The Tiler should not make an alarm until the Lodge is Duly Opened and after the Pledge of Allegiance. It disrupts the Opening Ceremony of the Lodge, as well as the Pledge, and runs the risk being forgotten about afterwards.

Two simple options:

  • Have the Tiler listen to the Pledge through the door and when completed make the alarm.
  • Instruct the Tiler to count to 10 after the JD has informed him that the Lodge is open on the 3rd Degree