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Lodge’s Schedule for the months of June & May 2018

June 2018

  • Wednesday     Jun 6                7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 7                7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 14              7:30 pm           2nd Degree for Brother Donald Benton
  • Wednesday    Jun 20              7:30 pm           OSI at San Marino Lodge
  •                                                                             Ritual by Metropolitan Lodge
  • Thursday       Jun 21              7:30 pm           Festive Board Practice and Set-up
  • Friday            Jun 22              7:30 pm           6th Annual Festive Board
  • Saturday       Jun 23              All day              MGM – 3rd Degree Long Form Closing by
  •                                                                            Arcadia Lodge’s Master, Sr. & Jr. Warden
  • Sunday         Jun 24              All day               Saint John the Baptist Day
  • Thursday     Jun 27              7:30 pm            Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                            by Executive Team Meeting
  • Saturday     Jun 30              11:00 am           4th July BBQ (potluck) – hosted by
  •                                                                            our lodge and San Marino Lodge

July 2018

  • Thursday    Jul 5                 7:00 pm             Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday    Jul 12               7:30 pm             Degree Practice
  • Thursday    Jul 19               7:30 pm             Degree Practice
  • Tuesday      Jul 24               7:30 pm             OSI at Rosemead Lodge
  •                                                                           Ritual by San Marino Lodge
  • Thursday    Jul 26               7:00 pm            Hiram Award for Sandy Sanchez, PM
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Worshipful Master’s Message for the month June 2018

Brethren,

June 17th is Father’s Day, Happy Father’s Day and hope you all have a great and safe day.

For this month’s Stated Dinner, I have invited some of our brothers that reside in our Masonic Homes to have free dinner.

Brother Donald Benton made his proficiency for the Entered Apprentice degree at our last stated meeting and is scheduled on June 14th to pass to the degree of Fellowcraft. Please try to attend and show your support to our lodge.

Reserved your evening on June 22nd, Friday, 7:30 pm, for our Sixth Annual Festive Board, will be having a seven course dinner with wine and you get to keep your shot glass (firing cannon) with the logo of Arcadia Lodge No. 278. All Masons and Non-Masons are invited.

The MGM (Traveling Master Masons) hosted by Rosemead Lodge No. 457 will be held at our building on June 23rd, Saturday. At 2:00 pm, the Most Worshipful Bruce Galloway, Grand Master of California will be performing a portion of the 3rd Degree conferral.  To attend, please register at this site… https://gurongmason.com/ .

We are also having our Fourth of July BBQ Potluck on June 30th, Saturday, 11:00 am. This year’s BBQ potluck will be hosted by our lodge and by San Marino Lodge No. 408. Come join us for fellowship and fun.

Take care of yourselves’ and see you all around the lodge.

Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty,
Joven R. Bilog, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for the month of June 2018

Dear Brethren, We hit another snafu in our quest in replacing the roof. This time it’s with the screening for any possible asbestos in our ducts! Again, thank you to PM Sanchez for keeping on top of all the constant details and help our lodge moving forward with getting the new roof.

Hopefully, we will have one in place before the next winter storms. Fingers crossed. That goes to say the new AC unit to be placed on the roof may be also affected by this process. Any brethren owning a home knows the process of continuing up keeping. So, the process is the same for our beautiful building, which is located in a prime area of Arcadia!

Please look out for notices of ‘Work Day’ (more like ‘A Few Work Hours”) about once a quarter or so–where we (any brethren in the lodge) go about in fixing up little things up around the building.

Fraternally,

Victor Luu, Senior Warden

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Junior Warden’s Message for the month June 2018

Greetings Brethren!

Stated Meeting (and Stated Meeting Dinner) will be on June 7. Dinner will be at 7:00 and Stated Meeting at 8:00. We will be having a delicious meal consisting of a garden salad; chicken stuffed with spinach, feta cheese and cranberries; rice pilaf; mixed vegetables; rolls and butter; and cheesecake for dessert. There will be no organized entertainment, so those in attendance will have to entertain themselves or enjoy the fellowship of the others attending.

