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December 10th, 2016 – 94th Annual Installation of Officers

sc-gold-blueArcadia Lodge No. 278 F & AM

Cordially invites you to attend its 94th Annual Installation of Officers

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00pm at 50 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007

Doors open at 1:15pm for Hors d’oeuvres

Dinner following the ceremony

For more information, please contact 626-445-5897

2017 Officers

                                               Master                                              Jonas M. Olguin

                                 Senior Warden                                              Joven R. Bilog

                                 Junior Warden                                              Dr. Victor Luu

                                          Secretary                                              Robert Stai, PM

                                         Treasurer                                              Nahapet Hairapetyan

                                           Chaplain                                               John W. Davis, Jr.

                                 Senior Deacon                                               Allen Tsay

                                 Junior Deacon                                               Arthur Velling

                                           Marshal                                               Jeff Sorenson

                               Senior Steward                                              Christian Malaca

                               Junior Steward                                              Justin R. Gracieux

                                                 Tiler                                               Aaron Rose

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December 1st, 2016 – Stated Dinner

img_4164aIn celebration of the Holidays our menu for our Stated Dinner were dinner rolls & butter, Caesar salad, for the main course…skirt steak with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and apple pie for desert were served.

img_4160aDuring Stated Dinner three holiday gift baskets were raffled off.   The lucky winners are Brother John Davis -Chaplain, Brother Ken Borcher -PM, and Sandy Sanchez – WM.

As always, everyone enjoyed our Stated Dinner.

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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of December 2016

  • Wednesday     Nov 30             7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         Dec 1               6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Wednesday     Dec 8               7:30 pm            Installation of Officers Practice
  • Saturday          Dec 10             2:00 pm          Annual Installation of Officers
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Master’s Message for December 2016

IMG_0337 (2)My Brothers:

Would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This has been a very enjoyable and rewarding year. I have always said that the more I learn the more I realize how little I know. This year as Master I have learned a lot and realized again, how little I know. December 10th will be the Officer Installation for the ensuing 2017 year. I hope as many of you that can make it will be present to support our new officers. They are all very special brothers.

December is a month for giving. So, as I have stated thought out the year, let’s give of our hearts as well as from our wallet to help our fellow man. We can make a difference, one person at a time. Through our Masonic journey we are good men becoming better man through brotherly love, relief and truth. Let’s practice our tenants this Holiday Season.

Fraternally,                                                                                                                                   Sandy Sanchez, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for December 2016

IMG_0340 (2)Brethren

I am deeply honored and humbled to have been elected to serve as Master of Arcadia Lodge #278 for 2017 Masonic year, and thank you for having the confidence in me to lead our lodge for the ensuing year. I also want to take this opportunity to say Thank You to each and every one of you, whom, over the years have taken the time to mentor, guide and instruct me on all things Masonic. I could not be this well prepared to sit in the East if it we not for each and every one of you.

Thank You! I would like to thank our outgoing WM Sandy Sanchez and all his officers for all their hard work and dedication. These brothers have tirelessly given their all throughout the year to make our lodge truly amazing. Thank You Brothers! A job well done! As installation is quickly approaching (December 10th 2016 at 2pm) I am filled with alternating waves of excitement, nervousness and joy as I look forward to the upcoming year. The past few years have been a beehive of activity. Building on our successes of the past few years, my officers and I have finished planning what we hope will be an incredible year at good old #278. We [the officers] have listened to your thoughts and suggestions.

My vision for this year is to continue our excellence in our ritual and degree work, making new masons, and most of all to have fun, fellowship, and our charity work will be the corner stone and foundation for the upcoming 2017 year. Also this year I have made it my duty to ensure that the youth orders of our Lodge are recognized and praised for all the work they do, not only at the Lodge, but the work that is done on themselves in becoming the next generation of community leaders. I don’t want to go into too much detail, or else I wont have anything to write for January’s trestle board. Rest assured that my term as Master will only be second to my newest position of becoming a father in February. May the Lord bless us and keep us. May brotherly love prevail and every social and moral virtue cement us.

With Love,
Jonas Olguin

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Junior Warden’s Message for December 2016

IMG_0366 (2)Greetings Brethren,

In celebration of the Holidays our menu for our Stated Dinner are dinner rolls & butter, Caesar salad, for the main course will be serving skirt steak with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and apple pie for desert.

During Stated Dinner three holiday gift baskets will be raffled off. No extra purchase required; one raffle ticket is included with your purchase of your dinner ticket. Come join us on Thursday, 6:30 p.m., December 1st, 2016, and enjoy the dinner and you might get the lucky ticket.

Please visit our website at http://arcadia.freeandaccepted.org/ for news and trestle board information. Also, it is always updated after the events, degrees, and etc.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you all around the lodge. Always stay safe and be healthy.

Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth,
Joven R. Bilog, Junior Warden

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November 3rd, 2016 – Brother John L Shaw, Jr. Golden Veterans Award

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