2018 – Bro. Bob Stone PM reaches the big 50.
On Thursday 6 September, 2018, during a regular meeting of the Lodge, Bro. Robert Smith Stone PM was presented with his Jubilee Certificate & Jewel for 50 years in the Craft.
Bro. Robertson RWM gave a reprise of Bro Stone’s long and illustrious Masonic career, commencing on the 5th September 1968. Progressing through various offices from Bar Steward to Right Worshipful Master in 1979. He assumed the office of Lodge Treasurer in 1983 and still continues in this office.
In 1989 he advanced his Masonic career by taking office in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West. This culminated in being installed as PGL Senior Warden, having been Provincial Grand Treasurer for many years. As a result of his dedicated service to Freemasonry he was awarded the title of Honorary Grand Assistant Treasurer by the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
Bro Stone PM is also member of the Scottish Rite 18th to 30th Degree and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland.
He also contributed to the Anchor Lodge of Research 1814 as a founder member in 1996. He then progressed through the offices there, spending a number of years as Lodge Treasurer, until finally being installed as RWM. He was the first RWM of 1814 to complete two years in the office. After demitting the office of RWM he returned to being the Lodge Treasurer of 1814.
RWM Bro Robertson assisted by PGM Bro Robert McIntyre then presented Bro Stone PM with a Jubilee Certificate and a Jubilee Jewel to mark the auspicious occasion.
Bro Stone PM thanked the RWM and Brethren for the gift of the Jewel and stated that he was delighted to see one of his Installing Masters, Bro Archie Hoey PM among those present.