L-R: Deanna, Jay, Sarah Katherine and Stone Cox (S.K.’s fiancé)


Greetings from the Grand Master,

Our family is excited to have the opportunity to serve you and Louisiana Freemasonry. I am honored by the opportunity you have given me to work with you as Grand Master. I can do nothing on my own, but all of us, working together, can accomplish great things. There is much to do, but I know that you, my Masonic Brothers, are more than capable and up to the task. May we seize this moment and improve our craft. This is your opportunity to make an impact for the good of Freemasonry in our state.

We look to the Great Architect of the Universe for strength and guidance because we know that we do not have to depend on our own abilities for success. Truly, as God has told us in The Holy Bible: “A man’s heart plans his way: but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). Therefore, let us each determine to step out boldly in our service to God through our service in Freemasonry during this next Masonic year.

I do not accept that Freemasonry’s best days lie in the past. An exciting future stretches out before us if we will capitalize on the opportunities that present themselves. I have no doubt that together we can, and we will, because I know you and your capacity to unite for good. The future of Freemasonry is ours to shape.

Now, let’s get to work!


M∴W∴ Jay B. McCallum

Grand Master