PGL Committee on Friday 28th January 2011, it was agreed
idea of the Traveling Trowel be given a trial period in the Province.
White (Lodge 58) and Bro. J. Mitchell (Lodge 111) have agreed to
Trowel and donate it to the Province, but any contributions from
towards its cost, would be much appreciated.
try and give your support to this new and worthwhile idea.
The "Traveling Trowel" is intended
to encourage Inter-lodge visits and promote good-hearted rivalry among
Daughter Lodges in the Province. As a
"bonus" it will also help to raise donations for Charities. A short explanation of its aims, and the
rules covering its use, is attached.
of Engagement and Capture
Trowel will be held initially by Lodge Kelso & Tweed No. 58. The "Open Season" will be from 1st
October until May 2012, after which, the season
will run from May to May.
- The Trowel can only be
"captured" by Daughter Lodges in the Province of Roxburgh, Peebles & Selkirk Shires.
- To "capture" the
Trowel, a Visiting Lodge must take a Deputation of a minimum of 7
members (Honorary Members are excluded!) to any Regular or Special
Meeting of the Lodge within the Province currently holding the Trowel. The Visiting Lodge can only count its
members actually forming the Deputation when they enter the Lodge
holding the Trowel. Any members of the
Visiting Lodge sitting in the "holding" Lodge before the Deputation
enters, any non-members in the Deputation, and latecomers after the Deputation enters cannot be counted.
- Each member of the
Visiting Deputation must contribute at least £1.00
to the "Traveling Trowel Kitty" before the Trowel can be claimed by the
Visiting Lodge. The Brother heading the
Deputation must claim the Trowel before the close of the meeting of the
Lodge being visited.
the event of two or more Visiting Deputations, each with at least 7
the "holding" Lodge, the Visiting Lodge with the larger Deputation will
have first claim on the Trowel, subject to payment into the "Kitty". If
there are two or more Lodges each with the same size of Deputation then
each Deputation will be required to
contribute to the "Kitty" and thereafter the Lodge entitled to
"capture" the Trowel will be decided in such manner, as the Right
Worshipful Master of the "holding" Lodge, may determine on the evening.
- On the "capture" of
the Trowel, the successful Lodge should immediately
notify the Provincial Grand Secretary (Bro. Alistair. W. Little) and
the Webmaster (Bro. James Thom), or E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org so
that a trace can be kept on
its location and its whereabouts be known to any Lodges interested in
attempting its "capture".
- The "Kitty" will
travel with the Trowel and the Master of the Lodge holding the Trowel
at any time; will be responsible for the safe custody of the money.
- The Lodge left holding
the Trowel at 31st May shall determine the charity- whether masonic or
non-masonic - to which the money is to be donated. It shall be made
over to the nominated charity, as soon as practicable after 31st May.
"capture" of the Trowel is therefore warmly commended as cheerful
fraternal fun, and as a fund raising activity, within the Province of
Roxburgh, Peebles & Selkirk