RWPGM Bro. William C Steel

 

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On 16 April, DPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 where RWM Bro. Andrew Fitzsimmons extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, the RWM welcomed a Deputation from Lodge St. Thomas No.201 headed by RWM Bro. William Baird who along with his Office-bearers conferred a FC degree on one candidate. On completion of the degree DPGM Bro. James Bell assisted by PPGM Bro. Adam Cunningham presented a 50 year Jubilee certificate to Bro. William Poole PM.

On 11 April, RWPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204 where RWM Br. Robert O’Neil extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge Business, the RWM and his Office-bearers then conferred a Mark Degree on one candidate.

On 10 April RWPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 where RWM Bro. Edward Vallance extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge Business, RWM Bro. Edward Vallance welcomed a Deputation from Lodge The Bonnie Doon No.565 headed by RWM Bro. John Kirkpatrick who with his Office-bearers conferred a FC degree on one candidate.

On 4 April The Masonic Motor Bikers "the Widow's Sons" conferred a degree in Lodge St. Peter No.331

On 3 April DPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, into Lodge Dalry Blair No.290 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Edward Dunlop welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on two candidates by the RWM and Office-bearers of 290. DPGM Bro. James Bell then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge Dalry Blair a clear minute.

On Tuesday 28 March the RWPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169. RWM Bro. Steven Travers extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After the business an EA Degree was conferred on two candidates by the RWM and Office-bearers of 169. Also in attendance that evening was a large number of visiting Brethren from Lodges in Cheshire and Wales.

On 9 March, RWPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge St. Matthew Kilwinning No.549 where RWM Bro. Alan Brighton extended a warm welcome.

After completion of the Lodge business, RWM Bro. Alan Brighton welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Irvine Newtown No.1662 headed by RWM Bro. Greg Ternent, into the Lodge.

After receiving the mallet, RWM Bro. Greg Ternent assisted by Bro. Robin Brown IPM as RWMM conferred the Mark Degree on one candidate.

On 6 March DPGM Bro. James Bell headed a Deputation from PGLA into Lodge Burns St. Mary No.505 where RWM Bro. Ivie Rennie extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge Business, Bro. Derek Rutherford PM conferred a Mark degree on one candidate. DPGM Bro. James Bell then presented 50 year Jubilee Certificates to Bro. Robert Harrison PM and Bro. James Wilson MM of Lodge 505 and WJW of Lodge 331. Bro. Ian Johnstone PM 331 was presented with a 50 year Jubilee Certificate on behalf of Bro. John Jack MM of 505 now living in South Africa.

The RWPGM Bro. William Steel visited Lodge St. James (Tarbolton (Kilwinning) No.135 on 2 March 2018. After welcome by the RWM Bro. Archie Borland, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM. Bro. Andrew Fitzsimmons and Brethren of Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334.

On 27 February RWPGM Bro. William Steel accompanied by SPGM Bro. Stewart Cruickshank, visited Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) No.51 where RWM Bro. Ronnie Paton extended a warm welcome. This was the first visit for RWPGM Bro. William Steel to his Mother Lodge as RWPGM. After completion of the Lodge Business, the RWM and his Office-bearers then conferred an EA degree on one candidate. The candidate for the evening was Substitute Master Bro. James Mair, who has just been appointed President of the Widows Sons Scotland.

On 26 February, RWPGM Bro. William Steel accompanied by SPGM Bro. Stewart Cruickshank and PGLA Marshal Bro. William Cuthbert visited Lodge St. James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125 where RWM Bro. Gordon Reid extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge business, the RWM and his Office-bearers then conferred an EA degree on one candidate.

On 22 February SPGM Bro. William Grant headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705 for the Annual PGL visitation. RWM Bro. Fred Christie extended a warm welcome to the Deputation. After completion of the Lodge Business, the SPGM and the appointed Office-bearers from PGLA carried out the business of the Annual Visit and granted Lodge 1705 a clear minute.

On 21 February, RWPGM Bro. William Steel accompanied by SPGM Bro. Stewart Cruickshank visited Lodge St. John No.11 where RWM Bro. William Cuthbert extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge Business, the RWM and his Office-bearers conferred an EA degree on one candidate.

SPGM Bro. Stewart Cruickshank Visited Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169 on 13 February.

After a warm welcome from RWM Bro. Steven Travers and surrender of the Mallet, SPGM Bro. Stewart Cruickshank returned the Mallet to enjoy the work of 169.

A MM degree was then conferred on one candidate.

On 14 February SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204 for the Annual Visitation. RWM Bro. Robert O’Neil welcomed the Deputation into the Lodge. After completion of the business, a FC degree was conferred on one candidate by the RWM and Office-bearers of 204. SPGM Bro. Stephen McConnachie then carried out the business of the Annual PGLA visitation and granted Lodge Ayr St.Paul a clear minute.

On 12 February, RWPGM Bro. William Steel and SPGM Bro. Stewart Cruickshank visited Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320 where RWM Bro. David Austen extended a warm welcome.

After completion of the Lodge Business, the RWM and his Office-bearers conferred MM degree on one candidate.

The Quarterly Communication of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire was held at the premises of Lodge Troon Navigation No.86 on 9 February. The business of the meeting was dispensed with quite quickly and efficiently. The new Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. William Steel then presented Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. Stephen McConnachie, Provincial Grand Lodge Secretary Bro. Stuart McCall, Past Senior Provincial Grand Warden Bro. Martin Smillie and Bro. Eric Pearson PM Secretary of Lodge St. Matthew Kilwinning No. 549 with their Honorary Grand Rank. Jewels and recognition were also made for the service of Immediate Past Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Little and Past Substitute Provincial Grand Master, Past Senior Provincial Grand Warden and Past Secretary Bro, Samuel Peden.

On 5 February, RWPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Coila St. Andrew No.1334 where RWM Bro. Andrew Fitzsimmons extended a warm welcome. After completion of the Lodge Business, the RWM Bro Andrew Fitzsimmons welcomed a large Deputation from Lodge St. James Tarbolton (Kilwinning) No.135 headed by RWM Bro. Archie Borland. RWM Bro. Archie Borland and his Office-bearers then conferred a FC degree on one candidate.

On 1 February, RWPGM Bro. William Steel headed a Deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire into Lodge Darvel No. 971 where RWM Bro. Robert Smith extended a warm welcome to the new RWPGM and his Deputation. RWM Bro. Ronnie Paton and Brethren from Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) No.51 were present. After the business of the Lodge, as the RWPGM is a PM of both Lodges, a joint conferring team carried out a FC degree on one candidate. After the degree, Lodge 971 provided an excellent harmony.

On 31 January RWPGM Bro. Robert Little headed a large Deputation from PGLA in to Lodge St. Peter No.331 on the occasion of their Annual Visitation. RWPGM Designate Bro. William Steel carried out the business of the Visitation granting Lodge 331 a clear minute. After the close of the meeting a short ceremony was carried out where the new RWPGM Bro. William Steel and his newly Commissioned Office-bearers were invested with their Regalia and chains of Office.
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