The Tides of March

As the RWM of this fine Lodge, the start to my tenure has been a difficult one, following the  passing of PM Bro George Murray.
A well respected member of our lodge and other lodges within the province, but more particularly, a friend.
George was a great ambassador for our lodge, always willing to help where ever he could, quiet in demeanour but a giant in stature.
The lodge was very well represented at his funeral with no less than 27 members of the lodge. Many lodges and other orders paid their respects and this was greatly appreciated by his wife Anne.
George’s post will remain vacant for the remainder of the year as a token of respect, however it has been agreed that the WSW chair will be occupied.
I would also like to thank PM Bro Richard Ralston for his memories and PM Bro Tam Gray from Lodge Polkemmet for his words at our first meeting.
Our very own RWPGM was in attendance also to pay his last respects.
As if the first meeting wasn't hard enough, but our second meeting was the visitation of Provincial Grand Lodge, again attended by our RWPGM.
The lodge received a very favourable report, however it was worth noting that 7 members had passed to the Grand Lodge Above in the last 12 months.
On a more positive note, I have managed to visit numerous lodges over the last month, and I attended the Provincial Fundraising Closing event with many of our own members. More on this later in the April Newsletter.
This month , the lodge goes into recess until September. I hope you all have time to relax and spend the time with family over the summer months. We have 3 more meetings to take care of. Lets enjoy them and get ready for break.
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The lodge will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday 24th May at 7pm. This will be the climax to the sleepout on the 23rd May at Grayfriers church in Edinburgh. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money for the homeless and needy within the Grayfriers church area. Providing a hot meal etc. The event will take the form of a casino night with Disco/Karaoke afterwards. Tickets cost £5 or pay at the door.

Dramatic degree

What an amazing night of fundraising last night (12th) for our dramatic degree.

A full report on our fundraising activities for Provincial can be found here

The Power of the Internet

The internet does it again!  Thanks to PM Bro Bobby McIntyre, the pictures below were handed in. The oldest photography that the lodge has of any Past Master (on the left PM Bro Robert Moffat 1930-32). Middle PM Bro Jim McIntyre 1949 (First colour photo). Right PM Jim McIntyre Snr 1946 socialising.
Bobby regularly visits the website to keep up to date with whats happening in the lodge. A BIG thank you for these photos Bobby.
rmoffat30  J
                    McIntyre1949  jmcintyre46

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Lodge St John Stoneyburn meets in the Masonic Hall in Stoneyburn Main Street (Next to the community Centre) every 1st and 3rd Thursdays from September to April. Lodge Now tyles at 7.30pm prompt , Visitations made fraternally welcome between 7.30pm and 8pm. (Map available here)

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