R∴ W∴ James E. Steen

A Message from the Deputy Grand Master,

Brethren,

If you were to sit down and make a list of things to be thankful for, what would you include? Mine would include, among other things and in no particular order: Dairy Queen, suspenders, sugar cane, happy hour, pajamas, potpourri, and those little umbrellas that come in drinks at the beach.

One other thing that I am very thankful for is the opportunity to serve the craft in Louisiana as Deputy Grand Master. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be able to serve in this capacity and I am very honored to do so.

As we begin another year in Masonry, I hope that we can continue to build upon the progress made in the past term. As I have traveled throughout Louisiana, I have witnessed firsthand how peace and harmony prevail throughout our Grand Lodge, and we should be thankful. We should also commit ourselves to continue that peace and harmony not only for ourselves but for the generations of Masons who will come behind us.

Again, thank you for the honor of electing me and I look forward to seeing you in Lodge.

Fraternally and Respectfully,

R∴ W∴ James E. Steen

Deputy Grand Master