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New Monkland Montrose Lodge 88

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Gavel Updates


Set of gavels presented to MMM 88 by Bro. David Morrison PM on our day of Installation 25/12/2012.

The gavels manufactured from the famous "Bruce Oak"


Gavel presented to NMM 88 on the 11/09/2012 by Lodge Coltswood Glenboig No. 1067.

The Travelling Gavel was kindly presented to Lodge New Monkland Montrose by Coltswood St. John Lodge No. 1067 in the year of 2012 as part of our 250th Anniversary Celebration, this idea was proven to be a great success over the years, however since the Coronavirus Pandemic no action has taken place. We trust interest can now be rekindled”


Open Season is from 1st May through to 30thApril.

Capturing of the Gavel is allowed by any Lodge within Lanarkshire Middle Ward.

A minimum of 10-Brethren from the visiting Lodge is required to allow capture, this can include Honorary members.

 The Gavel cannot be captured during an official pre-arranged visit e.g. whilst the purpose of visit is to confer a Degree.

  Every Brother within the visiting Deputation will be requested to contribute £2.00 to the “Travelling Gavel Charity Fund”. This will be collected prior to entering the holding Lodge Temple.

In the event of two or more visiting Deputations arriving wishing to make claim to the Gavel,  the Lodge with the larger Deputation will be allowed to claim the Gavel. If the visiting Lodge Deputation numbers are the same, the hosting Lodge RWM will decide by the “toss of a coin” who will take the Gavel home with them.

  The Lodge who captures the Gavel will require to inform NMM 88 Lodge Secretary immediately of it’s new home, they will also confirm the accruing sum that has been collected.

  When the Gavel is captured from the Holding Lodge during the fiscal year, the Fund total will be passed to the new Holding Lodge, the accruing sum being intimated at this time, he same being done during future capture.

  The Lodge capturing the Gavel is responsible for it’s safekeeping, also the ‘Charity Fund’ whilst they are in possession which should accompany the gavel on it’s travels.

  At the year end (30thApril), the holding Lodge will have gained the privilege of determining whatever charity they wish the fund to be donated, Masonic or otherwise.

  The intended purpose of the “Travelling Gavel” is to promote good-hearted rivalry between Sister Lodges, with a view of raising charitable funding.


Capturing Lodge     TBA   

Capture Date          TBA   

Charity Fund           TBA

Charity Fund Total   TBA

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