In the presence of the Master, he is the second ranking officer or member of the Craft. While the Master is about the business of the Lodge, the Sr. Warden generally is authorized to superintend the behaviour of the craft.
A responsible and concerned Sr. Warden will attempt to involve himself in all aspects of Lodge movement and stay abreast of lodge activities. He, like the Secretary, should be in contact with the Master almost daily in order that he might stay informed, and the Master should welcome this type of concern and support. In the absence of the Master, the Sr. Warden is to faithfully represent the Master, and govern the Lodge as such.