Scruggs re-elected as Grand Master
Submitted by RW Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Grand Publicist The MWPHGL AF&AM of FL Inc.
There are many characterizations of leadership. Leadership has been illustrated as “a development of collective power earned by a person that can procure the relief and support of others in the triumphing accomplishment of a not-so-ordinary assignment.”
Yet honest leadership is much more than that. A leader can be the head of an organization, or a simple person who leads his or her group to victory while playing in the shadows. A leader might lead through administrative influence and power, and often great leaders lead through encouragement, influence and personal fortitude.
What is leadership, you might ask. One great definition is: “Leadership is the art of leading others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.”
During the 105th Annual Grand Communication, held April 11-17, in Orlando, Fla., Fort Lauderdale native, Joshua David Scruggs, 33º, was re-elected to serve for a fourth term as Grand Master for The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Florida, Inc.
Founded and established in 1909, The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, AF&AM of Florida, Inc. encompasses subordinate lodges, chapters, and other cognate branches of Freemasonry from Pensacola down to Key West. This Grand Lodge is affiliated with the General Grand Masonic Congress, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of the United States of America.
The Illustrious Most Worshipful Joshua David Scruggs, 33º has held numerous positions within the Masonic organization. On the statewide level he previously served as: RW Deputy Grand Master; RW Senior Grand Warden; and as RW Junior Grand Warden. Additionally, he served as State Grand Assistant Rabban and State Grand Recorder for the Arabic Grand Council, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Desert of Florida. Locally he served as the Worshipful Master of McDonald Lodge #70, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and as the Potentate of Oasis Temple #18, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Miami, Fla.
In addition to his Masonic involvements he is actively involved in the community. Grand Master Scruggs is a member of Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church; Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc; Life Member of the Morehouse College National Alumni Association; and a member of the Pride of Fort Lauderdale Elks Lodge #652.
Scruggs is a graduate of Morehouse College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is married and has one daughter and one granddaughter.