March 21

Lodge Royal Braemar No. 1195

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

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December 16

Lodge St. John No. 795

Following their successful fund raising night at the Mounthooly Sports Bar, Lodge St. John No. 795 recently passed on the proceeds of the event.

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RWM Brian Melvin & Bro Jeff Cobb presenting a £500 cheque to Eileen Mathew Manager of Grampian MS Society in Dyce .
Second photo is Brother Charlie Hammel (who recently was a patient in UCAN Foresterhill Hospital) accepts a cheque for £500 on their behalf from RWM Brian Melvin & Bro Jeff Cobb owner of Mounthooly Sports Bar where the Fund raiser was held.
Brother Charlie Hammel (who recently was a patient in UCAN Foresterhill Hospital) accepts a cheque for £500 on their behalf from RWM Brian Melvin & Bro Jeff Cobb owner of Mounthooly Sports Bar where the Fund raiser was held.
December 3

PGL Golf Outing

PGL Golf Outing – 4th June 2016 at Insch Gold Club

Prize Winners

Alan Shand Shield – Team Trophy
Winner: – Lodge Vale of Alford No. 910
Runner up: – Lodge St. John No. 795
Winners of the Alan Shand Shield - Team Trophy
Winners of the Alan Shand Shield – Team Trophy

 

Scratch Trophy:- Graham Lawrie, Lodge Royal Braemar No. 1195
 
Handicap Trophy: – H/cap 1-15 Graham Lawrie, Lodge Royal Braemar No. 1195
  H/cap 16 – 28 Ian Matthew, PPGM
H/cap 16-28 - Ian Matthew
H/cap 16-28 – Ian Matthew

 

Nearest to the hole @ 13th:- Roy Mathers, Lodge Waterton No. 1767
Longest Drive @ 9th:- Roy Mathers, Lodge Waterton No. 1767

 

 

Keith Hyland Shield – Texas Scramble
Winner: – Norman Peters/Kenny Grieg/Bob Barr
Runner up: – Bob Grey/Graeme Robertson/Roy Mathers
Keith Hyland Shield Kenny Grieg & Norman Peter
Keith Hyland Shield
Kenny Grieg & Norman Peter

 

 

December 14

Lodge St. Andrew No. 228

Lodge St. Andrew No. 228 – Christmas Tree Lights.

The Christmas Tree Lights switch on Saturday 19th December at 6.30pm

Free mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate.

Annual Christmas raffle with proceeds going to local good causes.

Over 20 prizes; First prize being a Costco Hamper.

All welcome and Merry Christmas.

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November 30

Lodge St. Andrew No. 228

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.

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October 11

Inter-Provincial Visit

Saturday 10th October 2015

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.