Robert Burns Haggis Night – Scots with a Twist of Greek

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Saturday 3 February saw the Combined Oakleigh Masonic Centre Lodges hold a Robert Burns Haggis night, which was well attended with Brethren and their partners. The acting WM RWBro. Peter Bryce PDGM was piped in by WBro. Len Tresize who also gave the Address to the Haggis.

We were then entertained by dancers from the VICTORIAN SCOTTISH DANCING ASSOCIATION. The youngest member was only 7 years old and the eldest 11. They were met with a tumultuous applause and after the performance, members of the audience were invited to do a bit of a dance with the girls. The Troupe was led by Ms Ailsa Rouch (a teacher of the association) who kindly gave permission to use some of last nights’ images (thank you Ailsa).

As the night moved on we were addressed by WBro. Lee Andrikopoulos PGSwdB, a Greek in a kilt, (his wife is Scottish) who spoke about Raising the Cultural Profile.

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Another highlight was the birthday cake in honour of Robert Burns, which was kindly provided by WBro. Sam Lewin (our ever-suffering Secretary). For those who are not aware, Robert Burns was a Freemason and the composer of Auld Lang Syne which we sing at the end of each Lodge night.

A hefty donation was made to the Association by the Lodge from the Raffle proceeds. This will contribute to their funds needed to go overseas to compete in the Scottish dance championships.

Overall it was a successful night and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

WBro. Harry Adlerstein PGStdB
Director of Ceremonies
The Francis Ormond-University Lodge No. 171

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