A warm welcome back from recess as we look forward to the new Masonic Session. To those Lodges who continued to meet during the past 3 months – well done , but no rest I`m afraid! Firstly I`d like to express my thanks to all who were involved in, or supported, those Fund Raising Events ,in aid of the PGL Benevolent Fund, over the summer months.
The Sportsmans Dinner , Education Dinner and the Curry Night raised approx. £1600 for the Benevolent Fund – thanks to Bro.Chris Kerr , SPGM Willie Fleming , Bro. Pat Kelly and Bro. Brian Shields for their tremendous work with these events.
We have one more Fund Raiser this year – the PGL Lunch to be held at 307 in Barrhead on Saturday 20th September at 1.00 for 1.30pm. Again the monies raised will go to the PGL Benevolent Fund helping us to continue the good works in assisting Brethren and their dependants across the Province. We hope you will support the Lunch where “ Piggery Brae “ will provide the entertainment. Tickets are £15 – contact SPGM Willie Fleming – 07951 002721
The Installations begin in early October and I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all those RWMs who are soon to demit office. Their knowledge and experience can then be put to work in supporting their successor and their lodge in general.
To those who are to assume the Chair over the next few months, I wish them every success and confirm that PGL will be there to support them as and when required.
Our Intender Training Programme commences in November and I am confident that over the next few months and years we will produce a supply of trained and qualified Intenders who will have a positive impact in our quest to improve the Recruitment, Retention and Progression issues we face in the Province.
The PGL Library continues to grow in numbers with a superb range of books on all things Masonic available for borrowing. ( contact Eddie on 0141 882 5749 ) We hope that the “ read on line “ facility will be added soon and we will keep you advised.
The next PGL Communication will be held at 242 in Johnstone on Friday 31st October at 7.30pm with the Sporting Trophies for Golf , Bowling and Angling being presented that evening. A reminder that all RWMs and Wardens are, by virtue of their office, members of PGL and should be in attendance at PGL Communications to represent their Lodge.
Following the success of the PGL Christmas Carol Service last year , we will be holding another Family Christmas Carol Service at Stow Brae Kirk in Paisley on Sunday 21st December 6.30 for a 7.00pm start. Please put this date in your diary and bring your family.
As you can see PGL has a very busy schedule all of which is in support of the lodges across the Province. Your continued support of PGL is greatly appreciated.
The Intender Training dates are now finalised and any brother wishing to put his name forward for training should contact PG Secretary Bro. Grant MacLeod.
Dates are as follows:
November 2014 - Saturday / Sunday 29th / 30th (choice of dates)
January 2015 - Saturday / Sunday 17th / 18th “ “ “
January 2015 - Saturday / Sunday 24th / 25th (Assessment) “ “ “