February 23, 2019
A Friend to Friend Program jointly presented by Toronto East District and Toronto Don Valley District
Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
East Toronto Masonic Temple
13 Chisholm Avenue, Toronto
On the afternoon of Saturday, February 23, 2019, you are cordially invited to attend the Friend to Friend Program with a family member, friend or colleague who may be interested in joining our Masonic fraternity. As every Lodge has prospective candidates waiting to be initiated, we especially want to encourage the Friend to Friend Committee Chairmen to bring them to this event, which is designed to enlighten their minds, enhance their interest and address any
questions or concerns they may have.
Here’s the Agenda for the Program and the related presenters, led by our Past Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Ronald E. Groshaw, and R.W. Bro. George Warner, Chair of the Friend to Friend/Mentor Program of the Lodge Resources Committee of Grand Lodge:
1:00 p.m.: Sign in and registration: coffee/tea available
1:30 p.m.: Welcome and orientation: R.W. Bro. George Warner
1:35 p.m.: Brief history of Masonry: R.W. Bro. Syd Schatzker
1:55 p.m.: Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario: R. W. Bro. Maher Eid
2:05 p.m.: Apron and selected Working Tools: W. Bro. Michael Harris
2:25 p.m.: My Life in Masonry: M.W. Bro. Ronald E. Groshaw
2:45 p.m.: New Masons’ Panel: moderated by: W. Bro. Andrew McDonald and Bro. Nick Dee
3:15 p.m.: The need for the partner’s support: W. Bro. Alec Zimmerman
3:20 p.m.: Q & A with R.W. Bro. Malcolm Parish, DDGM of Toronto East District and
R.W. Bro. Ronel Manabat, DDGM of Toronto Don Valley District
3:30 p.m.: Wrap-up with our thanks: W. Bro. Ryan Johnson
3:35 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Further discussions over refreshments
If you plan to attend, please register at <a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-friends-introduction-to-freemasonry-registration-53434040654">https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-friends-introduction-to-freemasonry-registration-53434040654</a> or send an email to [email protected] with the name(s) of the prospective candidate(s) that you intend to bring with you by Wednesday, February 20, 2019 so that we may plan accordingly, including the preparation of a name tag and welcome packages for each of you.
The dress for this Program will be casual but presentable: slacks and a collared shirt are preferred.
Please No Regalia