Summer Fete and Fair

This years Summer Fete and Fair went ahead as normal and on the day was a great success. In total the fete raised an excellent sum of £1100 for our chosen charity, The Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust.
More information and pictures will be added at a later date.

Summer Draw Results

The Lodge held it's annual summer draw at our last meeting. A very generous array of prizes were available for the ticket buyers, all of which are listed below. Thanks to Bro. John McKinnon PM for his continued efforts.
  1. £100 - Andrew Gilfillan P.M.
  2. Bottle of Whisky – Gilbert Weir
  3. Bottle of Wine – E. Reilly
  4. Bottle of Wine – A.W.
  5. Bottle of Wine – D. Bain
  6. Bottle of Whisky – Andrew Gilfillan P.M.
  7. Bottle of Whisky – Peter Beatty
  8. Bottle of Wine – B. Dee 571
  9. Bottle of Whisky – R. Rattray
  10. Bottle of Wine – M. Walker
  11. Bottle of Whisky – Gilbert Weir
  12. ½ Bottle of Vodka – R. Reid
  13. ½ Bottle of Whisky – R. Kennedy
  14. ½ Bottle of Whisky – Alan Smith P.M.
  15. Bottle of Whisky – S. Boyd
  16. Mystery Prize – P. McCabe
  17. Mystery Prize – I. Lamont
  18. Mystery Prize – Andrew Gilfillan P.M.
  19. Bottle of Wine – Donald Lamont
  20. Bottle of Whisky – G. Hamilton
  21. Bottle of Wine – G. Mathers
  22. Bottle of Wine – M. Paterson
  23. Bottle of Vodka – A. Burns P.M.
  24. Bottle of Morgan’s – A. Taylor 1126
  25. Bottle of Bacardi – RWM
  26. Bottle of Vodka – D. Beaton
  27. Bottle of Vodka – David Aitchison
  28. Bottle of Bacardi – Peter Price
  29. 6 Bottles of Bud – A. Kyle
  30. Bottle of Green Label – E. Houston

Summer Draw Results

On Thursday 28th June we held our annual draw raffle organised as always by Bro. John McKinnon P.M.
A fantasstic amount of tickets were bought by the brethren from all Lodges with Bro. W. Scott scooping the top prize of £100 with several runner up prizes.
Total amount raised for charity on the night was £600, a fantastic number.
Thanks to Bro. John McKinnon P.M. for the organisation and execution of the raffle, we might even let him carry on with it!

Bro. Archie Frew Receives Diamond Gold Diploma

On Saturday 14th April our RWM Bro. Raymond Dow had the greatest pleasure in presenting Bro. Archie Frew with a Diamond Gold Diploma.

This was to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of his initiation in to Lodge Robert Burns.

Bro. Frew was initiated on 8th April 1937.

Also present was Bro. Gary Sweeten P.M. and Bro. Martin Sweeten P.M. Archie's Grandsons.

Archie thanked the Bre. for the presentation and sent his best wishes to all the members of Lodge Robert Burns.

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Bro. William A. Perry P.M. Receives Past SPGM Jewel

On Thursday 12th April 2012 our RWM had the pleasure of presenting Bro. William A. Perry P.M. with a Past SPGM Jewel.

This was in recognition of Bill's service to PGL. Also that evening Bill's nephew received his FC Degree.

Pictured with Bill is our RWM.Bro. Raymond Dow and Bro. Tom Davidson PGM along with members of Bill's family.

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Cheque Presented to Scottish Cot Death Trust

On Thursday 24th November our RWM Bro. Walter F. Houston presented The Scottish Cot Death Trust with a cheque for £10,800.

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This is a fantastic amount of money raised for the Lodge's chosen charity and brings an end to a fantastic year of fund raising from the members, families and friends of Lodge Robert Burns 440.

We also supported a number of other organisations as outlined below:
  • RNMDS Fishermen, £50 raised.
  • Erskine Hospital, £100 raised.
  • Chest, Heart, Stroke,  £50 raised.
  • Lightburn Stroke Club,  £337 raised.
  • 111th BB Company,  £75 raised.
This i'm sure you will agree has been a huge effort on the part of everyone involved int he fundraised. On behalf of the RWM and from the charities themselves, thank you!

 

Bro. Greig Guthrie Raises Record Funds for Veterans

In August this year Bro. Greig Guthrie has raised an amazing £18,686 for war heroes. I'm sure you'll all agree this is a fantastic amount for our very own serial fund raiser. Please join me and the rest of the Brethren in congratulating Greig on this amazing achievement. Please see below links to some photos and the newspaper article. Well done Greig!
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Distinguished Membership Diploma

On Thursday 9th June RWM Bro. Walter Houston had the greatest pleasure in presenting Br. Walter Mc Dunn P.M.
with a distinguished member diploma. The RWM highly praised Bro. Dunn for his years of service to Freemasonry in general
and to Lodge Robert Burns in particular. Also present that night was PGM Bro. Tom Davidson.
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On Thursday 9th June RWM Bro. Walter Houston had the greatest pleasure in presenting Br. Walter Mc Dunn P.M. with a distinguished member diploma.
The RWM highly praised Bro. Dunn for his years of service to Freemasonry in general and to Lodge Robert Burns in particular. Also present that night was PGM Bro. Tom Davidson.

Depute Provincial Grand Master

On Thursday 9th June our RWM Bro. Walter Houston welcomed a large Deputation from PGL headed by PGM Bro. Tom Davidson.
Amongst the Deputation was our own Bro William A. Perry P.M. Bill was appointed as Depute Provincial Grand Master. This following his five years  commission as Substitute Provincial Grand Master. This is a great honour not only for Bill but also for Lodge Robert Burns. We all hope Bill has an enjoyable and successful term in office as D.P.G.M.
On Thursday 9th June our RWM Bro. Walter Houston welcomed a large Deputation from PGL headed by PGM Bro. Tom Davidson.
Amongst the Deputation was our own Bro William A. Perry P.M. Bill was appointed as Depute Provincial Grand Master. This following his five years  commission as Substitute Provincial Grand Master. This is a great honour not only for Bill but also for Lodge Robert Burns.
We all hope Bill has an enjoyable and successful term in office as D.P.G.M.
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Honorary Members

On Thursday 23rd June the members of the Lodge witnessed Bro. Jim Gold P.M. Lodge Regal and
Bro. Robert Cuthbertson P.M. Lodge Newcastle Upon-Tyne 24 being made Honorary members of Lodge Robert Burns.
Both these Bre. have given great support to the lodge over many years.
We are delighted to welcome these two Bre. as members of the Lodge.
On Thursday 23rd June the members of the Lodge witnessed Bro. Jim Gold P.M. Lodge Regal and Bro. Robert Cuthbertson P.M. Lodge Newcastle Upon-Tyne 24 being made Honorary members of Lodge Robert Burns.
Both these Bre. have given great support to the lodge over many years.
We are delighted to welcome these two Bre. as members of the Lodge.