Brethren of Toronto East District,
I am trusting we all had a relaxing couple of months to regain our Masonic drive. I am indeed
humbled and privileged to have been elected to the office of District Deputy Grand Master of
Toronto East for the 2018 - 19 Masonic year.
I would like to thank all who attended the Royal York and were able to vote in the various Grand
Lodge elections. I do realize that many brethren wished to attend, but family and work commitments
rightfully kept them away. I make this promise; I will work my hardest and most earnestly look to
the welfare of our District at the same time representing The Grand Master.
On behalf of the District, I would like to thank, R. W. Bro. Ross E. McOuat, our Immediate Past
District Deputy Grand Master and V. W. Bro. Mark Ingram, our Immediate Past District Secretary for
their tremendous work during the past year. R. W. Bro. McOuat has been very gracious to me in the
transition and has given excellent advice, which I have taken. Some of the changes I hope to
complete, which I am convinced will be a benefit to our District, are a result of the hard work of
our PDDGM and PDS.
No Masonic journey is enjoyable without a fellow traveller. I am pleased to announce that our
District Secretary will be W. Bro. William (Bill) Willis. Brother District Secretary has already
proven to be a guiding light. As our plans unfold we will be looking forward to publishing the
trestle-board as well as keeping you informed of our efforts to have a meaningful and fruitful
I am so pleased to announce the following elected and appointed Grand Lodge Officers for Toronto
Member of the Board R. W. Bro. Leyland A. Muss Assistant Grand Organist
V. W. Bro. John Thomas Houghton Grand Steward V. W. Bro. Mark
Grand Piper R. W. Bro. Bruce Palanik
September is here and a new Masonic year begins. In September we will hold three Installations, two
Receptions, details of which can be found in the publications, The Builder, Hiram’s Lighthouse, The
District Trestle Board and also on the Toronto East District Masons Website. Weekly information
can also be found using the e-mail news list. Please sign up for all these forms of communications;
we cannot be well enough informed of District events ETC.
During the summer break, the Senior Wardens Group The 300 held a successful corn roast at WindReach
Farms in Pickering. With help from the financial support of the Chapiters SW Group, financial
assistance was given to a great cause. I do encourage all to look up WindReach Farms and understand the great work they do.
Our District Secretary and I have been working diligently to provide you with the District Trestle
Board, which at time of writing is in final edit, hopefully to be published before my reception
Friday 7th Sept.
You will see from the Trestle Board that I have changed many of the committee chairmen. I would
like to take this opportunity to thank the previous chairs for their excellent work and encourage
them to help the new chair where needed.
I know I can speak for the Grand Master as his representative to you when I say how much we are
looking forward to joining you through a meaningful, enjoyable Masonic year.
Please remember, family, work then Masonry.
May the Great Architect of the Universe guide you on a steady course to health and happiness.
R W Bro Malcolm J Parish, District Deputy Grand Master
Toronto East District