As the years end draws near Limavady District here’s a quick look back at the goings on of Limavady District Lodge.
January: Saw us host the Grand Lodge of Ireland meeting in Ballykelly our very own District Chaplain Rt Wor Bro Rev Alistair Smyth was elected as Deputy Grand Master of Ireland and our District Master Wor Bro James McCorkell was elected as one of the Assistant Deputy Grand Secretaries.
February: A special celebration was organised by Bellarena Faith Defenders LOL 984 to mark the achievement of Rt Wor Rev Bro Alistair Smyth as Deputy Grand Master of GOLI, the hall at Bellarena was packed to capacity as a number of presentations were made to Bro Rev Smyth.
Our Deputy District Master was re-elected Worshipful Master of RBP 97 and our District Secretary was elected to the position of Deputy Master.
The WDM, District Secretary and District Treasurer attended the first ever Grand Lodge Conference in Brownlow House Lurgan.
Largy and Edenmore Orange Halls attacked
March: Members of the District Lodge attended the special memorial Service in Garvagh for the Past County Grand Master Rt Wor Bro Alfie Lee.
Limavady District found out that they were successful in winning the bid to host the county parade in Limavady in 2014.
Sadly we lost our senior District Chaplain when the Rev Joseph Bryans passed away.
Dungiven LOL 2036 celebrated their Golden Jubilee with a special dinner dance in the Radisson hotel with visitors from Grand Lodge, County Lodge, District Lodge and Private Lodges in attendance
April: The District joined in the celebrations of the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton and struck a commerative lapel badge to mark the occasion.
Limavady Orange Field used as starting point for ABOD Easter Monday Demonstration.
May: The District played host to the County Lodge for their meeting which was held in Ardinariff Orange Hall.
3 members of the District Lodge successful in getting elected to serve on Limavady Borough Council
June: The start of the Sunday services of the private lodges.
New Banner Dedicated at Ardinariff for Ardinariff Orange Heroes LOL 905,
Largy Lodge celebrates Centenary
District Officers and the Deputy Grand Master attended dedication service for Dungiven Bands new Uniforms.
Town Decorated for the Twelfth of July.
July: Successful Battle of the Somme Service held at the War Memorial conducted by Bro Rev Ivan Dinsmore City of Londonderry Grand Chaplain followed by a parade of the town.
Annual Sunday service held in Drumachose Presbyterian Church with excellent attendance.
New Banner Dedicated at Ballykelly for Ballykelly LOL 699 with a parade of the village afterwards.
12th July Celebrations in Limavady with the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and County Grand Master in attendance, massive crowds lining the route to the field.
August: County Londonderry Royal Black Demonstration held in the Orange Field
September: Work starts on the redevelopment of the Orange Field for 2014 Demonstration.
October: Annual Election of Officers held for private lodges
Annual Election of officers held for District Lodge with all principal officers returned
November: District Officers attend functions for LOL 254 were 3 Brethren received 50 year Service medals.
District Officers attend Dinner for Ballyquin Flute Band
District Officers attend the Charity concert for Dungiven Flute Band
District hosts second night of the County Mission.