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2017-2018
DISTRICT DEPUTY
GRAND MASTER

R.W. Bro. Ross E. McOuat
44 Croxall Blvd.
Whitby, ON L1M 2E4
416-871-1384
ddgm@torontoeastdistrict.com

 

2017-2018
DISTRICT SECRETARY

W. Bro. Mark Ingram
20 White Elm Road
Barrie, ON L4N 8S9
705.252.3244 (Home)
416.420.0291 (Cell)
secretary@torontoeastdistrict.com

 

R.W.Bro. Malcolm Parish


District Deputy Grand Master
Toronto East District

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 Masonic year.

I am so pleased to announce the following elected and appointed Grand Lodge Officers for Toronto East District.

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
Andrew Ingram 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.

Fraternally.
R W Bro Malcolm J Parish, District Deputy Grand Master
Toronto East District

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