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Wednesday 15th May 2024
Lodge Regular Meeting.
M.M.M. Degree by 
Lodge New Monkland Montrose No.88
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Monday 6th May 2024
Lodge Deputation to,
Saint Columba Govan LodgNo.729.
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Monday 22nd April 2024.
Lodge Deputation.

RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. headed a Large Deputation to Lodge New Monkland Montrose No.88. An Excellent M.M. Degree was carried out by Lodge 166 Degree team, Bro. James Ferguson P.M., Bro. Robert Mair M.M & Bro. Alex J.C. Graham P.M. assisted by floor office bearers,

Wednesday 17th April 2024.
Lodge Regular Meeting.

RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Caledonian St John Royal Arch No. 195. The Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. Maxwell Gray whom along with his Degree team Conferred an Excellent Exemplification of a F.C. Degree.

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Wednesday 3rd April 2024
Lodge Regular Meeting.

RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Newton Mearns No.1706, headed by RWM Bro. David Dempster who along with his Degree team conferred an Excellent F.C. Degree.

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Lodge Regular Meeting
20th March 2024.
P.G.L. Annual Visit.

P.G.L. Deputation was headed by R.W.S.M. Bro. Gordon Mather.

An Excellent E.A. Degree was conferred.

The Degree team was headed by Bro. Craig Gibson P.M.. W.S.W.

assisted by Bro Robert McCormick P.M.,S.D.,  RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. and Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy.

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Tuesday 19th March 2024
R.W.M. Visits Lodge 177.
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Friday 8th March 2024.
R.W.M. Visit to Lodge St John Shotts No.471
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Wednesday 6th March 2024
Lodge Regular Meeting.

Following the Regular meeting of the Lodge on the above date the RWM Bro. Robert Smith joined the brethren of the Lodge in Harmony and thereafter presented the 2024 Charity Cheques to the following recipients: - Guide Dogs Scotland, St Andrews Hospice, Lanarkshire Cancer Care, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, MND Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support, Parkinson’s Self-Help Group, Meningitis Research Foundation Scotland, Maggie’s Lanarkshire, The Moira Anderson Foundation and Erskine who each received cheques for £200-(A total of £2,2000). Each representative gave an update on the work of their own organisation and in turn thanked the Lodge for their generous donations.

It was also noted that since the presentation had been introduced in the year 2001 the Lodge had presented in excess of £50,000 in funds to the current March Masonic Charities as well as support for other organisations throughout the various years.  The RWM Bro. Robert Smith PM thanked the representatives for their attendance and their ongoing work in their own field. 

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Tuesday 5th March 2024.
R.W.M. Visit to Lodge Caldercruix No.1314.
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Wednesday 21st February 2024.
Lodge Regular Meeting.
Deputation from Lodge
Caldercruix St John 1314.  M.M.M. Degree.

A Deputation from Lodge Caldercruix St John 1314 headed by RWM Bro J Kerr P.M. which also included the RWM of 1067 Bro G Rowe P.M. were welcomed by R.W.M. Bro Robert Smith P.M. and his assembled Brethren.  

Once the formalities of the introductions were complete the Mallet was exchanged and the office bearers switched. Thereafter RWM Bro J Kerr passed the Mallet to RWMM Bro S Haviland P.M. who then oversaw the Craftsmen of 1314 confer an excellent working of the Mark Master Mason degree on 166's most recent master mason Bro Jamie Pearson. When the labours of the 1314 quarrymen and craftsmen were complete a favourable vote of thanks was expressed by the RWM of 1067 Bro G Rowe to which WJW Bro Wm Murray P.M. conveyed a suitable reply. 

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Lodge 166 Deputation
Thursday 15th February 2024

On above evening R.W.M. Bro. Robert Smith P.M. Headed a Large Deputation to Lodge St Andrew 544.

The Deputation was Enhanced by several Brethren from within our province including RWM Bro. John Chambers from Lodge 114.

The Deputation were welcomed by R.W.M. Bro. John Hume 544. and his assembled Brethren. 

Lodge 166 were invited along to confer a E.A. Degree. 

The degree team was headed by Bro. Craig Gibson P.M. WSW assisted by Bro. Robert McCormick P.M., RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. and Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy.

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Wednesday 7th February 2024.
Lodge Regular Meeting.

On above evening RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. extended a warm welcomed to all Brethren in attendance.

After all Lodge  Business was complete. A M.M. Degree was conferred on Bro. Jamie Pearson.

This Degree was conferred in a  Exemplary and Unique manner.

The Degree team was headed by Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy. assisted by Bro. Robert Mair M.M. & Floor office bearers.

