Thank you to the brothers for electing me to the West. I appreciate your support in placing me in such an important position.
I look forward to the upcoming year and degrees throughout the year. I thank you in advance for your support in accomplishing my duties. I am aware that many of you have the knowledge needed for me to be successful in the West and I will be seeking your assistance. If you have an interest in a particular part in any of the three degrees, please let me know.
May this new year bring you good health, fortune, and to the Lodge for great fellowship.