2012 – Festival of St. Andrew and Installation Of Office bearers

Brethren from within and out-with the Province of Renfrewshire West met in the Masonic Hall, King Street, Port Glasgow, to celebrate the Festival of St. Andrew and the Installation of RWM Bro. Gerard Cameron Robertson and his office bearers.

Deputations of visiting brethren from within and outwith the Province were welcomed into the Lodge and were led by RWM Bro. George Carson of Lodge Crawfurdsburn Greenock No. 1121.

Thereafter a large and influential deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West was welcomed, led on this occasion by Bro. James P. Livingstone, PGM Depute.

The Installing Masters, Bros. W. Ross Nugent, James Donnelly and Robert S. Stone, were received into the Lodge, where they took up their respective offices to conduct the Installation Ceremony in a traditional manner.

Following the Ceremonial visiting Brethren, members of Provincial Grand Lodge, Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM and his office bearers retired to Harmony where the following toasts were proposed with suitable replies.

Toasts

“The Queen and Craft” and “The Three Grand Lodges” were proposed by RWM Bro. Gerard C. Robertson.

“The Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West” was proposed by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM. Provincial Grand Master Depute Bro. James P. Livingstone replied on behalf of Provincial Grand Lodge.

“Installing Masters” were proposed by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM, followed by a suitable reply by Installing Master Bro. W. Ross Nugent PM.

“Visiting Brethren” proposed by Bro. C. John Falconer IPM, reply by Bro. George Carson RWM of Lodge Crawfurdsburn Greenock No. 1121.

The “Right Worshipful Master” proposed by IPM Bro. John Docherty, reply Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM.

“Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning No. 217” Proposed by Bro. Paul Docherty RWM of Sir Michael No. 989, reply Bro. John McAlister, PM.

“Absent Brethren” Proposed by Bro. James Cowan PM.

“The Artists and Stewards” proposed by Bro. Gordon Leitch WJW, reply Bro. George Hamilton PM, President Of Stewards.

 

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