RWPGM Bro. William C Steel


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On Friday 14 May the RWPGM and his wife Sadie attended the Annual Dance of Lodge Thistle and Rose No 169. During the evening RWM Bro. George Reid presented the James McFarlane School, Ardrossan, with a cheque for £1000.
On Saturday 15 May 2010, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Archie Chalmers, accompanied by DPGM Bro. Robert Little, attended a Special Meeting of Catrine and Sorn Royal Arch Chapter No.148 and witnessed a Re-Enactment of a Royal Arch Ceremonial dating from around 1755. They were the guests of both the local Chapter and the PG RA Chapter of Ayrshire.

On 13 May, RWPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers paid a visit to Lodge Troon Navigation No. 86. RWM Bro. Thomas Fergusson welcomed the RWPGM and his Deputation into the Lodge. included in the Deputation were Brethren from Lodge Loyalty No. 86 in the English Constitution headed by Bro. Ian Watson. After the business was completed, the RWM welcomed a Deputation of Past Masters of Lodge Troon Navigation, headed by PM John Coats to confer a third degree.

On 12 May, Right Worshipful Master Brother Andrew Main welcomed the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Archibald Chalmers into Lodge Ayr St. Paul No. 204. After the business was completed, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master delivered a talk on Brother Robert Shankland, a member of 204, who was awarded the VC. All present, including Brethren from outside the Province enjoyed the talk.

On Sunday 9 May 2010, the RWPGM attended the Annual Divine Service of the District Grand Priory of Ayrshire held within the Old High Kirk in Kilmarnock. The Rev Robert Travis welcomed the District Grand Prior, Rt. Em. Fr. John M. Turner, the members from Ayrshire, Sister District Grand Priory's, Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Ayrshire and the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire. An excellent Service enjoyed by all in attendance. (Photos courtesy of RWPGM)

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Archibald Chalmers attended the Regular Meeting of Lodge St John RA Ardrossan and Saltcoats No. 320 on Monday 10 May 2010 and witnessed a Fellowcraft Degree conferred by Lodge St Andrew No.126. Immediate Past Master Brother Colin Boyd presided. Right Worshipful Master Brother Stuart Hamilton of Lodge St Andrew No.126 headed his Lodge Deputation. The Candidate has the initials AC so when retiring from the Lodge the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master invited Past Provincial Grand Master Brother Adam Cunningham and Brother Alistair Conn to retire along with the candidate.
On Saturday 8 May 2010 the RWPGM attended Lodge St John Kilwinning No.173 in Largs. The RWM Brother Sandy Connor, presided over a Special Meeting held to celebrate the Centenary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the present Lodge premises. The main item of business was to witness a re-enactment of an Auld Degree (c)1695 which was conducted by RWM Brother John Duncan and Brethren of the Mother Lodge. Our PGM had the pleasure of the company of the PGM of Kilwinning, Brother David C. Bloomfield (MM of 173)

On 4th May RW PGM Archibald Chalmers visited Lodge Burns St. Mary, No 505. After welcoming the PGM, RWM Derek Smith welcomed a deputation from Lodge Thistle, Stewarton, No. 127 (The PGM’s Mother Lodge). Lodge Thistle then conferred a first degree.

On Friday 30th April 2010 the RWPGM, Brother Archibald Chalmers, presided over the Quarterly Communication of the PGL held within the Masonic Premises in London Road, Kilmarnock. At the opening of the Meeting he welcomed Brother Colin McCormick PM 135 who had just recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. As a representative of all Brethren who were serving in HM Forces at present the RWPGM invited him to join him in the East. A large Deputation from Sister PGL's was headed by RWPGM Brother T. K. Leckenby of Dunbartonshire. Lodge Prestwick No.1060 was presented with the PG Lodge Golf Trophy. An excellent Communication started at 1930 and closed by 2100.

The RWPGM attended the Regular Meeting of Lodge St Clement RKK No.202 on Tuesday 27 April 2010, RWM Brother Ian Steel presiding. RWM Brother Steven Boylan, accompanied by a large Deputation from Lodge St Peter No.331, conferred the FC Degree on Brother Calum Oliver (son of PM John Oliver). Afterwards the RWM, assisted by the RWPGM, presented a surprised Brother Roger Williamson PM 331 with a Certificate congratulating him on his Distinguished Service Diploma which he had received recently from his Mother Lodge. Brother Roger is an Honorary Member of Lodge St Clement. (Photos courtesy of PGM)

On Saturday 24th April 2010 the RWPGM and his wife, Sadie, attended the Annual Masters Ball of Lodge St Peter No.331. A fantastic social evening was enjoyed by all especially the traditional Grand March at midnight. RWM Stephen Boylan and his wife Janice being excellent hosts for the evening. (Photos courtesy of Stewart McRoberts)

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