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.
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.
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