Worshipful Master – James Jordan
First, I want to give honor to God, my parents, family, friends, and the officers and brothers of WS#7. I am deeply honored, and I thank each and every one of you that have lent your support to during my Masonic journey and those that have pledged to continue to support me and this lodge. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to stand before this incredible organization, Widow’s Son Lodge #7 as your newly elected and installed Worshipful Master.
I am humbled, not because of the title that I has been bestowed upon me, but more so because of the brothers, the Master Masons I am about to serve and represent. To have the privilege to serve this Lodge, that is composed of men and brothers that go about doing important work in their homes, personal live, their surrounding communities and this Lodge is truly what makes this honor so meaningful to me.
During this administration I would like the lodge to continue to grow and reach heights that I know are within its grasp. The theme that I have selected for this masonic year is “Brotherly Love”. Brotherly Love by definition encompasses the feelings of humanity and compassion towards one’s fellow human. Brothers, first we need to all love and respect one another as men and before we can further become true brothers. At the, same time we must remember that we represent not only ourselves but our families, friends, community and our Lodge. Let’s collectively all work together in our efforts to promote brotherhood and happiness in this Lodge.
Let us as brothers, continue to give back to our communities. Widow’s Son #7 is a premier Lodge in this jurisdiction and in all of Prince Hall Masonry, mainly due to the hard work of Past Masters and Master Masons who have laid the foundation for us all. Will all the Past Masters present please stand. I thank you all for what you have done for the lodge and the knowledge and wisdom that you have imparted in your years of service. Special thanks to PM Chatman who not only did my installation but raised me to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Past Masters Chatman, Thompson, Ashshaheed, Washington, Faison Evans, Quarles and Quarles, I thank you all for your continuing support. To my brother my friend and voucher and the lodge secretary Darin Newson, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. None of this would be possible if you didn’t have faith in me to sign as my voucher.
Will the class of 2011 stand. Thanks, LB’s for supporting me. To all brothers of Widow Son thanks again for your support. As my line brother PM Nelson say I’ll be remiss if I didn’t end with a riddle or joke.
How are freeways and Freemasons alike? They both provide a pathway to where we want to go!
Let’s make our pathway brothers.
So Mote It Be