R.W.Bro. Bobby Spiers announces his retirement as Class leader of the Whiteabbey Class of Instruction.
Whiteabbey Class of Instruction held its AGM on the 12-4-2023. At this meeting R.W.Bro. Bobby Spiers announced his retirement as Class Leader.
V.W. Bro James Gilchrist, the Grand Secretary of Instruction, who attended the meeting, appointed V.W. Bro. Michael Arbuthnot as the new Class leader. V.W. Bro. Jim McFarland Past Grand Secretary of Instruction was also in attendance.
After the AGM closed, the class performed an opening and closing and then retired to a Festive Board.
After the meal and speeches were over, W.Bro. Davy McGlade presented R.W. Bro. Bobby Spiers with a glass decanter in recognition of his service to the Class of Instruction.
December 2022 Communication
Brethren from the Lodge embarked on two major fund-raising activities during 2022;
1: May Communication.
The following three activities were organised;
A: Portrait photo shoot
B: Auction of Masonic memorabilia
2: Annual September Sponsored Walk
Lodge Brethren gathered at the carpark adjacent to Carrickfergus Castle, for the 5 mile walk to the Whiteabbey Masonic Centre.
This year at the December Lodge meeting cheques were presented to the following Brethren on behalf of the nominated Charities;
W.Bro. Marshall Duncan presents the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr with a cheque for £736 for his personal chosen Charity, the Stroke Association.
Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr presents W.Bro. John McIlwaine with a cheque for £736.11 for the Northern Ireland Hospice, in memory of the Lodges Treasurer W.Bro. Tommy Chambers.
November 2022 Communication
Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr welcomes V.W. Bro. Sam Ferguson who has affiliated to Abbey 180
2022 Sponsored Walk
Abbey 180 Brethren assemble in Carrickfergus on the 8/10/2022 for their annual sponsored walk to Whiteabbey Masonic Centre, a trek of approx. 6 miles. On arriving at the Centre, the Brethren had a well-earned meal from the resident cater Glen Catering and washed down with liquid refreshment.
All money raised will be split between the Northern Ireland Hospice, in memory of our Treasurer W.Bro. Tommy Chambers and the Worshipful Masters, W.Bro. Joe Corr personal charity, the Stroke Association.
September 2022 Communication
Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Joe Corr welcomes W.Bro. Chas Cowell, PPJGD of the United Grand Lodge of England to the Lodges September Communication. He is a former Director of Ceremonies of Broadstone Lodge No. 8641 in the Province of Dorset and has recently handed over the baton of Assistant Director of Ceremonies in the Football Lodge No. 9921 in the Province of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.