Bro Charlie MacVicar Almoner 139 along with RWM Bro Jim MacAulay, Bro Tam Meikle PM, Bro Dougie Thomson BB all from Lodge Carron 139, also RWM Bro Desmond McGowan and Bro Robert Johnstone PM of Bothwell Brig 1229, was a honour and privilege to have them with us visiting Lodge Troon Navigation 86, would like to thank RWM Bro Billy Bowie, PM’s, Office Bearers and Brethren for the warm welcome in to there Lodge Troon Navigation 86, on a personal point would like to thanks RWM Bro Billy Bowie for the kind invite to the east, was a honour and privilege. Congratulations to the RWM Bro Andrew Wilson, PM’s, Office Bearers and Brethren of (The Bonnie Doon 565) for a brilliant E.A. Degree on one pure candidate!! Bro Stuart Lancaster (PM 86) RWM Bro Andrew Wilson was a proud man with his degree team and he should’ve been!! excellent degree RWM, the purpose off our visit was to present back apron, sash, and other items of Bro Alex Sands who passed away last year 12th October 2019, His daughter Moria who asked me to hand back these items to his mother Lodge Troon Navigation 86, so I got in touch with secretary Bro Billy Donaldson Lodge 86, were we struck up a good friendship and arranged this date to hand over these items, the warm welcome we got from all brethren in the Lodge 86, brought tears to my eyes, it was a honour and privilege along with our RWM Bro Jim MacAulay and our brethren who were able to attend to hand back these items on behalf off the family, Bro Alan Sands was a gentleman and is sadly missed amongst Lodge Carron 139 Brethren. As you can see with one of the pictures in my hands, was giving two bags of scones (Fruit/ plain have a soft spot for scones) from Lodge Troon Navigation 86 Secretary Bro Billy Donaldson, was surprise by this gift!! He told me they were from his good lady wife (Nanette) so thank you very much Nanette, also Nanette I also love cheesecake as well thanks again all @ Lodge Troon Navigation 86 for a outstanding night and ur hospitality was brilliant. Almoner 139 SMIB, UTR
Lodge St. Clair Glasgow No.362 Annual Dinner Wednesday 12th February 2020 with Master of Ceremonies for the evening Brother Robert Ross Lodge Neptune No.419 also attending L-R Brother Tam Meikle PM Lodge Carron No.139, Brother George Meikle Lodge St.John Tulliallan No.598, Brother Charlie McVicar Lodge Carron No.139 Lodge Almoner.