December 2009 R.W.M. Bro. James Durning presented the R.W.M. Bro. Colin Fulton of Lodge St. Andrews No. 544 with a Centenary Jewel as a token of appreciation of being one of the sponsor and founder Lodge’s who signed the application for Charter in 1909. January 2010 P.M. David Stewart assisted by I.P.M. Bro. Colin T. Campbell attended The Operative Lodge of Airdrie No. 203 to present the Lodge with a Centenary Jewel as a token of appreciation of being one of the founder Lodge’s. W.S.W. Bro. Gordon Rowe P.M. assisted by Bro. Robert Ross P.M. and Bro. Alex P.M. attended Lodge Partick St. Mary No. 117 to present the Lodge with a Centenary Jewel as a token of appreciation of being one of the founder Lodge’s. I.P.M. Brother Colin T. Campbell presented R.W.M. Bro. Thomas Connor of Lodge Whifflet St. John No. 963 with a Centenary Jewel as a token of appreciation of being one of the sponsor and founder Lodge’s who signed the application for Charter in 1909.
PM Rowe & PM Ross & RWM of St. Mary No. 117 with Presentation Jewel
PM Colin T Campbell & RWM of Old Monkland St. James No. 177 with Presentation Jewel
PM David Stewart & RWM of The Operative Lodge of Airdrie No. 203 with Presentation Jewel
Presentations of Centenary Jewels to the Founder Lodge’s of Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067 December 2009 – January 2010
Over 37 Brethren of the Lodge including the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack attended a civic reception in Motherwell Civic Centre. This was granted by North Lanarkshire Council in recognition of the Lodge centenary. The evening was hosted by the Deputy Provost James Robertson and assisted by the Director of Finance, Councillor Tony Clarke, Convener of Policy and Resources Sub Committee, MSP’s and Local Councillors. After a splendid meal the Deputy Provost delivered his well researched speech and presented the Lodge with a glass plaque to commemorate the occasion. RWM Bro. Colin Campbell replied and paid tribute to Bro. Duncan Carmichael Mills past master of the Lodge who was in attendance, Bro. Duncan is believed to be the oldest living past master serving as RWM in 1960, also is his speech he made reference to the distinguished career of Brother James Shanks Past Master and Bro Andy Millar one of the holders of a Jubilee certificate in the Lodge. The Provincial Grand Master gave overview of the Province and the strength of Freemasonry in the local community and thanked the councillors for their hospitality. The evening was rounded of by a presentation to the Deputy Provost of £50 to each of his chosen charities, the Erskine Hospital and the The Poppy Appeal. (More Details are Available by Clicking This Link)
Bro. Sinclair, Durning PM, Mills PM & Rowe PM
Civic Reception Attendees
Deputy Provost, PGM & RWM
Civic Reception by North Lanarkshire Council in Recognition of The Centenary of Lodge Friday 27th November 2009
Keeping the celebration of their successful Centenary Year going a Centenary dance was was held in Airdrie bowling club on Saturday 21st October. The dance was well attended by the Brethren and Lodge regulars with their partners, the RWM Bro. James Durning proposed a toast at the end of the evening thanking all the Brethren and visitors and partners for their support on the evening and for the hard work provided by the Brethren throughout his year.
Coltswood Brethren and Partners
Lodge Centenary Dance – Airdrie Bowling Club Saturday 21st October 2010
On the 11th November 2010 a deputation from Lodge Coltswood visited our friends in Albi, Southern France to confer an exemplification of the High and Sublime Degree of a Mason, the deputation was further enhanced by Bro Alan McNaughton from the Athole Lodge No. 147. Further photographs of the day can be found in the French Trip November 2010 page or by clicking this link (French Trip Photographs)
Coltswood Brethren with Assistant Grand Master Mason of National Grand Lodge France
Provincial Grand Lodge 7th Communication in Sylvannes Abbey
Coltswood Brethren with RWM Bro. Alain Huppe
Visit to Lodge Fidélité Occitane No. 1067 France Thursday 11th – 14th November 2010
Following on from cancellation of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward golf day due to weather conditions, it was re-arranged and played in near perfect conditions at Drumpellier Golf Club on Sunday 4th August. After a keenly fought contest Lodge Coltswood Team 1 consisting of Bro. Hughie Taylor, Bro. Sandy Rintoul & Bro. Guy Shanks were victorious in the Masters trophy team event coming first with a total of 104pts ahead of Lodge Old Monkland St. James on 103pts, in true Old Monkland style during the faracas that followed PM Charles Clarke demanded a recount as in his opinion there had been a mistake and miscarriage of justice and they were indeed the winners, after a rather thorough recount of the scores and check of the cards it turns out that PM Clarke was as accurate at working out the team scores as he was at keeping track of the number of large Gin & Tonics that he had had, need I say more !!!!!. On the Seniors Tunnock Cup trophy it was no surprise that Hughie Taylor got his name on it once again. The winner of the Challenge Cup was Bro. Neil Thomson PM Sect on 38pts , who only marginally lost out on the overall tournament winner and the new trophy donated by The Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack which was won Bro. Allan McCall from Lodge Robert Burns 440 . The Lodge would like to thank Bro. John Gardiner PM of the Operative Lodge of Airdrie No. 203 or his hard work and organisation of another fantastic golf day at Drumpellier Golf Club. The official prizegiving will take place at the October regular communication of Provincial Grand Lodge.
