RWPGM Bro. William C Steel


Prev 2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 Next  
If you have enjoyed your visit to this site please sign our Guest Book
The Annual Communication of the Provincial Grand Lodge was held on Friday 31 October 2008 in the premises of Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442. Provincial Grand Lodge entered the lodge in procession where grand Inner Guard was invited to assist in the East. The visitors were welcomed with the Deputation being headed by the RWPGM of Lanarkshire Middle Ward Bro. James Jack. The Deputation also included the RWPGM of Kilwinning Bro. David Bloomfield. the business of the evening was dealt with in a competent manner and the RWPGM moved on to the extra business of the evening which was to nominate, elect and install the Provincial Office-bearers. This was expertly done by the RWPGM and Grand Inner Guard Bro. James Bell. Three Office-bearers, Bro. Ian Gemmell, Bro. John Stuart and Bro. Tom Murray were installed in to office for the first time. Eleven brethren were elected to committee including Bro. William McIntosh, Bro. Stephen McConnachie, Bro. David Stevenson and Bro .David Murray for the first time. The PGL golf Trophy was presented to the winning captain Bro. Peter Morrison PM of Lodge Dalry Blair No.290.
Immediate Past Master Bro. Martin Gale Smillie of Lodge Burns St. Mary Hurlford No. 505, received Honorary Membership of Lodge Newbattle St. Mary No.1063 at a Regular meeting on Tuesday 28 October 2008 from Right Worshipful Master Bro. Graham Robertson.

A Record of Commitment and Service to his Mother Lodge. Worshipful Brother David Dick, was born in Patna, in the house next to the previous Lodge room, on the 27 September 1924. He was initiated on 25 January 1956 and took up his first office, that of Bible Bearer, in December of that year. His potential was soon recognised and David was installed as Secretary in December 1957. He fulfilled that office until December 1963, when he was installed as Substitute Master and subsequently became Right Worshipful .Master in December 1964. After serving as IPM and then Steward, David’s talents were again called upon and he was installed as Secretary in May 1968. He has been dealing with the business and recording the history of the Lodge to the present day. A welcome visitor to many Lodges, David was made an honorary member of St James (Kilwinning) Tarbolton No.135 by RWM Allan Carsewell on the 14 of September 1973 and of Troon Navigation No.86 by RWM David McCoughtrie on the 28 of November 1974. He still attends these Lodges faithfully. David’s dedicated service to the craft was recognised by The Grand Lodge of Scotland on the 26 November 1987 when, on the recommendation of the RWPGM Bro. John Weir, he was made Honorary Grand Standard Bearer. PPGM William Rae, in an address, once asked the question, ”What has happened to the Giants of Freemasonry?”. Brethren! For an example to all who would wear the Mason’s Apron, look no further than this quiet unassuming Brother, a perfect gentleman. On Saturday 25 October 2008, at the Masonic Temple Patna, Worshipful Brother David Dick PM aged 84 years, was installed as Secretary of Lodge The Bonnie Doon No. 565 for the 47th time. I was privileged to have been there.

Stuart McKenzie Muirhead.P.M.125

David McAldon Dick PM Secy No.565

At the Regular Meeting of Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705 and after the general business of the Lodge Bro Robert Laird RWM Elect of Lodge Girvan St. John's No.237 was affiliated to Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705. Joe Baird PM 127, gave a short talk and included poems he had written on the experiences of the 4 degrees.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master accompanied the Provincial Grand Lodge Deputation headed by Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. William Steel into Lodge St John Largs, No. 173. The Lodge was given a clear minute. A first Degree was conferred on Patrick Murphy.  The PGM presented a 60 year Diploma to Bro. George Hannah. The RWPGM also attended the Annual Divine Service of Lodge St John Kilwinning No.173 held within the Lodge Room in Largs on Sunday evening, 19 of October. RWM Tommy Wood welcomed everyone present and then introduced Brother Rev Andrew Taylor MM of Lodge The Glasgow Star No.219, who conducted a most inspiring Sermon. The brethren and ladies enjoyed the hospitality of the Lodge afterwards.

Hollybush House Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society

The society was first set up on 12 May 1919 under the banner of The Ex-Service Men’s Welfare Society. The objective was to make provisions for the treatment of acute nervous and mental breakdowns which would have otherwise resulted in servicemen being sent to insane asylums, which was known as GPI (General Paralysis of the Insane).
Hollybush House was first registered as a nursing home for ex-service men in 1985 and was officially opened on 15 October 2007 by Adjutant General, Lieutenant General Sir Freddie Viggars CMG & MBE. Since opening it has helped all service men & women from the RAF, Army and Royal & Merchant Navy from ages 19 yrs – 90yrs. The current average age of patients is 40yrs .The service men and women of this country do not have a dedicated veterans’ service who have suffered psychological injuries. These include PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This is why this Society was set up to help these service men & women.
Some of the service men & women admitted for treatment have been traumatised by situations on our own doorstep e.g. the Lockerbie Disaster, where our service men & women were called upon to collect all debris from the plane, this included body parts from adults to babies. Dealing with the conflict in Ireland where they endured daily abuse from adults to children at every corner.
No doubt there is Brethren somewhere in our society who have endured this traumatic disorder, either directly or through a family member, having served their country.
This society survives on the generosity of all the people who are grateful for the protection that our Armed Forces provide for us either at home or abroad. I would like to thank the Charge Nurse Mr Bill Middleton for the tour of the facility and the patients for the warm welcome we received.
I would encourage any Brethren to pay a visit to the Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society at Hollybush House and see for themselves the standard of care the ex-service men & women receive. The cheque was presented by Saltcoats & Ardrossan R.A. Lodge 320. Present was Bro. Brian Gibson - Lodge Junior Deacon, Bro. John Gibson - Lodge Almoner and Bro. John Smith.

If you have enjoyed your visit to this site please sign our Guest Book
Prev 2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15 Next    


Home | Welcome | History | The Provincial Grand Lodge | Past Provincial Grand Masters | Past Depute PGMs | PSPGWs
Meetings | Kalendar | Annual Masters Dinner | Lodge Website | Lodge Installations| Installation Dates |
PGM's Diary
Fund Raising Committee | RWPGM Charity Fund | Lodge Charity | The Masters' Walk |
JH Ralston Memorial Bowling
Reigning Masters
| Provincial Installation 2018| Around the Province | Outside the Province | Grand Master's Visits
Golf Competition
Shooting Competition | Fishing Competition | Bowling Competition |The Travelling Mallet
Links | Divine Worship |Lodge Meeting Calendar |
Waverley Cruise | Burns Connections | Guestbook | Contact Information



The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master
Provincial Grand Secretary
Provincial Grand Lodge General Committee
Photography by Bro. J Stewart Cruickshank (unless otherwise stated)

Site Design and Programming by Bro. Stephen K
Site Maintenance and Programming by Bro. Colin McCormick PM

All enquiries and correspondence should be sent to THE PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE SECRETARY

All material at this site, including all graphics, photos, content, HTML and JAVASCRIPT are
Copyright of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire.
Under no circumstances may any content of this site be used without permission of
the Provincial Grand Lodge.