No XII Burns Supper – Entertainers Finalised Saturday 24th February 2018

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The Annual No XII Charity Burns Supper will be held in the Town Hall on Saturday 24th February 2018.
The Immortal Memory will be delivered by a good friend of No XII – Bro David Vennard PM
(left) of The Glasgow Kilwinning Lodge No 4. Bro David is an accomplished speaker and also delivers a mean poetic address. We have heard him before at the No XII Burns supper when he delivered Tam o’ Shanter in 2015. Bro David’s Immortal Memory will be interesting and informative.

The Toast to the Lassies will be by Bro Kenny Wilson of Lodge Ardgowan No 1425. Kenny is, of course, very well known locally be it for his work on the folk and entertainment scene with The Wherries, his involvement in the Scout Association as a former District Commissioner or his expertise on the Bass Drum many years ago in the Greenock and District Scout Pipe Band. I have spoken alongside Bro Kenny on many occasions and one thing that we all can be guaranteed of is a laugh!

By coincidence, we have another former Bass Drummer delivering Tam o’ Shanter and that is Bro David Docherty. David has affiliated to Lodge Firth of Clyde Gourock No 626 but his Mother Lodge is Lodge Rothesay St John No 292. Bro Davie comes from Rothesay and played the big drum in the Rothesay and District Pipe Band. I have also spoken with Bro Davie on several occasions and his Tam o’ Shanter is unique and incomparable.

A great night is in store and bookings will be taken very soon by either Bro Alan D Beck PM or myself (Bro Iain White PM).

Syllabus 2017 - 2018

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Just a short message to let you know that I have now published the syllabus for the rest of this session and it is available on the menu bar of the website or you can click here

Visit to Lodge Doric Kilwinning No 68 Monday 28th March 2017 Conferring The Raising

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The Lodge was honoured by an invitation to confer a First Degree from our very good friends at Lodge Doric Kilwinning No 68.  RWM Allan T Glen was supported by a terrific deputation.  18 brethren from No XII entered the Lodge with Bro Iain D Macleod (HM) already inside.

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We were handsomely welcomed into a well-filled Lodge by Bro Alexander Bloomfield Wilson RWM and the Office Bearers of No 68 vacated their offices to allow the No XII team to confer the degree on 2 candidates. .The floor workers for the Entering was Prayer Bro Hector Macphail PM Obligation RWM Bro Allan T Glen Secrets Bro Alan D Beck PM Apron Bro J Robert Crossan WSW  Working Tools Bro David Martin IG Tracing Board  Bro Iain White PM Charge Bro Kenneth C MacDougall PM Chaplain.  Bro Mark Stewart was passed to the Second Degree.

After the meeting we were treated to handsome refreshments and purvey by the brethren of 68.  A good night was had and the strong bonds between the two old Lodges were cemented further as a consequence.

Visit to Lodge Shalom No 1600 Thursday 9th March 2017 Conferring The Raising

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RWM Bro Allan T Glen took a deputation from No XII to the Neptune Masonic Centre in Clifford Street in the shadow of Ibrox Stadium to confer the Raising at Lodge Shalom.  As ever, we were all made very welcome and the degree team did a fine job.  It was an exemplification, but important nonetheless as we gave support to RWM Bro Ronson Slater and the brethren of Lodge Shalom.

The degree team was Prayer Bro Alistair Glenny PM Obligation RWM Bro Allan T Glen Retrospect Bro Brian McFadyen WJW PM Raising Bro Alan D Beck PM  Reading Bro KK Morrison PM  Secrets Bro Iain White PM  Apron Bro J Robert Crossan WSW  Working Tools Bro J Robert Crossan WSW  Traditional History Bro Kenneth C MacDougall PM Charge Bro David Stevenson Treas. 

After the meeting, we enjoyed some hospitality at Harmony with the brethren of Lodge Shalom and participated in their fine raffle.  It was a pleasure to be with our friends at Lodge Shalom again.

Honorary Membership for our WSW

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It was a great honour for our Worshipful Senior Warden Bro Bob Crossan to receive Honorary Membership of The Princes Lodge No 607 last night (6th Feb 2017).
Right Worshipful Master Bro Tony Stewart (HM of No XII) bestowed this great honour on Bro Bob for his help in creating the artwork for The Princes Lodge No 607 coat of arms which is now used in all their correspondence and was also used to create the magnificent laser etched part of their new lectern

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