October 2021 Message
I hope this message finds you and your families Happy and Healthy.
Our Most Worshipful has decided to continue the moratorium on our in-person lodge meetings until the New Year. So, it is time for us to dust off our computer monitors, iron our pajama pants and get back to our virtual meetings.
Just a quick reminder of the online meeting rules as we get back at it.
• Dispensation is not required (unless specified by your lodge bylaws)
• If you hold a Committee of General Purposes meeting, Minutes must be kept, and all business discussed and approved must subsequently be presented to the Lodge for ratification.
• And finally, make sure that every effort is made to allow all members, wishing to participate, to do so. In other words, make sure that all members get proper and timely notice of the meeting.
I know many lodges have a number of candidates anxiously awaiting their opportunity to get involved with Masonry. While I don’t feel virtual meetings are the best way for a prospective candidate to meet everyone it is imperative that they not feel like we have forgotten them. Our virtual meets are a wonderful way to keep those wanting to join as well as our new members engaged and interested in Masonry.
Brother Cipollone and the TED education committee have once again been putting on some wonderful lectures. I must say that during this time of online Masonry I personally have learned more about the craft than at any other time in my masonic career. I am looking forward to their presentation on Oct 20, 2021 “The Esoteric Meaning of the First Degree” This presentation is open to all Masons.
TED will be continuing with the Virtual Official Visits until such time as we are able to meet in person. That will also include the coveted Virtual Travelling Gavel. I hope to see as many of you as I can at all these upcoming events!
May the Great Architect of the Universe continue to protect and guide us in all our endeavours.
R. W. Bro. Scott Wilson,
DDGM, Toronto East District 2021~2022