In order to keep with tradition and make a difference within the local community, Brethren of Lodge Royal Braemar donated funds to 1st Fintray Brownies who have recently established themselves and have already attracted a healthy number of local girls. With excellent support from parents the Group have certainly got off to the best possible start. Monies donated will be put towards pop-up tents for the girls to enjoy indoor and outdoor camping expeditions.
The Lodge further donated to a great charity – Hamish Dear’s Warm Hugs; where money goes towards making children smile during their toughest battles, whether it be through receiving a cinema ticket or short break voucher. Small things can make a big difference and with the charity close to several Lodge Members, they were only delighted to assist. Congratulations to the brave parents and friends that founded the charity that has gone on to raise over £60,000 in less than a year.
Pictured with RWM Murray Smith are Lindsay from the 1st Fintray Brownies and Kris founder of Hamish Dear’s Warm Hugs
During November 2015 Matt Murdoch a member of Lodge St Andrew No. 228 was being Installed in to the Chair at Lodge Northern Polytechnic No. 6039 Freemasons Hall in London.
Brothers Ian Matthew, Norman Stronach, Brian Kelman, Gordon Thow, Jim Masson and Brian Richards decided to go down and visit.
They stayed at the Union Jack Club at Waterloo which was ideally located for their visit.
They were made most welcome and attended in Highland Regalia (well most of them as someone unfortunately misplaced their suitcase at Luton airport!)
The Installation was very interesting and they even met a well know brother from Lodge Ugie No. 939 who has worked in banking for the last 30 years in London. The hospitality and meal afterwards was first class and a great time was had by all.
The following day they took in some of the sights including the London Eye and were fortunate to have a bright sunny day.
Brother Richards an East End boy acted as interpreter ensuring they received cheap taxi rides!
Matt had a great evening and we are sure he has some fantastic memories and photographs to treasure.
The PGL of Aberdeen City invited the neighbouring Provincial Grand Lodges to visit Freemason’s Hall in Crown Street, Aberdeen.
Representatives from Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Banffshire and Moray & Nairn (Kincardineshire had a previous Masonic engagement) witnessed an excellent Mark Degree worked by Lodge Operative No. 150
Thanks must be extended to Aberdeen City & Lodge Operative No. 150 for their excellent hospitality and harmony that followed.