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RWM Bro Bob Crossan and WSW Bro Brian McFadyen visited Lodge Glasgow Star No 219 for their RWM Bro Norman Jamieson last meeting in the chair. It was a very busy evening and after opening the Lodge the RWM admitted a deputation from Lodge Nitshill No 1478 who then conferred an excellent Passing. Unfortunately due to the late ending of the meeting we were unable to stay behind for Lodge hospitality and I forgot to take a photo, sorry

Update - courtesy of Lodge Glasgow Star No 219 RWIMG 5054M Norman Jamieson we have a photograph from their harmony, whilst doing the raffle. The RWM managed to raise a tremendous sum of £270 which was presented to Paisley Disability Resource Centre, well done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 13th June

HM Bro Tony Stewart and I travelled to the East to Grand Lodge for their Communication. We arrived in plenty of time to go for a lovely lunch at Tiger Lily just across the road and would recommend a visit if you are through in Edinburgh.

We then proceeded into Grand Lodge and were pleased to meet up with other Brethren from Renfrewshire West including our RWPGM Bro Robin McIntyre and our very own Bible Bearer Bro Alex Gray who had gone through with some members from The Lodge of Erskine No 1566.

After the Grand Lodge Communication had ended, Lodge Sir Moray No 1641 had their annual installation, which due to complications at their own Lodge building, took place in Grand Lodge. Tony and I decided to stay on and witness their 'short and sweet' installation, we did not stay for harmony as all the tickets were sold. A huge thanks to Tony for driving me through to Edinburgh and back.

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Fraternally

RWM

 

 

 

Thursday 6th June we had our Special Summer Meeting, which attracted an incredible 109 Brethren, the business of the evening was the Affiliation of Bro Robert Rolf Grundmann PAGM to No XII, the obligation of which was carried out by Bro Hector Macphail PM, we then had an Entering conferred by the Past Masters of No XII.

  Team          
   RWM  Bro Ken MacDougall PM        
   WSW  Bro Kenny Morrison PM        
   WJW  Bro Alistair Glenny PM        
   SD  Bro Derek Kirkpatrick PM        
   JD  Bro Allan Glen PM        
   IG  Bro Bob Bain PM        
             
  Degree Team          
   Obligation  Bro Ken MacDougall PM        
   Secrets  Bro Alan Beck PM        
   Apron  Bro Kenny Morrison PM        
   NEC  Bro Bob Bain PM        
   Working Tools  Bro Allan MacFeate PM        
   Charge  Bro Derek Kirkpatrick PM        

 

After an excellent first degree by our Past Masters, the Lodge was closed and a large number of Brethren remained behind for a wonderful harmony, courtesy of our President of Stewards, Bro Tony Buckley HPGPoS.

As the floor of the Town Hall and the Saloon is being replaced in August and will not be finished until mid September, our next Regular meeting will be 17th September 2019 and will be an Entering and a Ballot.

 

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Update from Bro Robert Rolf Grundmann PAGM

Dear Brother Ken,

I would like to thank our Right Worshipful Master, Worshipful Wardens, Office Bearers and Brethren for having granted the privilege of becoming an affiliated member – my particular thanks go to you Brother Ken for the way you handled all the paperwork.I had the pleasure of attending an excellent ceremony and the night had you made even more special as Brother Hector had been allowed to obligate. It was overwhelming how you made me welcome.Unfortunately I will not be able to attend regularly due to the distance – and that I have to organise assistance et cetera.

However I'm looking forward very much to my next visit – as Yusuf my assistant did enjoy that visit very much I'm sure he will be happy to assist and support you again on a date yet to be announced.Wishing you all and your families all the very best I greet you cordially and fraternally

Robert

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The week commencing the 3rd of June we have a ‘special guest’ (Bro Robert Rolf Grundmann) from Germany visiting the area, he is coming a long way and at considerable discomfort to himself as he is confined to a wheelchair.

He will be with us from Sunday 2nd June until Sunday 9th June and is here to receive Affiliate Membership to No XII at our meeting on 6th June, so I think it would be nice to give him some No XII Brotherly Love by doing the following

Can you please advise me if you can/cannot attend any of the following, especially Friday night as obviously we have to book a table

Tuesday 4th June

Lodge Neptune No 419 are conferring a Raising – Take our guest to this Lodge. It is a Lodge which is all on the level and very wheelchair friendly.

