We have now reached the
summer recess for many lodges and I am pleased and encouraged by all the
support received when visiting lodges throughout the province. It has been very
enjoyable to be involved in special events for brethren and lodges marking
significant milestones in their Masonic history. It has again been a another very
successful and enjoyable year for the province.
Officebearers have completed their annual visits to the daughter lodges and I
know they are pleased with the support from their teams of officebearers and
committee members and the way they have been received throughout the province, there
is a purpose and positive feeling in the province and the brethren continue to
be very supportive.
I have been heartened
by the support of the lodges and individuals for the PGL Annual Charity Appeal which
has raised over £15,000 for Prostate Scotland and Breast Cancer Care Scotland. The
fundraising initiatives by both lodges and a number of individual members has
really boosted the amount raised, these events included raffles, auctions,
sportsmanís dinners, social events, sponsored hill climbs, runs and walks.
Thanks to everyone for their efforts.
I particularly thank
the lodges and brethren for their support for my sponsored walk around Fife
which has now raised £6,750. I thank all those who accompanied me for parts of
the walk, provided transport to start and finishing points, provided
accommodation and generally made the walk easier. You know who you are.
I congratulate the
lodges of the province on their continuing fantastic work to support local
charities both Masonic and Non-Masonic. There have been many wonderful efforts
from the lodges and individual brethren to raise funds for their chosen
charities, this is very commendable.
cavalcade by The Widows Sons which toured all around the West of Scotland,
visited Airdrie at the end of May. They were presented with a cheque for £1,250
which had been raised by the brethren of the province to further the work of
the Marcus Humphrey House Friends Group with the residents at Bridge of Weir.
Their tour raised a total of over £6,000.
I wish all the
brethren a very happy summer break but ask them to remember that there are
still lodges meeting throughout the summer. Lodge Nos. 166, 203, 440, 919, 1730
and 1779 have meetings at various dates during the summer months of June, July
and August (See PGL website for details). I am sure they would be grateful for your
support at their meetings.
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