On Friday 15th June I attended Supreme Grand Chapter in Edinburgh for their Convocation. It was very well attended with over 120 members there It was not a long meeting but the new First Grand Principal had a few things to say which were very informative. they have not yet decided on a new charity to support but wish to plant trees with a Keystone Plaque to celebrate 100 years since the End of the First world War a good meeting and a long train ride home
on Thursday 14th June I attended My affiliate chapter in Liberton Edinburgh Where I am First Sojourner We had a candidate for the Affiliation to the Mark and Excellent Masters Degree. As it is the Excellent Masters Degree I do not have a part in it but I did end up doing the Affiliation to the mark and the veil Lecture in the Excellent Masters Degree It was also their AGM and Provincial Visit I was Elected as 3rd Principal But they do things in Edinburgh a bit different so I will be doing the prayers and the Affiliation to the Mark. Afterwards we had a good harmony and a long drive home
On Friday 25th May 2018 I along with 1 of the members of St John Visited Abbey & the Riffle RAC No.519 Where they were conferring the Excellent Master Degree on a candidate, I helped out and acted as 2nd Principal. It was a good Meeting with the members conferred the degree rather well. The harmony was good but we did not win any Raffles. we did not stay too long at the harmony due to the long drive home from Portobello we had a great night
On Thursday 17th May 2018 I attended my Mother Chapter St John RAC No. 257 where I am Scribe We had a Deputation from my Affiliate Chapter St Vincent Plantation RAC No.259 where I am the First Sojourned the Chapter performed the Excellent Masters Degree I was the Conductor and also performed the Veil Lecture. It was a great meeting with 2 of my chapters.
On Thursday 10th May 2018 I attended My chapter in the Provence of Mid and East Lothian Craig Miller No 468 where I am 1st Sojourner. Due to only meeting in the Sumer months, It was the AGM and Provincial Visitation we also had a candidate to be exulted to the Royal Arch. The meeting was opened and the usual business conducted before a Deputation From Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Mid and East the members of Provincial were introduced we then had a ballot for a candidate for next month, We then performed the Holy Royal Ach degree on the candidate afterwards the chapter was taken over by provincial to do the annual report on the chapter. We then had a harmony afterwards but due the long drive home we only stayed for a short time
On Wednesday the 9th May 2018 I attended Dennistoun Harmony of Unity Royal Arch Chapter . There was supposed to be a visit from Craig Miller R.A.C No. 468 where I am First Sojourner, but unfortunately the could not attend so the companions of St John agreed to confer a degree. It was decided that we would do the Excellent Masters Degree, I would have rather done the Royal Arch Degree because that’s what I was ready for and would be conferring the following night, anyway we did the Excellent Masters degree and it was rather good for being put together at the last-minute. We had a good harmony and one of the members of St john Did win a raffle prize
On Friday 27th April 2018 I attended My Lodge & Council Where I am Treasurer Again due to poor turnout we were short of a member to open the meeting and again we had a committee meeting to discuss what we can do and the Councils Future Another Early night.
On Wednesday 15th March 2018 I Attended My Mother Chapter St John R.A.C No 257 where it was our Provincial Visitation As the Scribe I had to get my books checked When the deputation entered the chapter and took charge of the chapter the head of the deputation from Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Glasgow informed the chapter that due to not attending a meeting to have the books checked we would recieve a qualified minute and he took no pleasure in giving us it. They then gave back control and retired and did not return for harmony, we had a discussion about the about the qualified minute and afterwards we had a quiet harmony
On Tuesday 20th February I attended Maryhill R.A.C No 296 It was the first time I have been to Maryhill since the installation in October They had a visit from Cadder R.A.C. Who performed a degree the meeting was reasonably well attended and the degree was good. There was the usual harmony with good conversation and usual toasts and raffle
On Thursday 15th February 2018 I attended my Mother Chapter as we did not have a visiting Degree team we performed the excellent masters Degree to give the companions a chance to practice which went well and we then had a quiet harmony afterwards and a reasonably early night