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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of June 2017

  • Wednesday     May 31            7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 1                6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 8                7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Jun 15              7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Monday           Jun 19              7:30 pm           OSI at Lexington Lodge, El Monte
  •                                                                              Arcadia Lodge will be performing
  •                                                                              3rd Degree – 2nd Section
  • Thursday        Jun 22              7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Jun 29              7:00 pm           Degree Practice
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Master’s Message for June 2017

My Brethren,

One of the most commonly celebrated holidays of the Masonic calendar is St. John the Baptist day. Celebrated on June 24th St. John the Baptist day falls on the midsummer’s day which is known as the summer solstice . This day is often marked by festivals, fertility rituals, gatherings and celebrations. The Summer Solstice occurs when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis inclining the southern hemisphere 23° 26′ toward our sun which earth orbits. This change in degrees brings us longer days and the changing of spring into summer. I believe the only down fall (being that our lodge is located in So. Cal.) is the rising temperatures that comes with the season. This happens twice each year, (the changing of the earth axis, once in June and the other time is in December, when we have the shortest period of light) at which times the sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or the South Pole. This, St. John’s Day is the day that has the longest period of daylight. So in honor of this reverent day and let us bask in the light of our Creator and give praise and thanks and know that his blessings are upon us and surround us.

Fraternally,

Jonas M. Olguin, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for June 2017

Brethren,

To all the Dad’s out there, Father’s Day is June 18th make sure to mark your calendars!

Summer begins June 21st, 2017, so dress lightly and drink lots of water.

The weekend of the 28th thru the 30th of April, Brother Jonas Olguin, Worshipful Master, Brother Arthur Velling, Junior Deacon, and myself attended the 2017 Master & Wardens Leadership Retreat at Irvine. We had an amazing time! The weekend was filled with lots of important information and many fun filled events. We will have to plan a time to share our new knowledge and experiences with the lodge.  

If you would like to join our monthly scheduled work party, please contact me at 626-350-8034.  

All candidates (Entered Apprentice and/or Fellowcraft) that would like to study for their proficiency in the next proceeding degree, feel free to contact me in scheduling a coaching session.

Also, inform me if you know any of our brethren that are sick or in distress.

Safe travel my brothers.

Fraternally,

Joven R. Bilog, Senior Warden

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Junior Warden’s Message for June 2017

Brethren,
 
Hope you enjoyed the sand art video for the May entertainment as much as I did. I have always found these artists to be so imaginative, and to be able to tell a story using nothing but their hands and sand. The change in the scenarios were so quick and skillful that I am so amazed every time I see these artists at work.
 
For June, we have a completely different type of entertainment set up for you. We will be having a special guest speaker, Mr. Jack McRae, who is the District Chair for the Lucky Baldwin District of the Greater Los Angeles Council of the Boy Scout of America. He will provide a historical perspective of BSA and how past/present/future freemason intersect.
 
As for dinner, we will have special Hawaiian treats from our cook–brother Eusebio.
 
Hope to fill your mind and body at the upcoming monthly dinner.
 
Fraternally,
Victor Luu, Junior Warden
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May 28th, 2017 – Job’s Daughters International BBQ Dinner

Bethel No. 210 Arcadia

Job’s Daughters International

BBQ Dinner

Sunday, May 28, 2017

From 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Arcadia Masonic Center

50 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007

Serving…Hamburgers or Hotdogs, salad, baked beans,

watermelon, & lemonade

Recommended donation of $10.00 per person at the door

Pre-purchase tickets by May 22nd for a recommended

donation of $8.00 per person

Please send any questions to Stacy Alfred, Bethel Guardian at:  alredstacy@gmail.com

Baked goods also available for purchase

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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of May 2017

  • Wednesday     May 3              7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        May 4              6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        May 11            7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        May 18            7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Monday           May 22           7:30 pm            OSI at Metropolitan Lodge
  •                                                                              (Rosemead Masonic Building)
  • Thursday        May 25           7:00 pm            Degree Practice
  • Sunday            May 28           5:00 pm            Job’s Daughter BBQ Dinner
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Senior Warden’s Message for May 2017

2ABrethren,

This Memorial Day…Remember our fallen heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Our digital sign, outside the building is up and running.  However, a few more specifications must be met to have the City of Arcadia sign off on the permit.

Our next big project is having the solar panels installed so we can lower our bills and contribute toward a non-polluting, reliable, and renewable source of energy.  We have submitted three proposals/quotes to the Grand Lodge for approval.  Our roof is getting fixed and upon completion we will have the solar panels installed.

If you would like to join our monthly scheduled work party, please contact me at 626-350-8034.

All candidates (Entered Apprentice and/or Fellowcraft) that would like to study for their proficiency in the next proceeding degree, feel free to contact me in scheduling a coaching session.

Also, inform me if you know any of our brethren that are sick or in distress.

Safe travel my brothers.

Fraternally,

Joven R. Bilog, Senior Warden

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Junior Warden’s Message for May 2017

3Hello Brethren,

First a shout out to brother Nick Zigic for a wonderful taste of Bosnia–from the authentic meal to the video tour of the city, where we learned quite a bit of history. Hopefully, that this was only the first annual of many more to come. In the month of May, we will again have our free dinner on May 4th. The food will be prepared by brother Eusebio, our wonderful chef. The menu will be a surprise! You will have to come in person to enjoy, so bring yourself and friends.

Carrying on the surprise theme, our entertainment will also be a surprise! It’s also one that you have to see in person!

Sincerely,

Victor Luu, Junior Warden

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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of April 2017

  • Wednesday     Apr 5               7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                             by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Apr 6               6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        Apr 13             7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Apr 20             7:30 pm           OSI – Arcadia Lodge – Host
  • Thursday        Apr 27             7:00 pm           Degree Practice
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Master’s Message for April 2017

1Brethren,

This month theme will focus on work in a larger community. Enjoy A Masonic Lodge is a community within the community at large, a community of the Craft, alive and operative. In dealing with some Masonic terms, the word “lodge,” has a wide array of meanings which may cause confusion. When your significant other asks you if you will be at home this evening; “No” you answer, “I am going to lodge.” In this response lodge means a place and an event. You are demonstrating a communication of the officers and brethren at the lodge who make up Arcadia #278. Such usage indicates a partial manifestation of the lodge, but, more importantly, lodge identifies an entity neither limited to a particular place or to a special event. Put simply, lodge meetings and events represent a vital and special function of the larger lodge which is the local community of Masons and the local community in which Arcadia #278 serves. Our lodge houses the operating and training center for this larger lodge by taking good men and making them better. Better leaders of industries, communities and households. From this place of focus, the leadership of the Master, assisted by his officers and his committees, radiates outward and assumes the responsibility for “putting the Craft to labor” within the lodge’s jurisdiction of compassion and caring. These officers are the future Worshipful Masters in training. We all like to see a large number of brothers out to our meetings, for; after all, fraternal companionship is one of the great joys of Freemasonry. However, it is not the primary business of the master or his officers to entertain the brethren in an attempt to populate the sidelines, although it does help. It is about mainlines of action and vision, trying to be the catalyst of change by bringing brotherly love, relief and truth to not only other Masons, but to the larger community as a whole.

Fraternally,
Jonas M. Olguin, Worshipful Master

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