Duck Creek Masonic Lodge # 1419 
 Committees for Year 2006-2007
Funeral Committee  Building and Grounds Maintenance
Budget Committee  Long Range Planning Committee
Audit Committee  Education and Masonic Ritual
Sickness and Distress Gift of Life Participation
Scholarship Expectations for Officers of the Lodge
Communications Maintenance Requirments for the Lodge
Lamar Award Committee Golden Trowel Award Committee
Fund Raising Committee Public Relations Committee
  

FUNERALS
Joe French - Chairman
Herb Cook
Chuck French 

Duties and Responsibilities:
To plan and conduct Masonic Funerals for Members of Duck Creek Masonic Lodge
To plan and conduct courtesy Masonic Funerals
To inform the Family about the $20 Donation made in the name of our Departed Brother, to the Duck Creek Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund. This should be done by card.
To report at all Stated Meetings on the activities of the committee.

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BUDGET COMMITTEE

Nick Oliver - CHAIRMAN 
Herb Cook
Chuck French
Walter Wetherington
John McDonald Bob Keltner
To develop a budget for Duck Creek Masonic Lodge #1419 for the    2004-2005 Masonic Year. 
To head up and work with the Audit and Long Range Planning Committee    to simplify and streamline the current Duck Creek Lodge Budget and Audit bookkeeping    system. 
To report on the budget and the implementation of a simple budget    and audit system.

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AUDIT COMMITTEE

Herschel Costlow - CHAIRMAN 
John Puckett 
Joe French
It shall be the duty of this committee, at the close of each Masonic    Year, as soon as appointed, to carefully examine and check the reports, books    and vouchers of the Secretary and Treasurer, and any other matters referred    to them. Make a full and accurate report to the Lodge, no later than the August    Stated Meeting, showing the condition of the books and accounts. Should any    inaccuracies be found, recomment the necessary steps for correction.
The report of the Audit committee shall be read into the Minutes.
To confer with the Long Range Planning committee and Budget Committee in order to 
assist in converting Duck Creek Lodge's present Audit and Budget Bookkeeping system
into a simpler, more streamlined system.

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SICKNESS AND DISTRESS COMMITTEE

Bill Borne - CHAIRMAN
Woody Wetherington
Bob Keltner

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SCHOLARSHIP

Nick Oliver - Chairman
Herb Cook
Chuck French
Matt Carter
Jerry Lawson

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COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS

Nick Oliver - CHAIRMAN 
Matt Carter
David Carter
Justin Oehler
To assist in writing, print and mail Lodge newsletters on a regular    basis.
To include birthdays and Masonic Anniversaries for the brethren    when appropriate.
1 newsletter published no more than six (6) weeks apart. 

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COMMITTEE FOR BUILDING AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Chuck French - CHAIRMAN 
Walter Wetherington
Neil Rotzler
Mike Ripps
Mike Marlar

To Identify The Maintenance Needs Of, And The Correction Of The Same, For Duck Creek's Building And Grounds.

To Develop And Implement A Schedule For Routine Maintenance For Duck Creek's Building And Grounds.

To Advise Duck Creek Masonic Lodge Officers Of Any Maintenance Needs That Will Exceed Set Amount1.

To Establish An Operating Budget For The Building And Grounds Maintenance Committee, No Later Than 12 July 2005, To Be Submitted To The Budget Committee Chairman And Worshipful Master.

To Report At All Stated Meetings On The Activity Of This Committee.

Cost Not To Exceed $100.00 Or Predetermined Value Set By Lodge.

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LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Walter Wetherington - CHAIRMAN 
Joe French
Matt Carter

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COMMITTEE ON MASONIC RITUAL AND EDUCATION

Walter Wetherington - CHAIRMAN 
John McDonald
Jerry Lawson
To establish and implement a system where new candidates for the degrees in Masonry are contacted by this committee weekly.
To establish and implement a system where the investigation committee appointed is encouraged to contact the new candidate ASAP
To ensure instructors teaching candidates are qualified.  
To ensure Grand Lodge programs associated with Masonic Education are being conformed to by Duck Creek Lodge ie. L.I.F.E., A.L.L., ETC.
To setup Masonic Forms and certified degrees.
To setup and conduct Masonic instruction (Opening & Closing, Floor Work in all the degrees, round robins, etc.) on a regular basis.
TO REPORT AT ALL STATED MEETINGS ON THE ACTIVITY OF THIS  COMMITTEE. 
1 THREE (3) IN EACH DEGREE.

