2018 – Installation of Office-bearers & Festival of St. Andrew
On Friday 30 November, 2018, 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 Bro. Eric Sweeney RWM 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. Robin McIntyre.
The Installing Masters, Bros. William R. Nugent, 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. Eric Sweeney 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. Eric Sweeney RWM.
“The Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West” was proposed by Bro. Eric Sweeney RWM.
Reply by Bro. Robin McIntyre PGM
“Installing Masters” was proposed by Bro. Eric Sweeney RWM.
Reply by Installing Master Bro. William R. Nugent PM.
“Visiting Brethren” proposed by Bro. David Fennessey WSW.
Reply by Bro. Stephen Neilson RWM Lodge Rothesay St. John No.292
“Right Worshipful Master” proposed by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson IPM.
Reply by Bro. Eric Sweeney 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.