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Lodge St Andrew 524, 2019
Events for the diary...
Friday 30th November 2018 - St. Andrew's Night Ceilidh and Charity Cheque Presentation:
£10 a ticket. On the evening the lodge will present a cheque to this years lodge charity "Live It For Lee - Blodwise"
Saturday 22nd December 2018 - Lodge Christmas Dinner Dance:
6:30pm start - £15 a ticket and includes a three course meal.
Sunday 31st December 2018 - Hogmanay Dance:
8pm to 2am - £5 per ticket.
Names for the above events to WJW or bar staff.
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 Burns Supper, Saturday 20th January.
The Brethren, family and friends of 524 enjoyed another fantastic Burns Supper on Saturday 20th January. There were superb toasts from Billy Elliot, David McMorris, Allan Gowans 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 staff supplied us with an excellent meal and a great night was had by all.
2018 Annual Charity Update
This year's Lodge is the local charity "Live It For Lee - Bloodwise" - a charity raising money for the research and prevention of blood cancers. So far we have held a number of events such as a curryoke night, a rock music night with the band 2 Bob Rocket, a family fun day as well a sponsored walk around the Isle of Millport. So far we have raised at least £2,500 for the annual charity. There are plans for further events in the latter part of the year such as a Sportsmans Dinner and a Cabaret Night, to help boost further funds for Live It For Lee.
Successful Sportsmans Dinner
On Friday 5th October, around 60 brethren and gentlemen attended the Lodges Sportsmans dinner. The attendee's were treated to a fine meal by Lynne and the kitchen staff. After the meal, we were treated to two excellent and entertaining speeches from the guest speakers of the evening - ex-football referee Willie Young and ex-Rangers player Gordon Smith.