I am extremely honoured and privileged to serve as the Grand Master’s representative for Hamilton District ‘A’ for the ensuing year. A heartfelt ‘thank you’ is extended to Campbell Lodge No. 603 for my nomination and to our District members for their support. I have thoroughly enjoyed the encouragement and guidance from all brethren within the District over the past years, which has better prepared me for the responsibilities and duties of this office.
At this time it is my privilege to introduce you to our District Secretary W. Bro. Bob Elliot.
We are blessed to have a vast knowledge from our many Past Grand Lodge Officers as well as the enthusiasm of our many newer members of the Craft. With this talent, we will surely handle any issue that arises for our District with the considered efficiency and completeness for which our fraternity is well known.
If We Are Not Willing to Learn and Change,
No One Can Help Us,
If We Are Determined to Learn and Change,
No One Can Stop Us.
This year, with the guiding hands of our District Chairmen and the Masters of the District Lodges, we will be promoting the Grand Lodge strategic plan of Reaffirming the Lodge room as the dynamic center of the Masonic experience & Aligning Freemasonry’s timeless value to today’s modern culture.
The Hamilton A Masonichip is a wonderful program that we provide within our communities and I encourage our members to continue to support this as my charity for this year. Donations can be remitted through the Masonic Foundation of Ontario Project # 2664. Also, the food drive challenge that brings a bit of competitiveness to our Lodges while extending a helping hand to families who may be our neighbor reflects who we are. The proceeds from the food drive will be provided to Food for Life and is easy for all of us to do.
Let us continue to express the Masonic Virtues of our Faith in God and each other, our Hope for the future of the Craft and Mankind and our Charity to all men, especially those in need.
I look forward to greeting you in my travels.
Our goal as Masons is NOT to be better than anyone else,
But to be better then WE used to be!
My Best Regards and Fraternally,
R. W. Bro. Scott G. Laing
District Deputy Grand Master
Hamilton District ‘A’