I would like to start this message by thanking each and every one of you for electing me as your Senior Grand Warden. I am humbled and honored for having the opportunity to not only to work for you but to represent you and this great Fraternity.
Last year I spoke to you about the many Lodges that are thriving and achieving great success, while other Lodges are lacking the tools necessary to achieve greatness, specifically Leadership, Accountability, and Commitment. Our Committee felt that the first step was to establish a survey to determine the sentiment of those that would be willing to take a leadership course. We have received 281 responses from this survey and now have a better understanding of what the Craft would like with regards to a Leadership Development Course.
Effective Leadership is the Key to success of any organization and Freemasonry already has the framework in place to develop effective leaders through its progressive line. Good Leadership is the future of our Lodges and this Great Fraternity.
Let me close by saying may the Great Architect of the Universe bless you, your families, and of course this great Fraternity.
RW Donald W. Cowart
Senior Grand Warden