Full Team Visit to Abernethy Lodge on Thursday 25th January 2018
The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Ashbolt accompanied by W Bro Tim MacAndrews, APGM, The Provincial Grand Junior Warden, Howard Markham, Provincial Grand Treasurer, Stephen Fenton, plus many of the other Officers of the Year and a large retinue of Past Provincial Grand Officers (and Bro Gary!) were received by the WM, W Bro David Foster, and the members and guests of Abernethy Lodge with warmth and sincerity. The business of the afternoon was to demonstrate the ceremony of Advancement which was undertaken by W Bro Aleks Muncan acting as Master and a young and up-coming ADC, who acted as SD, called Tom Quinn who acquitted himself rather well we all thought. The call for a volunteer to act as candidate was taken up by one of the Delegates. On a report, and accompanied by the Deacons, the Candidate, RW Bro David Ashbolt was admitted and the Ceremony of Advancement was rehearsed in a most excellent manner, to the delight of everyone there. The RW Candidate was returned to his seat amidst much applause and good natured banter.
The Festive Board was of the Carvery plus Haggis, Tatties and Neaps and the Address to the Haggis was delivered by W Bro Tom Quinn who was so proficient at it one would almost say he had delivered just last weekend. (Ah, yes! He did. I thought I recognised him from somewhere!) In short we all had a very enjoyable time in you company, Abernethy. Congratulations on your three new Joining Members!!!