Montgomery Lodge Officers

Chris Elmquist - Worshipful Master

Chris Elmquist

Worshipful Master

The Master is elected by his Brethren to fulfill the highest honor which can be bestowed upon a Master Mason by his Lodge. His duties, power and prerogatives are well nigh absolute and, as such, the trust which his Brethren have placed in him must never be violated. The Master will:

► Have a working knowledge of the Ancient Landmarks, the Masonic Code of Minnesota, the Masonic Manual of Minnesota and the by-laws of his Lodge

► Preside as Master at all Stated Communications

► Sign all orders and vouchers after Lodge approval

► Appoint all appointive officers and committee chairmen, appoint committeemen on advice from the committee chairman

► Fill temporarily vacant stations and places

► Serve as chairman of the Finance Committee

► Attend Grand Lodge Communications, schools of instruction, area conferences, Masters and Wardens conferences, Degree rehearsals and leadership schools

► Make immediate personal contact with the family upon notice of the passing of a brother or a member of his family and offer assistance

► Be responsible for the Masonic burial or memorial service of a deceased brother when requested. He may conduct the service himself, or appoint a well qualified brother to act for him.

► Preside as Master on the Master Mason Degree and be present at all Degree work

► Be responsible for obtaining all the necessary brethren needed to exemplify the Master Mason Degree, this includes brethren to rehearse the lectures

► Be responsible for an article in each issue of the Lodge newsletter

► Publish a calendar of events

► See that his successor is properly installed

► Be responsible for the progress of his appointee through the line to the East

Christopher Zack - Senior Warden

Chris Zack

Senior Warden

Regular attendance of the Senior Warden on the meetings of the Lodge is essentially necessary. In the absence of the Master, he is to govern the Lodge; in his presence, he is to assist him in the governance of it. The Senior Warden will:

► Serve as Master on the Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft Degree

► Be responsible for obtaining all the necessary brethren needed to exemplify the Degree at which he will preside, this includes brethren to rehearse the lectures

► Be responsible for the continuous operation of the mentoring program

► Secure coaches for the candidates

► Serve as a member of the Finance Committee.

► Attend Grand Lodge Communications, schools of instruction, area conferences, Masters and Wardens conferences, Degree rehearsals and leadership schools

► Be responsible for an occasional article in the Lodge newsletter

► Be available to head up projects for the Worshipful Master

► Secure a commitment from a qualified member for appointment to the line

Albert Dreumont - Junior Warden

Al Dreumont

Junior Warden

To the Junior Warden is committed the superintendence of the Craft during the hours of refreshment; it is, therefore, indispensably necessary that he not only be temperate and discrete in the indulgence of his own inclinations, but carefully observe that none of the Craft be suffered to convert the purpose of refreshment into intemperance and excess. His regular and punctual attendance is particularly requested. The Junior Warden will:

► Serve as Master or Senior Warden in their absence

► Serve as a member of the Finance Committee

► Serve as Master for the Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft Degree.

► Be responsible for obtaining the necessary brethren needed to exemplify the Degree at which he will preside, this includes brethren to rehearse the lectures

► Attend Grand Lodge Communications, schools of instruction, area conferences, Master and Wardens conferences, Degree rehearsals and leadership schools

► Become acquainted with all fraternal matters such as Welfare, Relief, Charity, Minnesota Masonic Charities, Inc., and the Masonic Service Association

► Serve as liaison officer for DeMolay, if the Lodge sponsors a Chapter

► Be responsible for an occasional article in the Lodge newsletter

Thomas Keeley - Secretary

Thomas Keeley

Secretary

It is the Secretary’s duty to observe the Worshipful Master’s will and pleasure, to record the proceedings of the Lodge; to receive all moneys and to pay them into the hands of the Treasurer. The Secretary will:

► Prepare and present a detailed report at the annual meeting of the Lodge

► Submit, on time, the required Annual Report to Grand Lodge

Dave Hansen - Treasurer

Dave Hansen

Treasurer

It is the duty of the Treasurer to receive all moneys from the hands of the Secretary, keep just and regular accounts of the same, and pay them out at the Worshipful Master’s will and pleasure, with consent of the Lodge. The Treasurer will:

► Prepare and present a detailed report the accounts of the Lodge at the annual meeting of the Lodge

► Work with the Finance Committee and Trustees in the preparation of the budget

Andrew Rappath - Senior Deacon

Andrew Rappath

Senior Deacon

It is the duty of the Senior Deacon to attend on the Master and Wardens and to serve as their proxy in the active duties of the Lodge, such as the reception of candidates into the Degrees of Masonry, the introduction and accommodation of visitors, and in the immediate practice of our Rites. The Senior Deacon will:

