July 2021 Message
Brethren, I would like to thank the brethren of Toronto East District for allowing me the honor and privilege to serve as your DDGM for the last two years.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate W. Bro Scott Alfred Wilson our new DDGM Elect. Brethren, I ask that you please give him the same support you have given me.
If you registered and voted in June for the DDGM election, you are automatically registered for the elections in July.
If you did not, voter registration for Grand Lodge Officers (including Members of the Board of General Purpose and Proposed Amendments) is as follows.
• Voter registration will take place from July 12, 9:00 a.m. through July 18, 4:00 p.m.
• Voting will take place starting Monday July 19 at 9:00 a.m. until Tuesday July 20, 3:00 p.m.
• Also coming up in July we will have our Annual Communication, which will be held on July 21, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Only brethren who are eligible members of Grand Lodge as per the Constitution will be permitted to vote during the live meeting.
It has been a most interesting and exhilarating two years. I would again like to thank the brethren of the Toronto East District for all their support and encouragement. Much of what was accomplished was due to your endeavours. I want to thank all of our Lodges for your efforts in maintaining your monthly virtual meetings. Also, thank you for making the Virtual Official Visits, which averaged 85 participants; an overwhelming success! Congratulations to Universe Lodge 705 as winners of the Virtual Travelling Gavel for 2020/21. I also want to congratulate Markham Union Lodge 87 for having the overall highest percentage of visitors at the Virtual Official Visits.
To my mentors, those on the list and those that are not, thank you for all your advice and the education you have given me.
Please remember that Grand Lodge Proceedings for 2021 will be held online in June and July.
To my committee chairmen and members, thank you for your hard work. I’m sorry that many of you never got the chance to put all your plans into effect.
I would like to thank my Education Committee and its members for all your hard work in putting together 19 exceptional and inspiring education sessions, averaging 100 participants from within and outside the district.
It is my opinion that all of our endeavours were instrumental in keeping the brethren of Toronto East District connected and communicating on a regular basis. My sincere gratitude to each and every one of you for your efforts and dedication to Masonry.
I especially want to thank The District Secretary, W. Bro. Gerry Campbell for his commitment, dedication and most of all his friendship.
R. W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro,
DDGM, Toronto East Distict. 2019~2021