W Bro Andrew Robson and wife Karen were busy arranging part of the wedding celebrations for their son Jordan and wife to be Tasha O’Driscoll.  The wedding itself, the reception for the family and closest of friends had all been taken care of.

It just remained that the wedding dance in the local hall for long list of well-wishing friends, that was all that needed to finalised.  The catering was all in hand, but the organisation that had been contracted to look after plating up and arranging the supper for the many guests unfortunately had to pull out.

Andrew put a call into the Secretary of Lodge St John No 84, Mosgiel to see if the Lodge could help.  Could they ever; the list of helping ladies and members kept growing and growing. The kitchen at the Wingatui Hall was a hive of activity and a convivial way to help celebrate the wedding and bring in the Lodge’s New Year social events.

In terms of the Seven Pillars how did the Lodge go?

The secretary e-mailed out to the members, wives and partners the call for help.  There was quickly a formation of two lists, those first off the block with offers of help, followed by a second list of “if you need us we are in reserve”.

“Organisational Development”;
Yes that went well, a plan was developed.

Competent leaders were always to the fore.

“Community engagement”
There was no doubt in the minds of the guests that it was Lodge St John No 84 in the kitchen, doing the good work.

Yes the members and ladies gave their time freely.

Yes we all learnt a lot.

Well you never know, payback may be just around the corner.

The Robson family express their appreciation to the Lodge members and ladies that came to the rescue.