Saturday 12th January 2019 – Lodge Bothwell Brig No. 1229 Annual Installation
SPGM Bro Alex Kelly headed a large Provincial Deputation accompanied by PPGM Bro George Kelly, SPGM Stephen Campbell, PPG Chaplain Bro. Peter Ball & Provincial Piper Bro. David Stark to the Installation of Lodge Bothwell Brig No. 1229, held in the Masonic Temple, Gardenside Street, Uddingston .
In an excellent Ceremonial Right Worshipful Master Bro. Gerry Furlong PM was Installed by his son, RWIM Bro. John Furlong with the Officebearers being installed in equally fine form by RWIM Bro. Capt. D.D. Johnston
Following the Installation the Deputation joined the Brethren of the Lodge for a meal, speeches and harmony.
Friday 11th January 2019 – Her Majesty Acknowledges Milestone Birthday of Bro. John Drummond, Airdrie St. John No. 166
Although not Provincial Grand Lodge Business, this certainly merits communication. On Friday 11th January Bro. John Drummond – Master Mason of Lodge Airdrie St. John 166, celebrated his 100th birthday. To mark the occasion he received a telegram from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Bro. Robert McCormick, RWM of the Lodge, along with Bro. Bob Grant, WSW, and Bro. John Porter delivered birthday congratulations from the members of 166.
Bro. Drummond was delighted with the visit from the Lodge and spoke very fondly of his membership and was still able to give a vivid recount of the many years as a member. At 100 years old, although physically frail, he is very much alert and equally as sharp a wit.
The pictures show his telegram and with The RWM and WSW if the Lodge’.
11th January 2019 – Provincial Grand Lodge Regular Communication
The Regular Communication of Provincial Grand Lodge was held in the Masonic Temple, Gardenside Street Uddingston. Following the business which seen the Office Bearers and Commitee Members approved for 2019 and Bro. George Carnegy confirmed as the newly elected Vice President of the Board of Stewards, three esteemed Brethren from the Province were presented with their Honorary Grand Rank Certificates and Jewels by their respective Right Worshipful Masters, these were recently announced by the Grand Master Mason at his Installation in November 2018.
The Brethern were are follows –
Brother John M. Clydesdale, Past Master of Lodge Whifflet St. John No. 963 – Honorary Assistant Grand Secretary
Brother Steven R. Davis, Past Master of Lodge Livingstone St. Andrew No. 573 – Honorary Assistant Grand Secretary
Brother James MacDonald, Past Master of Lodge Cambuslang Royal Arch No. 114 – Honorary Assistant Grand Treasurer
Well deserved honours after giving many years of service to their Lodges and the Craft.
Following the meeting the New Year draw was made and many Brethern were lucky in the raffle, Provincial Grand Master Bro. Perry and PGL would once a gain like to thank the RWM and Brethern of Lodge St. Bryde No. 579 for the use of their Temple and hospitality