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From The Most Illustrious Grand Master

Thomas L. Wheeler (33)

Most Illustrious Grand Master - 2017-2018
3617 Douglas Dr., Alexandria, KY 41001
Phone: 859-635-4056 Email:

To: The Most Illustrious Past Grand Masters, Right Illustrious Elected Grand Council Officers, Illustrious Appointed Grand Council Officers, Illustrious Masters, Deputy Masters, Principal Conductors of the Work, Grand Chief Arch Deputy, Grand Arch Deputies, and Companions of the Constituent Councils of the Grand Council of Kentucky, Royal and Select Masters,  

Dear Companions: 

I want to thank everyone for the honor and privilege to serve the Grand Council of Kentucky as Most Illustrious Grand Master. Also, I want to thank the elected and appointed officers who have agreed to serve this year. It is my honor to work with such dedicated Cryptic Masons. 

As we start our 190th year of Cryptic Masonry let us first invoke the aid of Deity and ask him for his Divine guidance in all of our undertakings and may everything we do be pleasing in his sight. 

This year we will continue our annual inspections and use the programs that have proven to be successful in the past. As we all know our declining membership is a major problem and it must be addressed. 

I am asking the leadership of each Constituent Councils to pick one thing their council can improve upon this year. It could be as simple as getting back to the basics; such as attending the altar, opening and closing the councils without rituals, conferring of the degrees. We will continue to emphasize unity among our York Rite Bodies, York Rite College, Scottish Rite, and our Masonic Lodges. 

Companions please continue to support our Philanthropy, Cryptic Mason Medical Research Foundation; always remember Masonry is a Fraternal Organization and one of our chief attributes is Charity. 

God Bless

Fraternally Thine

Thomas L. Wheeler

Most Illustrious Grand Master


Right Illustrious H. James King, Jr.

 Grand Recorder


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