Glasgow Commandery 2019
We began year 2019 activities with our Burns Supper Charity Dinner and Ceilidh celebrating the life of the poet Robert Burns. This was held on January 25th at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow. The evening was a great success with over 100 participants which gave us the opportunity to raise a substantial amount of funds for our charitable humanitarian work.
On Friday 12th of April we had a Heartstart Training event teaching lifesaving and defibrillator skills for our SOSJ members and partners. This means we gained certification in CPR and first aid. In return for our training, we donated a portable defibrillator to be based at Hermitage Academy School for their gym which sees 1,800 children pass through weekly.
On Saturday 22nd June we celebrated St John’s Day at the home of Commander Ruth Chappell Fleming. and Chevalier Brian Fleming. We were blessed with good weather which meant we were able to dine al fresco starting and finishing with prayers led by Rev Dame Christine Murdoch.
Thursday 22nd of August saw the start of The Glasgow Commandery Investiture, where we were joined by SOSJ members from America, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and London. On Thursday evening we were welcomed by a Civic Reception at the Glasgow Municipal Building followed by dinner at The Glasgow Merchants House. Friday took us to Turnberry for afternoon tea. On Saturday our Investiture took place at St John’s Church Renfield where the Glasgow Commandery invested 5 aspirants and awarded 3 promotions. The Glasgow Commandery was honoured to be hosting the newly formed Dagmar Commandery of Denmark where Commander Jen Vexo was inducted as Commander. The Dagmar Commandery had 6 aspirants invested and awarded one promotion. The Investiture Service was followed by our Gala Dinner and Dance with 85 attendees.
Our recent Charitable work has seen support given to. Beatson Oncology, Marie Curie Hospice Care, Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Erskine Veterans Hospital. Loaves and Fishes, Centre 81, Helensburgh Food Bank. Springburn Alive and Kicking, Phoenix Choir, Calum’s Cabin and Maggies Centre.
Sunday December 1st 2019
Charity Concert at The Parish Church Helensburgh with the Phoenix Choir
Saturday 1st February 2020
Charity Burns Supper