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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of August 2016

  • Wednesday      Aug 3               7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                               by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         Aug 4               6:30 pm           Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Aug 11             7:30 pm           OSI – 3rd Degree – First Section
  •                                                                              Advance Positions
  • Thursday        Aug 18             7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Aug 25             7:30 pm           Degree Practice

Stated Dinner and Meeting Schedules

  • Thursday         Sep 1                6:30 pm          Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Oct 5                6:30 pm          Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Nov 3               6:30 pm          Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Dec 1                6:30 pm          Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
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Master’s Message for August 2016

IMG_0337 (2)Hello Brothers

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer weather. Our lodge is doing well. I keep repeating myself; A lodge is only as good as the participation of its members. We are practicing the 3th degree and need other master masons to participate to make it a success. If you would like to participate let me know. There are small parts with one or two lines and there are big parts with lots of line. The choice is yours. You are also invited to our OSI. The more the merrier.

Our Annual library dinner will be on October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Reserve the date and enjoy some of the best food ever served at the lodge, authentic Armenian cuisine. Flyers and reservation requests will be mailed out between August and September. The price will remain the same at $25.00 per person.

Did you know that on August 4, 1753, George Washington received his Master Mason degree in Fredericksburg Lodge in Virginia and on August 27, 1920 Warren G. Harding Received his 3rd degree in Marion Lodge #70 Ohio. There is a lot of Masonic History that we can learn about in our Library. Come by and take a look at the books and paraphernalia that we have on display.

Fraternally yours,
Sandy Sanchez, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for August 2016

IMG_0340 (2)Brethren,
I would like to a moment in this month’s Senior Wardens message to shine a spot light on one of the major issues that is effecting or ancient and honorable institution. This problem not only plagues Arcadia Lodge #278 but most lodges throughout the state of California and other Lodges throughout the country. This issue has the potential to dwindle our membership and could even be the cause of lodges closing their doors for good. The issue is……. Member Participation! Time and time again we here at the lodge try endlessly to put on and advertise events and outings in our monthly trestle board that would promote our Fraternity. All events that would be fun, family friendly and above all promote fellowship and comradery among the existing members and their families. Although the ideas and enthusiasm for lodge activates are in full supply, sadly it appears that our follow through from our members is something that is left to be desired. The truth of the matter is that if we do not do something immediately as a fraternity to try and get more brothers active and involved, we will enviably see the slow and painful decline of Masonry in Arcadia. It is therefore imperative that we act to correct our current course of action and help in improving turn out to our events, stated meeting and rituals. Consider this month’s message to be a call to action for all Arcadia #278 Masons to come by and visit and get reacquainted with the lodge, the brothers and the Fraternity in general. I miss you, the brothers miss you, the Fraternity misses you and most of all, the Lodge and the Arcadia Community as a whole misses you.

Fraternally,
Jonas Olguin, Senior Warden

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Junior Warden’s Message for August 2016

IMG_0366 (2)Greetings Brethren,

The month of August will be dark. No Stated Dinner, only Stated Meeting at 8:00 pm.
Last Stated Dinner everyone enjoyed their BBQ dinner. We have three raffle winners receiving $25.00 Applebee’s gift card each; one lady guest and two of our very own brethren.

Last July 9th, 2016, we had a wonderful Annual Lodge BBQ. Our very own Worshipful Master Sandy Sanchez barbecued the 10 oz top sirloin steaks. All the attendees very much enjoyed the foods, fellowships, and the games.

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

See you brethren at our Stated Meeting on August 4th, 2016. Always stay safe and be healthy.

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

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July 9th, 2016 – Annual Lodge BBQ

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Fun, fun, fun!  Everyone had a great time.

The fellowship and games were played, horse shoe and billiard pool.

Served with BBQ 10 0z. sirloin steak, macaroni & potato salad, chips, muffins, chocolate cake and sodas

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July 7th, 2016 Stated Dinner

IMG_0414ABarbeque baby back ribs and barbeque baked beans, coleslaw, corn bread, and apple pie with ice cream for desert.

$25.00 Applebee’s Gift Certificates Winners:

Brother Vic Luu

Ms. Journey

Brother Joven Bilog

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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of July 2016

  • Wednesday     July 6               7:30 pm            Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                               by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         July 7               6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Saturday          July 9               11:00 am         Annual Lodge BBQ
  • Monday            July 11             7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday         July 14             7:30 pm           OSI – 2nd Degree – Proficiency
  •                                                                               Advance Positions
  • Thursday         July 21             7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Tuesday           July 26             7:30 pm           Library Board Meeting
  • Thursday         July 28             7:30 pm           Degree Practice

Stated Dinner and Meeting Schedules

  • Thursday         Aug 4               6:30 pm          Stated Meeting only
  • Thursday         Sep 1                6:30 pm          Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Oct 5                6:30 pm          Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Nov 3               6:30 pm          Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
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