Tyler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Nessley

 

 

 

The Tyler is sometimes known as the "Outer Guard" of the lodge. His duty is to guard the door (from the outside) with a drawn sword and ensure that only those who are duly qualified manage to gain entry. He, through acceptance of office, relinquishes participation in Lodge affairs, except that he may participate in balloting.

The Tyler is also the keeper of Lodge properties. He is to place Lodge regalia before meetings, with the aid of the Stewards. He must collect entries to the registry of members and visitors. He is the messenger for the Lodge, and should deliver special summonses when such an act is required.