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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of August 2017

  • Wednesday     Aug 2               7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         Aug 3               8:00 pm          Stated Meeting
  • Tuesday           Aug 22             7:30 pm          OSI at Rosemead Center
  •                                                                              3rd Degree, 1st Section by San Marino Lodge
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Master’s Message for August 2017

My Brethren,

As a reminder we are dark for the month of August, which means there will be no dinner for the month, we will just be gathering for our stated meeting which starts promptly at 8pm.

Please remember that we have a handful of fun events planed for the remainder of the year so please do not forget to RSVP for Worshipful Helm’s Hiram Award in September, the Library Dinner in October and our annual Festive Board in November.

Hope all of you have a safe moth and I look forward to seeing you at our August stated meeting.

Fraternally,

Jonas M. Olguin, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for August 2017

Brethren,

Congratulations to Brother Michael Kasimoff for passing the Entered Apprentice Proficiency last month. I believe he is scheduled to move on to the degree of Fellowcraft next month September 14th. Please attend and support Brother Michael Kasimoff and our worthy line officers.

Also, candidate Robert Thomas will be initiated as an Entered Apprentice on September 21st. Again, try to attend the conferring of his degree and show your support to our lodge.

Last month’s working party was a success; a-lot of maintenance and repairs were completed around the center. Following the labor, the brethren (craftsman) enjoyed the refreshments and fellowship of the barbeque and potluck. 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 studyfor 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 August 2017

Brethren,

Hope everyone enjoyed the presentation of the Colors by members of the Sojourners this past July meeting. For those who missed the show, it was truly special to understand the special meanings behind the red, white, blue, stars and stripes coming together for the flag of our nation.

For August, the lodge will not have a dinner meeting, as we are following the usual custom of going dark for August for part of the summer. The officers, however, are still having the usual monthly meeting. For those going out of town, have a safe and pleasant travel.

We will have a special performance for September dinner meeting! How special? Well, you have to attend to find out. Free dinner and show! Voila, can’t beat that!!

Fraternally,
Victor Luu, Junior Warden

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Arcadia Masonic Lodge No. 278’s Annual Festive Board on November 10th, 2017

Arcadia Masonic Lodge No. 278

Annual Festive Board

Friday, November 10th, 2017
Time:  7:30pm
Cost:  $35.00 per person

Includes a seven course dinner & souvenir Arcadia Lodge #278 firing cannon

Reservartions are required

Contact Lodge Secretary:  Rob Stai, PM (626) 445-5897

Mail check (payable to Arcadia Lodge No. 278) to:
Arcadia Masonic Center
50 W. Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91007

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Presenting the Hiram Award to Brother James Helms, PM on September 28th, 2017

Arcadia Masonic Lodge #278

Is Honored to Present
The Hiram Award
To
Brother James Helms, Past Master

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Arcadia Masonic Center
50 W. Duarte Rd, Arcadia, CA 90017

Door Open/Social Hour:  6:00pm
Hiram Award Program:  7:00pm

Reception and Dinner to follow

Please RSVP no later than September 25th, 2017
Rob Stai, P.M., Secretary
http://arcadia.freeandaccepted.org/
626-445-5897

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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of July 2017

  • Wednesday     Jul 5                 7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Jul 6                 6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        Jul 13               7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Jul 20              7:00 pm           1st Degree Proficiency for Michael Kasimoff
  • Monday           Jul 25               7:30 pm           OSI at San Marino Lodge
  •                                                                              1st Degree by Metropolitan
  • Thursday        Jul 27               7:00 pm           Degree Practice
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Master’s Message for July 2017

Brethren,

Typically, I have been using the Master Message in the monthly Trestle boards to promote a theme in relations to Freemasonry, but this month I would like to go off script.

For those who were unable to attend June’s Stated Meeting, the lodge had a very lively and productive discussion on how to reengage brothers who we have not seen around the lodge in a while. So many excellent ideas were mentioned by every brother who wanted to speak and I, as Master of the Lodge, have created a plan of action to help rejuvenate and reengage our fellow brethren. Starting in June each officer will be calling at least one individual brother monthly to check in on them, find out what’s been going on in their lives, to see if any assistance is needed and finally (and most importantly) to invite those brothers to our Stated Meetings, dinners and rituals. The goal of this to hopefully make contact, and reignite their interest in Arcadia Lodge #278 and for Freemasonry in general. The great aim we have in mind is that this action plan will inspire the brothers who have been contacted by the Officers to become more active or just present for our meeting, events and rituals. It is with much optimism that I hope that this action plan will have the trickle down effect and inspires all the brethren (over time) to become more involved.

Remember Stated Meeting Diners are free to all. I do hope to see some new faces at the upcoming meetings and events.

Fraternally,
Jonas M. Olguin, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for July 2017

Brethren,

Happy 4th of July!

“Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives”. Independence is the condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory. The freedoms we enjoy have come at the cost of many brave men that have undergone the fatigue of supporting it. This nation will remain the land of the free only as long as it is the home of the brave.

“Labor to refreshments.” Our monthly work parties will be having a BBQ cookout and fellowship gathering. So come and attend the fun.

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 July 2017

Brethren,

Hope that you enjoyed the tremendous detailed presentation from Mr. McRae from the Lucky Baldwin district on the benefits for young men to participate/learn in joining Boys Scout. Having my own three sons who have earned the rank of Eagle from BSA, I can attest to these benefits personally.

Anyone wishing to donate to this non profit program, can check out the following links:

Monthly: https://www.glaacbsa.org/LBFOS
One-time: Lucky Baldwin Friends of Scouting Greater Los Angeles Area Council

For the July stated meeting, to celebrate July 4th, we’ll have another special presentation from Brother Joe Ryland, PM, National Sojourners, Past National President, on American history, so come and share in this fellowship.

Menu for July we’ll have Baby Back Ribs, Smashed Potatoes and Baked Beans. Brother Eusebio will have a special desserts for us!

Fraternally,
Victor Luu, Junior Warden

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