Winner of the Tunnock Cup on 38 pts Bro. Hughie Taylor
Winner of the Masters Trophy on 104pts Bro. Hughie Taylor, Bro Sandy Rintoul & Bro Guy Shanks
Winner of the Challenge Cup on 38 pts Bro. Neil Thomson PM Sect
Lodge Coltswood Victorious on Provincial Golf Day Sunday 4th August 2010
On the evening of 14th March 2009 the Brethren and friends of Lodge Coltswood were entertained to the highest level by the Brethren of of Lodge St. David Tarbolton (Mauchline) No. 133. The evening was complete by having the charter that Robert Burns took his obligation, this was only one of four occasions where the charter had left the lodge room in Mauchline’ to which the Brethren of Coltswood will forever be in the debt of Lodge St. David for this high honour. The night also raised over £2000 for the Lodge Coltswood Centenary Fund in 2010. Click on the following link for more pictures and information on the evening (BURNS SUPPER 2009)
250th Anniversary of Robert Burns Birth Supper Saturday 14th March 2009
On this evening a large deputation from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward headed by the Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack attended the Lodge to dedicate the new Lodge regalia. The ceremony of dedication was conducted by the Senior Provincial Grand Chaplain Bro. Peter Price to the highest standard.
The evening was further enhanced with the presentation by Lodge St. John Shotts No. 471 of an apron, sash and case of Bro Archibald Mutch that dated back to his year in office of 1915-16. This was found at a car boot sale by one of their Brethren.
It was a great finish to a night when the new regalia was dedicated, regalia that was over 95 years old was presented back to the Lodge.
The Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack also delivered his lecture of the George Washington Memorial and took questions on the subject from the Brethren
Dedication of New Lodge Regalia Friday 30th October 2009
On this evening the RWM Bro. Colin T. Campbell welcomed a large and fine deputation of Reigning Masters from within and outwith the Province to confer the Entered Apprentice Degree on one of their candidates, the deputation was headed by RWM Bro. James Gold of Lodge Regal No. 1422, the deputation was further enhanced by the attendance of the Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack. The Brethren of Lodge Coltswood would like to thank the Reigning Masters for their participation and also the visitors who attended in support of their Master and the Lodge, a total of 93 Brethren sign the attendance book on the evening. If you click the top left of the photo a full list of the Masters taking part is available along with, on the right a small memento presented to the Masters.
Reigning Masters Degree Thursday 15th October 2009
A large deputation form the Lodge headed by the RWM Bro. Ralph Sinclair attended the regular meeting of Lodge Whifflet St. John No.963 on Tuesday 13th December. RWM Bro. Brian T. Martin warmly welcomed Bro. Tom Davidson RWPGM who was accompanied by Bro. James L Jack IPPGM, Bro. James Shanks PDPGM, Bros. James Ferguson and Stephen Campbell, SPGMs, Bro. William M Craig, PG Secretary and other members of Provincial Grand Lodge. The RWM, Bro. Brian T. Martin, addressed Bro. Tom Davidson RWPGM and informed him that it was the wish of the Brethren of the Lodge that he be offered Honorary membership of the lodge. Bro. Tom Davidson RWPGM said he would be greatly honoured to accept the offer and was duly obligated by Bro. Brian T. Martin who then presented him with a lodge tie and his membership card. The RWM, Bro. Brian T. Martin, asked that Bro. James Biggar McLatchie be presented at the edge of the carpet, Bro. Tom Davidson RWPGM addressed Bro. McLatchie and the Brethren regarding Bro. McLatchie’s service to the Lodge and, accompanied by the RWM Bro. Brian T. Martin, presented him with a Distinguished Service membership diploma to mark this long and committed service.
