EACH OFFICER: TYLER
His place is without the door of the Lodge.
He is to permit Entry or Exit only to those whom are
His jewel is the Sword,
He is the keeper of Lodge properties.
He, through acceptance of office, relinquishes
participation in Lodge affairs, except he may participate in balloting, at which time he is relieved by the JD,
since their duties are somewhat the same.
He is to place Lodge regalia before meetings, with the
aid of the Stewards.
He must collect entries to the members and visitors
He should maintain a comfortable outer room. There
should be refreshment for all awaiting entry or exiting
He is the messenger for the Lodge, and should
deliver special summonses when such an act is denied by the craft.
It is not necessary that he be an elderly brother, but
he should be a knowledgeable brother and one who knows the local craft,
He is generally appointed by the Master. ( in some
jurisdictions he is an elected officer )
Any Brother approaching the outer limits of the Lodge,
and the Tyler does not know him, must be required to furnish a current dues
card. If he cannot produce such, he should be sent away immediately, unless
he asks for a member inside whom he supposes vouch for him.
Before a newly appointed or acting Tyler assumes that
place, he should be fully informed of his duties
When the Grand Master (GM) arrives, the Tyler should
alarm the door and inform the J.D. the door is not to be closed, but is to
remain open until the G. M. has entered.
The Lodge should not be alarmed during opening or closing ceremonies, nor should it be alarmed during elections.