RWPGM Bro. Robert Little

 

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Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Little 2013 - present

Initiated into Lodge St Peter No.331 in December 1971 and first held Office as Chaplain in 1972. Progressed through the various Offices before being Installed as Right Worshipful Master in 1978 - 1980. Having served as Secretary from 1982 - 1986, joined Provincial Grand Lodge in 1982 as Junior Steward and rose through the various Offices to Provincial Grand Almoner before being Commissioned by Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother William Rae as a Substitute Provincial Grand Master (1993 - 1998). Re Commissioned as a Substitute Provincial Grand Master by Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother John Husk Ralston in 1998 - 2003. Commissioned as Depute Provincial Grand Master in 2008 and became Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master in February 2013.


A Founder Member of Lodge Burns Dundonald No.1759, an Affiliate Member of Lodge Stinchar Valley No.1705 and served as its Right Worshipful Master from 2004 - 2006. Elected to Grand Committee in 1997. Currently serves on the Disciplinary Committee. Made an Honorary Grand Senior Deacon in 2004 and proud to be an Honorary Member of Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) No. 51 in Newmilns, Lodge Troon Navigation No.86, Lodge St James Tarbolton (Kilwinning) No.135, Lodge St. John (Kilwinning) No.173 Largs, Lodge Royal Arch No.314 West Kilbride, Lodge St. John Royal Arch No.320 Ardrossan, Lodge St. John No.334 in New Cumnock, Lodge Neptune Kilwinning, Saltcoats No.442, Lodge Fergusson St James, Dailly No.566 and Lodge Wallace St Hugh No.1212 in Crosshill.


Depute Provincial Grand Master Bro. William Steel 2013 - present

Initiated in Lodge Loudoun (Kilwinning) Newmilns No.51 in November 1978, passed in December and raised in January 1979. First took part in degree work when the Lodge visited Lodge St. John Catrine No.497 and conferred a third degree, Received the candidate on that night. It was there that he met two Brethren, who have been a great influence to him throughout his Masonic career and it is to them that he is deeply indebted for the happy position he now finds himself in. First office in the Lodge was Bible Bearer, then Chaplain, very proud to be the first to hold that office as he followed Brother Gilbert Whitelaw, who had held the office for many years and is considered as the one who got away when we look at the many dedicated Brethren who never took the Chair of their Lodge.

Installed as Right Worshipful Master in 1985-1987 and thereafter Lodge Treasurer for 7 years. Moved to Darvel in 1987 and became an affiliated member in 2002. Became Right Worshipful Master in 2006. Joined Provincial Grand Lodge as a Committee member and as Tyler in 1989 and held various offices before being commissioned by Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. John Ralston in 1997 as one of his Substitutes. Now on fourth commission and keen as ever to continue to serve the Province of Ayrshire and beyond for as long as he is required. Made Honorary Grand Senior Deacon in 2010, Honoray member of Lodge Neptune Kilwinning, Saltcoats No.442.


Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. Sam Peden 2010 - present

Initiated into Lodge St. John Catrine No. 497 in 1968 and held first office as Jeweller the same year. Served in several Offices over the years and was elected RWM in 1974-75. Served as Secretary from 1978 till 1992 and again served in various Offices and was re-elected RWM. 2000-2001, elected Almoner thereafter till 2006. Presently serving as Lodge Secretary. Elected to Provincial Grand Lodge as Vice President of Stewards in 1976, held several Offices over the years and served as Senior Provincial Grand Warden from 1988 to 1990. Elected to PGL Committee in 1981, and was also privileged to serve as PGL Secretary from 1993 till 1998 having been appointed by RWPGM Bro. William Rae.

A member of the Disciplinary Committee from 2001 - 2009 and was elected Chairman in 2008. Honoured to be appointed to the Board of Grand Stewards by RWPGM Bro. John Weir in 1984, and served as President in 2006. Further honoured to be elected to Grand Committee in 2006 and currently a member of the Information and Communications Committee. Appointed Substitute Provincial Grand Master in January 2010. Proud to be a  Founder Member of Lodge Burns Dundonald No 1759 and proud to be an honorary member of Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No 133. Granted honorary Grand Rank in 1999 of Assistant Secretary and again honoured in 2006 to receive honorary Grand Rank of Senior Grand Deacon from the Grand Master Mason.


Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. Robert Stewart 2013 - present

Initiated, Passed and Raised in Lodge St. Peter, Galston No. 331, in 1982. Shortly after becoming involved in degree work. First office in the Lodge was Marshall and progressed through various offices until 1994, when installed as Right Worshipful Master. Served as Master from 1994-1996, having been Installed by his father, Bro. William G. Stewart PM. Has continued to confer various degrees within Lodge St. Peter and on visitations. In 2003 along with his father, initiated his son Liam into the Lodge. Conferred both his Initiation and Raising and has since conferred Master Mason Degrees with father and son in Lodge St. Peter and out with.

Elected and installed an Office-bearer of The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire in 2006, serving as Provincial Grand Senior Steward and Provincial Grand Vice-President of Stewards, prior to being commissioned as Provincial Grand Secretary in February 2008. An Affiliate Member of Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 and Lodge Stinchar Valley No. 1705, serving 1705 as Right Worshipful Master 2012. Enjoys presenting Lectures, particularly on American Freemasonry, within and out with the Province of Ayrshire. Currently Proxy Junior Warden of Lodge Regentonia (Sierra Leone and the Gambia) No.1752, made Honorary Grand Senior Deacon in 2012 and appointed to the Board of Grand Stewards of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.


Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. James Bell 2013 - present

Initiated into Lodge Prestwick 1060 on 8 January 1976 and held office from December of that year until serving as RWM from December 1985 to December 1986. After serving as Immediate Past Master took up the office of Lodge Treasurer and held that office until 1994 when elected as Treasurer of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire. After stepping down as Provincial Grand Treasurer in 2000 was made an Honorary Provincial Grand Treasurer by Bro. John Ralston, Provincial Grand Master, in 2001. Honorary member of Lodge St. James Tarbolton (Kilwinning) No. 135.


Elected to Grand Committee for the first time in 2003 and was appointed to serve on the Administration Committee and through that committee various sub-committees. Re-elected to Grand Committee in 2004 and 2007. In 2007 was elected to the office of Worshipful Grand Inner Guard in Grand Lodge. Progressed through Worshipful Junior Grand Standard Bearer in 2008 and Worshipful Senior Grand Standard Bearer in 2009 until elected as Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer in 2010. Appointed Chairman of the Administration Committee in 2010. Continues to serve as Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer and Chairman of the Administration Committee. Member (ex officio) of the Benevolence and Care Committee, Director of Scottish Masonic Homes Ltd and Trustee of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Pension Fund.


 

Substitute Provincial Grand Master Bro. Stephen McConnachie 2013 - present

Initiated into Lodge Royal Blues No.399 Kilbirnie in January 1988. Installed as Right Worshipful Master in 2000 and served as Master for two years. Continued to be involved in Lodge activities following tenure as Master and eventually elected Lodge Treasurer. Honorary member of Lodge Neptune Kilwinning No.442.

Elected PGLA 2nd Steward in 2005 and progressed to the office of PGLA Bard before being commissioned by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Brother Robert Little in February 2013 as a Substitute Provincial Grand Master. Member of PGL Committee since 2007 and since 2010 has been one of the representatives for PGLA, of the Friends of Marcus Humphrey House.

 

 


Provincial Grand Secretary Bro. Stuart McCall 2013 - present

Initiated into Lodge Burns St. Mary Hurlford No.505 in 1994 and held first office as Jeweller the following year. Served in a number of offices over the years and was elected RWM in 2008-10. Served as Lodge Secretary from 2012-13. Proud to be an honorary member of Lodge Newbattle St. Mary No. 1063 and Lodge Troon Navigation No.86.

Commissioned as Provincial Grand Secretary in February 2013. Proxy Worshipful Senior Warden Lodge Anik No.1707 Labrador.

 

Provincial Grand Treasurer Bro. Neil Mitchell 2010 - present

Initiated into Lodge St. Peter Galston No.331 in February 1968. Installed as Treasurer in November 1969 and held that office until November 1973. Acted as an auditor until November 1982. Re-elected as Treasurer until November 2001. Thereafter Right Worshipful Master. After one term as RWM and two as IPM, once again elected and installed as Treasurer till present. In 2008 elected to Provincial Grand Committee. 2010 till present has served as Provincial Grand Treasurer.

 


Provincial Grand Chaplain Bro. Ian Benzie 2008 - present


Provincial Grand Chaplain Bro. Stephen Clipston 2015 - present

Minister of Auchinleck Parish Church linked with Catrine Parish, Church of Scotland. Initiated in Lodge St. John Catrine No.497 on 3 October 2012. Installed as Inner Guard on 26 October 2013, subsequently installed as Junior Deacon on 25 October 2014. Installed as Worshipful Junior Warden on 4 November 2015. Commissioned as Provincial Grand Chaplain on 13 February 2015.


Provincial Grand Chaplain Bro. William Milligan 1998 - present

Senior Warden Bro. Stuart M. Muirhead PM St James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125
Junior Warden Bro. Robert A. McCroskie PM St James (Kilwinning) Tarbolton No.135
Almoner Bro. Williamson T. Connell PM St Maurs No.1398
Director of Ceremonies Bro. William Grant PM Royal Arch No.314
Senior Deacon Bro. Angus Gorman PM Irvine Newtown No.1662
Junior Deacon Bro. David McClurkin PM St Clement (Kilwinning) No.202
Architect Bro. William Pettigrew PM St Thomas Kilwinning No.433
Jeweller Bro. David Stevenson PM Beith St John's Kilwinning No.157
Bible-bearer Bro. J. Stewart Cruickshank PM Ayr St Paul No.204
Bard Bro. Iain Gemmell PM St James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125
Sword-bearer Bro. Duncan G.C. Stanners PM Neptune Kilwinning No.442
Director of Music Bro. John O'Neil PM St Marnock No.109
Organist Bro. George H. Reid PM Thistle & Rose No.169
Piper Bro. Roderick McLean PM Thistle No.127
Marshall Bro. William F. T. Cuthbert PM St John No.11
Standard-bearer Bro. Liam Stewart PM St Peter No.331
Inner Guard Bro. John Muir PM St John (Kilwinning) No.22
President of Stewards Bro. Murray P. B. Hunter PM Stinchar Valley No.1705
Vice President of Stewards Bro. Robert McMaster PM Girvan St Johns No.237
Grand Steward Bro. John R. Fleming PM St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133
Grand Steward Bro. James Blyth PM St Andrew No.126
Tyler Bro. Colin McCormick PM St James (Kilwinning) Tarbolton No.135

Law 17 of the Bye-laws of PGLA states that PGLA Committee shall consist of the RWPGM, All PPGMs, DPGM, the four SPGMs, PSGW, all PPSGWs, PG Secretary, PGJW, PG Treasurer and PG Almoner, the Chairman of the Fund Raising Committee and the Chairman of the Complaints & Appeals Committee, all ex-officiis, together with eighteen elective members, six of whom shall retire annually and who will also be eligible for re-election.
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