R.W. Bro. Jack Shields

District Deputy Grand Master 2014-2015

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Brethren of Eastern District for electing me to serve as your District Deputy Grand Master for 2014 – 2015.  In particular I would also thank the Brethren of Glengarry Highland Lodge No. 418 for their supportRWBroJackShieldslarge and confidence in allowing me to represent the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, M. W. Bro. Donald A. Campbell.

For the upcoming year we have assembled a strong team to assist in putting a program in place that will challenge, reward and encourage new approaches while maintaining our guarded rituals.

My theme for the year is “Living Life as a Mason”.  I encourage all district Masons to extend a hand of friendship every day and work together to create great working assemblies that strengthen and elevate the lodges of Eastern District.

District Charity

For this Masonic year Eastern District will support the Grand Lodge charity, fighting Prostate Cancer. There will be a concerted effort to raise awareness of this very serious disease that affects one in seven men over the age of 55.

Early detection and diagnosis is one of the best ways to conquer this disease and in this respect we will encourage our members to have annual testing. Funds collected under various activities scheduled for the coming 12 months will be directed to support research into new medical treatments for prostate cancer patients.