2019-20 Annual Report
Illustrious Active Emeritus & Deputy Representative, Fellow Presiding Officers, Fellow board members, Illustrious Brothers, and the amazing brethren of this great Valley:
It has been my honor to serve the Valley of Chicago and the Van Rensselaer Lodge of Perfection as your Thrice Potent Master for the past year. With the other officers of the executive committee, the board, and the office. We have continued to try new things to grow and strengthen our Valley. While many of the changes and decisions have been difficult, they have all been made in the hopes of strengthening our valley now and in the future.
I look forward to serving both on the Scottish Rite Cathedral Board and as Thrice Potent Master for one more year, in greatest hopes of providing YOU, the member with the best experience you can ever achieve while being a Scottish Rite Mason in the Greatest Valley in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
We on the Executive Committee agreed to promote a more transparent and open Valley, sharing our new ideas, promoting officer education and new, exciting, and fun ideas and ways to promote our Valley.
Even though the current situation with this global pandemic has limited our chances to get together and enjoy one another’s fellowship and company, we are still planning for future events and opportunities.
I would like to take the time to thank the officers of the four bodies of the Valley for their support and new ideas for moving us into a positive direction. Officers, Brothers, Friends, your support, and efforts where not unnoticed and were very much appreciated by me, the Executive Committee, and the board.
Brethren, you should all take pride in the actions that we accomplished this past year to continue the growth and progress of this Valley. Continue to answer the call, when asked to participate, be it on a committee, a special event, or a degree conferral, YOU are the future, and from where I stand the future is bright.
If this valley, continues to work as one unit, with the goals of membership, involvement, participation, and brotherhood there is no one who can stop us.
I yield my support to the officers, leaders, and members of this Valley for years to come.
Fraternally Submitted, July 29, 2020,
Angelo S. Deserio