All brethren were exceptional. At the conclusion RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. requested RWM Bro. Terry Phillips from, The Lodge Of Edninburgh St Andrew No.48 to comment on tonight Degree. Bro. Terry Phillips gave an excellent vote of thanks to This Degree Team.  Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy suitably Replied.   

Below: RWM Bro. Robert Smith P.M. & RWM Bro Terry Phillips Lodge No48.
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Wednesday 31st January 2024
5th Wednesday Club Regular Meeting.

On the above date, the member Lodges of the Fifth Wednesday Club - 114, 166, 919, 1288 and 1513, met to begin their new five year cycle of meetings.

The Club has led a very successful programme of meetings for the last TEN years and this was continued when Lodge Cambuslang Royal Arch 114 hosted a good turn out of members and visitor’s to witness the newest members of the Club, Lodge Robert King Stewart 919 make their debut as the conferring Lodge of an excellent EA degree.

An excellent Harmony Board followed.

Pictured Below from Left to Right were the attending RWM’s:

RWM Bro. Steven Maguire 1499, RWM Bro James Dunsmore 599,

RWM Bro. Albert Loughran 1288, RWM Bro. John Chambers 114,

RWM Bro. Stewart McNeil 919, RWM Bro. Robert Smith 166 and

R.W.M. Bro. Fraser McDonald 1230.

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Thursday 25th January 2024
Lodge Deputation

Lodge Airdrie St John 166 travelled to Lodge Caledonian St John Royal Arch No.195 to confer an Exemplification of the F.C. Degree.

The Large Deputation was headed by R.W.M. Bro. Robert Smith P.M. The deputation was warmly received by R.W.M Bro. Maxwell Gray and his assembled Brethren.

This evenings Degree Team was headed by Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy. followed by Bro. Robert McCue W.J.W. P.M. and Bro Robert Mair MM.

All Brethren and floor office bearers carried out their duties in an Exemplary manner. At the conclusion of their Labours RWM Gavin Black Brown of Lodge Barhill Twechar No 1444 was requested to propose a vote of thanks to this Degree team, Bro James Ferguson P.M. suitably replied. All the Brethren were invited to stay behind for some Lodge 195 hospitality. RWM Bro Robert Smith P.M would like to thank All the Brethren that supported him on this deputation.

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Wednesday 17th January 2024
Lodge Regular Meeting.
(History in the Making)

Due to unforeseen circumstances the January meeting of Lodge 2024 saw a first for Lodge 166 where the RWM Elect , Bro. Robert Smith PM, was installed having being unable to be placed in Chair of King Solomon in December 2023 due to illness.

Following the routine business of the Lodge , which included a Memorial Service for those brethren who passed to the Grand Lodge above in 2023, Bro. James Ferguson PM and Bro. Robert McCormick PM carried out their respective duties as Installing Masters - in an impeccable manner and to the satisfaction of those in attendance.

If that wasn’t enough both PM’ s thereafter conferred an excellent and faultless rendering of the FC degree on the Lodge’s newest candidate.

Below are a number of pictures in recognition of the occasion.

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Wednesday 20th December 2023
Annual Installation Ceremony.

On what should have been another Installation celeberation for the Lodge was rocked to hear that the RWM Elect, Bro. Robert Smith, had contracted Covid and therefore was unable to attend his planned Installation evening.

 

Following consultation with the PGL Lanarkshire Middle Ward a decision was taken to carry on with the Installation meeting where the Office Bearers for the year 2023/24 was completed

 

Both Installing Masters Bro. James Ferguson and Bro. Robert McCormick were piped in to the Temple and after a short openign ceremony

Bro. Robert McCormick, RWIM, thereafter completed the investiture of those Office Bearers who were in attendance.

 

Thereafter the brethren retired to partake in the Installation Harmony Board.

 

It is anticipated that the RWM Elect will be suitably installed at the January 2024 meeting of the Lodge (17th).

 

The RWIM's are pictured below with the SPGM Bro. Colin, Team Leader for the night, and who was accompanied by the RWPGM Bro. Andrew D. Millar.

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Lodge Regular Meeting.
Wednesday 6th December 2023.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed All Brethren into this his Last Regular Meeting as R.W.M.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a Deputation of Lodge Airdrie St John No.166 Past Masters.

The Depuation on this Annual occasion was Headed by Bro. Leslie Humes P.M.  An Excellent E.A. Degree was conferred and headed by Bro. Craig Gibson P.M. assisted by Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. Bro. Robert Smith P.M. and Bro. Jim Ferguson P.M. 

