Following recent directives from the Scottish Government, Lodge Vale of Alford has decided to cancel their Regular Meeting on Wednesday 5th January 2022.
If restrictions allow, it is proposed to hold a Regular Meeting on Wednesday 2nd February 2022 when a Third Degree is scheduled to be worked.
The Installation of Office Bearers is planned to take place on Wednesday 2nd March 2022
Due to the uncertainty surrounding legal requirements to be adopted by Lodges caused by the recent upsurge in the Omicron strain of Coronavirus, Lodge St Anthony No 154 has decided to postpone their Installation Meeting which was scheduled to take place on Monday 27th December 2021
The intention is to carry out the Installation of Office Bearers now on Monday 17th January 2022
Due to severe damage caused to the Lodge buildings at Kemnay, Lodge St Bryde No 991 has relocated to the Masonic Lodge 22 High Street Inverurie AB51 3XQ
Meeting dates are held monthly from 4th Thursday in September through to 4th Thursday in April. The Lodge will tyle at 7.30pm. The next Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 27th January 2022 which will be the Election of Office Bearers meeting followed by the Installation of Office Bearers on Thursday 24th February 2022.
Car parking spaces are available next to the Lodge and are free for evening use. The car park has spaces for around 18 cars.
A warm welcome is assured for all visiting Brethren
After some 40 odd years of sterling service supplying teas, home bakes and “fine pieces” to the Brethren and visitors to Lodge Strathdon Forbeston No 1358, Mrs. Gladys Thomson has decided to hang up her apron and retire. RWM Bro Barclay, accompanied by 7 Brethren form the Lodge, paid a visit to Gladys and presented her with a cheque, a bouquet of flowers and a bone china cup and coaster set as a small token of appreciation from the Lodge. Gladys then treated the Brethren to a cup of tea and one last taste of her excellent home bakes……
Gladys with RWM Bro Barclay and Brethren from Lodge Strathdon Forbeston No 1358
Mrs Gladys Thomson receiving her gifts from RWM Bro Bill Barclay
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeenshire West has just completed a series of deliveries to Food Banks, operated by the Trussell Triust, in Banchory, Inverurie and Huntly
The deliveries were made by PGM Bro Jim Anderson accompanied by the the PGM’s of Lodges operating in the respective areas.
Top photo – RWM Bro. S.Park of Lodge St Ternan No 443 Banchory with the PGM Bro Anderson
Middle photo – RWM Bro G. Morrice of Lodge St John No 745 Huntly with the PGM Bro. Anderson
Bottom photo – RWM Bro. A. Brown of Lodge St Anthony No 154 Inverurie with the PGM Bro Anderson
The monetary value of the donations amounted to £1000.00 in total
As most of you will be aware, PPGM Bro. Andrew Mitchell has been organising a Grand Draw in aid of his Charity – Friends of Anchor.
The results of the draw held on Saturday 20th March 2021, which was supervised and drawn by Ms Erica Banks from Friends of Anchor and our own RWPGM Bro James Anderson, can be seen on the attached sheet.
Bro. Mitchell extends his grateful thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and assisted with the event which made it such a great success.