June will be a busy month for us. We will be passing at least one of our brothers to the degree of fellowcraft. We will also be having our sixth annual Festive Board on June 22; this is open to Masons and non-Masons alike and a large amount of participants ensures that everyone will have a great experience. We will also be hosting a large group of Masons (MGM) for a third degree presentation on June 23. We are expected to perform a portion of the ritual that day, so the attendance of all Officers is expected.

Finally, we will be having our Independence Day celebration on June 30. This will be at our Lodge, but in conjunction with San Marino Lodge. We will be having a BBQ, with food to be provided by pot-luck. Drinks will provided (adult beverages will be donated). Look for a pot-luck sign-up in the near future.

Brother Justin Gracieux was the first to contact me with the correct information as to which Masonic jurisdiction Buzz Aldrin claimed the moon for when he landed on it on July 20, 1969. Brother Aldrin carried with him SPECIAL DEPUTATION of then Grand Master J. Guy Smith, constituting and appointing Brother Aldrin as Special Deputy of the Grand Master, granting unto him full power in the premises to represent the Grand Master as such and authorize him to claim Masonic Territorial Jurisdiction for The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, on The Moon, and directed that he make due return of his acts. Brother Aldrin certified that the SPECIAL DEPUTATION was carried by him to the Moon on July 20, 1969. The California Masonic Symposium will be held in Long Beach on Sunday, June 10. The subject this year is California’s Masonic Pioneers. With that theme in mind, this month’s question is: Who was the first U.S. Governor of California (he was a Mason)? I will buy dinner for the first brother to contact me with the correct answer after the Trestle Board has been published.

Fraternally,

Jeff Sorenson Junior Warden

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Lodge’s Schedule for the months of May & June 2018

May 2018

  • Wednesday     May 2              7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         May 3              7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         May 10            7:30 pm           2nd Degree Practice, 2nd Section
  • Thursday         May 17            7:30 pm           1st Degree Practice
  • Monday           May 21            7:30 pm           OSI at Lexington Lodge
  •                                                                             Ritual by Arcadia Lodge – 1st Degree
  • Thursday        May 24            7:30 pm           2nd Degree Practice, 1st Section
  • Thursday        May 31            7:30 pm           1st Degree Opening & L.F. Closing Practice
  •                                                                             2nd Degree Practice, 2nd Section

June 2018

  • Wednesday     Jun 6                7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 7                7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 14              7:30 pm           2nd Degree Practice or Initiation
  • Wednesday    Jun 20              7:30 pm           OSI at San Marino Lodge
  •                                                                             Ritual by Metropolitan Lodge
  • Thursday       Jun 21              7:30 pm           Festive Board Practice and Set-up
  • Friday            Jun 22              7:30 pm           6th Annual Festive Board
  • Saturday       Jun 23              All day              MGM – 3rd Degree Long Form Closing by
  •                                                                            Arcadia Lodge’s Master, Sr & Jr Warden
  • Sunday          Jun 24              All day             Saint John the Baptist Day
  • Thursday      Jun 28              7:30 pm           2nd Degree Practice or Initiation
  •                                                                           1st Degree Opening & L.F. Closing Practice
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Worshipful Master’s Message for the month May 2018

Brethren,

Memorial Day…let us remember all the servicemen that died for our country. “Freedom is not free but the United States Marine Corps will pay most of your share.”

For this month’s Stated Dinner, I will be recognizing all the widows in attendance and will be presenting each one of them with a bouquet of flowers.

The 52nd Arcadia Public School Luncheon last April 12th went well. Our Lodge donated twenty-five plaques for the students’ achievements and Very Worshipful Allan Casalou, Grand Secretary as the key note speaker gave an ideal speech.

