2017 – Installation of Office-bearers & Festival of St. Andrew
On Friday 24 November, 2017, Brethren from within and out-with the Province of Renfrewshire West met in the Masonic Hall, Brown Street, Port Glasgow, to celebrate the Festival of St. Andrew and the installation of RWM Bro. Grerard C. Robertson and his office bearers.
Deputations of visiting brethren from within and outwith the province were welcomed into the Lodge.
Thereafter a large and influential deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge was welcomed, led on this occasion by PGM Bro. James P. Livingstone.
The Installing Masters, Bros. John McAlister , Daniel Blaney and Jim Donnelly, all Past Masters of 217, were received into the Lodge, where they took their respective offices to conduct the Installation Ceremony in a traditional manner.
Following the Ceremonial visiting Brethren, members of Provincial Grand Lodge and the RWM Bro. Gerard C. Robertson and his office bearers retired to Harmony where the following toasts were proposed with suitable replies.
“The Queen and Craft” and “The Three Grand Lodges” were proposed by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM.
“The Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West” was proposed by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM.
Reply by Bro. James P. Livingston
“Installing Masters” was proposed by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM.
Reply by Installing Master Bro. John McAlister PM.
“Visiting Brethren” proposed by Bro. Fraser D Hamilton WSW.
Reply by Bro. Andrew Clark PM , Lodge Barns O’ Clyde No. 1018
“Right Worshipful Master” proposed by Bro. Gordon D R Leitch IPM.
Reply by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM.
“Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning No. 217” Proposed by Bro. Alexander Bloomfield-Wilson RWM of Lodge Doric Kilwinning No. 68.
Reply by Bro. Robert S. Stone PM.
“Absent Brethren” Proposed by Bro. William Ross Nugent PM.
“The Artistes and Stewards” Proposed by Bro. David Fennessey WJW.
Reply by Bro. James Neill.