Announcements

The companions of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Renfrewshire made a generous donation to the ACCORD Hospice, which provides palliative and end of life care services.

The £1200 donation was raised in memory of Robert McCulloch, Past Grand Superintendent of the Province, who was cared for wonderfully by ACCORD in the later stage of his illness. 

The presentation was made by the current Grand Superintendent Gordon McGregor Renfrew. He said “we were all so impressed by the high quality and personal nature of the care that Bob received that we decided to show our appreciation. All the Royal Arch Chapters in the Province have contributed, and we hope it helps ACCORD to maintain its excellent service”.

The cheque was presented to David McFadden, ACCORD’s fundraising and communications manager. He said, “it is with the generous support of local organisations, such as the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter, that the hospice is able to support the community, at times when people need care most”.

The attached photograph taken at the meeting of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Renfrewshire, held at the Masonic Temple, Brown St, Port Glasgow, on Saturday 26/10/19 shows Mr McFadden receiving the cheque. The companions of Port Glasgow RAC No. 900 made an additional donation of £100.


ANNUAL BOOK INSPECTION ARRANGEMENTS

 

I have been asked by the Grand Superintendent, MEC Gordon McGregor Renfrew, to confirm the new arrangements for the annual book inspection within the Province.

Following the proposal made at the June Convocation, the subsequent consultation period and invitation to attend the September Provincial Committee to ensure everyone was fully aware of and supported the changes, it has been confirmed the following process has now been adopted.

1.    The Initial Book Inspections will take place on Saturday 9th November at the Masonic Hall, Collier       St, Johnstone, between 10am and 12.30pm.

2.    The scribe/recorder and treasurer should attend the allocated time slot indicated in the table below.


Allocated

Time Slot

Team 1

Team 2

Team3

1000-1030

RAC 17

RAC 76

RAC 109

1030-1100

RAC 114

RAC 289

RAC 367

1100-1130

RAC 900

CC 17

CC76

1130-1200

CC114

CC367

RAM 17

1200-1230

RAM 76

RAM 114

 

3.    If they are unable to attend on the Saturday and give notification, arrangements will be made for               them to attend at the same time and location on Sunday 10th November.

4.    The following documents will be required at the Book Inspection: Certified Accounts; Minute Book;           Petition/Roll Book; All Financial Records (bank statements, cheque books, bank books, receipts               books); and A&B Forms completed immediately after Installation 

5.    The Book Inspections will be undertaken by Commissioned Office Bearers.

6.    Following the inspection, the Visitation Report for Grand Superintendent will be completed, together        with the minute of inspection for insertion in the minute book. Any subsequent actions will also be            arranged.

You are reminded that following an edict from Supreme the Year End is now 30th June.

Please note, that the change to the inspection process does not affect the format of the Statutory Visit. The Grand Superintendent or his representative will report on the past year and have the minute of inspection read and inserted in Minute Book.


MEC Gordon MacGregor Renfrew 

Grand Superintendent extends an invitation to all those qualified to attend the following:


Chapter

Installation

Visitation

Greenock

No. 17

Wednesday 7.30pm

16th October 2019

Wednesday

15th January 2020

Paisley Abbey

No. 76

Wednesday 7pm

9th October 2019

Wednesday

8th January 2020

Sir William Wallace

No. 109

Friday 7pm

18th October 2019

Thursday

16th January 2020

Baron of Renfrew

No. 114

Tuesday 7.30pm

15th October 2019

Tuesday

17th December 2019

Ranfurly

No. 289

Thursday 7.30pm

3rd October 2019

Thursday

6th February 2020

Rockmount

No. 367

Tuesday 7.00pm

8th October 2019

Tuesday

11th February 2020

at 8.15pm

Port Glasgow

No. 900

Thursday 7.30pm

31st October 2019

Thursday

30th January 2020

 

Cryptic Council

Installation

Visitation

Greenock

No.17

Wednesday 7.30pm

23rd October 2019

Wednesday

15th January 2020

Paisley Abbey

No. 76

Wednesday 7.30pm

4th September 2019

Wednesday

8th January 2020

Baron of Renfrew

No. 114

Tuesday 7.30pm

3rd September 2019

Tuesday

17th December 2019

Rockmount

No.367

Tuesday 7.30pm

24th September 2019

Tuesday

11th February 2020 at 7.30pm

 

Lodge & Council

Installation

Visitation

Greenock

No. 17

Wednesday 7.30pm 23rd October 2019

Wednesday

15th January 2019

Paisley Abbey

No. 76

Wednesday 7.30pm

2nd October 2019

Wednesday

8th January 2020

Baron of Renfrew

No. 114

Tuesday 7.30pm

1st October 2019

Tuesday

17th December 2019



Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter Committee

The Committee will be held on Monday 16th September 2019 at 7.30 pm within the Masonic Hall, 11 Collier Street, Johnstone, PA5 8AR.

Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter Convocation

The Convocation will be held on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 1pm within the Masonic Hall, Brown Street, Port Glasgow PA14 5BP.

Note to all Companions

All Companions must remain in good standing in their Mother Lodge to remain qualified to attend Royal Arch Chapter meetings. Please ensure you are clear in Lodge Books.