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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.
On Thursday 8th June 2017 I attended Craig Millar RAC No 468 in the Province of Mid & East Lothian where I am a member. we had a number of affiliates and also conferred the Affiliation to the mark and Excellent Master on 3 Candidates. The meeting was well attended by members and visitors with almost every seat taken. Afterwards there was a good harmony and with a long drive back I left just about 10 pm and home by 10:45 pm Great going for over 40 miles
On Tuesday 23rd May 2017 I attended My chapter where I am the First Principal as it was our last meeting we were supposed to have a visiting degree team but was cancelled due to complications. So it was just a business meeting and a quiet harmony and early night
On Wednesday 10th May 2017 I attended Dennstoun Harmony of Unity Royal Arch Chapter No 266 for their regular meeting. At the meeting i was honoured with honorary membership of the chapter, no doubt they will make use of my skills when doing degrees in the future. After the meeting we had a good harmony and I got home at a reasonable time.
On Saturday 29th April 2017 I attended a PROVINCIAL hosted working of 3 old degrees the Link & Wrestle and Super Excellent Mason. These were performed by members of the commission they were relatively short degrees but nice to see and very informative as they were worked under the Early Grand Encampment Chapter of Scotland the meeting started a 1pm and finished just after 3pm so after receiving the deputations the degrees only took about 30 minutes each I did not stay after the meeting but I did enjoy it
On Friday 28th April 2017 I attended my Lodge & Council Cathedral No 67. We had another candidate and performed the Mariners Degree on the Candidate to the usual cathedral standard and I did the signs and secrets . The meeting was not well attended but the usual members were present. We had a good harmony and another early night.
On Thursday 27th April 2017 i visited Clydesdale RAC No 489 along with MEC Alec Harley and the newest Royal Arch Companion of Maryhill RAC No. 296 The meeting was quite well attended and they performed the Royal Arch Degree they opened the Vault and i along with others went into the vault and got a lecture on the vault which was very informative. we stayed for the harmony and we all enjoyed a good chat with the members of Clydesdale but we did not win any raffles but a good night which i hope to repeat next month
On Tuesday 25th April 2017 I attended my Affiliated Chapter where I am the First Principal we had a good turnout and a visitation from St Andrew of Glasgow No 69 to confer the Holy Royal Arch Degree on 3 Candidates. Which was Great for both me and The chapter. The Degree was great and I did help out in a minor part as Scribe. Being on the floor I could see the degree from the best place, The companions payed the best attention to the degree team as did the candidate who were given a great degree by St Andrew of Glasgow. Afterwards we had a great harmony with the usual speeches and toasts I even won 2 of my own raffles which were redrawn for someone else to win it was a great night.
On Thursday 20th April I attended my Mother chapter St John where I am Secretary. The meeting had a reasonable turnout we had an obituary 1 of our elderly members for which we had the usual minutes silence. we had a visiting degree team from Dennistoun Harmony of Unity RAC No 266, they performed the Excellent Masters Degree to a reasonable standard they had a number of Office bearers doing parts that they usually don’t do So it was good for all in attendance and a great learning curb after the meeting we had a good harmony and I did win a raffle and did hand it back to the chapter Good Night
On Tuesday 18th April 2017 I attended Maryhill RAC No.296 where they had a candidate for the Royal Arch Degree the candidate came to my last meeting in St Vincent Plantation to see our candidate receive the Excellent Master Degree. The degree team was a mixture of members from Maryhill ,St John Dalmuir and Barns of Clyde. The Obligation was given by I.P.Z Kenneth Naismith, the degree was of a very high standard. We had a good harmony afterwards and a slightly earlier finish than usual with No Raffles again