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Lodge Burnside No.1361

     Lodge Burnside No.1361

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Dec.2012 -2013 
RWM William Evans McArthur

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Page2      January 2013 - December 2013  various photos & visit.

First regular meeting 17th January 2013
RWM with his installing masters

 7th Feb 2013 - Grand Lodge of Scotland
Bro.Stuart Renfrew PM


1361 Burns Supper - 8th Feb.2013
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holy willie

25 Apr 2013 .............. headed a deputation into Lodge Broughty Castle 486



 08 June 2013....... at Lodge Rutherglen RA 116 Saturday afternoon meeting the temperature  was so hot that we had to remove our jackets ! 
 RWM Robert White, Lodge The St.John Op 347 and myself enjoying the moment



 25th June 2013



31 Aug 2013 ............. reigning masters degree at Lodge Burns Immortal 1730



 13 Sept 2013.... surprised my old Bridgeton BB Officer, Bro. Jim Cassidy PM of Lodge Bridgeton Glasgow Shamrock & Thistle 275 when I produced an old BB pillbox hat at his meeting where he was being presented with a 50yr diploma.
footnote 22 Jan 2020: announcement from The Bridgeton & Glasgow Shamrock & Thistle Lodge 275 is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we announce the passing to Grand Lodge above of our most esteemed Past Master, Brother James McKay Cassidy, HGAT, HM 13Nov20189.
'Jim' had been fighting ill health on and off for a number of years, however, he refused to lie down to it and instead fought on with a courage that can only be admired. Once again, a testament to a generation of men and women who were certainly made of stronger stuff.  Jim passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of this morning, with his family by his side.
Much will be said about Jim and his dedication not only to his Mother Lodge, but to Freemasonry in Glasgow and beyond. He was a committed freemason, a stalwart in our Lodge, and a constant for over 57 years.
 Jim was proposed into the Lodge by his father, the late George Cassidy P.M, and was initiated on the evening of 4th September 1963. He was passed on the 20th of the same month, and raised on the 30th October of that year.  He was later advanced to the rank of Mark Master Mason on the 16th September 1964, and gathered with the rest of the brethren in 1965 when we celebrated 150 years of freemasonry at 275.
               He would go on to become Right Worshipful Master in 1973, installed into the chair of his Mother Lodge by his father and proposer, George Cassidy P.M. Jim would later go on to install his own brother, the late Robert Cassidy P.M, in 1978. In fact, Jim would go on to become our most experienced Installing Master, carrying out the duties on no less than 28 occasions.
            Jim would also serve the Lodge as Treasurer for 30 years. For his sterling efforts to the Lodge for such an extended period of time, he was recognised by the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and awarded the distinction of Honourary Assistant Grand Treasurer. But yet more recognition was not far away.
             Jim only vacated the office of Treasurer when in 2017, during the nominations and elections, the brethren of the lodge maintained the lodge protocol of choosing from their number, a most experienced Brother to take on the roll of Right Worshipful Master for our Bicentennial celebrations.
              On the evening of Friday 2nd November 2018, 200 years to the day of the lodge consecration, Jim represented the Lodge as RWM at the civic reception hosted by Glasgow City Council within the beautiful surroundings of our City Chambers. A wonderful evening was had by all, but it was merely the appetiser for the main event the following day, when the Lodge welcomed deputations from the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow, who were present to re-consecrate the Lodge and to present the RWM with his regalia.
There was not a prouder man there present on that day than Jim, a culmination, at that time, of 55 years devoted service to his Mother Lodge. And he didn't let us down.
              Outside of the Lodge, Jim was also a member of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow, and served with distinction behind the scenes, checking the books and workings of the 77 lodges in the Province. Jim's extensive masonic knowledge could not have been put to any better use.
              Jim Cassidy set the standards within our lodge that we will always look to follow, but he himself was set that same standard by the many distinguished brethren who went before him. We as a Lodge will always look to maintain the high level of dedication, decorum, and attention to detail and excellence that Jim and the many, many bright names from our past demonstrated during their time with us. And for that, he, and they, will always be remembered.
The funeral of our dear departed Brother, James McKay Cassidy PM, HGAT, HM 139, will take place on Thursday 4th February at 2.30pm, at Falkirk Crematorium


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Fergie 50th

12th Dec 2013  Bro. Jim Ferguson PM Lodge Kirkhill 1230 attained his 50th year diploma

Three PiggeryBrae band members !

Bro. Will McArthur  RWM
Bro. James Ferguson PM 1230
Bro. Alastair MacFarlane

See 10yrs later, 60th year diploma 14th Dec.2023

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 14 Dec 2013
 Lodge Luce Abbey 689 Installation

 I had the pleasure and honour of meeting
 Bro.John Alexander MacArthur of that ilk, Clan Chief
 John made us most welcome and he and his wife Lorraine gave myself and Bro.Jas Turnbull PM lodgings  for the evening along with MacArthur hospitality!

 Clan Chief :


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Past Master's Apron & Jewel

Past Master
Lodge installation
19th Dec.2013

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