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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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Senior Warden’s Message for April 2017

2ABrethren,

Happy Easter!

Good news! Our digital display, outside the building should be installed by the end of the month.

Congratulations to Worshipful Brother Robert Sechrest, PM for receiving the Hiram Award, well deserved! Hope everyone enjoyed the wholesome food and the wonderful entertainment.

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 April 2017

3Hello Brethren,

Hope everyone enjoyed the performance of the Arcadia High School Orchesis dance troop at the March Stated meeting. Those who did not attended missed a free meal (yes, free meal!) and some amazing choreograph dances from the local high school performers.

Our Worshipful Master Jonas Olguin has decided that all our stated meeting dinners will be gratis! So, bring yourself, your neighbors and enjoy the friendship.

Just want to remind everyone that before the April stated meeting, we will have a special event on 3/23/2017 to celebrate the Hiram Award being presented to our very own PM Robert Sechrest! Please email our secretary Rob Stai your reservation.

For April Stated Dinner meeting, we have a special program lining up. To celebrate Bosnia independent day, brother Nick Zigic will be providing a special ethnic meal as follows:

Appetizer – Puffies w Bosnian cream cheese
Main course- Cevapcici
Dessert – Chocolate filled Crepes

We will have spirits to celebrate, and possibly Bosnian Dance ensemble or Karaoke 🙂

Again, if you can make reservations with our secretary, PM Rob Stai, we will ensure that you and your friends will be served!

Sincerely,
Victor Luu, Junior Warden

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March 23rd, 2017 – Worshipful Brother Robert Sechrest, PM Hiram Award

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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of March 2017

March 2017

  • Wednesday     Mar 1              7:30 pm            Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         Mar 2              6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Mar 9              7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday         Mar 16            7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Tuesday           Mar 21            7:30 pm           OSI – Rosemead Lodge – Host
  • Thursday         Mar 23            7:00 pm           Hiram Award Presentation for
  •                                                                              Brother Robert Sechrest, PM

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
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Master’s Message for March 2017

1Brethren,

“Winter gives way to Spring quietly with a warming of the air, melting of the snow , opening of the blossoms, the return of the robins and the buzzing of bees. And as if all in one moment, the miracle happens and the world is in bloom.” (Author Unknown)

In the spirt of spring, new beginnings and change, I am going to make March’s dinner free to all who attend. So please join us for a night of food and fellowship!

Fraternally,

Jonas M. Olguin, Worshipful Master

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