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Tuesday 27th November 2023
Visit to Dunelm Lodge No. 4079

Five Brethren from Lodge 166  travelled to Darlington to witness the Annual Installation Cermony of Lodge No. 4079.

All visiting brethren were extented a very warm welcome from W.M. Bro. Alan Comerford and his Brethren.

W.M. Bro. Alan Comerford had the duty of Installing all the Brethren into their respective offices, including Installing the New W.M. Bro. Dave Wood.

The Labours from Bro. Alan Comerford were carried out in an Excellent Manner.

After All Lodge Business was complete, the Assembled Brethren were invited to Lodge No.4079 Installation Banquet.

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Wednesday 15th November 2023
Lodge 166 Annual A.G.M.

RWM Bro. William McFarlane presented Bro. Stevie Brooks with his 50 years membership certificate. Supporting Bro. Stevie were members (His Brother) from his own Mother Lodge, Lodge Kenneth No.1441 and friend from Lodge Balfour Melville No. 809.

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RWM Bro McFarlane at Remembrance Service.
Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 12th November 2023

On Behalf of Lodge Airdrie St John No.166  Bro. Robert Smith W.S.W. P.M., Bro. Craig Murdoch J.D.,  Bro. Hugh Currie & Bro. Scott Gracie attended Remembrance Sunday Service at Airdrie War Memorial. Bro. Craig Murdoch had the Honour of laying a wreath to help us honour and remember people who have died in War.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning , We Will Remember Them.

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Above: Bro. Craig Murdoch J.D. Bro. Hugh Currie. Bro. Scott Gracie. Bro. Robert Smith P.M. W.S.W.
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Wednesday 1st November 2023
Lodge Regular Meeting.

Lodge Airdrie St John No166 Regular Meeting Wednesday 1st November 2023.

Photo Below, Bro. Tom Davidson M.M. (203). R.W.M. Bro. Terry Phillips (48). R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane (166).

Both Bro. Tom Davidson & R.W.M. Bro. Terry Phillips accepted Honorary Membership of Lodge Airdrie St John 166. This was conferred by Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy.

The Lodge of Edinburgh St Andrew No48 conferred an Exemplary Exemplification of the F.C. Degree on Stand-in candidate Bro. David McClure I.G. Lodge 1314. Bro. James Ferguson P.M. proposed a vote of thanks to Lodge 48 Degree team. RWM Bro. Terry Phillips suitably replied.

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Thursday 26th October 2023
Lodge Presentation.

Visit to Lodge Woodhall St. John’s No. 305.

On the above date Lodge 305 held their last meeting of their bicentennial year marking 200 years of Freemasonry in Bellshill.

Representing our RWM Bro. James Ferguson, Bro. Graham McEwan and Bro. Iain Gibson were in attendance to witness the occasion. At a suitable moment in the proceedings Bro. Ferguson PM presented a gift from our Lodge to mark this very significant celebration and milestone of Lodge 305.

In presenting the gift Bro. Ferguson commented on the historical link between the two Lodges with Lodge 166 being one of the sponsor Lodges way back in 1823. Bro. Gordon Airns RWM Lodge 305 graciously accepted the gift and commented that it would have pride of place in future harmonies of the Lodge.

Below: Bro. James O Ferguson P.M. & R.W.M. Bro. Gordon Airns.

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Lodge Deputation.
Thursday 19th October 2023

On Above evening R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane headed a very Large Deputation to Lodge Newton Mearns No.1706 to confer The M.M. Degree on Three F.C. Freemasons.

The Deputation was warmly welcomed by R.W.M. Bro. Mahmood Ullah and his assembled Brethren.

The Degree was headed by Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy assisted by Bro. Robert Mair M.M. also Vocal by Bro. Robert McCue P.M. S.D.  Lodge 166 floor office bearers carried out their duties in an excellent standard. Both Bro. Ferguson and Bro. Mair carried out their Unique labours to the satisfaction of the assembled Brethren. At the conclusion all brethren were invited to stay behind for some Lodge Newton Mearns hospitality.

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Wednesday 18th October 2023
Lodge Regular Meeting.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane presented Bro. Bobby Milton with his Diamond (60yrs) membership certificate, a fantastic achievement. 

( photo below).

 

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a Fine and Distinguished Deputation from Lodge St Clair No.427, headed by R.W.M. Bro. Robert Stuart Maxwell.

