Article 3

Duties of Officers

Sec 3.1. (Regs. 18.010 and 39.030). It shall be the duty of the Worshipful Master to see the bylaws and regulations of Wayne Lodge, and those of the Grand Lodge of Indiana of Free and Accepted Masons, are enforced and obeyed, and that the several officers perform their respective duties. He shall appoint all committees and see that the ancient landmarks of the Fraternity are not removed. He shall ensure that two signatures are required on all financial withdrawals.

Sec 3.2. It shall be the duty of the Wardens to assist the Worshipful Master in the performance of his duties, and, in his absence, to preside in order of seniority.

Sec 3.3. The Treasurer shall receive all monies from the Secretary, pay them out when directed by Wayne Lodge and certified to him by the Secretary, and keep a correct account of the receipts and disbursements. His compensation shall be $300 per year.

Sec. 3.4. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all proceedings of Wayne Lodge, proper to be written, and make a monthly report to the Grand Lodge of Indiana, as required, to receive all monies due said Lodge, and immediately pay the same to the Treasurer, taking his receipt therefor. He shall make a financial statement at the first stated meeting in each month, in the form required by the Grand Lodge of Indiana. He shall open an account with each member, showing his names in full, and shall keep up the historical as well as the financial record in each case. His compensation shall be $2000 per year.

Sec. 3.5. (Reg. 24.030). At the first stated meeting in January, both the Treasurer and the Secretary shall report the receipts and expenditures of Wayne Lodge for the preceding year, specifying the different kinds of receipts and the items of expenditure, with the amount of each, which shall be referred to the Finance Committee for audit.

Sec. 3.6. The Deacons shall perform their prescribed duties and shall welcome and introduce visitors.

Sec. 3.7. The Chaplain shall perform his prescribed duties, assist in the funeral ceremony, and give spiritual advice and consolation where it is needed and desired.

Sec. 3.8. It shall be the duty of the Stewards to attend to the introduction of candidates and to assist the other officers in the performance of their Lodge duties when called upon.

Sec. 3.9. It shall be the duty of the Tyler to guard the Lodge, keep the rooms and furniture clean and in order and perform other customary services as requested.

Sec. 3.10. (Regs. 12, 17 & 24). The duties of the Trustees shall be to manage all real estate of the Lodge, with full power to rent and keep it in repair in such manner and to such extent as in their judgment will be for the best interests of the Lodge, subject at all times to the instructions, orders, and authority of the Lodge. They shall be responsible for the management and safekeeping of all securities owned by the Lodge. They shall make their Annual Report at the first stated meeting in January.

Sec. 3.11. (Reg. 39.070). No sale of real estate belonging to Wayne Lodge and no purchase of real estate by said Lodge shall be made by the Trustees without express authorization and approval of the Lodge, after consideration of the matter during at least two consecutive monthly stated meetings of the Lodge, and after all the members shall have been notified by mail of such proposed sale or purchase at least ten days before final action is taken thereon.

Sec. 3.12. It shall be the duty of every officer, committee or person having control of Lodge funds, to deposit such funds in the depository designated by Wayne Lodge and in the name of said Lodge.

Last edited August 9, 2018