AMERICAN CANADIAN GRAND LODGE AF & AM

 SPEECH OF THE GRAND MASTER 2016-2017

Jachin GM Boaz

TAYFUN ÇILINGIR

Distinguished East,Most Worshipful,Right Worshipful,Very Worshipful,Worshipful sirs,Brethren,Ladies and Guests.

I thank my brethren for putting your faith in me to govern this Grand Lodge as Grand Master for the ensuing masonic year.

I also would like to thank my wife and my both sons for their support during my entire masonic life. Without their  support and understanding during my years in the Grand Line  it would not be possible for me to take over this office.

I also thank the Past Grand Masters,Most Worshipful Brothers Paul M.Curran, Paul D.Litteral Jr., James E.Barrett for their unlimited support and brotherly guidence.

 I wish to thank our  installation team for their efforts in making this installation a pleasent one for us.

I thank the Brethren who have volunteered and will serve with me in our Grand Lodge for the ensuing masonic year and I  congratulate them. We will try to do our best to improve our Grand Lodge and carry it at least one step further.

I would like to mention that all edicts from the previous masonic year are herewith rescinded.

In closing I would express my gratitude to every brother who works for masonry and for our Grand Lodge and finish with the words of famous poet Nazım Hikmet

To live! Like a tree alone and free
To live! Like a forest in brotherhood

Sincerely and Fraternally

Tayfun Çilingir
Grand Master
American Canadian Grand Lodge AF&M