Lodge 427 were invited along to confer a Exemplification of the F.C. Degree. The Degree team was headed by R.W.M Bro. Robert Stuart Maxwell assisted by several (Senior) floor office bearers. All the Degree team carried out their labours in an Exemplary fashion. Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy. proposed a vote of thanks to the Degree team. R.W.M. Bro. Robert Stuart Maxwell suitably replied.

Below: R.W.M. Bro. Robert Stuart Maxwell.  R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane.

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Below: Bro. Bobby Milton (60yrs)  RWM Bro. William McFarlane

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Wednesday 4th October 2023
Regular Lodge Meeting.

RWM Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Caldercruix St John No.1314. This Deputation was headed by RWM Bro. George Randall. RWM Bro. George Randall was invited to join RWM Bro. William McFarlane in the East of the Lodge, but before doing so RWM Bro. George Randall gave a breif history lesson between Lodge 1314 and 166,  as Follows:  On the 4th Day of October 1923, 19 Brethren from Lodge Airdrie St John 166 travelled the dark road to Caldercruix to establish light and assist in the consecration and erection of Lodge Caldercruix St John 1314.

On the 4th Day of October 2023  Exactly 100 years later 19 Brethren from Lodge Caldercruix St John 1314 have travelled to Lodge Airdrie St John 166 to confer the M.M.M. degree and say "Thank-You" to our sister Lodge,  for without their help and assistance our lodge may never have existed.

Lodge 1314 were invited along to confer The M.M.M. Degree.

The MMM Degree team was headed by RWMM Bro. William Murray P.M. Bro. Murray P.M. and his Team conferred an Exceptional MMM Degree. At the Conclusion of Lodge 1314s labours a Complimentary and Poignant vote of thanks was conveyed by Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy.  RWM Bro. George Randall gave a suitable Reply.

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Above: Bro. Wm. Murray RWMM.  RWM Bro Wm. McFarlane. RWM Bro. George Randall.
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Above: R.W.M. Bro. George Randall.
Sunday 1st October 2023
Annual Family Divine Service.

SPGM’s Laird McDonald and Colin Campbell headed a team from Provincial Grand Lodge to the important date in the Lodge 166 diary for our Annual Divine Service.

Following the welcome by the Right Worshipful Master the well attended service with family and friends was presided over by the Rev Alistair Weighton and the Organist Mrs Janice McKay from Coatdyke Congregational Church.. A Hugh Thank-You to All our visiting Brethren, it’s very much appreciated. A nice night of fellowship and sermon by Rev Alastair Weigton.

Following the service the Lodge made a cheque presentation of £250 to the Ministers chosen charity. (Link to Hope) shoe box appeal.

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Wednesday 20th September 2023.
Lodge Regular Meeting

At our Regular Meeting R.W.M. Bro William McFarlane welcomed a Large deputation from Lodge St John Crofthead Fauldhouse No.374, The deputation was headed by RWM Bro. Colin Millar. The Deputation was enhanced by RWM Bro. Jack Alexander from Lodge St John Shotts No.471. On this evening Lodge 374 conferred An Exemplification of The E.A. Degree. This was conferred by RWM Bro. Colin Millar and his Lodge office Bearers. All carried out their duties in an exemplary fashion.

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Above: RWM Bro. Colin Millar. RWM Bro. William McFarlane. RWM Bro. Jack Alexander.
Thursday 14th September 2023
Lodge Deputation

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane had the pleasure of Heading a Deputation to Lodge Blantyre Kilwinning No.557.

The Deputation was welcomed by Bro. James Lees P.M.Secy.

Lodge 166 were invited along to confer The Master Mason Degree, but due to unforseen Circumstances the Degree was conferred on Two F.C. Brethren by Lodge 557, The Degree team was headed by Bro. William Houldsworth P.M.Treasuer and his office bearers.

all Brethren carried out their duties to a very high standard. But all was not Lost for Lodge 166 as Bro. Robert Mair M.M.166 conferred part of this degree, this was expertly performed by Bro.Mair.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane Thanked All the Brethren that supported him and Lodge 166.

At The conclusion Bro. James Lees P.M. invited all Brethren to join him with some Lodge 557 Hospitality. 

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Above: R.W.M. Bro.John Watt. (1730) Bro. James Lees (557) R.W.M. Bro William McFarlane (166)

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Above: Two Newest Master Masons of Lodge No.557

Regular Meeting
Wednesday 6th September 2023
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Wednesday 30th August 2023
5th Wednesday Meeting.

On above evening Bro. Robert McCue P.M. represented Lodge Airdrie St John 166 at this 5th Wednesday Meeting. This meeting was hosted by Lodge Dura 1513. Also in attendance were a Deputation from Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward headed by DPGM Bro. Norman Carnegy.

