History

At the Installation Meeting on 20th December, Brother David Seggie will have been Installed as Master by his father, Brother Bobby Seggie, who as his Depute Master, now keeps close watch on him. Meanwhile Craig, as Steward, makes a start climbing the ladder which we hope one day will lead him to where his father and grandfather have gone before. With family ties evident throughout this ‘local’ Lodge, the future for the village of Chryston and for Lodge Cadder Argyle in particular has been firmly established.

A crowded Lodge room on Thursday 6th May 2004 bore testimony to the popularity of Brother Bobby Seggie, Past Master, as one hundred and eleven Brethren from all over Central Scotland gathered to witness the honour of Distinguished Service Membership being conferred upon him.

The Minutes of the Instruction Class Meetings in those days are quite detailed, and indicate that in his first year as a Freemason he was stepping into more senior offices and taking an active part in the ritual of the Lodge. This was to become his hallmark for the future. By 10th April 1962, a year after being Raised, he conferred the Entered Apprentice Degree on 5 candidates, one of whom is here tonight, and of whom more will be said later.

“A vote of thanks for the work which had been carried out was ably proposed by Brother John F. Herrick, Provincial Grand Master, who made fitting comment regarding the further episode of Lodge history which had been made, whereby the newest ‘Polished Ashlar’ of Lodge Cadder Argyle had been Obligated by his father and Raised by his grandfather, an event which he reported as having not previously taken place within the Province of Dunbartonshire.” In replying to tributes shown that evening, David, on behalf of his father, expressed the great pride which they had both felt on carrying out this very pleasant duty.