Who would have thought that we would have a major ice/snow storm in April. Unfortunately this caused the cancellation of a few events, among them my
Official Visit to Caledonia Lodge. This visit has now be rescheduled to
Monday May 21st, which I know is Victoria Day. Please try and attend as this
will be the last Official Visit of the year.
Speaking of Official Visits, I would like to thank all of you who attended
my homecoming at Markham Union on April 11th. More than 112 of you showed
up. Thank you for showing such awesome support I truly appreciate it.
In May we have a few events taking place. One which is near and dear to my
heart is a fund raising night for the District Charity. V. W. Bro. Malcolm
Parrish (District Charity Chairman) has organized a wine pairing at the
School of Fine Dining on Friday May 25th. Please contact V. W. Bro. Parrish
for tickets. The Executive Director of the Scarborough Woman's Centre (Lynda
Kosowan) will give a short talk on what the Centre is all about. Please
Brethren come out and support this charity.
Also in May is another event which should interest you. The Imperial
Eastgate Lodge No. 543 will be turning 100 years old. The donning of the
Gold will be on May 30th. Please come out and see an event that doesn't
happen too often.
Now there is a very important meeting in the run up to our Grand Lodge
communication in July. That is the meet and greet for potential Grand Lodge
officers. This will be taking place at the School of Fine Dining on Thursday
May 31st. This is your opportunity to get to know the Brethren who are
running for various Grand Lodge offices. In the past this event wasn't open
to everyone so I am glad that the committee has opened it up. For all those
who are able to vote at Grand Lodge please take the time and come out and
meet with the guys who will be standing for election. How else are you going
to get to know them? Don't be that guy that votes for a name just because he
Brethren what else can I say as my term as your District Deputy Grand Master
slowly comes to an end? To be honest with you - I don't want it to end!!! I
have been enjoying my time out with all of you and appreciate the words of
support I have received. It's not over yet though. We have a few more things
to do still. So I hope to see you at all of the upcoming events throughout
May and June.
As always may the Great Architect of the Universe continue to look after you
Sincerely and fraternally,
R. W. Bro. Ross E. McOuat
District Deputy Grand Master
Toronto East District