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Twelve Talk 126, the latest minutes for Regular Meeting on 19th November and West Column Issue 150 have been added to the documents section of the website.

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remember them

Lodge Almoner Bro Alistair Glenny PM read out the following at our meeting of 5th November 2019 being the nearest Lodge meeting to Remembrance Sunday

 

LODGE GREENOCK KILWINNING NoXII  - THE FALLEN REMEMBERED - 2019

A MEMORIAL TO THE MEMBERS OF THE LODGE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR WAS UNVEILED AND DEDICATED ON FRIDAY 31st MARCH 1922

IT TOOK THE FORM OF AN ALTAR IN GOTHIC DESIGN, MADE OF SCOTTISH OAK, HAS BEEN GREATLY PRESERVED, AND IS CENTRAL TO OUR RITUAL AND ASSEMBLIES FOR JUST SHORT OF 100 YEARS

 

Brethren, who feel comfortable in doing so, please stand

 

THE NAMES INSCRIBED BY SINKING THE BACKGROUND ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

 

Pte. Archibald Lindsay Barr 2nd Battalion Scots Guards

Engine Room Artificer. George William Campbell Royal Naval Reserve

Lt. James Hannah Royal Garrison Artillery

Pioneer. Henry Hay Royal Engineers

1st Eng. Arthur Johnston Mercantile Marine

Pte. John Duncan Macfarlane 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Engineer. Sub Lt. David Rankin Fleming MacKail Royal Navy

L.Cpl. Alexander Niven Russell 6th Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

2nd Lt. Joseph Henry Sanders 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Sjt. James Ritchie Smith 1st/5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

 

THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

 

THAT WELL KNOWN VERSE FROM A POEM WRITTEN BY THOMAS BINYAN IN 1914 FOLLOWING THE BATTLE AT MONS ENSURES THAT THEIR NAMES LIVETH WITH US FOR EVERMORE.

SO MOTE IT BE!

Bro Bob Leck - Eulogy

Born in Greenock and resident in Greenock - Occupation GardenerBob Leck

Bob was initiated into Freemasonry October 7th 1958, Passed October 21st 1958, Raised November 4th 1958

He was 22 at his Initiation

Bro James L Black was RWM at Bob's Degrees

Bob served as a Steward and I.G. before moving South in 1960 working for Camden Council as a Parks Superintendent.

As a National Serviceman Bob served his time in the R.A.F. Bomb Disposal unit but did not talk much about his time here.

As a long time P.I.G. Bob joined Elfrida Lodge no. 4497 (EC) in 2000 and rose through the ranks (2002 SD), (2003 JW) to become Master in 2005.

After vacating the chair Bob took up several stand - in roles inc. I.G. in 2006 and JW and Almoner in 2007.

Unfortunately, Elfrida Lodge handed in their warrant in 2010, he and several of his buddies joined Heritage Lodge no. 5572 (EC).

Bob was already a member of Heritage Chapter and here again he was always willing to step in especially as the Chapter was reasonable small and his dedication and enthusiasm was of great assistance.

Bob had long been a champion of Demelza House raising money holding ‘open house’ and garden parties. He was also been a keen supporter of local Scout Groups and upholds the Scout promise of ‘always thinking of others before himself’.

Bob had been happily married to Maureen for 62 years and has a Son, David.

Bob had recently not been in good health and as such the presentation of his 60 year Citation would normally have been carried out by the PGM himself. At his request however Bob wanted as little fuss as possible and his good friends and long term Masonic colleagues W.Bro Albert and Derek visited Bob at home and made this presentation on behalf of the PGM.

Throughout his adversities however Bob had always been a keen supporter of Freemasonry and thoroughly deserves recognition for his long service.

Bob sadly passed to the Grand Lodge Above on 14th July 2019

Thanks to: Tony Saunders, Secretary, Heritage Lodge no. 5572

RW Master, W Wardens, Brethren All, KTL1060
during my visit in June we spoke again about the idea of brethren of No. XII visiting KTL in 2020.
The secretary of KDL has suggested that you in Scotland discuss dates among yourselves and when you will have come to a result suggest one or two such dates to KTL because four the brethren in Germany it would be easier to amend their timetable/working plan accordingly or agree on a date for an additional meeting.
I assume this procedure would make it easier for you my brethren to agree on a date on which you would like to demonstrate a working following your/our tradition.
Looking forward to hearing from you I greet you cordially and fraternally
Robert

Looking forward to hearing from you wishing you and all the brethren and their loved ones all the very best I greet you cordially and fraternally

Robert