Honorary Member Brother James McLatchie receives Distinguished Membership of Lodge Whifflet St. John No. 963 Tuesday 13th December 2011
At the Installation ceremony on Saturday 6th December Brother Ralph Sinclair was installed as Right Worshipful Master of the Lodge. the Installation ceremony was conducted by Right Worshipful Installing Masters Brother Gordon Rowe P.M. & Brother James Durning P.M., this was the first time both these respected Brethren of the Lodge had installed in the Lodge. A large and fine deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward was received into the Lodge room headed by Substitute Provincial Grand Master Brother Andrew Millar. A fantastic meal, official speeches and harmony followed into the wee small hours of the morning. (Further pictures will be available shortly on the Installations page)
Installation of Right Worshipful Master Brother Ralph Sinclair Saturday 6th December 2011
RWM Bro. Gordon Rowe and the Brethren of the Lodge attended Lodge Airdrie St. John No.166 for the re-dedication of the lodge. A large deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward, headed by Bro. Tom Davidson, Provincial Grand Master, attended at the lodge to carry out the ceremonial re-dedication of the lodge. The meeting was very well attended. The deputation was welcomed into the lodge by Bro. John Lang, Right Worshipful Master, Bro. The ceremonial of re-dedication was conducted by Bro. Rev. Peter O. Price, Senior Provincial Grand Chaplain. The Right Worshipful Master invited the Provincial Grand Master to join him in laying a wreath at the lodge war memorial plaque. The Brethren observed a period of silence in memory of departed brethren. The Provincial Grand Master later unveiling a new commemorative mirror to mark the 225th anniversary of the lodge.
RWM Bro. Gordon Rowe Attends Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166 225th Re-Dedication Ceremony 11th November 2011
After a long illness, on Wednesday 23rd November 2011, James John McAlinden, aged 67 years, sadly passed away. Jimmy was initiated into the Lodge on 20th May 1976 and has provided the musical entertainment since this date, helping keep the harmony sessions in the Lodge to their high standard. His work was honoured by The Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward on 1st June 2007 where he was made Honorary Provincial Grand Organist. As a mark of respect the Lodge will remain vacant the Office of Director of Music for the ensuing 12 months a position that Bro. James was elected by the Brethren of Lodge at the recent AGM. Funeral arrangements have been made for Monday 28th November and Daldowie Crematorium at 2pm, the thoughts of the Brethren of the Lodge are with his family at this sad moment.
Brother James John McAlinden Director of Music, Honorary Provincial Grand Organist Sadly Passes Away 23rd November 2011
At the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 3rd November 2011, Bro. Ralph Sinclair was nominated as Right Worshipful Master Elect to be installed into the Chair of King Solomon on Saturday 3rd December 2011, after the acceptance speech of the R.W.M Elect the remainder of the Office Bearers were also nominated and elected for the year 2011-12.
Bro. Ralph Sinclair Nominated as Right Worshipful Master Elect 3rd November 2011
R.W.M Bro. Gordon Rowe headed a large official deputation into Lodge St. Thomas Larkhall No. 306 on Friday 4th November 2011, this the was Lodge Coltswood’s first official deputation into Lodge St. Thomas in their 101 year history, due to them meeting on the same evening. This deputation was arranged as a special meeting to confer the High and Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on one of their candidates, R.W.M. Gordon Rowe commented on the unique occasion in the history of Lodge Coltswood Glenboig and the R.W.M of Lodge St Thomas No. 306 replied wishing for this newly found bond of friendship that existed between the two Lodge’s continue into the future.
Deputation to Lodge St. Thomas No.306 4th November 2011
On the evening of Thursday 16th June, Lodge Coltswood honoured someone who has served both his Mother Lodge and also the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward collectively for over 45 years, Brother James Shanks.