A Deputation from Lodge St. Enoch No.1288 headed by RWM Bro. Albert Loughran were welcomed into Lodge Dura No1513 by RWM Bro. Alan Graham. also in the deputation were the RWM Bro. Jack Alexander (471), & RWM Bro. Jim Richardson (114).

Lodge 1288 conferred an Exemplify Exemplification of the F.C. Degree. The Degree was headed by Bro. George Deakin J.D., and his team. Thanks were extended to Bro. John White for assisting as candidate. DPGM Bro. Norman Carnegy proposed a vote of thanks to The Degree team and office bearers. 

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Wednesday 23rd August 2023

Lodge Deputation.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane headed a very Large Deputation into The Operative Lodge of Airdrie No.203. The deputation was enhanced by several Reigning Masters and Brethren from within and outwith our province, this was greatefully appreciated. R.W.M. Bro. Ross Goldie and his Brethren extended a very warm welcome to the deputation. Lodge Airdrie St John No166 were invited along to confer The F.C. Degree, this was duly executed by  Bro. Jim Ferguson P.M. Secy, Bro. Robert McCue P.M. S.D. & Bro. Robert Mair M.M. assisted by Lodge floor office bearer's.

R,W.M. Bro. William McPheat (963) proposed a vote of thanks to the Degree team, Bro, Jim Ferguson P.M. suitably replied.

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Wednesday 16th August 2023
Lodge Regular Meeting.

The above evening saw the start of our Lodge Regular Meetings after the Recess.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed the assembled Brethren. A special welcome was extended to Brethren that travelled from Darlington,  Lodge Dunelm No. 4079.

Also in attendance was an unofficial deputation from The Provincial Grand Lodge Middle Ward of Lanarkshire headed by RWPGM Bro. Andrew D Millar. After All Lodge business was completed RWM Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a Very Large Deputation from Lodge Robert King Stewart No.919 headed by R.W.M. Bro. Gary Muircroft. R.W.M. Bro. Gary Muircroft introduced the Reigning Masters in his deputation.

Lodge Robert King Stewart were invited along to confer an Exemplification of the E.A. Degree. The Degree Team was headed by RWM Bro Gary Muircroft. The Assembled Brethren witnessed an Excellent exemplification of this Degree, all Brethren carried out this Ritual in an exemplary manner.

Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy. proposed a vote of thanks to the Degree team. RWM Bro. Gary Muircroft suitably replied. 

Below: RWM Bro. William McFarlane with Reigning Master's 

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Wednesday 2nd August 2023
Lodge Deputation.

On Wednesday 2nd August a huge number of brethren gathered to witness the centennial meeting of Lodge Caldercruix  St. John No 1314 and where our own RWM Bro.  William McFarlane had been  invited to head a Deputation of Airdrie Lodges into the meeting.

 

An excellent rendering of the MMM degree was conferred on 5 candidates by Lodge Bothwell Brig No . 1229. 

At the harmony that followed the RWM is pictured presenting a gift befitting the occasion. (See Below).

 

The RWM would like thank his own brethren who turned out to support him and deputation.

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Wednesday 5th July 2023
Lodge Regular Meeting

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a Large Deputation from The Operative Lodge of Airdrie No.203. The Deputation was headed by R.W.M. Bro. Ross Goldie P.M.  An F.C. Degree was conferred and Headed by Bro. Donald Reaoch P.M. assisted by Bro. Scott Walker I.P.M. and Bro. George Grant P.M. The Ritual was conferred in an Excellent manner and to the satisfaction of all assembled Brethren. Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. proposed a vote of thanks to the Degree team, R.W.M Bro Ross Goldie suitable Replied.

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Wednesday 21st June 2023
Lodge Regular Meeting

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a very large attendance of Brethren into this summer night meeting, 85 Brethren in total. There were brethren from 14 different Lodges from within and out-with our province in attendance. After all business were complete our Bro. D.O.C. presented the R.W.M. with two well known Brethren within 166. Bro. John Ronald M.M. and Bro. John Black M.M.  Bro. John Ronald was presented with his 60 years membership certificate of Lodge 166 a Fantastic achievement. Bro.John Black was presented with his 50 years membership certificate of Lodge 166, also a Great achievement.  Both brethren were delighted with this presentation. RWM Bro William McFarlane invited both Brethren to join him in the East of the Lodge Room.

The Lodge continued with tonights M.M. Degree. This degree was headed by Bro James O Ferguson P.M. Secy assisted by Bro Robert Mair M.M.  The Ritual work from Both Brethren and floor office-bearers  was carried out in a professional manner. All Brethren were subjected to a Masonic Treat.

