Some time ago I presented a piece about becoming a lodge officer. I briefly touched on the duties of some of the positions you might find yourself in. However those duties have not always been the same. Many of the duties prescribed to certain lodge officers have been eliminated.
What duties you might ask? Well how about someone to wipe the floor? In the 1700’s all the way until the early 1900’s there were lodges that met in rented out rooms, after hours which had dirt floors.
Bro. Robert Johnson, 32° is the editor of the Midnight Freemasons blog. He is a Freemason out of the First North-East District of Illinois. He belongs to Waukegan Lodge No. 78. He is also a member of the York Rite bodies Royal Arch, Cryptic Council and Knights Templar, and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago. Brother Johnson currently produces and hosts a weekly Podcast (internet radio program) Whence Came You? which focuses on topics relating to Freemasonry. In addition, he produces video shorts focusing on driving interest in the Fraternity and writes original Masonic papers from time to time. He is a husband and father of three. He works full time in the safety industry and is also a photographer on the side as well as an avid home brewer. He is also working on two books, one is of a Masonic nature.