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Lodge St Andrew 524, 2018
Phenomenal turnout for the family fun day. Great support from friends and relatives, brethren from quite a few lodges present as well. A real highlight for many on the family fun day. One of our instruction masters, Billy Elliot getting soaked in the stocks.
524's finest out in force, showing the way it used to be in decades gone by. Some photos from the 70s and 80s night in aid of our charity this year NAS. No people from the village were harmed or damaged during the evening. Another great night and thanks to all who took part. ..YMCA.....
Christmas Dance and Presentation of Charity Cheque
The brethren of Lodge St Andrew along with family and friends had a very enjoyable Christmas Dance on Saturday 19th December. At the dance Bro Jim Campbell took the opportunity to present this year’s charity cheque to Linda Morrow from NAS South Lanarkshire, the total amount raised was £5167.67p.
A big thank you goes to everyone who donated gifts and worked hard over the past year to raise this fantastic sum. Many thanks to Laura and the girls for a fabulous Christmas meal and also to the girls who worked hard behind the bar to keep us refreshed throughout the night.
Annual Installation 2015
On Saturday 12th December the lodge held its 143rd Annual Installation of Office Bearers. It was held in the Old Parish Church Hall at the usual time of 3.55pm (524).
There was representation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire East headed by Bro Iain McPhee RWSPGM. There was also a deputation of Reigning Masters headed by Bro Allan Gowans, RWM of Lodge Hamilton Kilwinning No 7 and a number of visitors from within and out with the province. I noted two brethren who had travelled from Lodge Innellan and Toward No 1435 in Dunoon.
Bro William John McJimpsey was once again installed as RWM by two very capable Installing Masters, Bro Robert Cook and Bro Graham Wyllie both Past Masters of the Lodge. As this was Bro Willies fourth time in the chair there was no installing board, the RWM was presented with his regalia in open Lodge by Bro Iain McPhee.
The Installing Masters are to be congratulated for all the work they put in over the last few months, well done to Bobby and Graham. It was a very well organised day mainly down the brethren’s hard work setting up the hall in the morning and clearing it immediately after the Installation finished.
We then retired back to the Lodge for the formal meal and speeches. Later in the evening we were joined by the ladies and entertained by a live singer into the wee small hours. So all together it was a very successful day for the brethren, family and friends of 524.