Bro. George Gray P.M. proposed a vote of thanks to This degree team, Bro James O Ferguson P.M. suitably replied.

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Above: R.W.M. Bro. George Randall (1314)  Bro. John Ronald (60yrs)  RWM Bro, William McFarlane.  Bro. John Black (50yrs)

Wednesday 7th June 2023
Regular Meeting.
Deputation from
Lodge Robert Burns No440.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a deputation from Lodge Robert Burns No.440.

R.W.M. Bro. Iain A Edgar (440) headed this deputation and thanked RWM Bro. William McFarlane for the invitation to confer The F.C. Degree.

The assembled Brethren witnessed an Excellent F.C. Degree which was carried out by the Lodge Floor office bearers. 

Bro. George Gray P.M. proposed a vote of thanks for their Labours, R.W.M Bro. Iain A Edgar suitably Replied.

Below. RWM Bro. Iain A Edgar. RWM Bro. William McFarlane

Wednesday 31st May 2023

5th Wednesday Club Meeting

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane welcomed a very Large attendance of Brethren into this 5th Wednesday Club Meeting, 81 Brethren in total.  After the Lodge opened a deputation from Cambuslang Royal Arch Lodge No.114 were welcomed. The Deputation was headed by R.W.M Bro. James Richardson.  After the formal introductions and formalities were complete the 5th Wednesday Club Mallet was handed over to R.W.M. Bro. James Richardson.

Cambuslang Royal Arch Lodge No114 Conferred an Excellent Exemplification of an E.A. Degree.

A Very complimentary vote of thanks was conveyed to this evevings degree team by Bro. James O Ferguson P.M. Secy. to which R.W.M. Bro. James Richardson suitably Replied.

R.W.M. Bro William McFarlane invited All Brethren to join him with some Lodge hospitality.

At Lodge Harmony Raffle, a Hugh congratulation's goes to the winner of 'Two Provincial Grand Lodge Summer Ball' Tickets.

Also Commiserations to the Brother that win a "Pack off Five-a-day Fruit".  

Below. Reigning Masters in Attendance,

Wednesday 17th May 2023
Lodge Regular Meeting

At This Regular Meeting R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane Welcomed a Deputation from Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No.1067. The Deputation was headed by R.W.M. Bro. Angel Rana.

Lodge No.1067 were invited along to confer An E.A. Degree.  The Degree was carried out to The Expected High Standard from Lodge 1067. Excellent Ritual.

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Regular Meeting.

Due to our RWM Bro. William McFarlane taken a well earned break, the Gavel was in the very capable hands

of our I.P.M. Bro. Robert Grant. After the completion of all Lodge business a Large and Distinguished deputation

from Lodge Blantyre Kilwinning No.557 was received. This deputation was headed by R.W.M Bro. William Manning.  

Lodge 557 were invited along to confer the M.M.M, Degree on one M.M. On RWM Bro. William Manning receiving

the Gavel it was smartly handed onto Bro. James L. Clark Mark Master to confer this degree. 

All Brethren witnessed an Excellent Rendition of the Mark Degree. Bro. Clark P.M. was assisted

by Bro. Gordon Mather P.M. also, not forgetting All other floor office bearers.

Bro. James O Ferguson P.M. proposed a vote of thanks for their Labours Bro. James L Clark Mark Master suitable replied.

Above: I.P.M. Bro. Robert Grant.  Bro. James L. Clark P.M.   Bro. Gracie M.M.M.  R.W.M. Bro. William Manning.

Wednesday 19th April 2023.

On above evening at our Lodge Regular Meeting R.W.M. Welcomed

all assembled Brethren. After all Lodge Business was complete,

a M.M. Degree was conferred by Bro. James Ferguson P.M.

assisted by Bro. Robert Mair M.M. 

This degree was enhanced by the assistance from

Bro. Robert McCue P.M. S.D. and Lodge floor office bearears. 

This Degree was perfectly executed by All Brethren,

a Masonic treat for our assembled Brethren.

R.W.M. requested visiting Bro. Jeff Spence P.M. (1314) to

propose a vote of thanks on tonights performance.

Bro. Jeff Spence thanked all Degree team for their excelent

Ritual of the M.M. Degree, Bro. Robert Mair M.M suitably replied. 

Thursday 13th April 2023

Lodge Deputation.

RWM Bro. William McFarlane headed a Very Large Deputation to

Lodge Woodhall St. John No.305. The Deputation was warmly welcomed by

RWM Bro.Gordon Airns and his assembled Brethren. 

