High Twelve
International, Inc.


Greetings fellow High Twelvians and Brethren,

In looking at the list of our new officers, I see a well-rounded TEAM of well-placed members.  I want to thank those of you who have placed their trust in me as your International President.  I want to thank PIP Bill Haynes and the officer corps for an excellent year.  I also want to thank PIPs Winton Hewitt and Don Whistler for volunteering to be our Installing team this year.  Their tremendous leadership in past years has been valuable. 

Your Executive Committee has again established a very ambitious agenda for this year.  The Your Executive Committee accomplished much last year and are just as committed to continuing for the 2018-19 year.  Our monthly phone conferences are extremely helpful in keeping the team focused and they will continue this year.  Inputs from the field are welcomed.

Membership development is a must for any organization.  The Membership Program presentation to the Lodges and other Masonic organizations has been completed and is posted on our website.  It is suggested that a presentation be delivered at every Club so we all can get excited in presenting it to all prospective members.  We have two paths for delivery: 

  1. If you have a DVD player and projector, this is best. 
  2. Those without them can present an Info Board.  The Info Board contains pictures from the video for illustration.  Both formats come with “Talking Points” to assist in the delivery and to answer questions.

We will be reviewing our International Bylaws, using this background to develop our other manuals to better serve our Club members.  We want to reduce any redundancy that might be found through our materials so there is no target rich environment for conflicting statements.

Just as important is maintaining a user friendly “Data Base.”  This tool will help every level of the organization serve our members.  There is still a large task to complete prior to all being happy with the use of this Data Base.  Your inputs are always welcomed.

I would like to thank the 43 members and 21 ladies representing 11 state associations and 66 clubs who attended the 97th Annual Convention held June 14-17, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Besides the usual business that is conducted at the convention there were two tours that were well attended.  The first one was the Everyone Tour on Thursday that went to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA followed by lunch at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord, East Earl, PA. On Friday the ladies went to Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA and then had lunch at Pat's Steaks, Philadelphia, PA.  There was an abundance of Fun, Food and Fellowship at the convention.

Until next time, stay safe, have fun, and take care of each other.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Joe Santisteban

Joseph Santisteban

Together Everyone Accomplishes More

R 6/27/18
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