Installations ( INS), Investitures (INV), Early Repast (E), Late Repast (L), Regular & Emergent Lodge Meetings (LM), Daylight (D), Special Event (Sp.Ev.)
WHITE - Regular & Emergent Lodge Meetings RED- Installations & Investitures ORANGE - Official Visitations & Special Events
THV District Committees & Lodge Resources incl. Protocol & Etiquette are listed on our District Website www.torontohumbervalley.ca
The District Charity this year is "Prostate Hope." The Masonic Foundation of Ontario, endorsed by, and in co-operation with the Grand Master A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario PROSTATE HOPE will define the charitable giving of the Masons of Ontario. As a giving and caring Mason, you can contribute to this worthwhile project with your donation. "Anything that you may feel disposed to give .......will be thankfully received and faithfully applied." - W. Bro. Victor Tavares, Chairman of Toronto Humber Valley District Project
Travelling Gavel Effective September 1, 2015
1.0 To qualify, any one of three Principal Officers (i.e. Worshipful Master, Senior Warden or Junior Warden) of a lodge and its members received into a Lodge with the Director of Ceremonies
2.0 If it is a TIE, the Holder of the Travelling Gavel will keep the Travelling Gavel until the next Official Visitation
Editor: R.W. Bro. Tony Fernando Help us Help You by forwarding any communications to be included in our Weekly News to the District Secretary, W. Bro. Yalcin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our Purpose Making Good Men Better Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Its members share a common goal of helping each other become better men. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity.Its roots go back centuries and its members are diverse: high profile leaders, physicians, construction workers, farmers…and maybe you..... We’re united by three ancient and fundamental principles—brotherly love, charity and truth—that are made relevant to the 21st century through the personal development, good works and social connections available to our members in the 550+ lodges across Ontario
Why become a Mason? Masonry offers the opportunity to make each man better through its teachings, his Masonic associations and a philosophy that has served the social needs of men for centuries, by promoting: Tradition: when you become a Mason, you become part of ancient tradition that spans centuries. From the original stonemasons that produced some of the most majestic architectural wonders of Europe to modern day Masons who participate in numerous charitable foundations, you’ll feel connected to a vital, growing and spiritually uplifting organization of moral men; Self Improvement:learning portions of the Ritual and participating in the Degree stimulates the mind and, coupled with committee work and lodge management, presents the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, build self-discipline through commitment, poise and self-confidence, and strengthen presentation and public speaking proficiencies;Sense of Accomplishment:participating in lodge projects, be they charitable or social in nature, provides the opportunity to contribute, work with others and enjoy the success of effort well expended; Fellowship - Belonging to a Like-minded Group: the modern work environment has reduced or eliminated social association with co-workers; joining with lodge members in a fraternal atmosphere can substitute for that former workplace fellowship lost; A Break from the Workaday Routine:Masonry brings together in lodge men of diverse backgrounds, where the daily pressures of a career can be left outside the door and where fellowship is the common theme.These attributes are summarized in the tenets, or fundamental principles of Ancient Freemasonry: Brotherly Love; Relief; and Truth. If these values address your needs, Masonry welcomes you
Protocol & Etiquette Snippets for your Education & Knowledge
Picture on left - R.W. Bro. S. Fahir Benli, District Deputy Grand Master
Picture on right - W. Bro. Yalcin Suer, District Secretary
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Dear Brethren, this is our last communication unless there are special events.
Sun - July 16th - Zeta Shamrock FAMILY PICNIC at 2.00 p.m. - at 3761 Bethseda Road, Stoufville, ON L4A 7X5 - Bring a dessert or food
Mon July 17th to Thurs July 21st, 2017 - Grand Lodge Annual Communications at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto. District Elections and Grand Masters Banquet are on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017. All brethren are welcome.
July 17th Mon. & July 18th Tues. - 9:00 AM - Board of General Purposes Tues. July 18th, 1:30 – 4:30 PM – G.L. Education Seminars, Tues. July 18th, Evening – Hospitality Suites & Fellowship Wed. 8:45 AM – Grand Lodge – Canadian Room, Wed. July 19th morning & afternoon, voting for Grand Lodge Officers, Election of Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Board of General Purposes & DDGMs’, Wed. July 19th Evening - Election of DDGM for Toronto Humber Valley - 5.00 to 5.50 p.m. - in the BALLROOM - CONVENTION FLOOR - Grand Masters Banquet - $ 65 Thurs. 8:45 AM - G.L. Officer & DDGM Installations
Sun - July 23rd - Amaranth BBQ - R.W. Bro. Godfrey Golding 2.00 p.m. - Dinner at 5.00 p.m. - $20 per person - 141 Toril Street, Woodbridge, ON
We are forwarding the Grand Lodge summons 2017 via the District Secretary for detailed information
300th ANNIVERSARY OF FREEMASONRY Celebrating the Tercentenary of the Premier Grand Lodge
York & Toronto Districts 300th Anniversary Committee
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! On November 25th & 26th, 2017 at Le Parc Banquet Hall & Conference Centre 8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6
November 25th - Dinner & Dance November 26th - Brunch & Break-Out Sessions
We will communicate more information soon.
M.W. Bro. Ronald Groshaw, PGM R.W. Bro. Sydney T. Schatzker - Chairman/Marketing & Administration V.W. Bro. Stephen Maizels - Chairman/Event Co-ordinator - Sunday Event R.W. Bro. Tony Fernando - Secretary & Communications R.W. Bro. Gord Crutcher R. W. Bro. Robert Kliaman R.W. Bro. Walter Foster R.W. Bro. Neil Friedman R.W. Bro. Peter Sialtsis R.W. Bro. Wayne Dobson R.W. Bro. Peter Irwin R.W. Bro. Bill Utton R.W. Bro. Harry Somir R.W. Bro. Fahir Benli R.W. bro. Dean Bergerson R.W. Bro. Ross Gurrero R.W. Bro. Tom Johnston R.W. Bro. David Fernandes R.W. Bro. Fred Bryant R.W. Bro. Manoj Dave R.W. Bro. Gerry Newall V.W. Bro. Peter Stern W. Bro. Tony DiBattista W. Bro. Harry Hamper Keleshian Bro. Dan Sabourin Bro. Brian Kruschel - Entertainment