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The Provinces First Daytime degree took place within the premises of Lodge Lord Bruce No.1601 on Wednesday 16th November 2022with a 12.30pm tyle.
53 brethren signed the tyle.
The Master Bro Robert McLauchlin and his office bearers opened the lodge. A small but distinguished deputation of the degree team was warmly received, headed by the Conferring Master Bro. Alan Borsbey. There after a deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge was received headed by the Provincial Grand Master Bro. Ronnie Gemmill.
After the usual pleasantries were exchanged, Bro Alan Borsbey and his degree team proceeded to pass Bro Gary Stewart to the FC degree.
At the conclusion of the degree, conferring master Bro Alan Borsbey thanked the degree team and everyone who had turned up to support the inaugural daytime degree.
It is hope to have another daytime degree on the 29th December within the premises of Lodge St Andrew Livingston Station No1587.
below are some photographs of the day......
The Degree Team with the candidate
Back Row: Bro. Jock McEwan, Bro. Sandy McRae
Bro. Paul Heron
Front Row: Bro. Tam Marshall, Bro. Gary Stewart,
Bro. Ronnie Gemmill, Bro. Alan Borsbey,
Bro. Jim Ellis, Bro. Robert McLauchlin
Bro. George Watson
Provincial Grand Lodge
Back Row: Bro. Jackie Frickleton, Bro. Willie Johnston
Bro. George Watson, Bro. Jim Robertson
Front Row: Bro. Tom Stirling, Bro. David O'Neil,
Bro. Alan Borsbey, Bro. Ronnie Gemmill,
Bro. Robert McLauchlin, Bro. Jim Ellis,
Bro. Allan Baker
IPPGM Charity Donations
At the recent Provincial Committee Meeting held within the premises of Lodge Torphichen Kilwinning No13, the names of our Guide dogs for sponsorship were chosen...........Mason and Jacob
These puppies are yet to be born but with the sponsorship from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire they sure are off to a great start.
£5000 was donated towards the training and the upkeep of both pups (£2500 each)
Pictures of the puppies will follow in due course.
The remaining £7000 of the IPPGM's charity fundraising went towards 7 local charities / good causes with age ranges from less than a year up the elderly and most vulnerable. All 7 charities will greatly benefit from these very kind donations and the IPPGM would like to thank all of the lodges within the Province for their sterling fundraising efforts.