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Reigning Masters Degree 2017 - Rosslyn St Clair No.606

 

 

Big congratulations to all who took part in the Midlothian Province Reigning Masters Degree on Friday 29th September 2017 - and a special big thankyou to Lodge Rosslyn St Clair No.606 who hosted the event.

 

 Reigning Masters Degree - September 2017 Rosslyn 606

 

 

 

Honorary Membership for Bro. John Wilson P.M. at The Portobello Lodge No.226

 

 

Congratulations go to Bro. John Wilson P.M. who received Honorary Membership at The Portobello Lodge No.226 on Thursday 21st September 2017.

Bro. John has been a regular visitor since joining the craft 10 years ago and it's a great honour for both Brother John and Lodge St John Corstorphine No.788 on being bestowed this award.

 

Bro. John Wilson P.M.  - Hon Membership at The Portobello Lodge 226

[ R.W.M. Bro. Rankin Robertson & Bro. John Wilson P.M. ]

 

It was credit to John that he was accompanied by so many of his Brethren from his Mother Lodge forming the Deputation headed by Right Worshipful Master Bro. Graeme Johnston.

 

 

Visit to Cupar 2017

 

 

Each year Lodge st John Corstorphine No.788 and Lodge Coupar O' Fife No.19 get together to work a degree and enjoy harmony together.

This year it was the turn of Lodge Coupar to host the event and it has to be said the hospitality offered to Lodge 788 was tremendous.

Lodge 788 arrived with 17 Brethren in tow and carried out an excellent working of the second degree which was much appreciated by the Brethren assembled - including a visitor from Reykjavik in Iceland.

 

Visit to Cupar 2017 

 

During Harmony everyone was treated to a fantacstic evening of sing song, local Fife folk tunes and a rendition of My Mother Lodge which was written by Rudyard Kipling.

 

 

Lodge St John Corstorpine are now looking forward to receiving

Lodge Coupar O' Fife during the annual visit in 2018!

 

 

Reigning Masters Dinner - Musselburgh 2017

 

Some well known faces at the Midlothian Province Reigning Master's Dinner which was hosted by Lodge St John  No. 112 in Musselburgh on Friday 28th July 2017.

 

2017 Reigning Masters Dinner 

 

[ R.W.M. St John Corstorphine No.788 Bro. Graeme Johnston,

Grand Master Mason of Scotland Bro. Charles I.R. Wolrige Gordon of Esselmont and

Provincial Grand Master of Midlothian Bro. Thomas C. Smith ]

 

 

60 Year Diploma - Bro. Jim White

 

 

It had been brought to our attention that one of our Brethren who had been been made a Master Mason in Lodge St John Corstorphine a number of years ago, was due to receive his 60 year diploma.

 

Below is an account of the events, written by our R.W.M. Bro. Graeme Johnston.

 

Our Brother Secretary received a letter from Grand Lodge to say that we had a Brother called Jim White amongst our number that was due a 60 year Diploma. To be fair, nobody had any memory of Jim but it turns out he had 66 years continuous service to the Scottish Craft after being Initiated in 788 in 1950.

Jim's son called Jeff became a member at Dramatic & Arts 757, went on to be Master and Jim followed his son there. Once that Lodge become dormant both Father & Son became affiliate members at Lodge Roman Eagle No.160.

On 16th November 2016 P.M. Fraser Gaunt, P.M. Derek Syme and myself went along to Roman Eagle to see Jim receive his 60 year diploma from the PGM of the PGL of Edinburgh, Ewan Rutherford.

Ewan surprised us all by asking me come to the floor of the Lodge with himself and the RWM from Roman Eagle to be the one to actually hand Jim his 60 year Diploma as the current RWM of his Mother Lodge.

A rare treat indeed and a wonderful gesture from Bro. Ewan!

 

Bro. Jim White 60 Year Diploma - Group Photo

[Left to Right: P.M. Bro. Derek Syme, R.W.M. Bro. Graeme Johnston, P.M. Bro. Jeff White (no.757), Bro. Jim White MM No.788, P.G.M. Bro. Ewan Rutherford P.G.L. Edinburgh, P.M. Bro. Fraser Gaunt]



An excellent Harmony followed where Jim held the room recounting his days as a deep sea diver in the Navy.

Both Bro. Jim White and Bro. Jeff White are looking forward to making a visit to Lodge St John Corstorphine some time, and rest assured they will receive a very warm welcome indeed.

 

 

 
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