Master’s Message

Words from our Master

Greetings Brethren,

I hope this message finds you all in good health and well-being. I would like to start by congratulating MWB Steven M. Grindle on being elected as our new Grand Master. I wish him, his wife and his core of officers a great and prosperous year. I also want to thank MWB Tim Wheeland, his wife and officers on an outstanding year. I think I speak for all when I say he helped move the Fraternity ahead in a positive direction.

I would also like to congratulate the DDGM‘s appointed and more especially WB Marc Osborne. Who we will now refer to as Right Worshipful and is most deserved. I’m sure he will do an outstanding job and we are so proud of you here at National Lodge.

As for me, my time in the east is drawing near the end. It has been eventful to say the least. I would not trade a day of it, for anything in the world. It was great time, trying at times, and it made me a better man and Mason. I helped in making history, in more ways than one, and for that I’m proud of myself. When I knocked at the door of masonry, years ago, I did not picture myself in that chair, in the east. I never thought it was an option. Through God, I learned, all things are possible.  I thank you brethren, for letting me serve you as Master.

Thanks to my Family, especially my brother Richard Trammell, who I talk to often and who gave me good counsel. Even though he is not as seasoned in Masonry as I am, he surely is just as wise.  I would like to thank my core of officers. You guys were clutch, whenever I needed you and I am greatly appreciative of your work. All of you deserve a great deal of credit for any success I had.

A thank you to M.W.B. James F. Easterling Jr., for helping me get initiated in the first place. I will never forget the conversation you, and the late W.B. Richard McKinney and myself had about 8 years ago at a Panera Bread. The best decision was made that day. Special thanks to R.W.B. Richard A. Landals. Your constant push of me to do what I needed to do to help sustain National Lodge’s standard, accountability and expectations is greatly appreciated, even if at times I didn’t seem to take it well.  Thank you.


Tyson T. Trammell