The District Deputy Grand Master:
I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself, Terry Douglas Ronald. Born December 1964, the youngest of triplet boys in St. Thomas. I am a lifelong resident of St. Thomas, graduated from Arthur Voaden Secondary School and continued my education graduating form Fanshawe College with a Motive Power Technician Automotive Major and an Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Program and Truck and Coach Technician.
While completing my apprenticeship I also had the opportunity to teach part-time at Fanshawe College in London and continued my education in Kingston at Queens University to achieve my Faculty of Education Technological Studies Internship Program.
At completion of my studies I entered my second career teaching automotive studies with Thames Valley District School Board. During which time I returned working a second job in my first career as a dealer technician with Ford Motor Company to obtain additional training in all aspects of dealer operations and the ever-changing technology advances of the automobile. During this time, I became the first Master Technician and a founding member of the Canadian Technician Advisory Panel of the Ford Motor Co. of Canada. I was also an honorable mention as a nominee for the technician of the year. Throughout this period, I continued as a transportation technology chairman at Arthur Voaden Secondary School where I was recognized for having the best transportation technology curriculum in Ontario. Unfortunately, my careers and passion for teaching was cut short in 2010 due to medical issues of losing my eyesight.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart Heidi and wife of 29 years having a daughter Jayme and son Brandon (Prince of Wales #171 Senior Deacon), along with three young grandchildren.
My Masonic journey began in 2008 being initiated in St. Mark’s Lodge #94 (W.M 2017), affiliated member with Pelee Lodge #627 (W.M 2013-2014), affiliated member with Prince of Wales #171, FCF (Fellows of the College of Freemasonry), St. Thomas Past Masters, Masters and Wardens Association (President 2017-2018), elected DDGM of the St. Thomas Masonic District (July 2018), Palestine Chapter #54 (1st Principle 2016-2017), Member of Nineveh Council #3, Lake Erie Lodge #2, Burleigh Perceptory #21, Eli Council #7, AMD Tylers of Solomon Council #212, London York Rite College #67, London Lodge of Perfection , London Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix (Most Wise Sovereign 2018), Moore Sovereign Consistory, Mocha Shriners Temple (1st Ceremonial Master 2018), Mocha Finance Committee, Aylmer Shrine Club (President 2014), Hi-Ro Shrine Club (President 2017), Ceremonial Co-chairman 2018), Mocha Alumni, Hillbilly Clan #59, Wheelstanders Mini Kars (President 2018), Scottish Rite Degree Team, 5th°, 14thh°, 29th°.
I would like to dedicated this year in the memory of the late W. Bro. Ron Bennett and thank all the Brethren who have assisted, mentored and supported me during my masonic journey.
“my goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be” Wayne Dyer