Brethren, thank you for the honor of running for Grand Trustee. My name is Wade Kopren Pasque Lodge #214 and Faith Lodge #168. I have had the honor of serving as Master of the lodge two times and was District Master for three Grand Masters. I am also a member of NAJA Shrine serving as Outer Guard. I own a farm/ranch operation in Perkins County and have a retail/wholesale sock company that we make from our own homegrown wool.
I believe that I would make a good Trustee because of my love of masonry and my time serving on other financial boards. I am past President of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association and served on the American Sheep Industries, Wool Council for 8 years. The Wool Council handle the Wool Trust Budget of over two million dollars per year. During my time as President of the SDSGA we increased the general fund over sixty thousand dollars and was able to hire an executive secretary.
Again, thank you for the opportunity for running for Grand Trustee. I do believe we should look to our EA obligation and remember to give as liberally as we can without causing material injury to our self.