Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 2012 Iligan Lodge No. 207 Bulletin

Message from the Worshipful Master
WB Hilario Abel B. Gomez

The Three Great Lights

Our lodge is illuminated, figuratively speaking, by the Three Great Lights:  The Holy Book, the square and the compass.  Our Mason's faith is ruled by the Holy Book; our actions, by the square; and our bond with all mankind, by the compass.  In person, these Three Great Lights function in accordance with their calling: the spirit, the soul and the intellect.

Akin to any other organizations, the Three Great Lights as represented by the Worshipful Master, the Senior Warden and the Junior Warden, need The Lesser Lights to light the Masons to, at and from his labour.  The Senior and Junior Deacons are instrumental in bridging the gaps between the spirit and the soul, and between the soul and the mind.  Together with the inner and the outer Guard, the Lodge is in full force in undertaking Masonic activities both inside and outside of the Masonic temple.

The tree-planting activity was personally labored by the Three Great Lights.  As a builder, it is my fervent hope that the fruits of our labor will shine upon those who seek enlightenment.

Past Worshipful Master Jaime P. Magnetico also joined in shedding light on the school children who received the gift of love.  The donation of school supplies was not only a physical manifestation that we care. The reception by the school children showed that our simple act of sharing was truly priceless.

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Agenda for August 18, 2012 Stated Meeting

5:00 P.M.  -  Opening of the Lodge of Master Masons
5:15 P.M.  -  Reading & Approval
                       Minutes of the last Stated Meeting
                       Secretary's Financial Report
                       Treasurer's Report
                     Committee Reports
                       School Supplies donation to Doña Josefa Celdran Memorial School
                       Sagip Kalikasan - Update on the Tree Park at Brgy. Bonbonon
                       Salute to the Flag - an Inter HS Oratorical Contest
                       Through the Years:  Masonry in Action - a Photo Exhibit
                       Centennial Landmark
                       Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Lecture/DepEd LDN
                     Masonic Education
                       WB HABGomez
                     Other Agenda/Worshipful Master's Time
                       Visiting Brethren, Birthday and Anniversary Celebrants
                     Messages/Commentaries (Visiting WMs, GLIs & DDGM)
6:40 P.M.  -  Closing of the Lodge
7:00 P.M.  -  Fellowship Dinner

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Arbor Day Tree-planting at Barangay Bonbonon last June 24, 2012 attended by the 3 lights:  WM H. Abel Gomez, Bro. Rogelio Nuñeza, Bro. Ali Bari; & Bro. Ivan Banaag.  Photo courtesy of Bro. Pat Noel.  Also in photo are volunteers:  our sons in DeMolay, Totong Cañete & Barangay Councilor, Ms. Marivic Alia.

 The group before the ground breaking, or back breaking, as the case may maybe... :-)

 The Worshipful Master, WB H Abel B. Gomez, showing and leading the way.

The Senior Warden, Brother Rogelio Nuñeza, following the example.

The Junior Warden, Brother Ali Bari, putting the seedlings in the proper places.

Donation of school supplies to the 593 school children at Doña Josefa F. Celdran Memorial School last August 8, 2012 attended by immediate past Master, WB Jaime P. Magnetico, WM H. Abel B. Gomez and Senior Warden, Bro. Roger Nuñeza.  School Principal Mrs. Nora R. Badiang acknowledged the turn-over of donated goods.  Photo courtesy of Bro. Pat D. Noel.

 The symbolic turn-over of the donated school supplies to the school principal, Mrs. Nora R. Badiang.

 The school supplies were given directly to the students present.

 A happy face inspires us to give more.  Thank you too for making us happy.

Students from different grade levels lined up awaiting for their turn to receive the school supplies.

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4 - VW Melvin Salazar
7 - Bro Jose Montejo
11 - Bro Rainato Sy
12 - Bro Pasayud Macarambon
14 - Bro Angelo Loceo
30 - VW Dominic Siao

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"Give or share what little we have to those who have less or none at all!" - Pat Noel (not sure if i'm the original who coined this lines, but i've been using it for quite some time now.  If you knew somebody who mentioned this before and feels that that person said it first and is entitled for the recognition, please comment so I may correct this.  I have no intention to claim this one if I am not in the position to do so.  Thank you and may the GAOTU bless us all!)

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