Why fine dine, when you can come dine with the brethren of 85
Posted by Brother K McMaster on Monday 29th July 2013.
When Brother Alan Banks, WSW and his good lady Elaine extended a warm and a cordial invitation to many of the brethren of Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho, 85 to come dine with them, the winner was only ever going to be the fund raising efforts of our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Brother Robert Scott and the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire.
As brethren of 85 and their good ladies assembled for the planned festivities of good food, drinks, the fun and games was kicked off with a glass of champers donated by Bro Scott and his good lady Mags. As the brethren enjoyed the excellent spread provided by Bro Banks and his Wife, Elaine; Joan Watt, Wife of the Bro David Watt PM 85 was victorious in the games of day. The thanks of the Lodge go to Bro Allan Stewart for organising the games.
Brother Rod Hill, master mason of 85 then took up the raffle after which many prizes where won by the brethren of the lodge, the principal prize being won by Bro. Mervyn Innes PM 85, President of Stewards. Bro Innes then graciously auctioned his prize of a bottle of fine whisky which raised the very fine sum of £13.50.
This auspicious occasion was further enhanced by the attendance of the Lodge's oldest Past Master Bro. George Tyler.
The charitable collection uplifted by Bro. Banks raised the very fine of sum of £360.00 which our Right Worshipful Master, Bro. Ian Harrower had the great pleasure in presenting to Bro. Robert Scott, Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master.
In a most eloquent reply Bro. Scott mentioned that Bro Banks had been the first as well as his Commissioned Office Bearers to take up his idea of a Come Dine With Me fundraising event and placed on record his thanks to Bro Banks and his Wife, Elaine for a great day which had been enjoyed by the brethren of the lodge.
Our Right Worshipshipful Provincial Grand Master as well as the brethren of Lodge Kirknewton and Ratho 85 would like to tender a very warm and sincere vote of thanks to Bro. Alan Banks and his Wife, Elaine, for their excellent efforts on behalf of the fundraising of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Linlithgowshire.