Congratulations to Master Mason Bro. Stuart Donald and his team when he took the Chair for an exemplification of an EA Degree - and Celebration when Bro. Dick Munro, a Past Master of Lodge Dalhousie Bonnyrigg 720, became the latest Honorary Member at Lodge Kirkliston Maitland.
Honorary Membership was first on the agenda and our R.W.M. Bro. Gordon Yeoman thanked and complimented Bro. Dick on being a long term friend of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland. Bro. Dick thanked the R.W.M. and all the members of 482 for this great honour, adding that it reflected not only on him, but on everyone at Lodge Dalhousie Bonnyrigg.
The R.W.M. then presented Bro. Dick with a certificate, jewel and one of our new Lodge ties.
The Lodge then worked a 'step up' Degree with Bro. Gary Cox, a Master Mason of 'Auld 13' as our candidate. This was the first time Bro. Stuart had presided over 1st Degree and two other Lodge Office Bearers also carried out parts of the EA ritual for the very first time.
Bro. Peter Cox, who 'stepped up' to W.S.W. had never before presented the ritual of that office and Bro. Greig Robinson who 'stepped up' as S.D. presented the secrets for the first time.
Our R.W.M. complimented Bro. Stuart and all his team on their excellent degree work and this sentiment was echoed by all present. The R.W.M. also thanked Bro. Gary for 'stepping in' as our candidate.