Hello brethren. It’s hard to believe that the first half of the 482 Masonic season has now officially ended, although it did of course come to very premature finish after just a few meetings due the outbreak of Coronavirus and the government advice and lockdown rules that followed.
This decision soon resulted in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Midlothian and the Grand Master Mason confirming the suspension of all masonic activities until further notice.
Unfortunately, we still have difficult times ahead of us until this terrible disease is beaten and, as long as we continue to comply with government guidelines, we will get through this and be able to enjoy one another’s company again in the not too distant future.
I would also take the opportunity to thank the brethren for the weekly updates on the health and wellbeing of our brethren and families, and the assistance being provided.
And let's not forget to extend our sincere thanks and eternal gratitude to all the dedicated NHS workers on the front in our hospitals, or caring for our elderly in their homes and the many, many others who are putting themselves at risk simply too care for us.
In the meetings we did had though it was a great honour for me – along with the newly-installed Office Bearers - to initiate Mr Alexander Clark, son of our President of Stewards, Bro. Alexander ‘Sugar’ Clark.
And with two more gentleman already accepted for Initiation - and another application on the way - exciting times lie ahead for the lodge. I’m highly optimistic, and looking forward to a very successful - although busy - second half of the season.
Can I thank the brethren who have joined me in my visits to other lodges, especially my 1st Deputation as RWM to Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho 85 and the Deputation received from Lodge St. Leonard Loanhead & Lasswade No.580 headed on this occasion by their R.W.M. Brother Jimmy Young.
In closing can, I thank all the members, honorary members and visitors who have supported Lodge Kirkliston Maitland so well since my Installation in February and please continue to “Stay Safe”.
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