► Welcome and accommodate visiting brethren, introduce them to the Lodge and see that they are made to feel welcome, acting as host of the Lodge

► Examine visiting brethren

► Receive and conduct Candidates

► Attend schools of instruction, area conferences, Degree rehearsals and leadership schools

► Present the Middle Chamber lecture of the Fellowcraft Degree

Grant Heitman - Junior Deacon

Grant Heitman

Junior Deacon

It shall be the duty of the Junior Deacon to aid and assist the Senior Deacon with the execution of the Master and Wardens’ pleasure, carrying messages and guarding well the portals through which our brethren pass and repass. The Junior Deacon will:

► Assist with the examination and introduction of visiting brethren

► Attend schools of instruction, area conferences, Degree rehearsals and leadership schools

Steve Johnson - Senior Steward

Steve Johnson

Senior Steward

It is the duty of the Senior Steward to assist the Deacons and other officers in the discharge of their duties and to see that the tables are properly furnished at refreshment and that every Brother is suitably provided for. It is also his duty to aid in the introduction of candidates and, as from him the first impression of our Institution is received by them, he should be particularly careful, by the seriousness of his deportment, to properly prepare them for the dignified and important ceremonies of initiation. The Senior Steward will:

► Seriously propound from memory the necessary interrogatories to the Candidate and collect the required fees

► Assist and conduct Candidates, when needed

► Prepare the Candidate for the work

► Attend schools of instruction, area conferences, Degree rehearsals and leadership schools

► Arrange for assistant Deacons, when needed

Kyle Gerlach - Junior Steward

Kyle Gerlach

Junior Steward

It shall be the duty of the Junior Steward to cheerfully accept the responsibility of aiding and assisting the Senior Steward in the execution of his duties. The Junior Steward will:

► Assist and conduct Candidates, when needed

► Attend schools of instruction, area conferences, Degree rehearsals and leadership schools

► Prepare necessary clothing for all Degree work

Marc Cooley - Tyler

Marc Cooley

Tyler

As the sword is placed in the hands of the Tyler to enable him effectually guard against the approach of cowans and eaves-droppers, and to suffer none to pass or repass but such as are duly qualified. The Tyler will:

► Be prompt and early, so the Master can open his Lodge on time

► Register all visiting Brethren and see that they are duly vouched for or examined

► See that the brethren are properly clothed at Communications and funeral occasions

► See that all aprons are kept clean and pressed

► See that all Lodge paraphernalia is in place for Communications and Degree work

► See that all Lodge paraphernalia is put away when the Lodge is closed

The Tyler should be reminded that he may be the first member of the Lodge to meet a visiting brother. It is, therefore, very important that the Tyler sincerely welcome the visitor and see that he is examined and, if found qualified, properly received.

Thomas Hoemke 2

Thomas Hoemke

Marshal

It is the duty of the Marshal to form and conduct processions of the Lodge on all public occasions, and to attend to such other interests in the practice of our Rites, as the Master shall direct. The Marshal will:

► Assist the Tyler to open, close and set up the Lodge

► Present the Colors of our Country

► Assist the Stewards

Timothy Julin

Timothy Julan

Chaplain

It is the Chaplain’s special duty to conduct the devotions of the Lodge, and bear before the throne of Heavenly Grace the spiritual needs of the brethren. The Chaplain will:

► Serve as chairman of the Visitation Committee

► Assist the Worshipful Master in all funeral and memorial services

► Give the prayers at the opening and closing of the Lodge and all other occasions and events where appropriate

Johnathan Martino - Lodge Education Officer

Johnathan Martino

Lodge Education Officer (L.E.O.)

The Lodge Education Officer will assist in preparing and promoting quality regular educational programs for the Lodge. To this office has been given the honor and responsibility to be the facilitator of Masonic knowledge and philosophy. The Lodge Education Officer (LEO) will:

► Assist the Master and Senior Warden in having prepared or preparing quality, regular Lodge education programs

► Coordinate or assign the education efforts of the Lodge by holding regular meetings of Lodge Officers, mentor and coaching program representatives, Degree directors and other committee chairmen of the Lodge as may be involved in educational efforts and activities

► Attend schools of instruction, leadership schools, Grand Lodge sponsored LEO events and other Masonic educational opportunities when they occur

► Receive, distribute, communicate and promote the use of educational information and materials and educational activities to all of the membership

► Prepare and submit a report at the regular Stated Communication of the Lodge. This should include information on educational programs planned and opportunities of Masonic education which Brothers may attend.

►Notify other Lodge Education Officers of planned significant educational programs occurring within the Lodge

Bob Wicke - Trustee
David Seitz Junior 2
Kenneth White - Trustee

Bob Wicke

Trustee

David Seitz

Trustee

Kenneth White

Trustee