2015 – Festival of St. Andrew & Installation of Office-bearers
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. Gordon D R Leitch and his office bearers.
Deputations of visiting brethren from within and outwith the province were welcomed into the Lodge and were led by Bro. Allan MacFeate RWM of Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No.XII
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. Gerard Robertson, William R Nugent and Robert S Stone, 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. Gordon D R Leitch 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 RWM Bro. Gordon D R Leitch.
“The Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West” was proposed by RWM Bro. Gordon D R Leitch.
Reply by PGM Bro. James P Livingstone PGM
“Installing Masters” was proposed by RWM Bro. Gordon D R Leitch.
Reply by Installing Master Bro. Gerard Robertson PM, Bro. William R Nugent PM and Bro. Robert S Stone PM.
“Visiting Brethren” proposed by Bro. Stephen McKenna WSW.
Reply by Bro. Nicholas R R Stetz RWM of Lodge Firth of Clyde Gourock No. 626.
“Right Worshipful Master” proposed by IPM Bro. Clive L Taulbut.
Reply by Bro. Gordon D R Leitch RWM.
“Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning No. 217” Proposed by Bro. William Lawson RWM of Lodge Doric Kilwinning No. 68.
Reply by Bro. James Donnelly PM.
“Absent Brethren” Proposed by Bro. John McAlister PM.
“The Artists and Stewards” proposed by Bro. Fraser D Hamilton WJW.
Reply Bro. James Neill, President Of Stewards.