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R.W. Bro. Ross E. McOuat
44 Croxall Blvd.
Whitby, ON L1M 2E4



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


R.W.Bro. Ross E. McOuat

District Deputy Grand Master
Toronto East District


I would like to start off by thanking you for electing me as your District
Deputy Grand Master for Toronto East District. I am truly humbled and

Next I would like to congratulate our Grand Master on his Installation. M.
W. Bro. Paul E. Todd I hope that you have a truly wonderful and successful
term as our Grand Master.

Toronto East District is also very proud of the following appointments to
our Grand Lodge.

Grand Junior Deacon - V. W. Bro. Michael Morris
Assistant Grand Secretary - V. W. Bro. Gerald Stuart
Assistant Grand Chaplain - V. W. Bro. John MacDonald
Grand Stewards:
V. W. Bro. Gordon Stuart McHallam
V. W. Bro. David Phelan
V. W. Bro. Dennis Albert Neil Rankin

My Brethren these appointments are well deserved and I personally
congratulate you on behalf of all members of our District. I look forward to
congratulating you each in person at the various receptions.

You'll be happy to hear that the Trestle Board for this coming year is well
underway. For those Lodges planning receptions for our newly minted Grand Lodge Officers please send the details to our District Secretary
(secretary@torontoeastdistrict.com) as soon as they are available.

This past month during our Grand Lodge Communication we had the opportunity to meet in Fellowship many of our Brothers from around our Jurisdiction. I hope you took the time to visit with as many as you could. For those that could not attend you were missed.

This month the Senior Wardens of our District will once again be hosting a
corn toast and BBQ at Windreach farms. This event takes place on Saturday August 19th. It is open to everyone and is a fun day for family and friends. I encourage all of you to come out and support this worthy endeavour.

On a sadder note I have to report the Passing to the Grand Lodge Above 3 of our brothers.

V. W. Bro. Doug Morton
W. Bro. Raphiq Gajraj
Bro. Allan Harold Hall
We cherish their memories in our hearts.

This year I have chosen The Scarborough Women's Centre as my charity of choice. Details of what they are all about can be found on their website:

There has been much discussion on a change that was proposed to our
Constitution. This change was defeated, however it's intent was a worthy
one. Brethren our gentle Craft deserves the continued devotion and attention to detail that is expected of it. We the Brethren of Toronto East need to continue to prepare our candidates (who are our future) to the best of our ability. Anything less would be a disservice to our future wellbeing of the Craft. Strive for the near perfection we all want to see and hear.

I will finish off with wishing you a great (and drier) August and may the
Great Architect of the Universe watch over you and yours.

R. W. Bro. Ross E. McOuat
District Deputy Grand Master - Toronto East District

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