DUTIES OF THE
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 Worshipful 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 membership 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 handling many other details.
The Secretary's jewel of office is the Crossed Quill Pens, as he serves as the Lodge's Recorder.