Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge Prospective Officers Guide There are 13 officers in our lodge – 10 elected and three appointed. Officers elected for oneyear terms are the Exalted Ruler, Leading Knight, Loyal Knight, Lecturing Knight, Secretary, Treasurer and Tiler. The 3 Trustees serve three-year terms with one term expiring each year to allow for some continuity on the board. Officers appointed each year by the Exalted Ruler are Esquire, Inner Guard, and Chaplain. We also have a lodge advisor, appointed by the District Leader The Exalted Ruler (ER) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lodge. She/he presides during all meetings of the Lodge, appoints committee chairpersons, and appoints the Esquire, Inner Guard, Chaplain, Mediator, and Presiding Justice. She/he administers the affairs of the Lodge and provides leadership to meet Lodge goals. The ER administers all phases of Lodge activities, including Lodge functions and club operations. If all possible, she/he also attends all Lodge, district, State, and National Meetings, to include District Deputy Clinics and Visitations. Knights (Leading, Loyal, Lecturing) assists the ER in the affairs of the Lodge, provide assistance in filling Committee Chairs, and promote membership. They preside over meetings in the absence of the ER in order of rank, unless a PER has been appointed. The Leading Knight, second behind the ER, if possible attends all Lodge, district, State, and National Meetings, to include District Deputy Clinics and Visitations. The Secretary is the administrator of the Lodge; Otherwise known as the Chief Operations Officer. The Secretary is the hub of the Lodge. Among the duties of the Secretary are: Keep accurate minutes of all meetings, maintain accounts between Lodge and members, Receive all monies due the Lodge and turn over to Treasurer, Inform applicants of status of membership, Prepare annual report just to name a few. A full description in section 12.050 of the Annotated Statutes (Go to Elks.org). If all possible, She/he also attends all Lodge, district, State, and National Meetings, to include District Deputy Clinics and Visitations. The Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer of the Lodge. She/he receives all monies from the Lodge Secretary, pays all approved bills, maintain an accurate record of receipts and disbursements, Act as treasurer of ALL committees and signs all checks Board of Trustees (Directors): The responsibilities of the Board and its members are set forth in Sections 12.070 and 16.050 of the Laws of the Order. Three trustee members may serve as established in the Lodge By‑Laws. A Chairman of the Board is established the first meeting of the board in the beginning of the Elk Year. The Tiler shall be stationed at the outer door of the Lodge at all meetings and permit no person to enter without previous announcement through the Inner Guard, and permission of the Exalted Ruler. He shall require all Members to show their membership cards, and require visiting Members to register in the book kept for that purpose. He shall remain at his station until the close of all meetings. He shall assume charge of all jewels, regalia and other like Lodge property and see that they are in proper condition for all meetings of the Lodge. He shall furnish all necessary paraphernalia by order of the presiding Officer, have charge of the keys to Lodge doors, and see that all Lodge property is safely stored before leaving the Lodge room.