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Bro Bob Leck - Eulogy

Born in Greenock and resident in Greenock - Occupation GardenerBob Leck

Bob was initiated into Freemasonry October 7th 1958, Passed October 21st 1958, Raised November 4th 1958

He was 22 at his Initiation

Bro James L Black was RWM at Bob's Degrees

Bob served as a Steward and I.G. before moving South in 1960 working for Camden Council as a Parks Superintendent.

As a National Serviceman Bob served his time in the R.A.F. Bomb Disposal unit but did not talk much about his time here.

As a long time P.I.G. Bob joined Elfrida Lodge no. 4497 (EC) in 2000 and rose through the ranks (2002 SD), (2003 JW) to become Master in 2005.

After vacating the chair Bob took up several stand - in roles inc. I.G. in 2006 and JW and Almoner in 2007.

Unfortunately, Elfrida Lodge handed in their warrant in 2010, he and several of his buddies joined Heritage Lodge no. 5572 (EC).

Bob was already a member of Heritage Chapter and here again he was always willing to step in especially as the Chapter was reasonable small and his dedication and enthusiasm was of great assistance.

Bob had long been a champion of Demelza House raising money holding ‘open house’ and garden parties. He was also been a keen supporter of local Scout Groups and upholds the Scout promise of ‘always thinking of others before himself’.

Bob had been happily married to Maureen for 62 years and has a Son, David.

Bob had recently not been in good health and as such the presentation of his 60 year Citation would normally have been carried out by the PGM himself. At his request however Bob wanted as little fuss as possible and his good friends and long term Masonic colleagues W.Bro Albert and Derek visited Bob at home and made this presentation on behalf of the PGM.

Throughout his adversities however Bob had always been a keen supporter of Freemasonry and thoroughly deserves recognition for his long service.

Bob sadly passed to the Grand Lodge Above on 14th July 2019

Thanks to: Tony Saunders, Secretary, Heritage Lodge no. 5572

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Twelve Talk 123, the latest minutes and West Column Issue 147 has been added to the documents section of the website.

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Three Brethren of No XII recently attended to DofE Gold Award ceremony at Holyrood Palace where the Earl of Forfar talked with and presented the Gold Certificates.

RWM Bro Bob Crossan and SM Bro Alan Beck PM were there to support the fantastic achievements by their daughter and sons respectfully.

Bro Robbie Thomson was there to receive his well earned Gold Award and he was also supported by his Mum and Dad as well as all the other parents.

It was a lovely day for all and absolutely marvellous to see so many youngsters there to accept their reward for such dedicated hard work.

 

RWM Bob

RW Master, W Wardens, Brethren All, KTL1060
during my visit in June we spoke again about the idea of brethren of No. XII visiting KTL in 2020.
The secretary of KDL has suggested that you in Scotland discuss dates among yourselves and when you will have come to a result suggest one or two such dates to KTL because four the brethren in Germany it would be easier to amend their timetable/working plan accordingly or agree on a date for an additional meeting.
I assume this procedure would make it easier for you my brethren to agree on a date on which you would like to demonstrate a working following your/our tradition.
Looking forward to hearing from you I greet you cordially and fraternally
Robert

Looking forward to hearing from you wishing you and all the brethren and their loved ones all the very best I greet you cordially and fraternally

Robert

Saturday 15th June

All the teams from around the Province of Renfrewshire West assembled at the Grosvenor Bowling club at 9:45 am to compete for the Orr Trophy.IMG 5036a

A total of 12 teams took the greens expecting a heavy rainfall which thankfully did not come to anything and as the morning went on it actually started to brighten up.

No XII had 2 teams entered for the trophy.

Team 1    Team 2 
 RWM Bob Crossan    Bro David Stevenson
 Bro Robert Paterick    Bro Kenny Morrison PM
 Bro Campbell Barr PM (Skip)    Bro George Felgate  (Skip)

 

 In the first session our Team No 1 managed to win quite comfortably after a little 'scare' in the middle of the match. Team No 2 won their first game very comfortably.

We then headed back into the clubhouse where we were treated to a cup of tea and bacon or square sausage rolls, courtesy of Bro Richard Kennedy of Lodge Doric Kilwinning No 68, Thanks Ricky..

Then it was back out to the greens to play a different team. Team No 1 chances of winning the trophy kept going until the very last bowl, but sadly we lost by 1 shot, our chance had gone. Team No 2 however still playing very well managed to win their second match and also meant they were in with a chance of taking the trophy home.

The score were computed by our good friend Bro John Freeburn of Lodge Inverkip Ardgowan No 1425, who had organised the whole day once again with his usual efficiency, thank you John.

John announced the winner and it was our Team No 2, so Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No XII will once again be engraved on the fine old trophy for the year 2019.

As RWM I decided to join in the presentation as the photograph shows, Team No 1 and Team No 2 together receiving the trophy.

Fraternally

RWM