In probably one of the best kept secrets in Freemasonry Bro. Shanks was presented with a set of Past Depute Master’s regalia and suitably engraved Depute Masters jewel to mark his tenure of office as Depute Provincial Grand Master.
As expected due to his popularity the attendance was fantastic with Brethren from within and outwith the Province including members of Provincial Grand Lodge that supported Mr. Shanks during his term in office, the evening was further enhanced with a Deputation from the Provincial Grand of Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward headed by the Provincial Grand Master Bro. Thomas Davidson and his newly commissioned Substitute Master’s, this was hopefully to be the first of many visits to the Lodge in his new commission. RWM Bro Gordon Rowe delivered a very thorough and informative speech on the Masonic career of Mr. Shanks to which a suitable reply was provided by Mr. Shanks in his usual humorous style having a go at the Lodge for leading him into the false sense of security thinking he would be attending the Installation of the new Provincial Grand Master the following Saturday with a borrowed or old set of Provincial regalia.
Bro. James Shanks was initiated into Lodge Coltswood Glenboig at the age of 28 on 3rd February 1966, passed on the 17th February 1966 and raised 3rd March 1966 receiving his Mark on 16th November 1967. He was installed as Right Worshipful Master of the Lodge on 6th December 1969 by installing Master Bro. William Menzies P.M, & Bro John H. Marshall P.M..
At the Lodge installation in 1971 Bro. Shanks took his first step into Provincial Grand Lodge by being appointed to Grand Committee succeeding Bro. George McGibbon who had to step down from Provincial Grand Committee due to work commitments, some 7 years later Bro. Shanks was elected to his first office as Provincial Grand Junior Steward and some 12 years later had the high honour of being elected to Provincial Grand Senior Warden. In 1996 the Provincial Grand Master Bro. George Kelly commissioned Bro. Shanks as Substitute Provincial Grand Master which he served between 1996-2001, in 2002 Bro. Shanks was awarded Honorary Grand Rank of Junior Deacon of The Grand Lodge of Scotland under the support the Provincial Grand Master Bro Kenneth D. Kennedy .
In 2006 the Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack commissioned Bro. Shanks as Depute Provincial Grand Master which he served during the term of office between 2006 – 2011.
On behalf of Lodge Coltswood the RWM and Brethren would like to say thanks to Mr. Shanks for his unerring commitment the Lodge & indeed representing Provincial Grand Lodge during his Masonic career.
Well Done Bro. Shanks, we hope you have a well earned rest, you deserve it
Presentation to Bro. James Shanks Past Depute Provincial Grand Master 16th June 2011
On the evening of Thursday 17th February one of the longest standing members of Lodge Coltswood Glenboig was presented with his Jubilee diploma by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack accompanied by a fine deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward. Bro. Jim first played his pipes in the Lodge at the age of 14 and has continued to pipe both at his Mother Lodge and at almost every other Lodge in the Province over the years at installations, hence he large number that signed the Roll book on the evening. Bro Jim delivered what was a very sincere and emotional speech to the assembled Brethren which he made reference to the great feeling amongst this family Lodge and how it it had supported him during the good times and bad times and picked him up when he was down following the passing of his dear wife, the evening was further enhance by a deputation from Lodge New Monkland Montrose No. 88 who carried out a fine exemplification of the Fellow Craft Degree, Bro. James Keir Hastie Roberts PM is pictured on the left with the RWM Bro. Gordon Rowe, Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack and Depute Master of Provincial Grand Lodge Bro. James Shanks (Click for more detail on the evening)
Presentation of 50yr Diploma to Bro. Jim Roberts PM 17th February 2011
Amidst some of the worst weather that the UK had experience in over 20 years RWM Gordon Rowe was installed for the third time into the chair of King Solomon, as a testimony to the popularity of Gordon and his commitment to the Lodge and Freemasonry the weather did not keep people away. Gordon was installed by his good friends Bro. Bobby Ross PM and Bro Gordon McCaffer PM. The legendary Coltswood harmony followed into the wee hours of the morning. Further photographs of the day can be found in the Installation page or by clicking this link (Click for Installations Page)
Installation or RWM Brother William Gordon Rowe PM 4th December 2010
At the regular meeting of Coltswood Glenboig 1067 on 18th November a fine deputation from 963 led by our RWM Bro. Tom Connor witnessed a very momentous occasion for one of their Brethern
Bro. Jim Durning, Right Worshipful Master of 1067 took great pleasure in conferring Honorary Membership of 1067 to Bro. Jim McLatchie of Lodge Whifflet St John 963. Bro. McLatchie was notably overwhelmed by this unique honour, an honour which is not taken lightly within the lodge and certainly has to be earned. RWM Jim Durning thanked Bro McLatchie for his commitment over the years to 1067 and hoped it will continue for many years to come.
