History

Provincial Office Bearers

PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF STIRLINGSHIRE

OFFICE BEARERS

This section of the Lodge History records the brethren who, having served their tenure as R.W.M. of Lodge Bannockburn Bruce & Thistle No. 312, were subsequently elected to office within the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire.

This section is probably incomplete in that it only records entries made within the Minute Books. It is likely that brethren will be omitted who should by right receive a mention due to the fact that their election to The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire was not recorded.

Whilst the Lodge is fortunate to have two current serving Office Bearers in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire, this was not always the case.

1884   Whilst not recorded in our own minutes, the records of Lodge Stirling Royal Arch No. 76 show that Bro. James Brown, a M.M. of '312' who affiliated to and became Master of '76' in 1884, became the Secretary of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire.

Until the above information came to light, it was believed and recorded that it was not until the Lodge had achieved the milestone of its 100th year in existence that the first member of '312' was elected to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire.

1925   In February 1925 Bro. David Miller P.M. was appointed President of Provincial Grand Stewards. In later years Bro. Miller was to progress to the office of Senior Provincial Grand Warden.

1941   Sixteen years later, the minute of 30th January 1941 records the appreciation of the Lodge for services rendered by Bro. David Miller P.M. who had passed through the various offices of Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire and had now retired as Senior Provincial Grand Warden.

During the same meeting it was agreed to record in the Lodge minutes that two Past Masters of Lodge Bannockburn Bruce and Thistle in the persons of Bro. David Miller and Bro. Peter Simpson had occupied the Wardens chairs that night as Provincial Grand Lodge Office-Bearers, this being unique in the history of the Lodge.

1920's Whilst not recorded in the Lodge minutes, it would appear that Bro. Simpson (R.W.M. 1924-25) joined Bro. Miller as an office bearer of Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire some time in the latter half of the 1920's.

1930's Although no mention exists within the minute books of his being elected to The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire, the 1976 obituary for Bro. John Morrison (R.W.M. 1933-34), records that he was a Past Senior Provincial Grand Warden of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire

1940's Again, whilst no mention exists within the minute books of his being elected to The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire, the 1953 Installation Programme lists one of the Installing Masters, Bro. John G. Wilson, as the current Senior Provincial Grand Warden of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire.

1949   The Lodge was honoured when our Chaplain Bro. Henry Geddes McCall was installed as Junior Provincial Grand Chaplain of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire.

1976   Bro. Dixon P. Vallance P.M. was elected to the office of President of Provincial Grand Stewards of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire.

1988   Bro. James G. Duffin P.M. and Treasurer was elected to the office of President of Provincial Grand Stewards of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire. Bro. Duffin is currently Senior Provincial Grand Deacon.

1997   Bro. James G. White P.M. was elected to the office of Standard Bearer of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire. Bro. White is currently Provincial Grand Organist.

2000 Bro. James G. White was appointed as Provincial Grand Secretary by the new R.W.P.G.M. Bro. David Dick Laing and installed into office by the Grand Master Mason Bro. Archibald D. Orr Ewing.

2001 Bro. James G. Duffin was elected to the office of Worshipful Senior Provincial Grand Warden of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire, the highest elective office within Provincial Grand Lodge, and installed by Bro. James G. White, PG Secretary and fellow Past Master of '312'.

 

312's Provincial Grand Lodge Representatives in our 175th Year

 

P. Grand Organist Bro. James G. White (left) and P. Grand Senior Deacon Bro. James G. Duffin