Now we're into October, the second half of the Masonic season is up-and-running for all Lodges in the Province.
At 482, our last meeting was also the date of our annual P.G.L.M. visit, with the P.G.L. Deputation headed by Bro. Tom Smith R.W.D.P.G.M. Glad so say we had a favourable report so it's relief all round.
The Saturday before saw Bro. Gordon Yeoman P.M. installed as R.W.M. of The Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh & Leith No. 291 and congratulations again to Bro. Gordon and to all his Office Bearers. Compliments also to his 482 Installing Masters, Bro. David Swan P.M. and Bro. Peter Ritchie P.M.
A big thanks also to all the brethren who attended. Over 80 brethren signed the attendance book, representing a total of 18 Lodges - with 20 brethren representing 482. And the event was topped off by some excellent harmony.
And, quite apart from our regular meetings, there's a trio of events coming up on the 482 calendar.
Our 'Stars In Your Eyes' night on Saturday 19th October is completely sold out and, hopefully, will raise lots of cash for 'Richmonds Hope' and 'S.A.N.D.S.'
Next up we have our Annual Dinner Dance and again this is in association with our friends at Lodge St. John Corstorphine 788. Tickets are £20 each and available from the Bro. Secretary. This will be held at Kirkliston Bowling Club.
Then on Wednesday 20th November we have the Consecration of our premises in a ceremony to be carried out by the P.G.L.M. We're presently discussing with Provincial what format this will take and more details will be available soon. It's not very often we see this ceremony performed so it really is a date for your diary.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 16th October and this will be a Master Mason Degree.
A diary of up-to-date news and events at Lodge Kirkliston Maitland 482
Saturday 3rd February - ANNUAL INSTALLATION - 3pm Tyle
Tuesday 6th February - Deputation to Thistle Lodge West Calder 270
Wednesday 7th February - BUSINESS MEETING - MEMBERS ONLY.
You can view our upcoming meetings HERE.