Help for heroes BBQ Raises Hundreds of Pounds!
Bro Charles Barnes and his wife Michelle held their annual fundraising BBQ for the help for heroes charity and raised the incredible amount of £735.31 ! It was well attended by Brethren their wives, and friends and ex servicemen some of whom served with Bro Barnes. A fantastic effort and great thanks are extended to Charlie and Michelle for all their hard work, on behalf of a very worthy charity.
Lodge donates £150 to Compassionate Inverclyde
The brethren agreed unanimously to donate £150.00p to assist them in the great work they do in the community, to ensure that terminally ill patients are never left alone and assisting people who are released from hospital with groceries and they have help when needed.
The Brethren of Lodge Doric Kilwinning No68 have raised £100 towards this years Annual Poppy Appeal and we will be placing a wreath at the war Memorial I Port Glasgow on remembrance Sunday. The wreath will be laid by our RWM Bro William Lawson
BRETHREN DONATE £50 TO PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE CHARITY SLIDE
The brethren of Lodge Doric Kilwinning agreed unanimously at their meeting on Monday 7th of March to donate £50 to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West charity slide across the Clyde from the giant crane in Glasgow . The monies raised are being donated to Prostate Cancer Scotland.
DONATIONS TO THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND TOTALLING £500-DEC 2015
At the recent Installation meeting held on Friday the 11th of December 2015 the brethren of Lodge Doric Kilwinning No 68 agreed donations totalling £500 to The Grand Lodge of Scotland. This was made up of £250 to the Grand Lodge Benevolence Fund and £250 to the Masonic Homes fund. This is a tradition in the Lodge and we are delighted to be able to maintain it.
ANNUAL POPPY APPEAL – £100 AND RISING – OCT/NOV 2015
This year the annual eff0rt to raise funds for the Annual Poppy appeal is well under way with the sale of Poppy crosses now complete raising £100 already. Badges are also on sale and the Poppy day collection tin is in place at the bar for Brethren and patrons to donate.
ERSKINE HOSPITAL DONATION of £100 MADE ! (SEPT 2015)
At the first business meeting after being in recess, the brethren of Doric Kilwinning have already shown their determination to continue with their long standing commitment to contributing to charities and good causes , they unanimously agreed to donate the sum of £100 towards the splendid work carried out by the Erskine Hospital. With many of the brethren ex servicemen themselves the Lodge is very proud to continue its financial support.
LODGE DONATES £200 TO SENIOR BRETHREN’S OUTING (JULY 2015)
This years senior Brethren’s outing funds received a big boost when the Lodge committee agreed to donate £200 towards the cost of this very popular event which takes place in the Autumn ( see Social Events page for further details ). Organised by Bro Iain MacLeod this event goes from strength to strength and is looked forward to by the senior brethren.
LODGE DONATES £40 TO ARDGOWAN HOSPICE BEDDING UNIT (June 2015)
At the recent Masonic bowling tournament held in Port Glasgow a collection was taken in memory of the Late Bro. Agnew and the bowlers present decided it should be donated to the Ardgowan Hospice a sum of £11o was raised, at the Lodge committee meting it was agreed that Lodge Doric Kilwinning would increase that donation by the aforementioned sum, and it was then handed in to Ardgowan Hospice bedding unit, by the RWM Bro.William Lawson.
LODGE DONATE £165 TO MEGAN MC GARVA FUND – March 2015
The brethren of Lodge Doric Kilwinning No68 agreed to make a donation of £50 to the above fund to help the seriously ill little girl and assist her family to buy hi tech equipment that could help her enormously. Bro George Taft is leading the ongoing fundraising efforts on her behalf within the Lodge and it has now risen to £165:00 Bro Taft has presented this to the family.
PORT GLASGOW UNITY CLUB LADIES SECTION – DONATE £50 TO FUNDRAISER – November 2014
The Lodge received a request for a donation by the Port Glasgow Unity Club to support their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Otters swimming club in Port Glasgow. The brethren of the Lodge once again should their generosity by unanimously agreeing to a £50 donation to this very worthy cause and we wish the Ladies every success in their fundraising venture.
