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Jursidiction Note: All reference to Masonic Law refer to Blue Book of Masonic Law of Indiana, INGL

Indiana Secretary's Handbook

The duties of the Secretary and the importance of his office cannot be emphasized too strongly. This is an office of confidence and respect. The Secretary is the ambassador of goodwill and an administrator of lodge affairs. His records are a part of the story of the lodge. Prompt attendance to all business, neat and complete minutes, and records are a must for this office. A Secretary should never be late to the meetings, but be there in time to have everything in readiness, so the business may be conducted at the pleasure of the Master. The Secretary should familiarize himself with his duties in the Book of Constitutions and bylaws and Secretaries Handbook.



  1. Observe the will and pleasure of the Worshipful Master.

  2. Record all proceedings of the lodge proper to be written.

  3. Receive all monies paid into the lodge.

  4. Pay them over to the Treasurer taking his receipt thereof.

  5. File all Documents of the lodge.

  6. Collect all dues of the lodge and issue receipts.

  7. Make monthly and annual reports on time to the Lodge and to the Grand Lodge. (See Blue Book Chapters 18.24 and 39)

  8. Keep and up-to-date register if all members.

  9. Keep in trust the Seal of the Lodge.

  10. Perform all duties set forth in the Secretaries Handbook.

  11. Give prompt attention to lodge communications.

  12. Deliver to his successor all books, papers, records, vouchers, etc.

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