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On Thursday 5th October 2017 I attended Lodge St. Vincent Sandyford No.553. To support my affiliated Lodge St. John whiteinch No. 683 who were conferring the First Degree as an exemplification. The Lodge was well represented with about 12 members in attendance the Degree was very well done by the members who took part in the Degree after the meeting I did not stay and was home very early Good night
On Tuesday 26th October 2017 I attended St. Vincent Plantation No.259, My affiliated Chapter where I am the First Principal this will be my last meeting before the installation, As it was the AGM we did the usual Business as well as the Election of Office bearers where I was VOTED out of the office of First Principal and elected 1st Sojourned. I am happy to have been ousted from office after 4 years and will happily support the new First Principal in his first term as M.E.Z. unfortunately I will not be able to see him being installed as I will be busy installing the Office Bearers. A good Meeting and an earlier night than usual
On Thursday 21st September 2017 I attended my chapter St . John for the A.G.M. With a few of the members being absent a few honorary members filled the offices the usual business was conducted then we had an affiliate, we then had the nominations and elections for the coming year, with only a few changes of office the election was quick, After the meeting we had a good harmony and I did win a raffle a tub of roses.
On Monday 18th September 2017 I attended the installation of Dennistoun Lodge & Council No. 266 where I say the Worshipful Commander Noah being Reinstalled for another year and the other office bearers. It was well Done by the Installing commanders Noah. Afterwards it was a good harmony with Great food and I did win a raffle Prize for a change a bottle of Whiskey A Great night
On Friday 15th September 2017 I attended Edinburgh defensive Band No.278 Supremes Chapter, for their annual installation. It was an unusual day, First they opened Operative Cryptic Council No 41 and installed the office bearers before Closing. They then opened the Edinburgh Defensive Band Chapter and Adjourned it and opened Edinburgh Defensive Band Cryptic Council No.278. They then installed the office Bearers with the Depute first Grand Principal being Installed as Thrice Illustrious Master, the Council was Closed and the Chapter Resumed the Office bearers were then Installed via a Declaration as they were the Same offices as in Supreme. It was a long but Great Day and we did not stay for the Harmony Meal after the Meeting.
On Wednesday 13th April I attended the Installation of Jimmy Fisher into the Chair in Dennistoun Harmony of Unity No266 along with other members of St john No.257 The installation was well carried out by members of the chapter assisted by an honorary Member. As a honorary member I presented the Chapter with a Royal Arch Bookmark for the Bible. It was a good night enjoyed by all in attendance but again no Raffles for me
On Saturday 26th August 2017 I attended one of my Affiliate Chapters Craig Millar No. 468 along with 3 others from Glasgow . It was their installation meeting and was well attended the First Grand Principal also attended, the installation was performed by the Grand Superintendent Andrew Mc Keen and his Commissioned Office Bearers The Installation was preformed Excellently and I was installed as 1st Sojourner in the chapter and As such I am the Conductor in the Royal Arch Degree which will be conferred in May next year. After the meeting we had all the usual speeches and toasts and Raffle before the Long Drive home empty-handed
On 10th August 2017 I attended one of My affiliate Chapters Craig Millar No. 468 in the Province of East and Mid Lothian which meet in the summer months. The meeting was well attended and they conferred the Royal Arch Degree on 3 candidates, the Degree was well performed by the members and Provincial. They also had the nominations and elections where i was nominated as the first Sojourned. Afterwards we had a great harmony and many conversations with various people and i did win a raffle. We had a good meeting and a long Drive home
On 13th July 2017 I attended 1 of My affiliate Chapters Craig Millar No 468 in Mid and East Lothian they had a number of Affiliates and 4 Candidates for the affiliation to the Mark and to receive the Excellent Masters Degree. They do things different from the Glasgow province, the 3rd Principal confers the Mark Degree and the Second Principal does the Excellent Masters Degree. The meeting was very well attended, afterwards they had a good harmony before a long drive home
On Monday 19th June 2017 I attended Dennistoun Cryptic Council where I am a member. They had a candidate for the Select master and Super Excellent Master Degrees, I had a small part in one of the degrees. The degrees went well and we all learned something from the degree. Afterwards we had a good harmony and again I did not win any raffles.