Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2017

Orion Lodge No 4993 and Robert Burns

Orion LodgeRobbie BurnsOn Thursday 12th January 2017, 51 Members of Orion Lodge and 5 other Lodges together with their Wives, Partners and friends gathered at the Yenton Assembly Rooms to celebrate the birth of Scotland’s favourite poet “Rabbie” Burns.

To the sound of the fiddle, the Haggis was paraded in amongst the tables to arrive in front of the Worshipful Master where our only true Scot, W Bro John Cowan, addressed the Haggis in the usual animated and vocal manner we have come to love and expect from him, much to the delight of all those present especially those witnessing the ‘Address to the Haggis’ for the first time, although it has to be said that most of us could not understand a word he was saying for some of the time.

Having dispatched the remains of the Haggis back to the kitchen ready to be served, following the traditional Selkirk Grace, we all tucked into a first class meal of Haggis, Neaps & Tatties, followed by Roast Beef with all the trimmings and rounded off with a really boozy Scottish Cranachan.

The toast to the man himself  "The Immortal Memory" was given by W Bro John Cowan, the toast to the Lassies was given by our Senior Deacon Bro Chris Worton, and in the absence of our own Chorister, W Bro Roger Miles, being laid low with “Man Flu”, the Ladies song was sung by W Bro Norman Blackburn of Concord Lodge. Our Worshipful Master’s Wife, Kate, gave the response to the toast to the Lassies letting us all into some of the secrets of the Macauley household.

W Bro John Cowan addressed the Haggis in the usual animated and vocal manner
   W Bro John Cowan addressed the Haggis in the usual animated and vocal manner

The evening being rounded off with two choruses of Auld Lang Syne.

During the evening a Raffle was held which raised the sum of £168.00 for "We are Macmillan Cancer Support" The whole evening being under the supervision of our Director of Ceremonies, W Bro  Paul Jenkins,

P.S. I am reliably informed by the observer from the Provincial Team who was present, that the job of the existing Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, is quite safe.

Rod Burlton
14th January 2017

 

Prestonian Lecture at Linwood Lodge - not to be missed

Linwood Lodge No 9632 has managed to secure the attendance of W Bro Dr Richard Berman, the 2016/17 Prestonian Lecturer to their meeting on

14 March 2017 at 6.00 pm

and he will be delivering the paper:

Foundations: new light on the formation and early years of the Grand Lodge of England.

The 2016 Prestonian Lecture

 

It is a great honour for Warwickshire and Linwood Lodge to receive this paper and it is important that as many of our brethren get the opportunity to hear this lecture as possible. This really is an event not to be missed and early booking is recommended.

W Bro Dr Richard Berman holds London and Provincial Grand Rank and is a Past Master of the Marquis of Dalhousie Lodge No 1159 and the Temple of Athene Lodge No 9541, the Research Lodge of the Province of Middlesex and Treasurer of Quatuor Coronati Lodge 2076 (https://www.quatuorcoronati.com/) the world's premier and oldest Research Lodge.

Applications for attendance should be made to Brother Secretary W Bro John Campbell on 0121 704 5022 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Knowle Masonic Centre
Knowle Masonic Centre
The Lecture will be presented at Linwood Lodge in the Knowle Masonic Centre:

Knowle Masonic Centre,
1621 Warwick Road,
Knowle,
Solihull,
B93 9LF

 Map to the centre

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