In both the Idaho Lodge of Research No.1965 of the Grand Lodge of Idaho AF&AM and Idaho Commandery No.1 of the Knights Templar of Idaho, I am the Senior Warden. While there are striking differences between the bodies, there are some strong similarities in the duties performed by the Senior Warden.
The Wardens do meet these definitions. The Senior Warden specifically is the right hand of the Worshipful Master in charge of keeping the peace and harmony of the Lodge going. To ensure justice reigns and, in the Lodge, that all Brethren receive their wages. During the hours of Labor in the Lodge are his eyes ever watching as is the Junior Wardens over the hours of Refreshment. The Senior Warden, as his jewel in the Lodge, is a symbol of equality while in the Commandery the jewel is of a hollow square with a mailed arm grasping the Sword of Justice.
To the Senior Warden I say, look well to the West and let your light so shine before men that they see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.