In what was a fantastic evening, our 'Stars In Your Eyes' fund-raising night realised £1100.
This is £100 more than our target figure, so a huge 'thank you' goes out to everyone who attended - or who contributed in any way towards the success of the event.
A special thanks must go to the artistes who gave freely of their time and talent to keep us entertained on the night.
The cash will donated to a PGLM fund-raising effort in aid of 'Richmond's Hope', a charity based in Niddrie, Edinburgh, where bereaved children can work through their grief and have the support, information and help to allow them to manage the impact of death in their lives and also the stillbirth and neonatal death charity 'S.A.N.D.S'.
Annual Dinner Dance
Still on the subject of social events, our Annual Dinner Dance will be held in Kirkliston Bowling Club on Saturday 16th November. Time is 7pm for 7.30.
This event will again be in association with Lodge St. John Corstorphine 788 and tickets, priced £20, are available from the secretary.
Lodge St. John Corstorphine 788
It is of course impossible not to mention the fire that engulfed Corstorphine Youth Club, home to our friends at Lodge St. John Corstorphine 788.
The fire seemed to be concentrated in the upper floor of the building where the superb 121 year old Temple was located and it's impossible to know at this time whether or not any artefacts can be salvaged.
It's also impossible to imagine how the brethren of the Lodge are feeling right now and our thoughts go out to each and every one.
For a few short years, 788 was our home so we are perhaps a tiny bit closer to the sad and tragic event than we might have been.
The Lodge have already had many offers of help and support and our secretary has already been in touch to offer assistance in any way we can.
One thing is sure, 788 will come through this event even stronger than before.
Last night's committee meeting effectively marked the end of our summer recess and, in Masonic terms, we're now getting 'back to normal'.
Our first meeting on Wednesday 4th September is our AGM when our Treasurer, Bro. William Reddington P.M. will present our annual accounts.
And with several events coming up, it looking really busy in the run up to the end of the year.
Our first degree of this season will be on September 18th when Bro. Peter Cox will be made a Fellow of Craft. Our meeting on October 2nd is our annual Provincial visit and this will be another 2nd Degree.
Saturday 28th September will see Bro. Gordon Yeoman P.M. installed as the R.W.M. of the Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh & Leith No. 291.
Bro. Gordon's election comes as his dad, Bro. Sid Yeoman P.M. of The Celtic Lodge, celebrates his 60 years as a member of the craft and is a fitting tribute to Bro. Sid's achievement. Bro. Sid is also an Honorary Member of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland.
There will be a strong 482 presence in the installing team, with Bro. David Swan P.M. as Principal Installing Master, Bro. Murrie Thomson I.P.M. as Installing Senior Warden and Bro. Les Duff R.W.M. as Installing Inner Guard.
It's sure to be a full house and and event we can all look forward to.
Stars In Your Eyes Charity Night
On Saturday October 19th, Kirkliston Bowling Club is the venue for a 'Stars In Your Eyes' night. This is a charity event and we'll be raising cash for two worthy organisations, 'Richmonds Hope' and S.A.N.D.S.
The acts are already in place and, amongst others you will hear tributes to Elton John, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, The Blues Bros, Emeli Sande and Billy Joel.
The last event of the first couple of months will be a deputation to Lodge Newbattle St. Mary 1063 on Tuesday 22nd October and at this meeting, our I.P.M., Bro. Murrie Thomson, will receive Honorary Membership.
This is a great honour, not only for Bro. Murrie, but for Lodge Kirkliston Maitland and surely another night to enjoy.
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