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Lodge St Andrew 524, 2018
Successful Family Fun Day.
On the May Bank Holiday Monday, the lodge held it's annual Family Fun Day in the lodge premises.
Despite the less than sunny weather, the fun day was well attended by the members of 524 and a total of £364.74 was raised for our annual charity Beatson Lanarkshire.
A big thank you to all those who attended and also to those who contributed in any way at all, it was greatly appreciated.
Annual Burns Supper, Friday 28th January.
The Brethren, family and friends of 524 enjoyed another fantastic Burns Supper on Friday 28th January. There were superb toasts from Billy Elliot, Tom Jarvie, Jim Campbell and a reply on behalf of the Lassies from Lynn Campbell. After the dinner and the speeches, we were entertained and danced away to Stevie Clark to the end of the night. As usual Laura and the girls supplied us with an excellent meal and a great night was had by all.
Successful visit to Lodge Loch Lochindaal in Islay.
In the last weekend of April, the brethren of 524 visited Lodge Lochindaal 1592 in Islay, where we gave a demostration of the walkthrough FC degree. During the day, a number of the brethren played golf at the Machrie Links, while the rest visited and enjoyed a couple of drams at The Bowmore distillery. The lodge was accompanied by the PGM and the PGL Secretary. Overall, it was a successful visit to Islay and 524 would like to thank the brethren of 1592 for their invite and warm hospitality.
"East Meets West of The Province" Degree
A total of 9 brethren from 524, attended the recent 2nd annual "East meets West of The Province" Degree, hosted by Lodge The Royal Stuart 1414. An excellent rendition of the EA degree was carried out by the reigning masters of the province, including our own RWM.
As the first edition of this degree was held last year at 524 and was established by Bro. Ian Bell PM, it was intimated that in future years that this degree will be known as the "Ian Bell Memorial Degree on behalf of Marcus Humphrey House" - which is a wonderful gesture by the PGL.
A total of £631 was raised in total for the Marcus Humphrey House.
A report of this degree can be found on the PGL website by clicking here.
Visit To Lodge Oban Commerical 180.
The Lodge recently visited Lodge Oban Commerical where we carried out an demostration of the walkthrough FC degree. The degree went well and was well received by the brethren asembled.
A meal and harmony followed after the meeting, and the brethren of 180 showed their generosity by donating the collection to our charity, the Beatson Lanarkshire.
Again an excellent and enjoyable visit to Oban and would to thank 180 for their invite and excellent hospitality.
Social Club Now Open On Wednesdays For Lunches
Social club now open for Luncheon on a Wednesday for lunches. This will be on a trial basis until the end of the year, so please use the social club and make it a success. The club is now open from from 12pm on Wednesday.
Test Fees and Social Club Fees are due from the 1st September, please pay the Treasurer/Bar Staff respectively.
Charity Cabaret Night Report.
Another great night in the club last week. We had our latest charity cabaret in aid of the Beatson, our nominated charity for this year. We were entertained by The St Andrews Sisters - they were absolutely fantastic and well appreciated by the crowd. The night was held together by Dougie Johnston, who sang big band standards. All in a great night, and we managed to raise £390 to add to our charity pot. A big thank you to all those who came along and supported the event.
524 Brother Installed under Royal Order of Scotland
On Thursday 31st August 2017 at the Derby Masonic Hall, Bro Stewart Littlejohn, a Master Mason of Lodge St Andrew No 524 was installed as the PGM of Derbyshire under the Royal Order of Scotland by Deputy Grand Master and Governor, Sir Archibald Donald Orr Ewing Bart. M.A.
Charity Curryoke Night Report.
We had our latest charity curryoke in aid of the Beatson, our nominated charity for this year. A great night was had by all. We would like to thank all the staff who worked hard to make it run smoothly and all who attended, sang and donated. Also Zoe Richards who hosted the event. We raised a fabulous £413. Well done everyone.
Cheque Presentation To Beatson Cancer Charity
At our annual Christmas Dance and with the assistance of Lodge Oban Commercial 180, we presented a cheque to The Beatson - our nominated charity for this year for the grand sum of £7,103. A fantastic effort this year and a huge thank you to everyone who supported our events over the year. And to Lodge Oban Commercial 180 for their fantastic efforts in raising £2,350 for the Beatson.
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.
Annual installation 2017.
On Saturday 16th December, the lodge held it's145th Annual Installation of Office Bearers at the Old Parish Hall.
There was representation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire Lodge of Renfrewshire East, which was headed by Bro. Neil Fraser RWPGM. There was also a deputation of Reigning Masters that was headed by Bro. Allan Ramsey MacGregor - the RWM of Lodge Eaglesham 1265 and there was a good number of visitors from within and outwith the province. There was two brethren who had travelled up from lodges in England.
Bro. George Kirk was installed as the lodges 105th RWM by two very capable Installing Masters Bro. Derek Bell and Bro. Graham Wyllie, both Past Masters of the Lodge.
The installing Masters are to be congratulated for all the work they have put in over the last few months, well done to Derek and Graham. It was a very well attended installation. It was a very well organised day mainly down to the brethrens 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.
Overall, it was a very successful day for the brethren, family and friends of 524.