Saturday, May 1, 2010

35th Charter Anniversary and Past Masters' Night

April 17, 2010, our monthly stated meeting went on smoothly as scheduled...attended by brethren from different lodges of our district plus the attendance of  Bro. Leo Acosta of  Macajalar Lodge No.184, Cagayan de Oro City who, by the way, religiously attends meetings when he is here in Iligan. 
On this Stated Meeting,   we also celebrated our 35th Anniversary as a lodge which falls exactly on April 26.    Thirty five (35) years is quite a long time (of course not as long as 75 years which our mother lodge is celebrating this year!) 
As we ended our stated meeting and gathered around the function hall to partake the food prepared for us, we realized that we have in our midst, in our roll of members, stalwarts who have guided us and groomed our lodge to what it has become.  And to give honor to these people, we rightfully opened with a toast...followed by another...until we completed the 7th and the last, the Tyler's Toast.

Tokens were given to the Past Masters, as shown in the pictures below.   Thirty five (35) candles on top of an anniversary cake, as well as individual candles on top of sliced cakes for the Past Masters, were blown.  

As the night moved on, and the programmed activity heightened, scenes were captured by the lens of my olympus e-510 camera to be shared to everyone who wishes to witness and be a part of our 35th anniversary celebrations.

Bro. Boy Bartolome lead the Invocation

1st Toast lead by Worshipful Master Oscar V. Badelles... the National Government and the Republic of the Philippines!

2nd Toast  again lead by  WM Oscar V. Badelles... the Grand Master of Masons, MW Peter Lim Lu Soy!

Bro. Hilario Abel B. Gomez, Junior Warden giving the 3nd Toast...
...for the District Deputy Grand Master VW Lyndon L. Abucay and other Grand Line Officers!

The Message of District Deputy Grand Master, VW Lyndon Abucay, was read
by the District Grand Lecturer, VW Genesis Calit

4th Toast with WB Eduardo B. Cueto...for the brethren of Iligan Lodge No. 207

5th Toast ... for the inspiring, supporting past masters of Iligan Lodge No. 207,
Given by WB Ronald U. Sy

The response of the Charter Worshipful Master of Iligan Lodge No. 207
in behalf of all the other past masters of the lodge present.
Emphasizing on the importance of "What induced you to become...?"

The Distribution of Tokens to the Past Masters of Iligan Lodge 207

Worshipful Master Oscar V. Badelles giving a token of appreciation to the
Charter Worshipful Master Gerardo B. Padilla, 1975.

VW Warlito M. Sanguila, 1982

VW Robert S. Co, 1984

WB Datumanong D. Sarangani, 1985

Sister Rose Balacuit, receiving a token in behalf of her better half,
the late WB Jimmy Y. Balacuit, 1991

WB Edwin S. Co, 1993

WB Victor G. Mariano, 1994

VW G. Audwin T. Garzon, 1997

WB Eduardo B. Cueto, 1998

VW James T. Yu, 2001

VW Dominic W. Siao, 2002

WB Ronald U. Sy, 2008

WB Eduardo D. Ulindang, 2009

The 35th Year Anniversary Cake

All the past masters present gamely blew the candles out.
(noticed the present master practicing for next year's anniversary?)

Since everyone was ashamed to slice the beautiful cake, they all
settled for the next option...the cupcake.  ???  not a cupcake

The Sisters with their special surprise number.

Departed Master, Present Master, Upcoming Master and Past Master
completes the line-up.  (for questions, just send me a message in the comment box below. :-) )

Immediate Past Master WB Eduardo D. Ulindang giving the
6th Toast to the Ladies of Iligan Lodge No. 207!

7th Toast...given by VW Warlito M. Sanguila...
to the brethren at sea, on land or in air...whethersoever dispersed...

Bro. Jaime P. Magnetico, Senior Warden, giving the closing remarks,
thanking everyone who joined in the celebrations.

WB Victor G. Mariano leading the mass singing of "Auld Lang Syne"

The Master of Ceremony,  VW Sotero Trinidad, PDDGM

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"It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization.  It is those who who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up."    -  Charles Sorenson

1 comment:

  1. I would like to congratulate WM Oscar Badelles and the brethren of Iligan Lodge 207 for a successful 35th Charter Anniversary and Past Master's Night.... as what was presented in this blog.... More Power and may the GAOTU bless us all... missed you all my brethren!!! - Bro Wayne M. Chavit