Bro. McLatchie thanked the RWM and the Brethren of 1067 for affording him such an honour and assured all present that he will continue to pursue the best interests of 1067 and looks forward to many visits in the future.
Honorary Membership Bestowed on Bro. James McLatchie of Lodge Whifflet St. John No.963 18th November 2010
Members of Lodge visited Lodge Fidelite Occitane No. 1067 National Grand Lodge of France and also the 7th Annual communication of Provincial Grand Lodge of D`Alby Quercy Rouergue.
At this communication Bro. Gordon was awarded the Rank of Honorary Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies of the Provincial Grand Lodge of D`Alby Quercy Rouergue, this was the fist time such honour was bestowed on someone outside the National Grand Lodge of France.
What better brother to bestow this high honour on for his hard work and commitment to the Craft.
Gordon is picture with our own Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack and our own Right Worshipful Master Bro. James Durning congratulating him on his honour
RWM Elect. Bro. Gordon Rowe PM Honoured by Provincial Grand Lodge of D`Alby Quercy Rouergue. Saturday 13th November 2010
At the the annual visitation to our friends at Lodge St. David Tarbolton No. 133 headed by RWM Bro James Durning. Bro Joe Spiers was dealt the high honour of being made Honorary Member of Lodge St. David Tarbolton No. 133, Robert Burns Mother Lodge.
Joe was given this honour for his support of the Lodge and also having stood in as the candidate in exemplifications on all three degrees worked in the Lodge. Joe was taken aback by this honour and said that he would continue to support the Lodge in any way that he can in the future and was delighted to having such a high honour bestowed upon him.
Honorary Membership of Lodge St. David Tarbolton No. 133 Tuesday 27th April 2010
R.W.M Bro. Robert Smith Welcomed A Large Deputation of Brethren from Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067.
The deputation was headed by R.W.M Bro. James Durning P.M An excellent F.C. Degree was Conferred, Headed by Bro. Neil Thomson P.M. The Degree Was Carried out In An Exemplary Manner by All The Degree Team ably Assisted by Floor Office Bearers.
Bro. Jim Ferguson P.M proposed a vote of thanks, Bro. Neil Thomson suitably Replied.
At the end of the meeting the RWM of Lodge Airdrie St. John presented RWM Bro. James Durning with a gist to mark the Centenary of the Lodge
Presentation of Centenary Gift by Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166 Wednesday 19th May 2010
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Tribute to One of Lodge Coltswood Glenboig’s Finest Brother Andrew Durning Friday 4th December 2009
Due to the continued ill health of Brother Sinclair Upton, RWM Colin T. Campbell and Bro. Ian Wilson PM attended his home on Friday 4th December to present him with his 50 year Jubilee diploma, Brother Upton was initiated on 6th October 1955, passed 20th October 1955 and raised 19th November 1955 and received his mark on 20th September 1956. Brother Upton commented that he was missing attending the Lodge and was asking for a few of the old faces.
Brother Sinclair Upton Receives his 50 Year Diploma Friday 4th December 2009
On the first meeting of the new Centenary of the Lodge a large and distinguished deputation from New Monkland Montrose No. 88 attended the Lodge, on entry to the Lodge RWM Bro. Albert Dalzell snr. addressed the Lodge if fluent French and also presented to the Lodge a large engraved mirror to commemorate the Centenary of the Lodge. A very fitting Entered Apprentice Degree followed to the delight of the assembled Brethren. The degree was conferred by Past Master Gordon Millar and a vote of thanks proposed by the IPM of Lodge Coltswood Glenboig Bro. Colin Campbell. The Brethren of Lodge Coltswood Glenboig would like to thank their friends at New Monkland Montrose for this very kind gesture and can assure them that gift will find its rightful place in the Lodge room.
