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The Province

The Province of Forfarshire covers all the Lodge in the City of Dundee (which includes the suburbs of Broughty Ferry, Lochee and Downfield), the Angus Towns of Monifieth, Carnoustie, Arbroath, Montrose, Brechin, Froickheim, Forfar. Kirriemuir, also the villages of Glamis and un in beautifulf Glenesk - Tarfside.

The Provincial of Forfarshire was first erected in 1797 when Bro George Paterson of Castle Huntly was appointed as the first Provincial Grand Master. The Present Provincial Grand Master is Bro Alexander S. Christie, who was appointed in 2010.

The Provincial Grand Lodge, as a formal lodge in iteself to support the Provincial Grand Master, with a Depute, Substitute, Secretary and Chaplain was not formed until 1815.

The years from 1797 to 1815 being just a Province under the supervision of one man - the Provincial Grand Master.

Travelling Maul

I would like to inform Lodges in the province that a “Travelling Maul “was kindly donated to Provincial Grand Lodge of Forfarshire at the October Quarterly communication.

The “Maul“ is in memory of Edith Mulholland the late wife of our Provincial Grand Master and with thanks to Masonic wives past and present.

The aim is to encourage visiting within the province as well as raising money for charity. Below are the guidelines regarding claiming the Maul.

The Maul is now in the hands of Lodge Progress 967 having been successfully claimed at Lodge Hilton St Andrew 1220 meeting of 3rd January.

1- The Travelling Maul will at all times remain the property of the PGLF.
2- Only Lodges within PGLF can claim the Travelling Maul.
3- The Lodge looking to claim the Travelling Maul must notify the holding Lodge of their visit.
4- There must be 7 or more Brethren including either the RWM or the IPM of Lodge claiming the Travelling Maul.
5- The Lodge claiming the Travelling Maul will pay £10 to PGLF for donation to charity.
6- The claiming Lodge will notify PGLF Secretary of their possession of Travelling Maul.
7- The Travelling Maul cannot be claimed on special visitation nights.
8- Where 2 Lodges turn up on same night to claim the Travelling Maul the Lodge with largest attendance will have rights to claim.

Travelling Maul

The Way Forward 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017 within the premises of Lodge Grange No.1073 - commencing at 10 am.

 

Again the idea of the event is to help improve the awareness of various aspects of Freemasonry within the Province and as usual the event is open to all Freemasons within the Province with a particular emphasis on “young” Masons who may be seeking information and guidance, but there will be opportunities for the more experienced Members to interact with each other. It is also an opportunity for Almoners, Secretaries and Treasurers to bring up any points that they feel need clarification.

Agenda

Presentations by Bro Iain D. McIntosh, PSPGM and Bro Peter Taylor PPGSecy.

Discussions

Questions and Answers

Communications

It is intended that the seminar is kept informal and used as an opportunity for Brethren throughout the Province to interact with each other and to learn from each other, Provincial Grand Lodge included.

There will be a break for refreshments and bar facilities will also be provided.

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