2013 – 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 re-installation of RWM Bro. Gerard C. Robertson and his office bearers.
Deputations of visiting brethren from within and outwith the province were welcomed into the Lodge and were led by Bro. Alan D. Beck RWM of Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No. XII.
Thereafter a large and influential deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West was welcomed, led on this occasion by Bro. James Livingstone RWPGM.
The Installing Masters, Bros. James Donnelly PM, W. Ross Nugent PM and Robert S. Stone PM, 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 the brethren retired to the festive board where the following toasts were proposed and given suitable replies. They thereafter continued the evening in harmony.
“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. RWPGM Bro. James Livingstone replied on behalf of Provincial Grand Lodge.
“Installing Masters” were proposed by Bro. Gerard C. Robertson, followed by a suitable reply by Installing Master Bro. James Donnelly PM, W. Ross Nugent PM and Robert S. Stone PM.
“Visiting Brethren” proposed by Bro. Clive Taulbut WSW, reply by Bro. Andrew Piggott RWM of Lodge Firth of Clyde Gourock No. 626
The “Right Worshipful Master” proposed by Bro. John Falconer IPM, reply Bro. Gerard C. Robertson RWM.
“Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning No. 217” Proposed by Bro. Alan D. Beck RWM of Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No. XII, reply Bro. John McAlister, PM.
“Absent Brethren” Proposed by Bro. Ian Docherty PM.
“The Artists and Stewards” proposed by Bro. Gordon D. R. Leitch WJW, reply Bro. George Hamilton PM, President Of Stewards.