On the 8th October, Lodge Belmont Albion held their annual Scottish night. While the Lodge was in recess a Scottish second degree was carried out. Over 80 Brethren attended from all constitutions.
In refetory, the haggis was formally brought in, addressed and saluted.
Refectory was enjoyed by all.
With 21 memers in attendance, St Andrews Lodge No 418 SC, took the Joe Mcmanaman travelling gavel home. The challenge to other Lodges is to visit and get it back.
At the meeting the members of the Belmont Albion Lodge presented the District Grand Master with a Certificate of Appreciation for his work for the District over the last three years.
On 9th October Arthur Batty was presented with his 50 year at Lodge Ara No 1 by RW Bro Eddie Eeles, P Dep GM
Arthur's family came along to support him
VW Bro Dennis Waller Dist GM presented the certificate on behalf of Grand Lodge, and the Master presented flowers.
On the 9th of May at Lodge North Harbour RW Bro Peter Aspden, PDepGM, was presented with his 50 year Service Badge.
The Grand Master, MW Bro Mark Winger was formally received, after which the lodge was closed and friends and family were brought into the lodge. The room was filled to over flowing. RW Bro Aspden was addressed by VW Bro Murray Morrissey and then the Grand Master, assited by three Fellowcrafts, presented him with his badge.
After the presentation the brethren and family retired to the refectory for a very pleasant evening.