It was with great pleasure on Wednesday 11th April 2018 the RWM of Lodge The Prince’s No. 607, Brother Iain T. Gordon, in the company of The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Glasgow, Brother James C. Peddie, presented a Diploma of Distinguished Service Membership to Brother James R. Forbes MM in recognition of his outstanding service to the Lodge.
Jimmy was initiated into Lodge The Prince’s 23 years ago and for almost 20 years has been President of the Board of Stewards organising the dining arrangements as well as the hugely successful annual ‘Ladies Night’ which has been a long-standing Lodge tradition.
Being a Dining Lodge there is an incredible amount of work involved in catering for the Brethren at every meeting and the Annual Installation, however, Jimmy does it in his own quiet way, without any fuss but with great efficiency.
There are many unsung heroes within Lodges and Jimmy definitely comes into that category. It was therefore only right and proper that his great friend Past Master, Ian A. Macpherson MBE, made sure his dedication and years of outstanding service to the Lodge was formally recognised with this award.
The Diploma was Presented in open Lodge to great applause from the Brethren and much to the surprise of Jimmy himself, speaking after it he said:
‘I am humbled but greatly honoured with this award and I would like to thank the RWM and Members of the Lodge for this recognition, it has been a delight and pleasure serving Lodge The Prince’s’
The photographs were taken at the recent Ladies Night in East Kilbride and feature,
The PGM James C. Peddie, Jimmy Forbes MM, RWM Iain T. Gordon and Ian A. Macpherson MBE PM