Lodge Airdrie St John No.166 were invited along to confer a Exemplification of the F.C Degree.

On this occsaion the Degree was headed by Bro. James Ferguson P.M. assisted by

Bro. Robert McCue P.M. S.D. & Bro. Robert Mair M.M. 

RWM Bro. Gordon Airns proposed a vote of thanks to the Degree team, 

Bro. James Ferguson suitable replied.

Above: RWM Bro. William McFarlane.  RWM Bro. Gordon Airns.  RWM Bro.Gary Muircroft

Wednesday 5th April 2023

Lodge Regular Meeting.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane extended a welcomed to All Brethren in attendance.

After all Lodge business was complete, a F.C. Degree Ritual was expertly carried out by

Bro. James Ferguson P.M., Bro. Robert McCue P.M. S.D. and Bro. Robert Mair M.M.

assisted by Lodge Floor office bearers. R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane presented to the

Lodge, Airdrie St John 166 newest made  F.C. Freemason. Bro. John Gray I.P.M.

Lodge NewMonkland Montrose 88 proposed a vote of thanks to the Degree team,

Bro. Robert McCue P.M. S.D. suitably Replied.

Wednesday 29th March 2023

5th Wednesday Meeting.

Hosted by Lodge St Enoch No.1288.

On above evening and also the First "5th Wednesday Meeting" since Lockdown, RWM Bro.William McFarlane headed a Very Large and Distinguished  Deputation into Lodge St Enoch No.1288. 

Lodge 166 were invited along to confer The F.C. Degree.  This Ritual was expertly carried

out by both  Bro. Robert McCormick P.M & Bro. James Ferguson P.M. 

The Large attendance of Brethren witnessed a Masonic Treat, an Excellent Start to the

5th Wednesday Meetings. RWM Bro.Albert Loughran proposed a hearty vote of thanks

to the Degree team Bro.George Gray P.M. suitably replied.

Below: Reigning Masters in attendance.

Reigning Masters in Attendance as Follows: 

RWM Bro.James Fowler  Lodge St John No.20.  

Bro. Jim Richardson Lodge Cambuslang Royal Arch No.114.  

RWM Bro. William McFarlane Lodge Airdrie St John No166. 

Bro. Gordon Airns Lodge Woodhall St John No.305.  

RWM Bro. Alex Henderson Lodge The Gael No.609. 

RWM Bro. Fraser MacDonald Lodge Kirkhill No.1230.  

RWM Bro. John Bingham Lodge Griffin No.1254.  

RWM Bro. Albert Loughran Lodge St Enoch (Host) No.1288 & 

RWM Bro. Alan Graham  Lodge Dura Allanton No.1513.

 

Inter Lodge Games Night

Friday 17th March 2023

A fantastic night was had by all. A big thank-you to all the lodges that anticipated. 

Lodges, 88. 166, 1314 , 544 , 963 , 177 , 1288

The winners on the night were Dominoes 963, Darts 177, Pool 1314.

Overall games night winners were Lodge 544 Who received a donation of

£50 to be donated to the charity of their choice.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane would like to express is sincere Thanks

to the Brethren of Lodge 166 that had taken the time to officiate this event.

Wednesday 15th March 2023

Regular Meeting. PGL Annual Visit.

 

The third Wednesday of the month saw PGL make their annual visit to the Lodge

to make known their report on the statistical returns and the condition of the

Lodge Books - all of which were found to be most satisfactory. 

The PGL Deputation was headed by SPGM. Bro. Colin Campbell who, himself was supported by another 11 members of PGL.

They along with the brethren attending witnessed an excellent rendering

of the EA degree, conferred by PM’s Bro.Craig Gibson, Bro.Bobby McCormick

and Bro.Jim Ferguson.

Bro. Billy McPheat, PGC, proposed the vote of thanks, Bro. McCormick P.M replied.

 

Friday 3rd March 2023

Presentation of Honorary Grand Rank.

At the Installation of PGL  Bro. Neil Cameron PM was presented with his

Honorary Grand Rank Diploma by the PGM Bro. Andrew Millar and he received his

Grand Rank Jewel of Honorary Grand Assistant Treasurer from our own RWM Bro. William McFarlane. At the same meeting Bro. Bobby McCormick PM was installed as the

new PG Bible Bearer.

 

Above: RWPGM Bro. Andrew D Millar &  Bro. Neil Cameron P.M.

Thursday 2nd March 2023

Lodge Deputation to

Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067.

