On Sunday the 4th October the lodge held it's annual Sponsored walk.
As has been the custom since these walks began, Bro Peter Mitchell PM organised the walk.
This year we walked 10 miles starting and finishing at St Filllans and the weather was very kind to us. The 15 members, family and friends who accompanied us
enjoyed the great views and Peter's home made soup at the end of the walk.
Thanks must also go the the members of the Lodge who could not make it on the day, but who took sponsor forms and all the Brethren who contributed.
Thanks to the contributions from members, families and friends we are well on the way to raising over £1500 towards the Lodge Charity.
On Thursday 12th November 2009, we held our AGM with Nominations and Elections of our Office Bearers for the period 2009-2010.
The result of the election is as follows:
|Right Worshipful Master ||Bro. Iain A. Edgar |
|Immediate Past Master ||Bro. Gary C. F. Sweeten P.M |
|Depute Master ||Bro. James B. Huxtable P.M |
|Substitute Master ||Bro. James Edgar |
|Senior Warden ||Bro. Walter F. Houston |
|Junior Warden ||Bro. Raymond C. Dow |
|Secretary ||Bro. Robert Kennedy P.M. |
|Assistant Secretary ||Bro. Arthur W. Burns P.M. |
|Treasurer ||Bro. Gilbert Weir |
|Assistant Treasurer ||Bro. Edward W. Boult P.M. |
|Almoner ||Bro. William Rodmant |
|Director of Ceremonies ||Bro. George B. Martin P.M. |
|Chaplain ||Bro. Douglas W. Welsh P.M. |
|Senior Deacon ||Bro. Allan McCall Snr |
|Junior Deacon ||Bro. William Queen |
|Architect ||Bro. Gary Hewitt |
|Jeweller ||Bro. David Aitchison |
|Bible Bearer ||Bro. Robert Reid |
|Sword Bearer ||Bro. Peter MacGregor |
|Director of Music ||Bro. John Best |
|Marshal ||Bro. Robert Nesbitt |
|Standard Bearer ||Bro. John Nesbitt |
|Inner Guard ||Bro. Kenneth Primrose |
|President of Stewards ||Bro. William A. Perry P.M. |
|Steward ||Vacant |
|Steward ||Vacant |
|Tyler ||Bro. Martin Sweeten P.M |
On Sunday 12th October 2009 the Lodge held its Annual Divine Service in the Masonic Hall Baillieston.
A large number of members and their families attended this important event in our calendar.
The Brethern were pleased to welcome visitors from the many Lodges who came along to support Lodge Robert Burns that evening.
We also welcomed a large deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge, headed by RWPGM James L. Jack. The service was once again conducted by The Rev. Peter O. Price Provincial Chaplain.
The Rev. Peter O. Price has conducted the Service for many years and the Brethern of the Lodge will always be indebted to him.
Our Right Worshipful Master Gary C.F. Sweeten photographed along with RWPGM James L. Jack and The Rev. Peter O. Price
On Saturday the 7th February our RWM Bro Gary Sweeten and a number of brethren accepted an invitation from councillor James Coleman to attend the unveiling of a plaque in memory of Bro William Reid VC. The ceremony took place in Baillieston Library and was conducted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Bob Winter.
The event was very well supported by the community of Baillieston. Pupils from two local schools, Swinton Primary and Bannerman High, delivered presentations of the life of Bro Reid. We took the opportunity to display the memorabilia of Bill's that we have in the Lodge for the community to enjoy.
Lodge Robert Burns and Baillieston can be proud to count Bro William Reid VC as one of their own.
At the Grand Lodge Communication on Thursday 29th October 2009, the Grand Master Mason, Bro. Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont announced that the restoration of the Grand Lodge organ was now complete and thanked all Lodges & Brethren who had contributed to the restoration appeal.
The names of all the contributors were now displayed on the East wall of Grand Lodge.
The name of Lodge Robert Burns No. 440 is displayed on the wall, at the right of the Grand Masters chair.
Following the announcement by the Grand Master, the Grand Lodge Organist, Bro. Simon Nieminski gave a recital on the restored organ to the entire satisfaction of all the Brethren present.
Saturday, 13 December 2008.
Our installation was a real success and our new R.W.M. was installed in an excellent ceremonial by Bro. Martin Sweeten R.W.M. and Bro. John R. McKinnon P.M. As usual our friends from south of the border made the sojourn, having a great time on the evening renewing old friendships and creating some new.
A big thank you to the women of the lodge for all their assistance with the preparations and the meal and to all the visitors who helped make it such a special day.