PGL of STIRLINGSHIRE NEWS DESK 2021
Dear Brethren, 25/06/2021
I have been contacted by Maggie’s Cancer Care Trust to see if we can assist them with Marshalls at two key events this year. The details of the events are posted below. If any Brother can assist this very well worth charity at any of the events, could you please let me know. High viz vests will be supplied.
Meander to Maggie’s – Friday 24th September 2021
This is a 10k walk that sets off from the Kelpies straight to the Maggie’s Forth Valley centre in larbert. It’s a beautiful route. We plan to have Group Walk Leaders who will make sure everyone stays on the route and gets here safely. We will need some Marshalls at various points along the route – specifically where Larbert Cross is as that’s the only road that needs to be crossed along the whole route. We expect people to be leaving the Kelpies by 5pm with potentially staggered starts so we will need some Marshalls to meet us there around 4pm and then some to meet us at the centre around 6pm. Once back at the centre we will have an event with a pop up gin bar, music and also a BBQ.
Elf Family Fun Run – Sunday 5th December 2021 This is a 1.5 mile circular route from Maggie’s Forth Valley through Larbert Woods and we will need Marshalls at various points for security and as back markers. We normally have about 6 of them which would be plenty. We would need them to arrive around 9:30 in the morning but the whole event should be over with by 11am.Yours sincerely and fraternally, Brother Ronald Hay PG Secretary
- DEAR BROTHER SECRETARIES, Just a wee reminder that the price for the Provincial Grand Lodge lottery is still £12 for the year and that the draws will be at each Quarterly Communication. Hope all is well with the Brethren of your Lodges and that we will soon be able to get back together again. Yours sincerely and fraternally, Bro. Ronald Hay PGL Secretary
- PGL of STIRLINGSHIRE Lodge Carron No.139 Dear Brother Kenneth, as you will probably know the 275 Lottery has come to an end, but Provincial Grand Lodge has decided if the Brethren wish, to continue with a Charity Lottery. It will run along the same lines as the 275 with 4 prizes being drawn at each Quarterly Communication but at the end of the year whatever monies are left being donated to Charity. I do hope your Brethren will give this your support and if any other Brother wishes to join, they will be allocated a number. Could I ask that your Brother Treasurer takes the names and monies and pass this on to the Provincial Grand Treasurer, if possible, could all names and monies be in by 19th of January 2021, Yours sincerely & fraternally, Bro. Ronald Hay PGL Secretary Update from the Grand Lodge of Scotland Question: Will Grand Lodge give all Lodges a year without paying annual fees?
Answer: Is No. first, that would require a motion to be placed in front of Grand Lodge and there will be no meeting of Grand Lodge this year. We would ask that the Brethren continue to pay their Test Fees as normal. Each Lodge pays an annual Capitation Fee of £33 per member to Grand Lodge. In the majority of Lodges but not all, that amount is included in the annual Test Fee. It is important therefore that Brethren continue to pay their Test Fee in order that the Lodge receives its portion and that Provincial or District Lodges receive their portion. We do acknowledge and appreciate that there may be individual Brethren who, as a result of Covid-19 are experiencing extreme hardship. It is expected that the Lodge, the Province or District and Grand Lodge would all pull together to assist Brethren and their families who experience such hardship but for the vast majority we would ask that they support their Lodge in particular, Freemasonry in general by paying their annual dues.