Brethren, I am delighted to advise that, this afternoon (sat 25th July 2020), 93 Afternoon Tea Boxes were uplifted and subsequently delivered to the recipients nominated by Lodges within the Province.
I am already receiving extremely positive and encouraging feedback from the Brethren who delivered these tokens of friendship and support. The expressions of delight, surprise and appreciation have already made this a very successful project.
Elder Statesman Degree
70 or over?
Linlithgowshire province will see the first Elder Stateman Degree on Wednesday 29th March 2017 within the premises of Lodge Hope Bridge Castle No827.
As well as the degree, we hope to raise some much needed funds for Sir James MacKay House by trying to guess the overall age of the degree team.
Your Provincial representative will be coming round with sheets to guess the overall age in years/months/ days etc.
There will be a nominal fee of £1 per guess.
Lets support our Elder Statesmen and Sir James MacKay House.
Lodge Kirknewton & Ratho No.85
Bro.David Watt (PPGSW), PM 85 had the pleasure of delivering afternoon teas to Bro. Andy Anderson and his Wife, Pat and Mrs Margaret Greenock, Widow of Past Master, Bro. Willie Greenock of Lodge Kirknewton & Ratho 85 as part of the Grand Lodge Covid 19 / Provincial Grand Lodge initiative.
Both expressed their sincere thanks and passed on their best wishes to all in Provincial Grand Lodge.
Lodge St John Crofthead No.374
RWM Bro. Alan Ross accompanied by IPM Bro. Robert Thomson and Colin Millar PM Secy had the pleasure of delivering the afternoon tea boxes, provided by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire as part of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, COVID-19 Challenge Fund Appeal, Project “Afternoon Teas” to HM Bro. Jim Cole PM 1658, PM Bro. Tony Russell and his good lady Yvonne, Mrs Ann Burnett on behalf of Bro. Jimmy Burnett, Bro Jimmy (Pimmy) Francis and the auld stalwart Bro. Jim Truran.
Everybody was absolutely delighted to receive the afternoon tea boxes and have asked us to personally thank the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire for this very generous gift which was greatly received and will be faithfully applied and also with the chance to catch up with the brethren from the Lodge and for the Lodge members thinking of them during this very difficult and unusual time.
The Douglas Lodge No.409
As part of project afternoon tea, RWM Bro Derek Pickering and brethren of the Douglas Lodge delivered the lunch boxes to the brethren in the photos plus one other, who apparently didn't want to be photographed in the bath. All were gratefully received both for the lunchbox and the visit..
Lodge Polkemmet No.927
RWM Bro Tam Gray and Brother Secretary Donald Mcphail PM had the pleasure of delivering afternoon ‘tea boxes’ on behalf of Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire as part of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, COVID-19 challenge fund appeal.
The Brethren who received the boxes have been self isolating since lockdown started and have found it very difficult, however they did thoroughly enjoy the wee visit and chin wag, each were unaware that the box was being delivered and they were delighted by the wee surprise.
Each in turn expressed their sincere thanks and best wishes to PGL.
Below are photos of each of the Brethren…
Bro Jim Hilditch PM
Bro Stewart Robertson PM
Bro Jim Valentine PM
Bro Jim McEwan
Bro Bill Mason
Lodge St John Stoneyburn No.1186
RWM Bro Jamie Rafferty and the Depute PGM Bro
Ronnie Gemmill had the pleasure of delivering afternoon tea to 7 worthy recipients on behalf of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire. . Was lovely to see some of the brethren and widows of the province.
Bro Richard Ralston PM 1186
Mrs Ann Murray, Widow of PM George Murray 1186
Mrs Margaret Reid, Bar Manager 1186
Bro James J. Robertson PM 1186