Worshipful Master Frank Oakes, III
His Jewel is the Square, which is a stonemason's tool to ascertain true and correct angles of the cut and smoothed stone...thus his Jewel symbolizes virtue.
The Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge is the highest ranking of all Lodge Officers which a Lodge may elect.
His position is similar to a President of any other organization. As Master, his word is final over any and all actions pertaining to his Lodge.
Senior Warden Jim Jones
His Jewel is the Level...symbolizing that all Masons meet on the level, without regard to social, political or religious beliefs or status.
The Senior Warden of a Masonic Lodge is the second in command within the Lodge Officers.
The Senior Warden is in charge of the Lodge when it is at labor. His position is similar to a Vice-President of any organization.
Junior Warden Darren Roseberry
His Jewel of Office is the Plumb,... which is a stonemason's instrument used for ascertaining the alignment of a vertical surface.
It symbolizes upright behavior among Masons.
The Junior Warden of a Masonic Lodge is the third in command of the Lodge. The Junior Warden is responsible for the Brethren while the Lodge is at ease or refreshment. His position is similar to a Second Vice-President.
Treasurer Ron Hubbard
His Jewel is a Pair of Crossed Keys, signifying he is the Collector and Distributor of all Lodge Monies as he holds the keys to the cashbox.
The Treasurer of a Masonic Lodge is the Chief Financial Officer of the Lodge. He sits to the right of the Master and behind the Senior Deacon.
The Treasurer is responsible for all financial transactions. He receives all money, pays all debts by order of the Worshipful Master with the consent of the lodge and renders a report when requested.
Secretary George Snow
His Jewel is the Crossed Quill Pens. The Secretary is the Lodge's Recorder.
The Secretary's Lodge Officer Duties require a high degree of lodge experience, Masonic knowledge, diplomacy and, above all, detailed paperwork skills.
Among other duties, he communicates with other Lodges and the Grand Lodge, types letters, retrieves the mail as well as handles many other details.
Senior Deacon Brad Beaver
His Jewel is the Square and Compass with the Sun in the middle. The sun signifies that his position is on the lower level, to the right of the Worshipful Master in the east.
His duty is as messenger of the Worshipful Master, hence he does a lot of walking.
The Senior Deacon of a Masonic Lodge is an assistant officer of the Lodge. The Senior Deacon's principle roles are to welcome and escort both visitors and candidates into the lodge and introduce distinguished visitors.
Junior Deacon Carlos Altman
Like his senior counterpart, the Senior Deacon, the Jewel of his office is the Square and Compass, however the Junior Deacon's Square and Compass has a moon in the center (rather than a sun), which signifies that he is in the West.
The Junior Deacon of a Masonic Lodge is an assistant officer of the Lodge. He sits to the lower right of the Senior Warden.
Senior Steward Kendall Jewell
His Jewel is the Cornucopia, which is an exact duplicate of the Junior Steward's Cornucopia. The Cornucopia signifies the "Horn of Plenty". It is a goat horn filled with the fresh fruits and vegetables to denote the "fruits of your labors" and represents a job well done.
The Senior Steward of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge.
Junior Steward Kevin Johnson
His Jewel is the Cornucopia, which is an exact duplicate to the Senior Steward's Cornucopia. The Cornucopia signifies the "Horn of Plenty".
It is a goat horn filled with the "fruits of your labors" and represents a job well done.
The Junior Steward of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge.
Tiler Ron Brawner
His Jewel is the Sword, by which he symbolically refuses entrance to anyone who is uninitiated in the Craft. The sword has no scabbard, as it is his symbolic duty to always have his sword drawn, ready for the defense of his post.
The Tiler (or Tyler) of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge and is sometimes known as the "Outer Guard". He sits outside the closed door of the lodge room, armed with a sword.
The Tiler's duties and principle role is to ensure that only those who are duly qualified are allowed to enter the Lodge Room.
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Dec. 1st - Delivery of Widow's Baskets. Meet at Kroger Marketplace at 7:30 a.m.
Dec. 8th - Gallatin Christmas Parade at noon.
Dec. 14th - Installation of 2019 Officers. This event is open to the public, and will begin at 6 p.m., with heavy hors d'oeuvres served afterwards.
Jan. 12th - 50 Year Members/Past Master's Dinner at 6 p.m.
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