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 LODGE CARRON 139 REPORTS/VISITATIONS

 

 

On Saturday 11th August 2018 3 Amigos Bro George Mawhinnie WJW, Bro Alan Baxter BB & Myself also present was Bro Jim Aitken WJW of the Douglas Lodge 409 sojourned down the East coast to visit Lodge Kajaki 1848 which is the newest Masonic Lodge in Scotland. Where we were very warmly welcomed into the Lodge by RWM Bro Robert Wright PMs Office Bearers & Brethren. The degree was a FC Degree on 1 candidate Bro Scott Aitken the degree was excellently carried out by the Office Bearers of the lodge. At the conclusion of the meeting RWM Bro Robert Wright invited everyone to stay for some lodge hospitality which was excellent a Sausage Casserole of which we 3 had a second helping. A total of 48 Brethren signed the tyle. Report by SD Brother Lindsay Wannan

 

On Tuesday 7th August 2018 3 Amigos Bro George Mawhinnie WJW, Bro Alan Baxter BB & Myself left the west to travel east in Search of more light and visited The Edinburgh Defensive Band 151 where we were warmly welcomed into the Lodge by the RWM Bro Dougie Sneddon, PMs, Office Bearers & Brethren the degree was an exemplification of the FC Degree on 1 substitute candidate Bro Richard Boa who was very attentive.The degree was expertly conducted to a very high standard by the Office Bearers of 151. At the conclusion of the meeting RWM Bro Dougie Sneddon came onto the level and thanked Bro Boa for standing in as the candidate. RWM Bro John McLean Lodge Waverley 597 also thanked the candidate Bro Boa for being an excellent candidate. He also replied on behalf of the visitors for the warm welcome we all received on entering the lodge. He thanked RWM Bro Sneddon for allowing him the courtesy of replying on behalf of the visitors. RWM Bro Sneddon closed the Lodge and invited everyone to stay and partake in lodge 151 hospitality which was excellent fare. It was good to meet old friends and make some new ones it was good to meet a very good friend of the Amigos RWM Bro David Arbuckle Lodge Oatlands 1005 who also ventured from west to east. A very fine total of 69 Brethren signed the tyle.          

Report by SD Brother Lindsay Wannan                   

 

On Monday 23rd July 2018 three Amigos Bro Jim Macaulay WSW, Bro Alan Baxter BB, Myself, also present were Bro Jim Aitken 409 The Douglas Lodge, Bro Sam Harris RWM Lodge Blairhoyle 792 visited Lodge St John R A No 320 Ardrossan where we were very warmly welcomed into the lodge by the Acting RWM Bro David Austin, PMs, Office Bearers & Brethren also welcomed into the Lodge were 4 Office Bearers from the PGL of Ayrshire headed by the RWPGM Bro William Steele. Also welcomed into the Lodge was a deputation of 25 Brethren from the Mother Lodge Kilwinning 0 headed by RWM B James Savage who were there to carry out a FC Degree on 1 candidate Bro Craig Crozier. The degree was expertly carried out to a very high standard. At the end of the degree work RWM Bro James Savage (MLK0) thanked the office bearers who so ably assisted him, he thanked the Acting RWM Bro David Austin 320 for allowing him and his office bearers the privilege of conveying the FC Degree on Bro Craig Crozier to whom he thanked for being an attentive candidate and he said he would be a credit to his lodge. RWM Bro Savage then handed back the heavy Setting Maul to Acting RWM Bro Austin and he hoped it had lost none of it’s Masonic Lustre while it was in his hands. Acting RWM Bro Austin stated it had lost none of it’s Masonic lustre but it had gained more. RWM Bro William C Burns replied on behalf of the visiting Brethren. The lodge was then closed and all were invited to stay for lodge hospitality which was first class. I did not manage to get the attendance but it was a very big attendance which I would estimate at 90+ Report by SD Brother Lindsay Wannan 

 

