Thursday, June 17, 2010

Message from the Worshipful Master - June Stated Meeting

Happy Independence Day!

Last June 12, the three lights of Iligan Lodge 207 joined two scores of brethren led by DDGM Ben Alipio in the Independence Day Parade that meandered thru the city proper.  The program at the public plaza was lead by the Honorable Vice Mayor Henry Dy.  Very noteworthy, probably for the first time, the Salute To the Flag was delivered during the Independence Day at the public plaza by Bro. Cesar Miguel.

Indeed June is a very auspicious month.  Immediately before our stated meeting, we shall be conferring the 3rd degree of Masonry upon Bro.Genesis W. Olandag.  His relocation due to his new work assignment did not deter him from his intention to be raised in our lodge.  Soon after his passing, he signified his desire to be raised on June 19 - the birthday of WB Jose P. Rizal.  The brethren are requested to come on time so that we can open at 2:00 P.M.

Also, during the District caucus held June 2nd, we were designated lead lodge of a testimonial dinner to be tendered by the District R X-D, ARMM Lanao under DDGM Buenaventura C. Alipio to honor the brethren who received the people's mandate to serve and lead their respective communities in the May 10, 2010 election.   The testimonial dinner will immediately follow our stated meeting, thus, we will disperse with the usual Masonic education talk to keep our program short.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank the brethren who supported and joined the Family Bonding last May 23rd at Bro. Rene Tan's beach house at Dalipuga, this city.   By accident of having chosen the same beach, it became a joint activity of Maranaw Lodge 111 and Iligan Lodge 207.  Food and drinks were so plentiful that many skipped lunch because of the heavy pulutan.   There were games for children and brethren.  The ladies also had their aerobic dance exercise.   Congratulations to the brethren who worked hard to make the family bonding a huge success, particularly Bro. Abel Gomez, Bro. Carl Chan and WB Ronald Sy.
WB Oscar V. Badelles

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2:00 P.M.      Opening of Lodge of Master Masons
2:30 P.M.      Suspension of Lodge of MM and opening of Lodge of FC
                      for the proficiency examination followed by conferral
                      of 3rd Degree of Masonry on Bro. Genesis W.

              Conferral Team :

              1st Section
              Worshipful Master                    WB Oscar V. Badelles
              Senior Warden                         Bro. Jaime P. Magnetico
              Junior Warden                          Bro. H. Abel Gomez
              Secretary                                  WB G. Audwin T. Garzon
              Treasurer                                  Bro. Boyd Siao
              Marshall                                   Bro. Carlito Chan Jr.
              Senior Steward                         Bro. Lloyd Aguilar
              Junior Steward                          Bro. Alykhan Ali
              Senior Deacon                          Bro. Rene A. Tan
              Junior Deacon                           Bro. Pat D. Noel
              Tyler                                         Bro. Antonio Bartolome III

              2nd Section
              King Solomon                          WB Oscar V. Badelles
              Hiram of Tyre                          Bro. Jaime Magnetico
              Senior Deacon                         VW Edward L. Banawa
              First Door                                Bro. Lloyd Aguilar
              Second Door                           WB Eduardo D. Ulindang
              Third Door                              Bro. Fernando F. Rahon
              1st Fellowcraft                        Bro. Khalikuzzaman Macabato
              2nd Fellowcraft                       Bro. Abdulhakim Mamad
              Secretary                                Bro. H. Abel Gomez

              Proficiency Examiner               VW Warlito M. Sanguila
              Working Tools                        Bro. Carlito Chan Jr.
              Lecture                                   VW Genesis G. Calit
              Charge                                   WB Eduardo D. Ulindang

5:00 P.M   Main Business
                  >  Reading & Approval of Minutes of Last Stated Meeting
                  >  Reading & Approval of Secretary's Financial Report
                  >  Reading & Approval of Treasurer's Report
                  >  Reading of Communications

5:30 P.M.  Committee Reports
                  >  Family Bonding  -  Bro. Abel Gomez
                  >  Sunshine  -  VW Edwin S. Co
                  >  Invite a Friend  -  WB Victor Mariano

5:45 P.M.  Acknowledgment of Visiting Brethren
5:50 P.M.  Messages/ Commentaries Visiting WMs, GLI, DGLs,
                  and DDGM
6:00 P.M.  Closing of the Lodge
6:30 P.M.  Testimonial Dinner
              Programme :

              Invocation                                Bro. Michael B. Quidlat
              Pambansang Awit                    Bro. Jaime P. Magnetico
              Welcome Remarks                  WB Ian S. Uy
              The Honorees
              Hon. Arrish T. Canoniga    - Councilor, Manticao, Mis. Or.
              Hon. Lyndon L. Abucay    - Councilor, Lala, LDN
              Hon. Reynino L. Longcob  - Vice Mayor, Lala, LDN
              Hon. Alan Lim    -  Mayor, Lala, LDN
              Hon. Frederick W. Siao  -  City Councilor, Iligan City
              Hon. Moises G. Dalisay, Jr.  -  City Councilor, Iligan City
              Hon. Henry C. Dy  -  City Vice Mayor, Iligan City

              Short Message                   VW Buenaventura C. Alipio,
              Closing Remarks                WB Lawrente Fernandez

              Master of Ceremonies        VW Sotero Q. Trinidad               

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Greetings to our June birthday celebrants :

             Bro. Sandy U. Sy               June 15
             Ill. Salvador Ll. Laya          June 17
             VW Angela M. Rentoy      June 18

Best wishes to our lovebirds for the month of June :

             Bro. Robert & Sis Josie Padilla                   June 1
             WB Melanio & Sis Anabelle Siao               June 2
             Bro. Arthur & Sis Liza Padilla                     June 5
             Bro. Jaime & Sis Judith Magnetico              June 9
             VW Sotero & Sis Sol Trinidad                    June 19
             Bro. Antonio & Sis Conie Bartolome           June 25

Source :  Iligan  Lodge No. 207 Bulletin and Notice of Meeting  June 19, 2010

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"Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use."   -   Samuel Johnson


  1. Great BloGazine you have here.

    Thnak you Bro Pat for visiting my BloGazine... cheapest & easiest way to put your lodge ont he net without any web hoting.

    Welcome to the internet... another idea is to have your lodge on Facebook [if you don't have one yet!].

    More power,

    Sincerely & fraternally,

    Bro Mario Baylon Jr
    Lincoln Lodge No 34
    Lodge Jose Rizal No 1045
    Castle Hill, Australia

  2. I greet my brothers of Iligan :: #207.... in behalf of Batong Buhay :: #27 Makati City.

    Im also Iliganon, a graduate of LSA batch 89 (regards to bro BJ) but now based in Manila :)

    nice blog, Kuyang!

  3. Hello Bro Mario Baylon Jr.

    Thank you so much for your comments. I hope that I will have the chance to create a facebook account for our lodge. Again thank you for the great idea.

    Hello Bro Dino Maniquiz

    Thank you too for the comment. Great to know that a fellow Iliganon has chosen a path of enlightenment even in a distant land. My best regards to the brethren of your lodge. Animo!

    Bro Pat Noel