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.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Fife and Kinross recently held their annual Invitational golf event at Balbirnie Park Golf Club.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeenshire West was represented by a team comprising Bro. Ian Matthew, Bro. Andy Lawrie and Bro. Gordon Reid who came a creditable 5th overall out of an entry of 36 teams