I would like to thank Most Worshipful Stanley L. Hudson for allowing me to represent him to our 26th Masonic District. It has always been my pleasure to serve the Craft. As we continue to look forward, let us remember that the pathway to Masonic Light is an easy one; however, it is one that will bring great enlightenment to those that truly seek it. This journey, my brothers can be filled with surprising rewards as well. Continue your work for the craft and enjoy this most wonderful fraternity of Brotherhood.
If I may, I would like to share with you, the Grand Master’s slogan “Building Today for a Stronger Fraternity Tomorrow” and the introduction of his Message: “As we enter into the new Grand Lodge Year many thoughts come to mind. Traveling around the state for the last four years the same questions have been asked. “What are we doing about the declining membership? What are we doing about failing Lodges? How is Grand Lodge going to fix this? We talk about values and what the Fraternity means to us, but what are we doing? Now is the time to stop talking about it. Now is the time to take ownership and assume responsibility for the future of our Lodges and Districts. None of us got here all by ourselves and this did not happen overnight; therefore, it is going to take all of us to bring it back.”
With fraternal respect,R:.W:. Thomas "T.J." Delaine
District Deputy Grand Master
The THUNDERING 26th Masonic District