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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Lodge’s Schedule for the month of June 2017

  • Wednesday     May 31            7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 1                6:30 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday        Jun 8                7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Jun 15              7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Monday           Jun 19              7:30 pm           OSI at Lexington Lodge, El Monte
  •                                                                              Arcadia Lodge will be performing
  •                                                                              3rd Degree – 2nd Section
  • Thursday        Jun 22              7:00 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday        Jun 29              7:00 pm           Degree Practice
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Master’s Message for June 2017

My Brethren,

One of the most commonly celebrated holidays of the Masonic calendar is St. John the Baptist day. Celebrated on June 24th St. John the Baptist day falls on the midsummer’s day which is known as the summer solstice . This day is often marked by festivals, fertility rituals, gatherings and celebrations. The Summer Solstice occurs when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis inclining the southern hemisphere 23° 26′ toward our sun which earth orbits. This change in degrees brings us longer days and the changing of spring into summer. I believe the only down fall (being that our lodge is located in So. Cal.) is the rising temperatures that comes with the season. This happens twice each year, (the changing of the earth axis, once in June and the other time is in December, when we have the shortest period of light) at which times the sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or the South Pole. This, St. John’s Day is the day that has the longest period of daylight. So in honor of this reverent day and let us bask in the light of our Creator and give praise and thanks and know that his blessings are upon us and surround us.

Fraternally,

Jonas M. Olguin, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for June 2017

Brethren,

To all the Dad’s out there, Father’s Day is June 18th make sure to mark your calendars!

Summer begins June 21st, 2017, so dress lightly and drink lots of water.

The weekend of the 28th thru the 30th of April, Brother Jonas Olguin, Worshipful Master, Brother Arthur Velling, Junior Deacon, and myself attended the 2017 Master & Wardens Leadership Retreat at Irvine. We had an amazing time! The weekend was filled with lots of important information and many fun filled events. We will have to plan a time to share our new knowledge and experiences with the lodge.  

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 June 2017

Brethren,
 
Hope you enjoyed the sand art video for the May entertainment as much as I did. I have always found these artists to be so imaginative, and to be able to tell a story using nothing but their hands and sand. The change in the scenarios were so quick and skillful that I am so amazed every time I see these artists at work.
 
For June, we have a completely different type of entertainment set up for you. We will be having a special guest speaker, Mr. Jack McRae, who is the District Chair for the Lucky Baldwin District of the Greater Los Angeles Council of the Boy Scout of America. He will provide a historical perspective of BSA and how past/present/future freemason intersect.
 
As for dinner, we will have special Hawaiian treats from our cook–brother Eusebio.
 
Hope to fill your mind and body at the upcoming monthly dinner.
 
Fraternally,
Victor Luu, Junior Warden
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