ELECTED OFFICERS FOR 2024
JEFFREY L. HEISS, P.M.
The “Worshipful Master” is the President of the Lodge and is responsible for... EVERYTHING! He sits in the EAST. The Worshipful Master’s station is always referred to as being in the EAST even if not geographically situated in that direction. It is sometimes referred to as the “Oriental Chair.” Worshipful is an old English term of being worthy of respect - as in “your worship”.
RICKY N. PATRICK, P.M.
The Senior Warden is the Vice President of the Lodge. His station is in the WEST. The Senior Warden is responsible for preparation of the trestle board and training of the lodge officers. He takes the station of the Master in his absence.
MARK E. ESSIG, P.M.
The Junior Warden is the Assistant Vice President of the Lodge. His station is in the SOUTH. The Junior Warden is responsible for preparation of candidates for initiation and advancement.
DALE M. HAUZE SR., P.M.
The Treasurer is responsible for the financial and accounting functions of the lodge. At Lowther Manor Lodge the Treasurer is called upon to make a financial report after the Secretary has completed his business and pays lodge expenses approved by the membership.
MILTON S. GOUSE, JR. P.M.
The Secretary is responsible for the administrative functions of the lodge. His administrative duties include recording and reporting of meeting minutes, lodge communications, recording of transactions and other operational functions.
R. EDWARD BAUMGARDNER, P.M.
W. ANDREW BITNER, P.M.
RONALD H. SHUEY, P.M.
The three trustees are jointly responsible for the administration of the invested funds of the lodge. The funds which must be maintained and the specific duties of the trustees are enumerated in the Ahiman Rezon (the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania).
Representatives In The Grand Lodge
TODD L SNYDER, P.M.
JOSEPH L. PACHECO, P.M.
Each lodge has a minimum of 4 votes in the Grand Lodge. These are the Master, two Wardens, and a representative. Additionally, every Past Master of the lodge is also a Grand Lodge member and is entitled to a vote at Grand Lodge.
APPOINTED OFFICERS FOR 2024
These officers are appointed each year by the Worshipful Master.
GEORGE A. MARTIN, JR.
The Senior Deacon sits to the right of the Worshipful Master and functions as his messenger. His jewel is the dove, emblematic of his role as a messenger.
GARY A. DAMBACH
The Junior Deacon sits to the right of the Senior Warden and functions as the Senior Warden’s messenger. His jewel is the dove, emblematic of his role as a messenger.
Sr. Master of Ceremonies
KEVIN N. PATRICK
The Senior Master of Ceremonies sits in front of and to the left of the Senior Warden. He is responsible for the examining room door and attending to the altar. He is one of the three sword officers.
Jr Master of Ceremonies
TIMOTHY M. HOOVEN
The Junior Master of Ceremonies sits in front of and to the right of the Senior Warden. He is responsible for at the preparing room door. He is one of the three sword officers.
STEPHEN A. WILT
The Pursuivant sits directly in front of the Senior Warden. He is responsible for attending to alarms at the outer door and for “tyling” the lodge . He is one of the three sword officers.
ARTHUR L. SMITH
The Chaplain’s place is at the left hand of the Worshipful Master. His business in the lodge is the recitation of appropriate lodge prayers during meetings and other lodge functions.
VAUGHN L. SCHWALM
The Tyler’s station is at the outer door of the lodge room. The title is of old English origin meaning “the guard at the tavern door”. He takes attendance and makes sure that all who enter are members in good standing of a lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of PA.