Presentation of Centenary Gift by New Monkland Montrose No. 88 Thursday 18th February 2010
At the Installation ceremony held on 6th December 2009 Bro. James Durning P.M. was installed Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Coltswood Glenboig for the Centenary year by Installing Masters Bro. Ian Wilson P.M. and Bro. Bobby McIntosh P.M., the logistics on getting to the Ceremony were difficult due to the railway bridge between Coatbridge and Glenboig being closed due to emergency repairs, however after a delayed start and rather large attendance under the circumstances, another milestone in the history of this fine old Lodge was recorded
Installation of RWM Bro. James Durning PM Saturday 5th December 2009
On the evening of Thursday 19th October 2009 a large and distinguished deputation from Robert Burns’s mother Lodge St. David Tarbolton (Mauchline) No. 133 conferred the Mark Master Mason Degree on 3 candidates, RWM Bro. Colin Campbell was delighted to have his father Bro. Thomas Campbell as one of the candidates on the evening, Tam was a Master Mason of Lodge Airdrie St. John No. 166 and permission was sought from the RWM Bro. Bobby McCormack of Lodge to allow his dad to have his Mark Degree in the experienced hands of Lodge St. David, the degree was conferred by a great supporter of Lodge Coltswood Bro. Andy Kirkland PM who had conferred the Mark Master Degree at Coltswood for the 10th time. A vote of thanks was proposed by RWM Bro. Colin Campbell and replied in the usual manner by Bro. Andy Kirkland PM who made reference that is was him also that conferred the Mark Master Mason Degree on RWM Colin in 2003. RWM Bro Colin Campbell is pictured on the left with his dad Bro. Thomas Campbell.
Mark Master Mason Degree Thursday 19th November 2009
Bro Matt Topping from Lodge St. John Shotts No 471 is pictured presenting to the Lodge with Bro. Archibald Mutch’s Past Masters Apron from his year in office as Right Worshipful Master 1915-16. This apron along with his sash and case was found at a car boot sale by the son of the Secretary of Lodge who though it might be of interest to his dad and bought it for him for £5. The Secretary then contacted Lodge Coltswood and arranged for the regalia to be returned. Our history tell us the following information about Bro. Archibald Mutch and his Son Bro. Archibald Mutch jnr,, November 1918 – It was reported that Brother A. Mutch Jnr. had been wounded in France. A motion was passed that every Brother on active service receive a postal order for 5/-.1937- Bro. A. Mutch was presented with a barometer in recognition of his 25 years service as an Office Bearer.1944 – Archibald Mutch awarded Honorary Grand Rank of Provincial Grand Lodge Bible Bearer. September 1954 – The Lodge decided to purchase an Apron, Sash and Jewel and present it to Brother A. Mutch in recognition of his services as Secretary of the Lodge. December 1964 – The Lodge was informed of the death of the former secretary for many years – Brother A. Mutch.We are indebted to the Brethren of Lodge St. John Shotts for returning this regalia and it will find it place in the lodge room.
Presentation of Brother Archibald Mutch Past Master’s Apron, Sash and Case By Lodge St. John Shotts No. 471 Friday 30th October 2009
Visit to Lodge Fidélité Occitane No. 1067 France RWM Colin T. Campbell, WJW Bro. Gordon Rowe PM & Bro. William Lees Tuesday 17th – 19th November 2009
On the evening of Friday 30th October 2009 Lodge Coltswood Glenboig offered The Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack honorary membership of the Lodge to which he duly accepted. The obligation was delivered by R.W.M. Bro. Colin T. Campbell. This honour was one of only nine occasions where honorary membership has been bestowed on fellow Brethren. The Brethren of Lodge Coltswood Glenboig would like to thank The Provincial Grand Master for his support of the Lodge and felt that this was a fitting reward. In true Provincial Grand Master style Bro. James Jack commented that he was the first honorary member to have delivered a lecture to the Lodge, shortly before delivering the lecture on the George Washington Memorial to the assembled Brethren.
