Address of the Grand Master
M.Ill.Comp. Kessick Jones
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Companions, I begin by welcoming you to our Annual Meeting and by expressing my appreciation that many of you have travelled considerable distances to be here. I look forward to sharing further time with you at our celebratory luncheon.
To start proceedings with an extended Obituary detailing the loss of so many well respected and revered Companions is not ideal. However, such sadness was quickly replaced by the joy and happiness of the Investiture proceedings.
I know that I speak on behalf of you all when I congratulate the Companions whom I have appointed to Grand Council Rank or promoted in it. The Investiture will have been a major and memorable event in their Cryptic careers, and they should need no reminding that their new status brings with it increased responsibilities which must be firmly grasped.
To those Companions I say, you are the future of our Order and although I stand centre stage today, today is primarily your day. But remember, I always expect more; the Impresario Irvine Berlin once remarked “The toughest thing about success is that you have got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point. You have to keep on working on that talent, otherwise someday you’ll reach for it and it won’t be there”.