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PGL Meetings  
     The next PGL Tri-Annual Communication will take place on 30th October, 2015
in Lodge Union & Crown No.307 at 7.30pm.


News
The New members' Handbook and PGL Handbook is now available on request.
The PGL Handbook is also available priced £2 from the Asst PG Treasurer.

 Bro. Douglas Fulton will now take over as PG Almoner on the retirement 
of Bro Colin McCartney. 
The PGM would like to thank him for the past 9 years in this office.
Contact: 0141 585 3623

 
Up and Coming Events


Sportsman's Dinner at Lodge POW No. 426 - Friday 11th September cost £25
7 for 7.30pm - Contact Chris Kerr or Commission
Speakers Willie Young & Gordon Smith

Lunch at Lodge 307, Barrhead - Saturday 26th September cost £15
1.00 for 1.30pm - Contact Willie Fleming 


PGL Library
 
The library faciltiy in Lodge The Royal Stuart No.1414 is currently offline for a makeover:
The updated facility will be back online soon.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.




Message from John our Provincial Grand Master
Brethren,

Not long now until the recess ( what recess I hear some of you cry!). As you will be aware a number of our Lodges within Renfrewshire East continue to meet during the Summer months so look out for the meetings at:
  • 426   Lodge Prince of Wales
  • 1116 Paisley St. James 
  • 1386   The Kings Park Lodge
  • 1434   Lodge Randolph
  • 1453   Lodge St Christopher
  • 1557   Lodge Douglas

Since the last update we have made substantial progress with a number of initiatives within the Province:


  1. Intender Training.

    The first Level 2 course is scheduled for June and those successful with the Level 1 course will have the opportunity to further develop themselves as     Senior Intenders again to the benefit of the Lodges and the Province.



2.  New Intrants Handbook.


The Handbook will be with the printers shortly and we anticipate distribution before the end of April. It describes how the Craft operates and will answer the “Frequently Asked Questions “we hear from our New Members.



  1. Education Manual

     We have at present, a small working party developing an Education Manual which, when complete, will be distributed to each Lodge.  Brethren as         they progress through their Degrees will receive a section at a time building up into the full manual for their ongoing reference , understanding and         knowledge.


     The manual will have a section on each of the 3 Degrees plus a section on the Mark. It will contain useful explanatory papers to assist understanding      of the Craft with useful references and a recommended reading list along with links to useful Masonic Websites.



    4.  Minimum 6 weeks between Degrees Trial   

    Since the turn of the year I have had the opportunity to talk to a number of Lodges about the merits of extending the period between Degrees from the     current minimum of two weeks to the suggested 6 weeks.I believe that a move to a minimum of 6 weeks between degrees will be to the benefit of the     candidates and in the whole scheme of things that is the most important consideration. I`d be happy to address any Lodge on the benefits of this             recommended change.


   

As you can see there is plenty going on in Renfrewshire East and we are grateful for the continuing support and commitment of the Lodges and Brethren. Please support our various Events in the run up to the recess.







Provincial Grand Master

 
 

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