MW Past Grand Masters, Distinguished East, Brethren, Ladies and Guests,
As I stand before you as your Grand Master is both humbled and excited. And to use the words of a certain Grand Commander of Scottish Rite “I am just a DeMolay boy from Manhattan”. In fact, I was installed as the DeMolay Jurisdictional Master Councilor in this Grand Lodge room in 1967.
For centuries this Fraternity has provided the world with an unparalleled set of morals and standards that have shaped countries and the lives of its people. Grand Master’s before me have been entrusted with the gavel of authority not just to lead, but to motivate, inspire and with guidance of the Grand Architect of the Universe, make the right decisions. Being your Grand Master allows me the opportunity to help all of you… help others.