Sovereign Grand Commander
ILLUSTRIOUS DR. SOLOMON WALLACE, 33°
Message from the Sovereign Grand Commander
I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to you for trusting me to serve as your Sovereign Grand Commander, it is an honor. Our organization has come a long way over the last few years, and although we have some new and difficult challenges to overcome, I know that by working together, we will achieve our goals and accomplish even more.
Before going any further, please let me take this opportunity to salute the Deputies and Over-seers for the presentation of the Bust that was unveiled at the Session. I was moved to tears and can never thank you enough. The day and moment will always remain vivid in my heart.
A special thanks to the Loyal Ladies for being associated with the United Supreme Council. Your presence and support to the organization is greatly appreciated. We con-sider you as “Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether.Lovely.”
In sadness, we mourn the loss of several members and cherish the warm thoughts of their presence while here with us. May their souls rest in peace?
We will soon meet and greet each other at our 135th Annual Session in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There we will receive all reports, the state of the Rite will be reviewed; and such other business as may legally and constitutionally be brought before the Session.
In my travels, I noticed that the organization continues to attract younger brothers. Being able to use the wisdom of those who are older and the energy of those who are younger, we will be able to accomplish our goal. Teams win, individuals don’t.
I leave you with this thought: On your journey through life, if you stick close to GOD, you can’t go wrong. As an expert conductor, HIS train is always on the right track; as an expert pilot, HIS flights are always on time: as an expert captain, HIS ship always finds a safe harbor.
May our Heavenly Father continue to bless, guide and protect us until we meet again?