdiction and his Lodge By-Laws. He keeps the list of Lodge Members and helps the Master organize his meetings.

A very experienced Member usually occupies this position…many times he is a Past Master of the Lodge. While it is not a prerequisite, due to the number of hours that this position requires, most (not all) Lodge Secretaries are retired and therefore able to devote the many hours required which are necessary to this position.

Our Lodge Secretary is: W. Bro. J. M. Kinn, LGR, PM

He can be contacted HERE