The Senior & Junior Wardens and I enjoyed and learned a lot from the Master and Wardens Retreat at Irvine, CA last April 13th, 14th, & the 15th. We will be applying to the lodge what we have learned from the advance leadership training.

Take care of yourselves’ and see you all around the lodge.

Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty,
Joven R. Bilog, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for the month of May 2018

Brethren,

Let’s give a hand to PM Seacrest, PM Sanchez and PM Helms for their unending devotion and work in maintaining the infrastructure of our building. As you all know, we are in the process of getting approval from Grand Lodge to spend a large amount of our reserve in getting a new roof. We have been dealing with a leakage problem ever since I joined the lodge, and may be even longer. As this is a sizeable amount, the approval process is undoubtedly taking longer as every bids/dollars is scrutinized in details.

We are also in need of a new air conditioning unit, as one of the ones in the main dining hall has called it quit.

Lastly, even though the electronic sign at the front is functioning, there are details that needed to be ironed out and finished up.

Again, as in any building, maintenance is crucial otherwise, the building and image will become debilitated.

Fraternally,

Victor Luu, Senior Warden

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Junior Warden’s Message for the month May 2018

Greetings Brethren!

Stated Meeting (and Stated Meeting Dinner) will be on May 3. Dinner will be at 7:00 and Stated Meeting at 8:00. We will be having a Mexican style buffet in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The Brighter Side Singers from Temple City High School will be providing entertainment for us.

The Public Schools Luncheon and the Wardens’ retreat were held last month. There were some important lessons to be learned at the Wardens’ retreat, and the Public Schools Luncheon is always impressive when you see so many bright young people being honored from Arcadia. These and all Masonic events will improve with increased attendance from all Masons from our own Lodge, and across the State of California. Along those lines, we will be having our annual Festive Board on June 22; this is open to Masons and non-Masons alike and a large amount of participants ensures that everyone will have a great experience. We will also be hosting a large group of Masons for a third degree presentation on June 23. We are expected to perform a portion of the ritual that day, so the attendance of all Officers is expected.

Brother Jordan Hempstead was the first to contact me with the correct information as to when the Knights Templar were rounded up by the King of France and the Pope. It was on Friday October 13, 1307. I was unable to make it to Stated Meeting on April 5, so I still owe him dinner. The question for this month is: On July 20, 1969, when Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, for which Masonic jurisdiction did Mr. Aldrin claim the moon? I will buy dinner for the first brother to contact me with the correct answer after the Trestle Board has been published.

We have reached a firm policy for providing refreshment at practices for the remainder of the year. We will have a fairly substantial snack at the last scheduled Thursday practice of each month; other practices will be limited to drinks and chips, pretzels, etc. Attendance of all officers at degree practices is still mandatory.

Fraternally,
Jeff Sorenson, Junior Warden

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April 12th, 2018 – 52nd Annual Public Schools Luncheon

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Brethren of Arcadia Lodge with the Very Worshipful Allan Casalou as the key note speaker

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Lodge’s Schedule for the months of April & May 2018

  • Wednesday     Apr 4               7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                             by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Apr 5               7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        Apr 12             12:00 pm         Arcadia Public School Luncheon
  • Friday             Apr 13             4:00 pm           Master & Wardens Retreats
  • Saturday        Apr 14              7:30 am           Master & Wardens Retreats
  • Sunday           Apr 15              7:30 am           Master & Wardens Retreats
  • Thursday       Apr 19              7:30 pm           2nd Degree Practice
  • Monday         Apr 23              7:30 pm           OSI at Metropolitan Lodge
  •                                                                            Ritual by Rosemead Lodge
  • Thursday       Apr 26             7:30 pm           2nd Degree Practice
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  • Wednesday    May 2              7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                            by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday       May 3              7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday       May 10            7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday       May 17            7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Monday          May 21            7:30 pm           OSI at Lexington Lodge
  •                                                                            Ritual by Arcadia Lodge
  • Thursday       May 24            7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday       May 31            7:30 pm           Degree Practice
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