R. W. Bro. Ronald G. Jordan was invested as the newest District Deputy Grand Master of Niagara B District at the Grand Lodge communication this past week (July 17-20,2017) and has chosen as his District Secretary, W. Bro. Kenneth Burke.
Other brethren honoured with a Grand Lodge appointment were V. W. Bro. Christopher A. Wright, Grand Steward who served as District Secretary (2016-2017) with R. W. Bro. Nicholas I. Andras.
The following brethren were honoured at the request of their individual lodges, who petitioned the Grand Lodge to recognize and honour them with this appointment for the work they do for their families, communities and Lodge.
- V. W. Bro. Kevin Hooper of Palmer Lodge No. 372 as Grand Steward.
- V. W. Bro. Scott Penwarden of Merritt Lodge No. 168 as Grand Steward.
The One Hundred and Sixty-Second Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario will be held in the Canadian Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, on WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. (DST). Representatives will take their seats before 8:30 a.m.
APPROPRIATE DRESS: Admission to the Grand Lodge Annual Communication (Canadian Room) will be subject to wearing; Jacket, Dress Pants, Shirt, Tie & Regalia.
REGISTRATION: The Credentials Committee will register delegates in the Concert Hall, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: Members will receive their ballot on registration in the Concert Hall, Convention Floor. Entry to the Concert Hall will be through Salon B.
BALLOTING: All balloting, except district elections for the office of D.D.G.M., shall be done at the time of registration in the Concert Hall. The district elections for the D.D.G.M., and a second ballot, if required, for the office of G.S., and/or G.T., shall commence at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15th.
REGISTRATION OF VOTING DELEGATES CLOSES WEDNESDAY, JULY 19th, at 3:00 p.m. SHARP
THURSDAY, JULY 20th: Grand Lodge will reassemble at 8:45 a.m., in the Canadian Room, Convention Floor, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
The Annual Communication is more than just a social event for Masons in Ontario. Grand Lodge puts into place all the building blocks for Masonry at our communication, and they want your help doing it. Be a part of this planning process by attending discussion groups, increase your Masonic knowledge by participating in a Masonic workshop, or perhaps scout out new ideas for fundraising or charitable works in the community by visiting the hospitality suites of our 42 districts, and see what action is taking place across the Province.
Information sessions, Grand Lodge business, vendors, amazing food, and a plethora of amenities await you; but most importantly, attendees get the opportunity to meet with the strong leaders whom we elect to govern our Grand Lodge, and to learn from them how Masonry is changing with- in Ontario over the next year. Our Grand Lodge is built strong by your feedback and ideas, and they want to hear from you. The Annual Communication is THE place to accomplish this objective, which strengthens the craft from your participation.
source: Spring Edition 2017 – Ontario Mason Magazine –