I would like to start this, my first communication of this Triennium as Sovereign Grand Commander by saying thank you. Thank you for a life time of brotherly friendship. And thank you for your vote of confidence in re-electing me to this station. It is an especially great honor for me to serve Freemasonry in this capacity. In return of that confidence, I pledge to all the members of the United Supreme Council, 33۫° of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction that I will do my utmost to fulfill the duties of Sovereign Grand Commander with respect for the members, and an eye to the future.
As we look forward and plan for the future, it is useful to review where we have been, as well as to highlight some of the processes and decisions in our Order.
It is the responsibility of all brethren to carry on the ancient traditions of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite. It is our responsibility to bring in new, quality men.
Every new member should have a mentor to help him through the education process, through the degree work and organization, who acts as coach. Mentoring will not only aid in Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite knowledge and understanding, it will hopefully develop life-long friendships and stronger consistories.
Illustrious Deary Vaughn, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander