Section 1. This Lodge shall be known by the name of Eureka Lodge No. 69 A. F. and A. M.
Section 1. The stated communications shall be held on the first
Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. If said stated meeting
falls on a legal holiday, i.e., New Years Day, 4th of July or
Labor Day, or is cancelled because of inclement weather, the
next following Tuesday can be set for the stated communications
beginning at 7:00 PM.
Section 2. The first stated communication of December in each year shall be the Annual
Section 1. The elective officers shall be a Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden,
Treasurer and Secretary.
Section 2. The appointive officers shall be a Senior Deacon, Junior Deacon, two Stewards,
a Tyler, and in the discretion of the Worshipful Master, a Chaplain, Marshal and Organist.
Section 3. The Worshipful Master, Senior and Junior Wardens shall be
ex-officio the Finance
Committee of the Lodge.
ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
Section 1. The elective officers shall be separately chosen by ballot at the annual communication
of each year. A majority of the whole number of votes cast shall be necessary to a choice.
The officers named in Article III, Section 2, shall be appointed by the Worshipful Master-elect
previous to installation.
Section 2. The officers thus elected and appointed shall be installed as soon thereafter as
convenient, or appointed to serve until their successors are duly elected and installed.
Section 3. The Worshipful Master-elect, at the annual installation of officers, shall appoint a
Grievance Committee, consisting of three members, a Relief Committee, consisting of three members,
and an Auditing Committee, consisting of three members, to serve until their successors are appointed.
Section 4. No Mason, not a member of this Lodge shall be eligible to any office therein, except
that of Tyler
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The Worshipful Master, in addition to what is required by the ancient regulations of
Masonry, as set forth in Grand Lodge By-Laws, may determine the order of business and of labor,
and shall regulate all debates and the conduct of members and visitors in the Lodge. He shall have
the custody of the Lodge charter, and general supervision of the hall furniture. He shall be
ex-officio a member of all committees. He shall see that the work and lectures used in this Lodge
conform as exactly as possible to the standard already established by the Grand Lodge of Illinois,
for which the Grand Master provides instructions as directed in the Grand Lodge Constitution.
Section 2. The duties of the Wardens and other officers shall be as are specified in Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 3. The treasurer shall have charge of the money and other fiscal property of the Lodge;
shall deposit all funds in the name of Eureka Lodge No. 69, A.F. & A.M.; shall keep regular and
accurate accounts of all Lodge moneys received by him; shall pay out only on proper authority of the
Lodge on warrants signed by the Worshipful Master, attested by the Secretary and Seal of the Lodge and
shall invest all surplus funds in such securities as the auditing committee may direct; shall at all
times hold the accounts, vouchers, funds and securities subject to the inspection of the Worshipful
Master, auditing committee or authorized committee and shall make a detailed report of all the receipts
and expenditures at each annual communication or oftener if required.
Section 4. The Secretary shall keep a true and correct record of the proceedings of the Lodge proper
to be written; shall preserve in appropriate files all papers and documents relating thereto; shall
keep separate accounts with each member of the Lodge; shall conduct the Lodge correspondence under
the direction of the Worshipful Master; shall issue all summonses and notices when directed; shall
make the necessary returns to the Grand Lodge; shall record in the minutes the names of all members
in attendance at each stated communication; shall receive all moneys paid into the Lodge; record the
items and amounts in the minutes of each communication, and pay them over to the Treasurer without
delay, taking his receipt therefore; shall keep a complete register of the members, showing dates
of initiation, passing or raising, or affiliation, also withdrawal, death, expulsion or suspension;
shall notify all committees of matter referred to them, and all petitioners of their election or
rejection; shall have the custody of the Lodge seal and affix the same to all documents requiring
verification, and shall make a full report of all his doings at each Annual Communication.
Section 5. The Secretary and Treasurer shall give bonds of such amounts with such securities, and
upon such conditions as shall be directed and approved by the Finance Committee.
Section 6. The Tyler, in addition to his well known and indispensable services, shall serve all
summonses and notices, and perform such other duties as are required by the Worshipful Master;
shall preserve strict order in his department during the sessions of the Lodge, shall have charge
of the hall, furniture and clothing, under the direction of the Worshipful Master, and shall cause
them to be always kept in proper order for the transaction of business and comfort of the brethren.
Section 7. The Secretary, Treasurer, and the Tyler shall receive such compensation as the Lodge
shall by resolution, determine, i.e., Secretary @ $275.00 per year & Treasurer @ $100.00 per year.
Section 8. The Auditing Committee shall examine and adjust all accounts, claims and demands against
the Lodge, or held by the Lodge against any member or other person; shall examine and report on the
accounts and vouchers of the Treasurer and Secretary regarding the safe keeping of the fiscal
property of the Lodge; shall examine and audit the annual reports of the Treasurer and Secretary,
and report thereon, and shall render a full report of their doings and the financial condition of
the Lodge at each Annual Communication.
Section 9. The Relief Committee shall aid distressed Masons, their widows and orphans, to whom all
applicants for such assistance may be referred, with power to act. They shall have authority to draw
from the treasury for such relief not exceeding twenty-five dollars for any one case, reporting all
such expenditures at the next stated communication of the Lodge thereafter. In case of the sickness
of a brother they may provide such comfort, medical assistance, watchers, etc., as they may deem
Section 10. The Grievance Committee shall inquire into all difficulties arising between members,
when brought to their knowledge, and reconcile the same if within their power; if not, and the
same be of sufficiently grave character, they shall report thereon to the Lodge, which shall take
such action as the case may require.
Section 1. Membership in the Lodge may be acquired and can be terminated only as prescribed in
Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 2. All petitions for the degrees or for membership shall conform to the provisions of
Grand Lodge By-Laws. Every petition for the degrees shall be accompanied by the fee for the degree
of Entered Apprentice, but the fee shall be returned to the petitioner without delay if he be
rejected. The balloting on all petitions for the degrees or for membership shall be as directed
in Grand Lodge By-Laws.
Section 3. Any candidate failing to attend for initiation or affiliation within one year after
his election, except for good cause, to be approved by majority vote of the members present at any
stated communications, shall forfeit his elections, and must petition again before he can be
initiated or affiliated. This new petition shall be subject to the same rules as govern original
FEES AND DUES