August 2019 Message
First I want to thank all the members of our district for the honour of electing me as the
Grand Master’s representative for Toronto East District. I follow many outstanding
Masons and I intend to serve our District with the same high standards they have set.
The encouragement and support I have received in the past year has been
overwhelming and much appreciated, as have the congratulatory phone calls and
e-mails from the brethren in our district and across this Grand Jurisdiction. No man is
an Island, that being said; I look forward to working with you and to your continued
A special thank you to my Worshipful Master R.W. Bro. Dean Bergerson, all the Past
Masters and Brethren of Canada Lodge Canada Lodge 532 for their support and
I am looking forward to working with my long time friend W. Bro. Gerry Campbell who
has graciously accepted the position as The District Secretary. He is someone I have
previously relied on when I was Master at R.J.R.R. and he was the Lodge Secretary. He is
a man of great integrity, skill and knowledge.
To R.W. Bro. Malcolm J. Parish and V.W. Bro William L. Willis, I thank you both for your
dedication to the craft and especially to our district during the past year. I have enjoyed
travelling with you this past year.
I would like to congratulate our Grand Master MW Bro. David J. Cameron, Deputy Grand
Master RW Bro. Thomas W. Hogeboom and all the ofUicers elected and appointed to
My congratulations also to the following brethren in our district who were elected or
appointed at the 164th communication of Grand Lodge:
R. W. Bro. Peter J. Sialtsis elected to The Board of General Purposes
R. W. Bro. Graeme A. Boyce elected Grand Senior Warden
V. W. Bro. William L. Willis appointed Assistant Grand Secretary
V. W. Bro. Robert Charles Jewell appointed Assistant Grand Organist
V. W. Bro. Royce Machum Baker appointed Grand Steward
Please make sure you congratulate these fine Masons and I know they will have a
Just a quick reminder the date for the T.E.D. Senior Warden Corn Roast & BBQ is
Saturday August 24th at Wind Reach Farm, 312 Townline Road Ashburn (Whitby).
Please try to attend it will be a day that your family will enjoy especially the children
with all the animals and rides.
I will again mention the following, but just to give you a heads Toronto East will be
hosting a Grand Lodge of Instruction for Master Masons. This session I have been asked
to also invite our Brethren from the Districts of Ontario, Toronto Don Valley, and
Toronto Humber. It will take place at Whitby Temple on September 24, 2019
refreshments and registration from 6pm to 6:59pm and Lodge at 7pm. Dress will be
casual, regalia will not be worn, bring your books of the work and a note pad.
Brethren enjoy the warm weather and have a great summer. I look forward to seeing
you're smiling faces in September.
May the Great Architect of the Universe always smile over us and protect us in all our
R. W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro,
Toronto East Distict. 2019~2020