August 2021 Message
To the Brethren of Toronto East District;
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who voted in the election. It was a new experience for all of us and I believe it went off fairly well for a first time event. I received so much support from so many people outside of my own lodge that it would take up far too much space here to thank them all by name, you know who you are. But in particular I would like to thank the Brethren of Universe Lodge for their enthusiastic and undying support for over two years as I embarked on this journey.
I can’t express how honoured I am to have been selected as the new DDGM for Toronto East District for the upcoming Masonic year, it is something I will cherish always.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce W. Bro Michael Henderson of Universe Lodge 705 who will be acting as the District Secretary in the upcoming Masonic year.
For the district charity I have chosen the Wounded Warriors of Canada, a wonderful organization that works with Vets and Front line workers. I chose this particular charity because of a friend of mine, who is a firefighter in Oshawa, often after some horrific incident he would tell me the story of it, day after day he would relive it in the retelling. I realized this was one of the ways he would deal with what he saw. There was an occasion that one of his stories caused me to have nightmares, I can’t imagine dealing with what these brave souls deal with on a daily basis. I encourage you all to have a look at their website to get a glimpse of the great work they do. https://woundedwarriors.ca
During the last year Toronto East District has been a shining light of Masonic fortitude. While many areas throughout the country languished with inactivity. The TED was held up as a beacon, an example of what can be accomplished by a group of determine men. Under the guidance and foresight of R.W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro we have maintained our tight Masonic Bonds while others drifted aimlessly. This brings me to what our focus will be for the upcoming year, in conjunction with the mentorship committees I will be focusing on getting those Masons who have drifted away, back. You can’t mentor people who are not here. We have a great number of new masons as well as older who are feeling abandoned, we need to let them know we have not forgotten about them.
I will close this now with my sincere thanks once again. Brethren It is my sincere hope that we will once again be meeting in person and with that in mind it’s time to open or books and review our work. We are all out of practice and the new year will be on us before we know it.
My trestle board awaits my attention, if any brethren have any comments or ideas please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
R. W. Bro. Scott Wilson,
DDGM, Toronto East District 2021~2022