Masonry is more relevant and important to society today than ever, as it encompasses and embraces all the fundamental principles of good citizenship.
We have all heard it said that Masonry is trying to create a New World Order based on money and power. In truth, we are striving for a New World Order that promotes love and acceptance over greed and hate.
Masonry is now in its 301st year. We have withstood the test of time. I believe it is our fundamental tenets and principles that have allowed us, throughout history, to stay relevant and a desirable fraternity to be a member of. We care for our neighbours and extend the hand of brotherhood to everyone. We must continue this work if we want a better society.
With the conclusion of Grand Master M. W. Bro. John C. Green's term his project "Prostate Hope" will also be wrapping up but Brethren I cannot express how important it is to not let this project leave your heart or mind. It is an important cause that can affect all of us. This year our new Grand Master M. W. Bro. Paul E. Todd has selected "Autism Spectrum Disorder Research (ASD)" as his charitable project.
I will be focusing on revitalizing our involvement with Canadian Blood Services and promoting not just being a blood donor but volunteering and helping to recruit more donors. Brethren, EVERY time you donate blood it is used to help save/prolong someone's life. This may be the simplest way to contribute positively to society. This project is personal for me and I would ask that you join me in rolling up your sleeves and helping with this worthwhile cause.
Finally, I would like to offer my time and energy to anyone who requires it. I believe that when we lead by example and work together we will move not only Wellington District, but the communities and neighbourhoods that make up our district to a New World Order of love and acceptance.
R.W. Bro. Gregory N. Insley District Deputy Grand Master