POPPY CROSSES SALE RAISES £100 FOR POPPY APPEAL – OCTOBER 2014
The brethren of Lodge Doric Kilwinning once again showed their generosity when the Lodge sold out its allocation of poppy crosses raising £100. These crosses are placed in the Garden of remembrance in Edinburgh.
HIGHLAND MARY MEMORIAL RESTORATION- OCTOBER 2014
The brethren have agreed to support the campaign to restore the final resting place of Highland Mary, well known for her love of Robert Burns. The Lodge brethren have agreed to donate £50 towards the fund
LODGE SPONSORS PARACHUTE JUMP – HELP FOR HEROES – SEPT 2014
Lodge brethren once again stepped up to the mark and supported to PM George Freeburn’s wife who bravely took part in a sponsored parachute jump in aid of the charity “Help for Heroes” which supports our injured service men and women. The Brethren agreed to sponor the jump to the tune of £100.
LODGE SUPPORTS TOLL BOYS MEMORIAL FUND – MAY 2014
The brethren unanimously approved a donation of £100 towards the fund to relocate the Memorial to the Toll boys, having generously contributed before. This is an important Memorial to the Toll boys and the Lodge brethren pay homage to it every remembrance Sunday.
SUPPORT GIVEN TO THE WIDOWS SONS – APRIL 2014
Generous brethren of the Lodge raised a total of £45 which has been forwarded to the “Widows Sons” charity appeal, a group of Brethren are travelling around all the Provinces by motorcycle raising money for charity, and as always the members of Doric Kilwinning stepped up to the mark to support their appeal, The “Widows Sons” will be passing through the area in May and will be dropping into the 68 during their travels.
ANNUAL POPPY DAY APPEAL / REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2013
The Lodge brethren and visitors to the 68 club raised a total of £96.23p through the sale of poppy badges and a collection within the club itself, Once again many thanks to all who donated or purchased badges to such a worthy cause, Also thanks are to to our Assistant Secretary Bro Ronnie Ramsay for organising this again this year within the Lodge his efforts are much appreciated. Brethren also attended the ceremony in Port Glasgow and a wreath was laid on behalf of the Lodge by RWM Richard Harrison and a number of the brethren attended the Toll boys Memorial.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY / POPPY APPEAL 2012
Bro Ronnie Ramsay reported to the Lodge brethren, that through the sale of Poppy Scotland badges and donations made by brethren and club Patrons alike in the collecting can located in the club hall a total of £150 was raised for this most worthy cause.
On remembrance Sunday itself, a large number of brethren took part in the parade and a wreath was laid by the RWM Bro Ian McPherson on behalf of the brethren at the town memorial and then at the Toll boys Memorial at Robert Street.
LODGE CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR MOTORISED TRANSPORT 2012
The brethren voted unanimously to continue to make a donation in support of the provision of mobility ‘scooter’ transport in Greenock, the Lodge has supported this particular venture for a long number of years. On this occasion £50 pounds was the agreed sum.
BINGO NIGHT RAISES FUNDS FOR MC PHERSON CENTRE
One of the regular bingo nights held on the last wednesday of the month was dedicated to raising funds for the local McPherson centre. The packed hall raised the sum of £534.00p a brilliant effort! These nights raise thousands of pounds each year for charities and the Lodge must thank Billy,Rose,Archie and Margaret who work so hard to make these nights the huge success they are, their tireless efforts are appreciated by us all!
LODGE MAKES DONATION TO MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMPAIGN CHARITY
Brethren of the lodge recently took the unanimous decision to make a donation to the above charity in response to an appeal for funds.The sum of £35 has been sent to this worthy cause and shows the commitment of the lodge to support charities.
A letter has been received from the charity thanking us for our donation, which we were delighted to receive,
‘Help for heroes’ success !
Led by Our lodge Secretary Bro Tom McDade members raised a total of £4,736 for the ‘help for heroes’ charity. A lot of hard work by Tom ensured that total was raised in the following way, Bingo nights, street collections,donations from lodge brethren, donations from the 68 club Saturday night regulars, and also Tom’s employers The Royal Bank of Scotland donated £1250 a fantastic effort by all involved.A certificate of thanks can be viewed at the entrance to the Lodge from the ‘Help for Heroes’ campaign.
A fantastic success for a very worthy cause!