Honorary Membership Presented to Provincial Grand Master of Lanarkshire Middle Ward Bro. James L. Jack Friday 30th October 2009
On this evening the RWM Bro. Colin T. Campbell attended The Mother Lodge of Scotland Kilwinning No 0 along with WJW Bro. Gordon Rowe PM and Bro Bobby Ross PM, the occasion was marked with a excellent rendition of the Master Mason Degree carried out by The Remembrance Lodge No. 586 from Toronto Canada. Following the meeting the RWM presented the RWM from Canada a presentation boxed enamel token struck for the Lodge Centenary. A dinner followed with some super harmony provided by the Mother Lodge of Scotland
Visit to the Mother Lodge Mother Lodge of Scotland Kilwinning No. 0 Tuesday 13th October 2009
RWM Bro Colin T. Campbell attended the annual wreath laying ceremony at the National Burns Monument in Mauchline, Ayrshire, the ceremony was attended by The Provincial Grand Master of Ayrshire, members of Ayrshire Provincial Grand Lodge, The Grand Lodge of Scotland, RWM’s of various Ayrshire lodges, members of various other Masonic orders and fellow Brethren. Also in attendance were members of the Scottish Parliament and local Councillors. RWM Colin T. Campbell is picture below with the RWM of Lodge St David Tarbolton (Mauchline) Bro John Chalmers.
250th Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Burns Wreath Laying Ceremony National Burns Monument Sunday 25th January 2009
We are delighted to inform you that at a recent dinner held at Gartlea Community Centre a total of £5200 was raised on behalf of the Lodge Coltswood Glenboig Centenary fund and the Lodge St. Andrews No. 544 Regalia fund. The night was chaired impressively as always by PM Ian Wilson and the speakers on the evening just got better as the night went on, first we had the memoirs of John “Bomber” Brown who entertained us with the exploits during his footballing career, then following, a great supporter of Lodge Coltswood Mr Mitchell Gibb who entertained us with his usual wit and humour, last and by no means least was the surprise of the evening Mr Bill Kelly who blew the audience away with this alternative humour and impressions, by far one of the best speakers heard on the circuit this year. On behalf of both lodges we would like to thank all of the Brethren and visitors who supported the event in particular the sponsors of the tables and donations made on behalf of the auction and raffle prizes.
Sportsman’s Dinner Joint Dinner Between Lodge Coltswood & Lodge St. Andrews No. 544 Saturday 22nd May 2009
Suddenly, on Saturday 4th April 2009, Peter Greenan, aged 68 years, sadly passed away. Peter was an affiliate member of Lodge Coltswood and served as the lodge Secretary from 2005 till 2007. Peter Funeral arrangements have been made and are as follows – Funeral Service at Donald McLaren Ltd (Funeral Directors), 45 Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge, on Friday 10th April, at 1.00pm, thereafter to Holytown Crematorium for 2.15pm, Flowers from family only at the request of the family only.
Bro. Peter Greenan PM Sadly Passes Away Saturday 4th April 2009
On the evening of Thursday 18th June a presentation of £1000 was made to Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack on behalf of the Provincial Grand Lodge caravan fund, the money was raised by the Brethren of Lodge Coltswood on their very successful Burns Supper & Sportsman’s dinner. This cheque brought the total raised by Provincial Grand Lodge for the caravan appeal to just under £33,000, a fantastic achievement by the Brethren of the province. The Provincial Grand Master thanked the Brethren and gave them a very thorough account on how the fundraising plan set out almost 2 years ago to raise £20,000 was reached well in advance of the closing date of November 2009, the extra monies now being raised will be used to upgrade the caravan to have full disabled facilities, a truly great facility for the needy.
Presentation to Provincial Grand Lodge Caravan Fund Provincial Grand Master Receives Cheque for £1000 for Caravan Fund Thursday 19th June 2009
On this day the RWM Colin T. Campbell attended the re-dedication of the temple of Lodge St. David Tarbolton (Mauchline) No. 133 after 50 years service along with JD Bro. Joe Spiers & Marshall Bro. Robert Reid , the ceremony was carried out in a excellent manner by The Provincial Grand Lodge of Ayrshire. Following the ceremony the RWM was asked to reply on behalf of the visitors on the toast list and was delighted to do so. lodge harmony followed with various renditions of our national bard’s works.
