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Mentors program Committee

The Grand Lodge Lodge Resources Committee has recently published revised material for the Mentors’ Programme which will form the basis for this year’s activities of the District Mentor Committee. 

There are three existing activities planned to introduce the new material and a meeting of Lodge Mentor Chairmen will be held later in the year to introduce the material to them.

The three planned activities are:

Lodge of Instruction
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:30 PM
Doric Pickering Masonic Hall

EA Quarry Talk
Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:30 PM
Doric Pickering Masonic Hall

MM Quarry Talk
Thursday. January 31, 2013, 7:30 PM
Doric Pickering Masonic Hall

In addition, the Committee will be pleased to work with the Lodges’ Mentor Chairmen to develop their own in house mentors programme.


Toronto East District
2012-2013 Officer Progression Mentor Program


For the past two years Toronto East District has conducted an Officer Progression Mentor Program.  This program introduces the attendees to many of the important issues regarding a Mason’s journey through the chairs to that of the Worshipful Master.  Last year’s two-session program was extremely well-received but many suggested that it be expanded to enhance the learning value.

The topics and materials for the 2012-2013 program will again be a combination of those prepared by Grand Lodge’s Lodge Resources Committee Officer Progression Team as well as those developed within T.E.D. specifically for this program. 

The District’s Officer Progression Mentor Program will be offered once in the fall of 2012 and once again in the winter/spring of 2013.  Each offering will consist of three Saturday mornings (9:00am – 12:00pm).  Registrants will be expected to attend all three sessions and actively participate throughout.

As in the past, the maximum number of participants for each three-session program is 24.  This has been a concern expressed by some, but to date the maximum has never been reached…not even close, so there is lots of room for you.  To ensure sufficient participation, the minimum “course load” will be 8. 


  • To help Officers in Toronto East District plan their progression through the chairs
  • To provide a discussion forum for considering best practices for Lodge Officers
  • To assist attendees in developing action plans to be better prepared as WM in their Lodge
  • To provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of Lodge Officers

Program Topics Will Include

  • Responsibilities and Duties of Lodge Officers
  • Preparing for Your Journey
  • Best Practices—Food for Thought
  • The Master’s Chair and Your Journey Towards the East
  • SWOT and Implications for Each Officer in the Lodge        
  Developing Your Senior Wardens’ Group         
  • Protocol and Etiquette
  • Ritual Q’s & A’s
  • Self-Development—Tips ‘ n Techniques                                   

Workshop Dates  

  • SESSION I:  November 3*, 24* and December 15, 2012
    • Register by: October 26, 2012

(All sessions from 9:00am-12:00pm)

All sessions will be held at the East Toronto Masonic Temple,
(13 Chisholm Avenue, Toronto) EXCEPT November 3 & 24
which will be held at Doric Pickering Masonic Hall (457 Kingston Road, Ajax)


Please complete the registration form (CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM IN WORD FORMAT) and submit it with the materials fee to R.W. Bro. Bruce Palanik no later than the registration dates noted.  Late registrations will not be accepted.




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