Sunday, June 22, 2014
Past Masters Night / DDGM's Turn-over Ceremonies
How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together...for the past Masters Night and the DDGM's Turn-over Ceremonies. It is like...what happened in Iligan Lodge No. 207 last May 17, 2014.
Iligan Lodge No. 207's anniversary was during the previous month of April, but due to the preparation for the Ancom, the lodge opted to do it on the following month during the stated meeting for the month of May and it turned out to be one of the lodge's highlight of the year - RW Tomas G. Rentoy III, the Deputy Grand Master of Masons of the Philippines was present to celebrate it with us and to witness the turn-over ceremony of the District Deputy Grand Master VW Eduardo Ulindang to the present DDGM VW Feliciano Alagao.
RW Rentoy was very much impressed with the ceremonies that he informed the district that there was a plan of scrapping the ceremonies because some districts are doing it without giving importance to the position...like just doing it anywhere they please...in a restaurant or elsewhere where they are having fellowship. Which to him was just any ordinary fellowship because they forgot the importance of the position of the office. So when he witnessed how RX-D & Armm (Lanao) went through the event, he highly suggested that the whole jurisdiction of the GLP adopt the way we do it. Leading the right way, the proper way. The pictures below showed how it was done and what happen right after.
Iligan Lodge No. 207 WM Wb Ali Bari listening to the procedures of the meeting with RW Tomas Rentoy III at the east.
RW Tomas G. Rentoy III with the incoming DDGM and the DGLs (starting from the left to right: VW Stephen Monterroyo, VW Ian Uy, VW Romulo Tapia, all incoming DGLs and VW Feliciano Alagao, incoming DDGM).
VW Eduardo Ulindang, outgoing DDGM (right) handing over his gable of authority to the incoming District Deputy Grand Master VW Feliciano "Anong" Alagao at the altar.
Standing behind both gentlemen are their District Grand Lecturers.
Incoming DDGM VW Alagao giving his acceptance speech before the brethren of the district.
A clearer look at how happy the new District Deputy Grand Master appeared during his speech.
VW Francis Blanco, past Master of Jacques DeMolay Lodge No. 305 giving the thumbs up.
RW Rentoy giving his message for the brethren of the district.
WB Ali Bari giving his token to the guest of honor.
VW Anong Alagao also presenting his token.
The first of the numberless photo ops.
With members of Iligan Lodge No. 207.
WB JoTadz of Don Antonio T. Cosim Memorial Lodge posing with the chair that his late father donated to the lodge many years ago.
DeMolay Masons together.
WB Abel Gomez promised me something...strictly incharge!
RW Tomas G. Rentoy giving his inspirational message during the fellowship at MarRos Cocina, the venue of the fellowship.
A closer look at the honored guest.
Another look with the keynote speaker of the affair.
Brethren from Lucman Lodge No. 406 in the house!!! Thank you very much for your presence and your visit to our humble lodge.
Another happy pose with the dignitaries.
Handsome looking guys. Thank you for your presence!
RW Tomas G. Rentoy III posed with the lovely sisters present during the occasion.