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GIFT OF LIFE PARTICIPATION

Greg Milliorn - CHAIRMAN
Matt Carter
David Carter

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FUND RAISING COMMITTEE

Dick Brown - CHAIRMAN
Jerry Lawson
John Puckett

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PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

John T. McDonald - CHAIRMAN
Chuck French
John Puckett
Dick Brown


LAMAR AWARD COMMITTEE
Jerry Lawson - CHAIRMAN
Herb Cook
Joe French

GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD COMMITTEE

Greg Milliorn - CHAIRMAN
Woody Wetherington
Nick Oliver

Officer Expectations for the Duck Creek Masonic Lodge #1419 Officers during the 2004-2005 Masonic Year.

1. Represent Duck Creek Masonic Lodge #1419 in a Masonic manner.    
2. Duck Creek Masonic Lodge's (Blue Lodge) functions and duties    should take precedence over all other Masonic affiliated organizations. 
3. Attend as many Lodge meetings as possible. 
4. Attend as many Lodge functions as possible. 
5. Attend all Masonic and Grand Lodge functions needed to qualify    for the Vanguard Award. 
6. Participate in the maintenance of the Lodge. 
7. Dress in an appropriate manner at Masonic functions. 
* Ties at all Stated Meetings. 
     * Ties at all Certified Degrees. 
     * Dress shirt and slacks for all other Meetings and Degrees 
     * No jeans. (exceptions: floor work, round robins, Saturday Officers meetings,      fund raisers) 
     * No t-shirts.(exceptions: floor work, round robins, Saturday Officers meetings,      fund raisers)
     * No shirts with inappropriate writing or logos. To be determined by the Worshipful      Master, Senior and Junior Wardens. 
     * No shorts. (exceptions: fund raisers, outside activities) 
8. If you will be late or unable to attend any Duck Creek, Grand    Lodge or planned Masonic meeting or function, a call should be made, ASAP, to    the Worshipful Master, Senior or Junior Wardens advising them. 
9. Vehicles will be parked in the parking lot. (exceptions:    fund raisers) 

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Maintenance of Duck Creek Masonic Lodge #1419

Following are assignments of responsibility    for the maintenance and/or upkeep of Lodge and property of Duck Creek Masonic    Lodge #1419. Please note that the following does not require that the Officer    named perform all actions necessary to assure that the area is presentable,    rather it designates the Officer responsibilities. If a brother requires assistance    in the maintenance of his area, all available brethren should provide assistance    as needed. 
* Overall Responsibility - Worshipful Master 

* Interior Of Building - Senior Warden * Exterior Of Building - Junior Warden

* Lodge Room & Study Rooms - Senior & Junior Deacons (A) Carpet (B) Stations, Places & Pews - Dust (C) General Maintenance

* Anteroom & Entrance Room - Master Of Ceremonies (A) Carpet (B) Furniture - Dust (C) General Maintenance

* Dining Room, Hall & Restrooms - Chaplain, Tiler & Marshal (A) Floors (B) Furniture - Dust (C) Toilets & Sinks

* Kitchen - Senior & Junior Steward (A) Floors (B) Kitchen Equipment (Stove, Refrigerators, Ice Machine, Drink Machine) (C) Furnace Filters - Change Quarterly (D) General Maintenance

* Office - Secretary & Treasurer (A) Floors (B) Furniture - Dust (C) General Maintenance

* Exterior - Building & Grounds Committee (A) Grass & Flower Bed (B) General Maintenance (C) Special Work Details

The Lodge and grounds should be maintained on an ongoing basis,    more especial before any Stated Meeting or special function. 
Fraternal yours, The Worshipful Master 

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