The Secretary's Job Is Never Done . . .

by Midnight Freemasons Contributor
Todd E. Creason

I ran across this amusing meme on Facebook.  The author is unknown, but I thought it was funny and worth sharing--it's funny, because it's true.  

Author Unknown

If a secretary writes a letter, it's too long.
If he sends a postal, it's too short.
If he doesn't send a notice, he is lazy.
If he attends a committee meeting, he is butting in.
If he stays away, he is a shirker.
If he duns the members for dues, he is insulting.
If he fails to collect the dues, he is slipping.
If he asks for advice, he is incompetent.
If he does not, he is bull-headed.
If he writes his reports complete, they are too long.
If he condenses them, they are incomplete.
If he talks on a subject in Lodge, he is trying to run things.
If he remains quiet, he has lost interest in the meeting.

Ashes to Ashes
Dust to Dust
If others won't do it
The Secretary must!


Todd E. Creason, 33°   is the founder of the Midnight Freemasons blog and continues to be a regular contributor. He is the author of several books and novels, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is member of Homer Lodge No. 199, and a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL). He is a member the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, the York Rite Bodies of Champaign/Urbana (IL), the Ansar Shrine (IL), Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees, and Charter President of the Illini High Twelve in Champaign-Urbana (IL).  You can contact him at:


  1. It's an oldie but still true. As a Secretary for 15 years I appreciate seeing this again.

  2. After reading the blogs, the feelings really get warmed up.


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