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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of October 2017

  • Wednesday     Oct 4               7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                             by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         Oct 5               7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Oct 12             7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday         Oct 19             7:00 pm           Library Benefit Dinner
  • Monday            Oct 23            6:30 pm           OSI at Metropolitan (Rosemead Lodge)
  •                                                                             Ritual – Lexington: Presentation of the Flag
  •                                                                             and Election of Officers
  • Thursday         Oct 26             7:30 pm          1st Degree for Donald Benton
  •                                                                             and Chase McCord
  • Friday              Oct 27             6:00 pm           Hiram Award for Brother Jim Helms, PM
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Master’s Message for October 2017

Brethren,

As you may or may not already been made aware, due to a scheduling conflict, we had to reschedule Worshipful Jim Helms’ Hiram Award dinner. The new date is scheduled for Friday October 27th. It will be held at the same time, 6pm doors open for social hour and hourdovers with the ceremony starting promptly at 7pm with reception and dinner to directly follow.Also, we have the Library Dinner Fundraiser in October on Thursday October 19th and then in November we will be having our annual Festive Board dinner on Friday November 10th. All the info for these events are and have been in the trestle board.

Also, please remember that there are only 3 more stated meeting dinners left in the year. Dinners are free of charge to all who attend, so please come out and enjoy some good food and great fellowship. These dinners are a perfect setting to bring any potential candidates.

Finally, I would like to send out congratulations to our newest initiated brethren, Brothers Ray Jimenez and Robert Thomas who were initiated on September 14th. Congratulations on your initiation and we look forward to your continual advancement through the degrees. I am sure they will be brilliant addition to an already wonderful group of brethren.

Fraternally,
Jonas M. Olguin, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for October 2017

Brethren, Happy Columbus Day!

Last month, summer season ended; it’s time to break out our (California) cold weather clothes.

Congratulations to our newly initiated Entered Apprentices: Brother Ray Jimenez and Brother Robert Thomas.

The Worshipful Master, Junior Warden, Junior Past Master, and myself will be traveling to San Francisco on October 13th for the complete Annual Communications.

Building news: the completion of the sign outside the building is almost done, the background needs some minor changes and touch-ups. We have a costly project in replacing the whole roof of our building and in replacing one or two of our air condition units. Please feel free to attend our Center Board meetings every first Wednesday of month and provide some input or ideas.

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 October 2017

A reminder to everyone that we are holding our Annual Library Benefit Dinner on Thursday, October 19. Donation for the dinner is $25.

We will also be honoring Worshipful Jim Helms on October 21 with the Hiram Award. This dinner will be free of charge, but reservations are required. Contact our secretary at 626-445-5897 to make your reservations.

Fraternally,
Victor Luu, Junior Warden

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September 13th, 2017 – Congratulations to Ray Jimenez & Roger Thomas! Our newly Obligated Brothers, Entered Apprentice

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DATE CHANGE – Hiram Award for Brother James Helms, PM on October 27th

Arcadia Masonic Lodge #278

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

Friday, October 27th, 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 October 23rd, 2017
Rob Stai, P.M., Secretary
http://arcadia.freeandaccepted.org/
626-445-5897

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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of September 2017

  • Wednesday     Sept 6              7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Sept 7              7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Monday           Sept 11            7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Sept 14            7:30 pm           1st Degree for Ray Jimenez
  •                                                                             and Roger Thomas
  • Monday          Sept 18            7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday       Sept 21            6:30 pm           OSI at Arcadia Lodge
  •                                                                             3rd Degree, 2nd Section by Rosemead Lodge
  • Monday          Sept 25            7:30 pm           2nd Degree for Brother Michael Kassonof
  • Thursday       Sept 28            6:00 pm           Degree Practice
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Senior Warden’s Message for September 2017

Brethren,

Happy Labor Day!

The month of September is very busy for us! We have two candidates, Ray Jimenez and Robert Thomas scheduled for initiation to the degree of Entered Apprentice on September 14th. Please attend and support our newly brethren to be and worthy line officers.

Also, on September 25th, Brother Michael Kassanof is scheduled to pass to the degree of Fellowcraft. Again, try to attend and show your support to our lodge.

Last month was not dark in the lodge, we have four new candidates and our line officers have been practicing at least once a week to prepare for their degrees so, the candidates can have meaningful initiations.

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 September 2017

Hope that you are enjoying your vacation. We have 2 important meals coming up for September 2017.

First up is our usual monthly stated dinner on Thursday 9/7/17. For this meeting, we have a special guest, Camille Salinas, who will come and speak about the Masonic Outreach Services.

Then, later in September, we have the Hiram Award for Past Master James Helm. Please make reservation with our Secretary, PM Rob Stai and come and celebrate with PM Helm on this historic event.

 

Fraternally,
Victor Luu, Junior Warden

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Secretary’s Message – September 2017

Worshipful Olguin was not able to get us a message this month, so I thought I would share something with everyone.

A few weeks back, Worshipful Sandy Sanchez asked for help moving a lift chair from the Masonic Home in Covina to a home where a Brother was living out in Riverside. I volunteered to help (and asked for his help with some paperwork we needed to file with Grand Lodge). Getting the chair loaded, out to Riverside, and unloaded took all morning. We stopped for lunch, and finished up our work.

And that day was one of the best days I have spent since joining the Fraternity. We talked about anything and everything, and laughed, and just had a great time.

The point of this is…take the time to reach out to a Brother. Go to lunch…invite him over for a beer…whatever. But the friendships we establish are one of the reasons we joined in the first place. And by making that contact, you just might make their day! And maybe yours too.

If you have a story you would like me to share, email it to me, and I will try to include it in a future Trestleboard.

Rob Stai, Secretary
(aka Sandy’s Helper!)

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