Lodge Murdostoun Castle No.1096

Charter granted 2nd November 1911

REGULAR MEETINGS - 2nd & 4th Tuesday from September to April, Except December 2nd Tues only

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Previous News Items

Some items of news from the last few months & from recent years which may be of interest to our Visitors.

The links to years 2014 to 2017 are after the following month(s) of 2018 - Click on the link which interests you - the Year pages link to each other to make browsing easier.

 

January 2018

Thursday 25th: RWM Bro Derek Douglas RWM headed his second deputation of 2018 to Lodge Bishopbriggs No.1259 accompanied by 11 other Brethren. After being welcomed by RWM Bro Malcolm Murray and the assembled Brethren, RWM Bro Derek Douglas assisted by his degree team of Bro Ian Douglas PM, Bro Tom Gilfillan PM, Bro Ian Thompson PM WJW, and Secretary Bro Jim Finlay PM, delivered a fine FC degree on volunteer candidate Bro Ian Stevenson. At the conclusion of the degree, RWM Bro Derek Douglas congratulated Bro Ian, and thanked him for volunteering. Resuming control of the lodge, RWM Bro Malcolm Murray congratulated RWM Bro Derek Douglas and called on the assembled brethren to give a warm vote of thanks to the degree team. Afterwards, all retired to a pleasant harmony to be well fed and watered by the brethren of 1259.

Tuesday 23rd: RWM Bro Derek Douglas welcomed all to the second meeting of January. After the usual business, RWM Bro Derek Douglas welcomed a distinguished deputation from Lodge Dura No.1513 headed by RWM Bro Alan Graham, who, with the assistance of his excellent degree team, conferred an excellent exemplification of the FC degree on volunteer candidate Bro Ian Douglas PM. The attention paid by all present throughout the degree bore testimony to the high quality of the degree team. RWM Bro Derek Douglas, on resuming control of the Lodge, congratulated Bro Ian, thanked him for volunteering, and called on the assembled brethren to congratulate RWM Bro Alan Graham on the high standard of the degree. At the close of the meeting, all retired to harmony for a bite to eat and a blether, and the links between 1513 and 1096 were further strengthened, as the brethren enjoyed each others company once again.

Thursday 18th: RWM Bro Derek Douglas RWM headed his first deputation of 2018 to Lodge Livingstone St Andrew No.573 accompanied by 10 other Brethren. After being welcomed by RWM Bro James R Gardner and the assembled Brethren, RWM Bro Derek Douglas assisted by his degree team of Bro Ian Douglas PM Treasurer, Bro Willie Jackson PM WSW, Bro Ian Thompson PM WJW, and Secretary Bro Jim Finlay PM, delivered a fine FC degree on volunteer candidate Bro Alistair Whitelaw Jnr. At the conclusion of the degree, RWM Bro Derek Douglas congratulated Bro Alistair, and thanked him for volunteering. Resuming control of the lodge, RWM Bro James Gardner congratulated RWM Bro Derek Douglas and called on the assembled brethren to give a warm vote of thanks to the degree team. Afterwards, all retired to a pleasant harmony to be well fed and watered by the brethren of 573.

Tuesday 9th: RWM Bro Derek Douglas welcomed all to the first meeting of 2018. The customary business was conducted in brisk fashion, after which RWM Bro Derek Douglas welcomed a distinguished deputation from Lodge Woodhall St Johns, Bellshill No.305 headed by RWM Bro David Yule. RWM Bro David, assisted by his degree team, conferred an excellent exemplification of the EA degree on volunteer candidate Bro Barry McCulloch IPM. The degree was superb, and lecturing skills were much in evidence, and well appreciated by the assembled Brethren. RWM Bro Derek Douglas, on resuming control of the Lodge, congratulated Bro Barry, thanked him for volunteering, and called on the assembled brethren to congratulate RWM Bro David Yule and his team on the high standard of the degree. At the close of the meeting, all retired to harmony for a bite to eat and a blether, and the links between 305 and 1096 grew stronger as the brethren enjoyed each others company once again.

Wednesday 3rd: Our WSW Bro Willie Jackson took part in a WSW exemplification of the FC degree hosted by the WSW of Lodge Dura Bro Sam Howie. Bro Sam and his team delivered an excellent exemplification which was well received by the assembled Brethren, and were warmly congratulated by RWM Bro Alan Graham. Afterwards, all retired to partake of 1513 generous hospitality.

The WSW degree team

Bro Sams team

WSWs from left to right in the photo....Bro Archie Hall Lodge St.Mary No.31, Bro Willie Jackson Lodge Murdostoun Castle No.1096, Bro Stuart Maxwell Lodge St Clair No.427, Bro Sam Howie Lodge Dura No.1513, Bro Russell Parsons Lodge St.Bryde No.579, Bro Ken Bogle Lodge Livingstone St Andrew No.573, Bro Iain Morrison Lodge Mauldslie Castle No.1630

Photo courtesy of Bro Jim Finlay PM

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