The usual monthly meeting of this lodge was held on above
date, Bro Edward Leathem W.M. presided and Bro Joseph Davison D.M. occupied the
Vice Chair and was opened in prescribed form, Bro J A Donnelly having read a
portion of Scripture, the minutes of previous meeting were read and passed.
Bro Linton’s letter of thanks
A letter of thanks was read from Bro Wallace Linton thanking
the Lodge for their letter of sympathy in his recent sad bereavement.
Lodge comm’ Report
A report of Lodge committees meeting was read and their
recommendations, as follows were passed (Candidates) Bro W J Wilson, Robert
Chambers, Wm O’Hara, and Edward Bradshaw on the proposition of Bro Davison
D.M., sec by Bro Taylor.
Appeal L.O.L. 502 Ardstraw
Appeal from L.O.L. 502 Ardstraw was referred back to committee
on pro of Bro Sayers, sec by Bro Taylor.
Appeal L.O.L. 1941 Carnmoney
Appeal from L.O.L. 1941 Carnmoney marked “read”.
Invitation from L.O.L. 392 Maghermore to attend opening
ceremony on Ester Monday, inst, was left to the favourable consideration of the
“Presentation Collar” to Bro Geo Millar
Bro George Millar was presented with a Collarette at
Committee meeting, by Bro Davison D.M. on behalf of the Lodge, on the eve of
his departure for Canada, Bro Millar suitably replied.
GOLI Emergency Fund “Refunded”
The subscriptions paid into the GOLI Emergency Fund by the
members during the past year, having been returned to District, was now ordered
to paid into the Sir Edward Carson Defence Fund, on the proposition of Bro
Davison, sec by Bro Robert Lougher, the said Emergency Fund being now closed.
“Widows Concert Tickets”
The unsold tickets for Orange Widows Fund Concert was on the
pro of Bro Sayers sec by Bro Joshua Lougher, order to be paid for out of Lodge
“U. V. Force” Declaration Forms
The Declaration Forms for the Ulster Volunteer Force were
handed to the members, who enthusiastically subscribed their names to same, a further
supply to be got for next meeting.
The secretary was instructed to have the usual application
made to the I.O.M. S.S. Co, for a steamer on 14th July next on the
proposition of Bro Wallace Linton seconded by Bro Joshua Lougher.
“Band 12th July
The secretary reported that he had concluded an agreement
with the Central Unionist Club Brass and Reed Band, to accompany our Lodge on
12th July next, for the Sum of Twelve Pounds and Refreshments.
The W.M. explained that the District had arranged for Drill
meetings to be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th
Wednesdays of March, April and May, and hoped that our members would attend in
“Presentation Collars” to Bro Curry and Graham
The W.M. at the part of the meeting presented to Bro Chas
Curry, a Collarette on behalf of the Lodge and wished him every success in
Canada to which he was going, at an earlier part of the meeting Bro Sayers said
that a few of the members wished to give Bro Curry a further token of their
esteem, and asked permission to receive subscriptions from those willing to
participate in this movement, the W.M. granted the permission requested of.
Letters of condolence, Bro Lougher, Magill and Lewell
Letters of condolence were ordered to be sent to Bro R laugher,
Bro E. J. Magill and Bro Robert Lewell in their sad bereavements.
“Visitor” Bro Rev Robinson Canada
Bro Rev Robinson from Canada, was an entertaining visitor
during the evening, and received from the W.M. a very hearty welcome on behalf
of the Lodge, Bro Robinson appropriately replied.
The W.M. also congratulated the Lodge on the success of
their annual social, which he believed was a record for attendance, and he was
delighted to know that it was such a splendid success, as everyone present had
apparently enjoyed all the good things that were provided, he hoped that the
members would further assist the committee by making their returns at the
The following candidates and new members were proposed and
to remain on our books for report of committee for the usual time.
Wm H McGowan (Jeweller) 248 Woodstock Road
Pro by Bro John Sayers, sec by Bro Val Harrison
Bro John McSorley (Bank Porter) 16 Shubrook St oc L.O.L. 149
No 1 Dist.
Bro Frank Rea (Engineer) 18 Hastings St “ “ “ “
Bro David Maddon (Brass Founder) 58 Townsend St “ “ “ “
Bro Theo Agnew (Brass Finisher) 41 Upper Townsend St “ “ “ “
THE Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland has raised over £17,000 for a local children’s charity, following a major Loyal Order parade last year.
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice was chosen by the Institution to be the main benefactor of the Ulster Covenant centenary celebrations in Belfast on September 29.
As well as collecting funds from the huge crowds which descended on the Stormont estate, many individual lodges across the Province contributed to the overall total by organising separate fundraising ventures.
The money raised will pay for Children’s Hospice community nurses who provide specialist care to children and young people in their own homes, across Northern Ireland.
Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, Edward Stevenson, said it was “humbling” for the Institution to help the many young people and their families who depend on hospice services.
He said: “It is both a privilege and an honour for the Orange Institution to support such a worthwhile cause.
“As well as commemorating a seminal event in the history of the British Isles, those in attendance at our memorable Ulster Covenant celebrations, and brethren through other fundraising initiatives, have left a lasting legacy to many families who depend on hospice care within the community.”
He added: “Children’s Hospice community nurses provide a vital and invaluable service, offering practical and emotional support for children and young people availing of hospice services. We hope this large donation will go a long way in helping Children’s Hospice to continue providing their special services.”
Director of Income Generation with the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Siofra Healy, said: “Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice has to raise £2.5 million every year through public donations and fundraising events. We couldn’t do it without the ongoing support from all communities across Northern Ireland, and for that we are extremely thankful.”