RWM Bro. William McFarlane headed a Deputation to Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No.1067. 

The deputation was welcomed by RWM Bro. Angel Rana. On above evening a

F.C. Degree was conferred by 166  Office Bearers.

R.W.M Bro. Angel Rana (1067}  R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane (166).

Wednesday 1st March 2023

Regular Meeting.

Business Meeting & Charity Cheque Presentation.

The Lodge continued their local charitable work with 11 charities 

each receiving a superb £200 each. A total of £2.200.

What has become a annual event the Lodge invited the follwing charity

representatives along to recieve the cheques -

Erskine, Glasgow Children's charity, Guide Dogs Scotland, Lanarkshire Cancer Care

MacMillan Cancer Support, Maggie Centre, Meningitis Research Foundation

MBD Scotland, Moira Anderson Foundation, Parkinson's Self Help Group &

St Andrews Hospice

Well done to Lodge 166 for this fantastic effort and Charity.

See Photos Below:

 

Charity Representative's Group Photo 2023

Above: Representative's, MND Scotland & Parkinson's Self help Group.​

Above: Represtative from St Andrews Hospice Airdrie.

Above:  Representative's, MacMillian cancer support  &  Maggie's Centre

Above: Representative's, Meningitis Foundation & Moria Anderson foundation.

Above: Representative's, Glasgow Children's Charity & Erskine.

Above: Representative's, Guide Dogs Scotland & Lanarkshire cancer care.

Thursday 23rd February 2023

Lodge 166 Deputation.

R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane was delighted to Head A Large Deputation to

Lodge Robert Burns No.440. The Deputation was welcomed by R.W.M Bro.Iain A Edgar

and his assembled Brethren. Tonight's Master Mason Degree team was headed by

Bro. George Gray P.M. assisted by Bro. Alex J.C. Graham P.M. and floor office bearer's.

The Degree was enhanced by our lodge vocalist Bro. Robert McCue P.M. S.D. 

R.W.M. Bro Iain A Edgar  asked R.W.M Bro George Walker Lodge Garrowhill No.1413

to propose a vote of thanks to the Degree Team. Bro. Robert McCue thanked

RWM Bro George Walker for his kind words on this-evenings Labours. At the conclusion

R.W.M. Bro. Iain A Edgar invited all Brethren to join him in some Lodge Harmony and

thanked all the Brethren for their support.

Above: R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane. (!66)  R.W.M. Bro. Iain A Edgar. (440) R.W.M. Bro. George Walker (1413)

Thursday 16th February 2023

Lodge 166 Deputation.

R.W.M Bro William McFarlane headed a fine and Large Deputation along to Lodge St Andrew No544 to confer an Exemplification  E.A. Degree.  R.W.M. Bro Craig McKee and his Brethren extended a warm welcome into his Lodge. After The Lodge Gavel was exchanged Lodge Airdrie St john 166 office Bearers resumed their labours, Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. headed and confered the Full Degree in an Exemplary manner, a Masonic Treat for the assembled brethren. After all Labours were complete Bro. John Hume P.M. gave an Heart warming thanks to the Degree team in particular to Bro. Robert McCormick P.M. in the way he delivered the Full Degree Ritual himself.  Bro. Robert McCormick suitably replied.  After closing the Lodge All  Brethren retired for some Lodge Harmony.  RWM Bro William McFarlane would like to Thank All the Brethren that supporting him on this journey, its very much appreaciated.

Above:  R.W.M. Bro. Craig McKee (544)  R.W.M. Bro. William McFarlane

Wednesday 15th February 2023

Lodge Regular Meeting

On Wednesday 15th February 2023 RWM Bro William McFarlane had the pleasure of inviting Lodge New Monkland Montrose No88 along to confer the M.M.M Degree. This deputation was headed by RWM Bro Iain Keltie. 

On Resuming their Labours the Degree was headed by M.M. Bro. David Morrison P.M. assisted by various office Bearers from Lodge 88. 

The Degree was conferred to the usual High Standard from Lodge 88. After the completion of this degree Bro. James Ferguson P.M. Secy. was requested to proposed a vote of thanks to Lodge New Monkland Montrose 88 for their Labours, M.M. Bro. David Morrison suitable replied. 

RWM Bro. Iain Keltie (88)  RWM Bro. William McFarlane (166) M.M. Bro. David Morrison P.M.

Tuesday 7th February 2023

Lodge Deputation.

The first Tuesday of the month saw the RWM Bro. William McFarlane make his first Deputation of his year to Lodge Caldercruix St. John 1314 who had invited the Lodge to confer the MM degree.