I had a great honor bestowed upon me last year, from November 2013 through November 2014. I got to serve as the District Deputy Grand Master, which means that I was the intermediary between the subordinate lodges and the grand lodge. I am proud to report that none of my lodges shut their doors and that we had no Masonic trials during my tenure. I guess that constitutes success on some level.
We had great programs and good visitation between lodges. What’s more, this past year’s activities built on to what had been done before in the district and I expect that this coming year’s activities will continue to build on them.
People asked all year long how my year was going. It was busy but good. It was not always fun and not always interesting but it was a huge honor. As honored as I feel, though, I was not at all sad to pass the jewel on to someone else. I don’t need a second year of honor – that’s for darned sure!