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It is with great humility that I take on the mantle of worshipful master for the 2022 calendar year. I feel both a deep sense of honor and appreciation that you have entrusted me to this role within our beloved lodge. I give you the assurance that I will give my upmost to be worthy of the title you have bestowed upon me.
I want to thank RW Carroll McQuaid for his steadfast leadership over the last year and a half in particular. He, and my other predecessors have left big shoes to fill and I hope to be worthy of sharing the same title as them. Like the Phoenix of Legend, we have risen From the Ashes. Despite all of the challenges and adversity thrust upon us, we have survived. Not only have we survived but we now stand in position to thrive and prosper to heights never before reached by Hyde Park.
My theme for the upcoming year is: Grow and Strengthen. Every single one of my goals for the year center around this idea. The specific detail of this theme and the corresponding plans are too much to get into here, but they will be thoroughly laid out in our meetings. I encourage you all attend our functions when your cable tow permits so that together we can grow and strengthen Hyde Park together. Not only do that we are a "good lodge". But we will become the standard of which others would want to emulate.
My brothers, I know that I speak on behalf of all the lodge officers when I say that The Best Is Yet To Come.
May the GAOTU watch over you all