Lodge St. David Tarbolton (Mauchline) No. 133 Temple Re-Dedication Ceremony Saturday 10th October 2009
After all the years of fundraising the lodge took delivery of a full set of new regalia, the new regalia in Medici Crimson was supplied by Millennium Mark. The regalia consisted of 24 aprons, sashes and collars with fine bullion and lambskin. In anticipation of the centenary year all the office bearers jewels were also refurbished and silver plated during the recess and the master’s chain of office was refurbished to very high standard, this included sandblasting and silver plating of the metal work and jewel, engraving of the shields with the master’s from the year 2000, when the chain of office was first introduced, this was all finished off with a new ribbon to compliment the rest of the regalia. The lodge would like to thank Bro. Alex Huskie of Millennium Mark for his help and support in pulling this together
New Regalia Thursday 19th September 2009
On a unique occasion RWM Bro. Colin T. Campbell welcomed a large and distinguished deputation from Drumpellier Golf Club in to the Lodge Room. The deputation was headed by the Immediate Past Captain of Drumpellier Golf Club PM DM Bro. Ian Wilson, the degree was conferred in a exemplary manner by resident Professional of Drumpellier Golf Club PM Bro. Ian Taylor. The evening was further enhanced by a Deputation of the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Lanarkshire Middle Ward headed by the Provincial Grand Master Bro. James L. Jack, a total of 77 Brethren from far and wide signed the attendance book and were thoroughly entertained by the Drumpellier members. RWM Bro. Colin T. Campbell, also being a member of Drumpellier Golf Club was delighted to have had the opportunity to invite the Brethren along for this special occasion and would like to pay thanks to the Brethren from Drumpellier Golf Club for their support and in particular to PM Ian Taylor for arranging such a fantastic night. A very complimentary vote of thanks was proposed by the Provincial Grand Master.
Drumpellier Golf Club Visitation Thursday 19th June 2009
The Brethren of Lodge Coltswood were delighted to receive Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Secretary Bro. William Craig and his Inaugural deputation into the Lodge Room. This was a unique occasion as this was the first time that Bro. William had headed a deputation on behalf of Provincial Grand Lodge, to mark this occasion the lodge presented Bro. William with his own personal engraved gavel to mark the occasion, this gavel was subsequently used to chair the Provincial Grand Lodge Burns supper held on the following evening at Tabernacle Lane Cambuslang, a great honour for the Brethren on Lodge Coltswood Glenboig.
Annual Visitation by Provincial Grand Lodge Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Secretary Bro. William Craig Thursday 19th March 2009
Over sixty Brethren took part in the 2008 Golf Competition at Drumpellier Golf Club on this afternoon. Lodge Coltswood No. 1067 were in superb form with Bro. Colin Campbell winning the overall tournament and the Challenge Cup, Tom Ferguson winning the Seniors and the Lodge 1067 Team won the Masters Trophy. The Amicoil Trophy was presented to Bro Colin Campbell by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Mason Bro. Sir Archibald D. Orr Ewing at the regular communication of Provincial Grand Lodge on Friday 6th October 2008 in Bellshill.
Annual Provincial Golf Tournament Drumpellier Golf Club Sunday 10th August 2008
Provincial Grand Rank Honour Bro. James McAllinden Director of Music 1st June 2007
At a presentation ceremony Bro. James McAIlliden was invested with the honour of Provincial Grand Rank, Jim has entertained the Brethren and visitors alike at Glenboig for many years and his input in the Harmony has been legendary. Jimmy has been a regular attendee of Coltswood over the years and has regularly been referred to as “Jimmy and his big organ”. This was a great honour for both Jimmy for his commitment to the craft in general and to Lodge Coltswood
Bro. James L. Jack, Provincial Grand Master attended the Regular Meeting of the Lodge this evening.
It was a special occasion in that Bro. Alex Brown, Right Worshipful Master conferred the M.M. Degree on his father Sam Brown.
Bro. James L. Jack, P.G.M. and Bro. Alex Brown, R.W.M. congratulate Bro. Sam Brown.
Provincial Grand Master Visit R.W.M. Alex Brown Raises his Father to a Master Mason Thursday 16th October 2008
Bro. James L. Jack, Provincial Grand Master accompanied Bro. William Ross, Right Worshipful Master and the Brethren of Lodge Regal No. 1422, Glasgow to the Regular Meeting of Lodge Coltswood, Glenboig this evening. The Brethren of Lodge Regal were visiting Lodge Coltswood for the first time and conferred an excellent F.C…. Degree on one Candidate. Bro. Gordon Rowe, R.W.M. 1067 with Bro. James L. Jack, P.G.M. and Bros. William Ross R.W.M. 1422, Bro. Pat Clarke, R.W.M. 579.
Provincial Grand Master’s Visit Thursday 18th October 2007
Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067 Main Street, Glenboig, Coatbridge, ML5 2QT.
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