According to the Lodge Officer's Handbook,
"In every Lodge, the Master has the absolute right to direct its operation as long as there is no conflict with the Washington Masonic Code."

And from the Standard Work, the Worshipful Master is
" open and govern his Lodge, to set the craft to work and give them good and wholesome instruction for their labor."

The message is that it is up to the Worshipful Master to govern and manage his lodge, to set the policies and practices that dominate during his time in the East.

Is it effective to reserve the broad base of responsibility in a Lodge to a single person? Does the Standard Work or Grand Lodge anywhere encourage Brothers to collectively and collaboratively mold a dynamic Masonic life within and outside of the Stated Communication?