Jim's Blog

Hi Brethren

Many thanks to all who donated to the Tombola last Saturday and those who helped at Stall and in the Bar.

Total raised was £576, with £451 from the stall.    

Good for the Lodge to be seen as a part of a huge community effort, which received tremendous support from local people despite very wet conditions.

Thanks again, have a good summer.

With sadness I have to inform you of the death of Brother John Kerr, Honorary Member of 147, who died on Sunday 10th June 2018.
John was a Past Master of The Lodge of Erskine No. 1566.
John’s funeral will take place at 10.00 am on Tuesday next 19th June 2018 at Falkirk Crematorium.


I will be in the Hall tomorrow 4th June and Monday 11th June from 7.30 till 8.30 to receive donations for the Lodge Tombola at the Chryston and Muirhead Gala on Saturday 16th June.


Last year we raised £573 from the stall for charity and need donations of goods, unwanted gifts, bottles etc.  
We can also accept donations on the eve of the Gala but early receipts would help us considerably.

Also looking for baking donations for the tea room and, crucially, offers of help from Ladies to serve.


Information for Lodge Bowlers playing in the Brock Bowling Cup at the weekend. 
The competition was won by Lodge Leven St. John No. 170 with a winning score of 23 up.


Douglas Adams and I are members of the Gala Organising committee - the event was started by the Lodge in 2014. 
It has grown beyond all expectations mostly due to six main players who work very hard all year round.  
Such is its size they need some volunteers to help out in the Park. 

Anyone interested please contact me and I will link you up to a suitable duty.


Please note our involvement in the Chryston and Muirhead Gala Day on Saturday 16th June.  
Lodge Cadder Argyle were responsible for re-establishing the Gala Day in 2014 after a gap of 28 years and members serve on the Gala Committee.  
This year we will again have a Tombola Stall in the Park and a Tea Room in the Hall. 
This is the Lodge's largest single money raising event.  
Donations of prizes for the Tombola would be welcomed as would food donations to the Tea Room - and, crucially, offers of help from Ladies to serve.


The Master wishes all members and their families a restful and happy summer period and looks forward to welcoming you to our next Regular Meeting on Thursday 6th September 2018. 




Jim Hope