Friday, September 20, 2013

September 21, 2013 Bulletin and Summon of Meeting

Message from the East


Brethren, may the blessings of the Great Architect of the Universe be with us.  The last week of August closed with three major activities.  On August 24, 2013 our Lodge participated in the IMES Session at the UDLMC led by our DDGM VW Ed Ulindang.  VW Warly Sanguila, VW Fem Calio, VWB Oscar Badelles, WB Ali Bari, WB Jim Magnetico and yours truly attended the session.  Topics discussed and  lecturers were the following :

              Rationale of the Lodge of Instructions    -  VW Warly Sanguila
              Opening and Closing of Instructions     -  VW Ed Ulindang
              Reception of Dignitaries    -   WB Stephen T. Monteroyo
              Handling of Rods    -  WB Oscar V. Badelles

Evaluation was handled by VW Warly Sanguila and VW Anong Alagao while VW Fem Calio acted as the Master of Ceremony.

On August 25, 2013 our Lodge participated in the 2nd walk for health led by Maranao Lodge 111.  On August 31, 2013, some of our brethren also participated in the City Annual Clean-up in preparation for the City Fiesta celebration this coming September 23, 2013.

The month of September started with a visit to the Leonardo Pañares Lodge No. 220 in Cagayan de Oro City during their stated meeting on September 2, 2013.  Our group composed of the following :  WB Ali Bari - Sr. Warden, WB Pat D. Noel - Jr. Warden, VW James Yu, VW Steven So, WB Oscar Badelles, WB Jimmy Magnetico, WB Jing Rahon, WB Suniel Lim, WB Ian Uy, Bro. Bitoy Sales, VW Fem Calio, and yours truly.  During the stated meeting, the Masonic Speaker, VM Fem Calio, discussed the importance of Mt. Moriah in the history of Masonry.  After the meeting, our group joined the brethren of Lodge No. 220 in their fellowship.  We invited them to visit our Lodge in Iligan City in one of our future stated meeting.

Just recently, on September 13-14, 2013, the Iligan Lodge of Perfection attended the 8th Mindanao Scottish Rite Convention in Davao City.  Our group was composed of SGIG James Yu, Ill Warly Sanguila, Ill Gerry Paguio VW Ed Ulindang, WB Oscar Badelles, VW Steven So, VW Anong Alagao, WB Bobby Marzo, WB Jing Rahon, WB Molong Tapia, WB Tito Cabreros, WB Eli Santos, WB Ed Montero, and yours truly.   Thank you illustrious sirs and brethren for your support.

Brethren, let us continue supporting our Lodge.  The life of Iligan Lodge No. 207 lies in your hands.

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Agenda for the Stated Meeting

5:00 PM       Opening a Lodge of Master Mason
5:20 PM       Stated Meeting

  •  Presentation of the Philippine Flag
  • Panunumpa sa Watawat
  • Reading of Minutes of previous meetings                     
  • Reading of Financial Report of Secretary
  • Reading of Financial Report of Treasurer
                       Main Business
  •  Reading of Edicts, Circulars, etc.
  • Committee Report
           -  Family Day
           -  Sunshine
           -  Sports
           -  Community
  • Masonic Education   -  WB Robert Marzo, PM, JVVR Lodge 259
  • Recognition of Visiting Brethren by the SD
  • Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
  • Retirement of the Philippine National Flag
  • Closing of the Lodge
7:00 PM   Fellowship Dinner, UDL Masonic Center Social Hall


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For the month of September, we greet the birthday celebrants a very Happy Happy Birthday :

    VW Eufemio Calio                    -  September 16
    WB Melanio Siao                      -  September 19
    VW Datumanong Sarangani     -  September 11

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JOIN the brethren and the sisters on Sunday morning September 22, 2013 at 5:30am WALK FOR YOUR HEALTH.  Light breakfast will be served at the Ubaldo D. Laya Masonic Center.

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"Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy that begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason." - Brother Benjamin Franklin

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