On Saturday 21st July 2018 the four Amigos Bro Jim Macaulay WSW, Bro George Mawhinnie WJW, Bro Alan Baxter BB, Myself & Bro Scott Gilfeather JS also present were Bro Jim Aitken 409 The Douglas Lodge, Bro SAM Harris RWM Lodge Blairhoyale 792, Bro Bruce Barnie PM 792, Bro Alan Paterson PM Treas. 792 Bro David Finlay BB 792. Visited The Lodge of St Thomas Arbrothnock 40 where we were very warmly welcomed into the Lodge by the RWM Bro Chic Grant, PMs, Office Bearers & Brethren also welcomed into the Lodge was a large deputation of 19 Office Bearers of the PGL of Forfarshire headed by the RWPGM Bro Michael E Mulholland who were in attendance to carry out the MMM Degree on 1 candidate Bro Keven Parkin. RWPGM Bro Michael E Mulholland assumed the the chair as the RWMM. The degree was carried out with excellent humour in the first part and was carried out with Dignity & Decorum in the second part. The office bearers of the PGL of Forfarshire excelled in delivering a first class MMM Degree during which the candidate Bro Keven Parkin was very attentive. RWPGM Bro Michael E Mulholland then handed back the gavel to the RWM Bro Chic Grant stating that he hoped that while it had been in his hands the degree work met the approval of the assembled Brethren. RWM Bro Chic Grant told the RWPGM that the degree work carried out by the office bearers of the PGL of Forfarshire was of the highest order. The PGL of Forfarshire then retired from the lodge. RWM Bro Chic Grant then closed the lodge and invited everyone’s out stay behind for some lodge hospitality. The buffet was magnificent with a selection of hot and cold food. The prices at the bar were very reasonable probably the cheapest I have encountered on my various travels around Scottish Lodges. An excellent day was had by the Brethren who travelled from Stirlingshire & Perthshire West when we met old friends and some new ones. A very good total of 72 Brethren signed the tyle. Report by SD Brother Lindsay Wannan

 

On Thursday 19th July 2018 three Amigos Bro George Mawhinnie WJW, Bro Alan Baxter & Myself visited Lodge Southern Cross 1243 where we were warmly welcomed into the Lodge by the RWM Bro Alan Whyte PMs, Office Bearers & brethren. The evening’s business was a Lecture on the statue of Liberty and Freemasonry by Bro. James Ferguson PM of Lodge Glennifer 1219 which was very interesting and expertly delivered by Bro Ferguson PM as the was the only business of the evening the RWM Bro Alan Whyte closed the lodge and invited everyone to stay behind for some lodge hospitality which was excellent fare. The Amigos enjoyed their visit to Lodge Southern Cross 1243 where we caught up with some old friends and hopefully made some new friends. A total of 32 brethren sign the tyle.

Report by SD Brother Lindsay Wannan

 

On Monday 16th July 2018 three Amigos Bro George Mawhinnie WJW, Bro Alan Baxter BB & myself were at lodge Plantation 581 we were warmly welcomed into the lodge by RWM Bro Alan Raeburn PM, PMs, Office Bearers & Brethren also welcomed were a deputation of 5 Office Bearers from the PGL of Glasgow headed by the RWPGM Bro James Campbell Peddie also part of the deputation was RWPGM Bro James Forrest of Dumbartonshire where we listened to an excellent lecture on the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. Bro Robin Shields PGL Librarian delivered the lecture of Freemasons involvement in the conflict but more in particular the Freemasons of Lodge Plantation 581. It was a riveting experience finding out about the brethren from Lodge Plantation 581 who made the ultimate sacrifice for King & Country. It was a very comprehensive lecture going into great detail with various photographs. The time taken by Bro Robin Shields to collate all the information was immense and a great deal of thanks goes to him for providing a very interesting lecture. At the conclusion of the lecture RWM Bro Alan Raeburn PM thanked Bro Shields for an excellent show he also asked the assembled brethren to show their appreciation for a job well done. The RWPGM Bro James Campbell Peddie said he looked forward to Bro Shields next talk on brethren from a lodge in the Province of Glasgow. The collection from the sale of the raffle tickets which came to £280 which the RWPGM Bro James Campbell Peddie increased it to £300 with all the proceeds going to ERSKINE HOSPITAL. An excellent buffet was laid on by the brethren of Lodge Plantation 581 the overall hospitality afforded to everyone was first class . A great evening was had with brethren and friends from within & out with the province of Glasgow. A first class total of 51 brethren signed the tyle.

Report by SD Brother Lindsay Wannan

 

 

 
 
 
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