Abbey RAC 180
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14th October 2019 Convocation
E. Comp. Gary Spiers who was standing in for the Excellent King, E. Comp. Ian Eachus, congratulates Comp. Marshall Duncan who affiliated to the Chapter from Culmore RAC 320.
E.Comp. Bobby Spiers presents E. Comp. Gary Spiers with his Past Excellent Kings Certificate.
E.Comp. Bobby Spiers, accompanied by E.Comp. Gary Spiers presents E.Comp. Freddie Hoy with his 25 Year Certificate and Jewel.
E.Comp. Gary Spiers presents Comp. Hugh Blair with his Royal Arch Certificate.
13th May 2019 Convocation
Excellent King, Gary Spiers pictured with E.Comp. Trevor Wilson,
V.E. Comp. Jim Porter and E.Comp. John McIlwaine who had just received their 25 Year Jewels and Certificates.
Excellent King, Gary Spiers accompanied by Comp. Terry Moore who was presented with his MMM and RA certificates.
15th October 2018 Convocation
Excellent King, Gary Spiers welcomes Companion Hugh Blair to Abbey 180 Chapter after receiving an excellent Royal Arch Degree from V.E.Comp. Simon Lusty.
12th December 2016 Convocation
E.K. Stephen Houston presenting E.C. Drew Welsh with his regalia for the District Grand Captain of the Scarlet Veil.
9th October 2017 Convocation
Excellent King, Robert Lenaghan welcomes Companion Terry Moore to the Chapter after receiving an excellent Royal Arch Degree from V.E.Comp. Simon Lusty.
The Excellent King is accompanied by, Gary Spiers, H.P.
District Grand Inspector, V.E.Comp. Clarence Gibson, Terry Moore,
V.E. Comp. Simon Lusty and Ian Eachus, C.S.
8th May 2017 Convocation
E.K. Robert Lenaghan welcomes V.E.Comp. Bill Clarke, Past District Grand Captain of the Host (PDGCH) of the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Down to the meeting.
E.K. Stephen Houston welcoming new member to Abbey RAC 180, E.C. Trevor Wilson.
10th October 2016 Convocation
The acting E.K. E.C. Freddie Hoy welcomes our Distinguished Visitor present, our own Past District Grand Standard Bearer, V.E.Comp Bill McClenaghan.
Past District Grand Standard Bearer, V.E.Comp Bill McClenaghan.
Past District Grand Standard Bearer, V.E.Comp Bill McClenaghan, Comp. Mark Wilson (Sidon 275) and
E.C. Freddie Hoy.
2015: Installation of the Excellent King, Freddie Hoy
E.K. Freddie Hoy pictured after his Installation as Excellent King.
E.K. Freddie Hoy accompanied by his District Officers and Companions of his Chapter.
E.K. Freddie Hoy along side High Priest
Companion Stephen Houston and Chief Scribe
Companion Gary Spiers with his father Excellent Companion Bobby Spiers.
E.C. Stephen Bell presenting the Excellent King Freddie Hoy with the Excellent King Jewel.
E.C. Stephen Bell proposing the toast to the new Excellent King Freddie Hoy.
E.C.Bobby Spiers proposing the toast to the Installing Officer, V.E. Companion Simon Lusty.
E.K. Freddie Hoy replying to his Toast of Excellent King.
Companion Ian Eachus proposing the toast to Masonic Charities.
V.E.Comp. Simon Lusty replying to his toast of Installing Officer.
Companion Stephen Houston proposing the toast to the Visiting Companions.
Companion Gary Spiers proposing the toast
to Absent Companions.
Companions relaxing at the festive board after listening to the speeches.
Companion Willie Ross, Chief Scribe of Abbey & Rifle Chapter No. 513, Edinburgh, responding on behalf of the toast to the visitors.
V.E.Companion Neil Ritchie entertaining the Companions with a fine melody of songs.
November 2011: Certificate of Recognition
This Certificate of Recognition was presented at a special District Centenary Convocation, on 5th November 2011, to Excellent King Billy Shaw by the District Grand King Most Excellent Companion Cyril Ferguson. The Certificate was presented to Royal Arch Chapters who were working and in attendance at the inaugural Convocation in 1911 and who were still at labour and working in 2011. It acknowledges "Abbey RAC No. 180, Whiteabbey. 1906 - 2011"
Abbey RAC180 had 3 serving District Officers in attendance, to witness proceedings at the very memorial Convocation. V.E. Comp. Jim Porter, District Grand Royal Arch Captain, V.E. Comp Neil Ritchie, District Grand Organist, and V.E. Comp. Bill McClenaghan, District Grand King's Standard Bearer
Also in attendance & at the forefront of proceedings representing the Chapter & joining the Excellent King Billy Shaw, were E. Comp. George Williams, Chaplain & E. Comp. Dennis Rowland, Captain of the Host.
2011: Excellent Companion Billy Shaw accompanied by his Officers.
2011 : Jim Porter : V.E. Companion, Past District Grand Royal Arch Captain PDGRAC.