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R.W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro
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Whitby, ON L1N 6T4
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DDGM 2019

R.W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro
District Deputy Grand Master
Toronto East District

July 2020 Message


I hope both you and your families continue to be healthy.

A number of lodges have called me asking for clarification on elections and installations. Please refer to the letters from Grand Lodge dated May 13 and May 21, 2020 for complete details. The following is an excerpt from the letter dated May 21, 2020.

Lodge Officers: Election and Installation:

In our message of May 13, 2020, we indicated that Lodges whose elections and installations have been deferred due to COVID-19 have three options based on a request for dispensation to change the date of the elections and/or installation.


The options available are:

    1.  Current Lodge officers could remain in their positions until the next election as specified in the Lodge bylaws

   2.  New elections could be held for a shortened year and then another election held at the time specified in the bylaws

   3. New elections could be held conditional upon the officers agreeing to serve a partial year and the next full year


Some additional clarification on the above options:

·  If elections were held at the meeting before the hiatus, the lodge may install those elected officers at the first regular meeting after resumption of labours.

·  Elections may be held on an emergent meeting after resumption of labours with the Installation scheduled for the next regular meeting (with proper notification in the summons).


If any of the elected officers chooses NOT to remain in position:

· the normal process for election and installation/investiture of a replacement officer of the lodge may be followed or

· the Worshipful Master may appoint a brother to sit in the chair and perform the duties of the office until the next regularly scheduled lodge installation as defined in the lodge bylaws (such brother shall not be installed or invested).

With all of the above, proper notification in the Lodge Summons and dispensation are required.

As most of you are aware all Grand Lodge Officers, both elected and appointed, will remain in their positions for an extra year. It is with great pleasure that I will continue to serve Toronto East District until July of 2021.

May the Great Architect of the Universe continue to protect and guide us in all our endeavours.


R. W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro,
DDGM, Toronto East Distict. 2019~2021

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