Supper Toast Lists & Programmes 1906 to 1910

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January 1906

   Death of Significant Member

At a Committee Meeting held on 19th January 1906, the following was recorded : “On account of the continued serious illness of Mr David B. Fairbairn, it has been unanimously resolved that there will be no celebration this year”
The following record appears in the Minute Book dated 7th February 1906 : “A few of the Members of the Club met this evening when the sad news of the death of David B. Fairbairn  had been received; which event had occurred on 6th February 1906.  A proposal that the Club join in subscribing for a wreath to be placed on his grave was unanimously agreed to.  Messrs George Shiels and George Calder kindly agreed to interview the Members and procure subscriptions which were heartily given. The amount collected enabled the Committee to procure a wreath such as to betokened the regard which the Club entertained for the deceased.
Office Bearers
President – George Y. Robertson
Secretary – John Fairbairn  Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
 not recorded
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Friday 25th January 1907
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : The King
“after the Toast the Company rising, held their glasses aloft, exclaimed Long Live the King”
Toast : The Services
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : The Lasses
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
The Chairman, in giving the Toast to the “Balerno Burns Club”, sketched the history of the Club and referred to
some notable incidents in its 26 years of existence. After making some observations
on the Motto of the Club, he concluded with saying
“Up then Brithers ane an  a’
And drink the Toast,
“Let it Blaw” (flourish)
Toast : Absent Friends
Toast : Host and Hostess
Songs & Recitations
The Balerno Song
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
Office Bearers
President – George Y. Robertson
Secretary – John Fairbairn    Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Friday 24th January 1908
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Minister – Currie Parish Church
Toast : The King
“The Company, rising, exclaimed with heart and voice Long Live the King”
Toast : The Imperial Forces
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Minister – Currie Parish Church
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : Commercial Interests
Reply
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
The Company rose and drank to the continued prosperity
of the Club exclaiming
Let it Blaw
Toast : Absent Friends
Toast : New Members
Reply
Toast : The Landlord and the Landlady
Toast : The Chairman
Songs & Recitations
“The Balerno Song”
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
Office Bearers
President – George Y. Robertson
Secretary – John Fairbairn    Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Monday 25th January 1909
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Currie Parish Church
Toast : The King
Toast : The Imperial Forces
Reply
in the uniform of the “Duke of Edinburgh’s own Cape Town Mounted Rifles”
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : Commercial Interests
Reply
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : Agriculture
Reply
Toast : New Members
Reply
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
Toast : Absent Friends
Toast : The Landlord and the Landlady
Reply
Songs & Recitations
“The Balerno Song”
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
Office Bearers
President – George Y. Robertson
Secretary – John Fairbairn    Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Malleny Arms
Tuesday 31st March 1909
“The Club to the number of 31 met in the “Haggis Hall” this evening to present a portrait to the present Chairman, George Y. Robertson. The Chair was occupied by the Rev. David C Turner of Currie, while Thomas Horsburgh of Johnsburn acted as Croupier. The Chairman had on his right the Guest of the evening (Mr Henderson), and was supported by Fred Thomson, Advocate, Edinburgh (proposed IM at the 1909 Supper) and Dr Raeburn, Edinburgh (IM 1907 Supper).
After the Loyal Toasts given from the Chair had been duly honoured, John Fairbairn made the presentation. He spoke of the deep debt of gratitude the Club owed to Mr Robertson for not only starting the Club, but for the active interest he had always taken in it since its formation in 1881.  As Bard, his effusions of poetry on various occasions had been highly appreciated and one composed in 1891, about some of the Members had been received with applause.
The portrait was unveiled amid much enthusiasm. Mr Robertson replied in very feeling terms and thanked the Club most heartily for their kindness. An original poem by the present Bard, Mr George Shiels, was read and received with very warm approval. The Croupier paid a compliment to the photographer, Mr Montgomery of Juniper Green, who had executed the work in a highly artistic manner.
A large and varied programme of Songs and Recitations was gone through and a very enjoyable Meeting was closed by Votes of Thanks.”
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Tuesday 25th January 1910
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Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : The King
Toast : The Imperial Forces
Reply
late of the “Duke of Edinburgh’s own Cape Town Mounted Rifles”
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : Other Poets
Toast : Commercial Interests
Reply
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : New Members
Reply
Toast : Absent Friends
Toast : Balerno Burns Club

   Death of Founder Member   

The Chairman, in the course of his Toast to the Club, expressed “the deep regret of the Club at the loss
it had sustained in the death of Mr William Garlick of Kinauld (late of Hannahfield),
the last of the Founder Members.”
Toast : The Landlord and the Landlady
Reply
Songs & Recitations
“The Balerno Song”
Bard’s Oration
 –
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
 –
Office Bearers
President – Thomas Horsburgh
Secretary – John Fairbairn      Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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