A FULL HOUSE FOR BELMONT ALBION LODGE NO. 45   ...cntd
Prior to the closing of the lodge, the Master of St. Andrew Lodge No. 418 SC. Bro Johnson Uyseco, was presented with the Travelling Gavel. This is awarded to the Lodge with the greatest numbers of visiting brethren supporting their Master. Designed to improve inter-Lodge visiting, the Travelling Gavel has become a wonderful source of good natured competition.

Retiring to refectory and under the watchful eye of our DC. RW Bro Murray Morrissey, over 70 brethren sat down to a veritable feast. The festive board commenced with the piping in of all sitting Masters. Starting the evening off in style were the brethren from St. Andrew delivering the Haggis into refectory with a piped parade, followed by the Ode to the Haggis, and finally the toast to the Haggis. Formal toasts were replied to by Bro Bob Russell, PRWDGM, Hon SGW and Bro Charlie MacLeod, PM PDep DGM, Hon GDC and WM Brian Kidston from the Browns Bay Lodge No. 346.

Bro. Bobby Campbell, PM of St. Andrew Lodge No. 418 SC, delivered a wonderful rendition of “The treasurer at Tobermory Bay”, while Bro Roddy Murray, PM of the Ponsonby Lodge No. 708 SC. entertained the gathered brethren with  his rendition of “Under the Scotsman’s kilt”.

The evening’s festivities concluded with the singing of ”Auld Lang Syne”.

If smiles, laughter and good nature banter is a true measure of an enjoyable refectory, then the evening was a tremendous success for all those attending. Click here to see the photos taken on the night.
Bro. Bobby Campbell, PM of St. Andrew Lodge No. 418 SC, delivered a wonderful rendition of “The treasurer at Tobermory Bay”