The Current Officers should be able to perform the duties of their positions without books and also try to learn the next progressive position, making the transition next year much easier. It is especially important to competently know your part in the conferral of degrees to make the experience more meaningful and memorable to the candidates. Remember, this will be the first time they will experience Cryptic Masonry, it should be impressive.
If any Companion is contemplating becoming an Officer, please let your intentions be known. It is a worthwhile experience. As such, you will have a more meaningful knowledge of the Cryptic Rite.
Lastly, the Cryptic Ritual is straightforward, and when done properly, beautiful as well, so, let us all participate wholeheartedly.
R∴I∴ Richard S. Transue, Master