50 year service presentation
On Friday 14 September 2018 the Provincial Grand Master, Brother James C. Peddie, led a large and distinguished deputation to Lodge St. John, Whiteinch, No. 683. This deputation consisted of Provincial Grand Lodge Office Bearers from the Province of Glasgow and some of our Sister Provinces.
The purpose of this visit was to present a Jubilee Certificate to Brother Alistair Henderson, a Past Master of that Lodge, to recognise his 50 years of service to the Craft. Brother Henderson is the Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow.
After presenting the certificate to Brother Henderson, the PGM asked Brother William C. Shepherdson, a Past Provincial Grand Master, to give an account of Brother Henderson’s time as a Freemason.
Brother Shepherdson gave a full and interesting synopsis of Brother Henderson’s half-century of service and spoke of his many achievements.
Brother Henderson then replied and informed all present of the long standing connection between his family and his Lodge with his Grandfather having joined exactly 98 years before.
After the presentation the Master and Brethren of Lodge Bailie Nicol Jarvie, No. 1036, from the Province of Perthshire West, conferred a F.C. Degree.
The attending Brethren then retired to enjoy Harmony provided by Brother John Wilson, the Master of Lodge St. John, Whiteinch, No. 683, and his brethren.
Many congratulations to Brother Henderson!
23 Jan 2015 Meeting
On Friday 14th November 2014, a unique Meeting was held in the Lodge at which four Brothers – Iain Orr Agnew, Robert McKinnon Agnew, James Morgan Agnew(twin), Stuart McLean Agnew(twin) were initiated at the same Meeting. At the second Meeting of 2015, 23rd January 2015, these Brethren were passed to the Fellowcraft Degree. This date was also significant inasmuch as it was the sixth anniversary of the fire which destroyed so much of the Masonic Hall and many of its very important contents.
The classical allusion of the phoenix rising out of the ashes is particularly appropriate with reference to the Hall and the Lodge. The Hall as a result of the commitment and hard work of so many Brethren has been restored and improved and provides a comfortable environment in which 5 Lodges can hold their meetings. The Lodge is now moving forward with several younger and very enthusiastic candidates refreshing the lifeblood of the Lodge.
The Lodge was delighted to welcome the Provincial Grand Master, Brother James C Peddie, and a Deputation of Commissioned Office-Bearers, Elected Office-Bearers and Stewards. Brother James C Peddie was made an Honorary Member of the Lodge; the Obligation was delivered by Brother Alistair Henderson, PM 683, Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master.
The Meeting on 23rd January 2015 was enhanced by the presence of 35 Brethren from the Province of Cheshire holding under the English Constitution, including the Master of the Seacombe Lodge No 3468(EC), Brother Carl Fryer. In addition, the Master of Lodge Thistle and Rose No 73 introduced 8 Brethren from Lodges holding under the Grand Lodge of Switzerland "Alpina". These Brethren locate from the Italian speaking Canton of Switzerland, one of whom addressed the Lodge and whose speech was translated by Brother Dino Kerr PM 683.
After the conclusion of the Meeting, an excellent Buffet Meal, including the traditional Haggis and Neeps and Tatties, and a Burns Harmony was enjoyed by the company. Brother David Quinn PM 817, MM 1285 recited Tam O' Shanter.
A sibling event
On Friday 14th November, a unique event will take place. Four brothers will be joining the craft, with Lodge The Gael No 609 performing the EA duties.
This should be a great occasion for all concerned, and all visitors are most welcome to attend.
The Installation of new RWM Bro. C. Fraser was held on Friday 13th December 2013. The installing masters were Bro. A. Provan PM. and Bro. D. Kerr PM
The usual excellent evening was had by all and the RWM extended thanks to those who travelled from far and wide to attend.
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