Thursday 6th June

We have our Special Summer Meeting at the Town Hall which is an Entering by our Past Masters. At this meeting our German guest will receive Affiliate Membership

Friday 7th June

Bro Robert is staying all week at the Tontine Hotel it would be nice if we could meet up with him at the Tontine and have a nice meal together.

Saturday 8th June

Bro Hector Macphail PM is taking Bro Robert to the Marcus Humphrey Fete

Bro Hector will also be taking Bro Robert on a couple of site seeing tours during the week, which he would be most grateful for anyone to accompany him.

 

Please help us help Bro Robert and make his stay in Greenockshire a memorable one

 

Fraternally

Bob

Sunday 2nd June Bro Robert Rolf Grundmann PAGM (Past Assistant Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Freemasons in Germany) touched down in Glasgow airport, having flown directly from Dusseldorf by Loganair. He was accompanied by his carer Yusuf. 

They were greeted at the airport by Bro Hector Macphail PM who drove them to their lodgings for the week, the Tontine Hotel.

PM Bro Macphail treated them to various visits around the 'Tourist Trail', such places as Loch Lomond, Duck Bay Marina as well as local sightseeing.

On Tuesday night 4th June, a small deputation from No XII - RWM Bro Bob Crossan, WSW Bro Brian McFadyen, SM Bro Alan Beck, Bro Hector Macphail, SD Bro Campbell Snoddy and Bro Crawford Kirkpatrick, accompanied our German Brother on a visit to Lodge Neptune No 419 where we witnessed a fine Raising conferred by Lodge Corkerhill No 1426. After the meeting we stayed for Lodge harmony and had a good chat and a nice plate of soup.

Thursday 6th June we had our Special Summer Meeting, which attracted an incredible 109 Brethren, the business of the evening was the Affiliation of Bro Robert Rolf Grundmann PAGM to No XII, the obligation of which was carried out by Bro Hector Macphail PM, we then had an Entering conferred by the Past Masters of No XII.

After an excellent first degree by our Past Masters, the Lodge was closed and a large number of Brethren remained behind for a wonderful harmony, courtesy of our President of Stewards, Bro Tony Buckley.

Friday 7th June we (Hector Macphail, Campbell Snoddy and myself) met up with Robert and his carer Yusuf and we had a lovely evening of great chat and excellent food in the Tontine Restaurant.

On Saturday 8th June Hector took Robert and Yusuf to the Marcus Humphrey House Fete, where there they met a few well known Brethren including The Widows Sons Scotland Masonic Riders

Robert and Yusuf flew home on Sunday 9th June and Robert sent Hector a lovely email last week expressing his thanks for his hospitality and efforts made to his visit so enjoyable, he also attach some photos of their time here

 

Fraternal Best Wishes

RWM Bob :)

 

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 We were invited to confer a Fellowcraft degree at Lodge Burns Dundonald No 1759 on Tuesday 30th April by their RWM Bro John McNish which we of course accepted their kind invitation.

About a month before the date for our visit, I received a phone call from RWM John McNish to ask if it would be possible to change the degree for the evening to a Mark degree. After checking with our Brethren we decided this was okay. Our own Mark degree was actually two weeks before our visit, so this would be a good practice run. 

So the 30th April arrived before we knew it and off we went to our sojourn in Dundonald.

As you would expect, we were given a really warm welcome from all the brethren of Lodge Burns Dundonald and their visitor for the evening, of which there were plenty, about 75 Brethren were present at the meeting.

After changing halls to accommodate the large crowd the meeting started, we remained outside as were we to be admitted as a deputation of which I, as RWM, would have the pleasure of heading. After about 20 mins, we were called for and duly led into the Lodge room. After the usual formalities the gavel was presented to me by RWM Bro John McNish, for which I thanked him in the usual manner. I called for the office bearers to be exchanged in favour of No XII. 

We then proceeded to confer the Mark degree on their candidate and I must admit it was a very fine rendition of the Mark with everyone being at the top of their game on the evening, just as two weeks before in our own Lodge. I then presented their RWM with the Gavel, for which he thanked me and all from No XII for such a fine degree. After their collection was uplifted we were asked if we would like to retire from the Lodge and we duly did.

I don't think they were expecting such a large crowd as at harmony, there certainly wasn't 75 pies on the table. Fortunately for us the harmony was served before the meeting ended and we all managed to get a pie each and other sandwiches and cakes. When the meeting ended I'm sure there were a few unhappy pieless Brethren, oh well that'll be us being talked about again :-))

Thank you to everyone who made the journey down to Dundonald for what I would call a very enjoyable night.

RWM Bob

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