Summer Meeting Tuesday 7th June 2018

1920LOGO-f blue and gold No INST 1728Our next meeting is the Special Summer Meeting and is on Thursday 7th June at 730pm. A Thursday is chosen because our regular Tuesday slot would be difficult for the keen boolers to attend, as Tuesday is the night for the  Greenock and District League matches between the various clubs. The first special meeting was in June 2012 and was called to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. From 2013, the meeting became an Entering,  conferred by the Past Masters and thus it has been since. Each year, the RWM has approached a Past Master to take the Chair and set up the team. The Past Masters in the Chair have been: 2013 Bro Iain White, 2014 Bro KK  Morrison, 2015 Bro Alistair Glenny, 2016 Bro Derek A. Kirkpatrick, 2017 Bro Robert J Bain. This year, the team will be led by Bro Hector Macphail PM and it is WSW Bro KK Morrison WJW Bro Alistair Glenny SD Bro Iain White JD Bro Kenneth C MacDougall IG Bro Robert J Bain.

At this rate the Past Masters’ Entering at the Special Summer meeting will soon be a ‘tradition’ of the Lodge. I can almost hear people saying, “And it’s always been an Entering.’ But we know different, don’t we? But such is the nature of ‘traditions’ in the Craft and how they come to pass!! Also on Thursday, our new Hymn Books will be dedicated to the memory of the late Bro Wilson J McCulloch PM by Bro Jack Glenny PM. Jack knew Wilson very well and  this knowledge combined with Jack being a Church of Scotland reader will make the act of dedication very special.

Further, we have Bro Gordon Michie, Past SPGM of Fife and Kinross and a Past Master of Lodge Earl Haig No 1260, along on behalf of PoppyScotland to receive a cheque for £1918 from the No XII Charity Drive. This is No XII’s contribution to the 1918 Poppy Pledge, commemorating the Centenary of the end of the Great War and, of course, the 10 brethren of No XII who made the supreme sacrifice in that awful conflict who are named on our Memorial Altar.

And finally, watch out for the Special Royal Occasion at this meeting…

Article taken from Twelve Talk No 110, thanks to Bro Iain White PM

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