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Annual Bowling Challenge v Lodge Crawfurdsburn No 1121 - 2018

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What a great morning we had on Saturday 5th May 2018 when Brethren from No XII, with a few guest appearances by our usual Brethren from other lodges, lined up against the mighty bowling stars of Lodge Crawfurdsburn No 1121.

Since it's inception in 1990 the Trophy has been contested 25 times with No 1121 well in the lead winning 17 to No XII 8 times. This is despite in the first 6 years it was turn about each year. No 1121 then went on an impressive 6 in a row in 1998 - 2003 until 7 in a row was averted by No XII in 2004. Since then No XII won the trophy in 2004, 2007, 2008 (yes 2 in a row) and 2015 (to stop 4 in a row). No 1121 hit back winning it again in 2016 and 2017.

Well now onto this year 2018, we had a terrific day and the rain stayed off to let No XII regain the trophy for the first time since 2015. I will not give you the overall score, don't want to embarrass our friends ....... we're just happy it wasn't us getting thrashed for a change......

Thanks to everyone for setting up and for playing. Thanks also to Ardgowan Bowling Club and to our dear friend Cathy Morrison, just back from Australia with Kenny, but still there to support us all, for doing the raffle and for serving up a great roll n' pie at the end of the match.....

All that said we all really enjoyed our day together with our friends and look forward to next year.

Bowling 2018




Visit to Lodge Leven St John's No 170

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Five Brethren of NoXII visited Lodge Leven St John's No 170 on Friday 13th April 2018, where we witnessed a fantastic rendition of the 'McBride' ritual - Passing.

Completely different from anything I have seen before and they make use of their winding staircase, unique to this lodge as far as I know, during the ritual.

The photograph below shows No XII Brethren on the staircase shortly after the meeting which was followed by a lovely harmony. Well worth the visit...

Lodge Leven St John No 170



No XII at Greenock Wanderers April 2018

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A few No XII Brethren attended Greenock Wanderers lunch at Bro Allan MacFeate's table and Second XV match on Saturday 21st April, we were accompanied by another couple of well known Brethren on the day.

Wanderers April 18









Charity Cheque to Sense Scotland 2018

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As part of our charity drive for 2018 our RWM Bro Allan T Glen presents a cheque to Sense Scotland on the 3rd April 2018

Sense Scotland 2018



Alistair Glenny RWM 1983

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My thanks to Alistair Glenny PM for the photograph below which were taken on the night of his Installation into the Chair of No XII.

The first one shows Alistair with his IPM Bro Jack Glenny and Provost Harry Mulholland.
Alistair and Jack entered into the Lodge history books back in 1983 by being the first siblings to follow one another in becoming RWM of No XII.
You will also notice the bust looking over Alistair's shoulder as James Watt.

AG RWM

On the Evening Provost Harry Mulholland left a lovely note for Alistair and his office bearers.

AG Prov Note













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