Worshipful Master’s Message for the month February 2018

Brethren,

I hope everyone had a wonderful great month last January.

Congratulations to Worshipful Brother Sandy Sanchez, PM installed as our Assistant Secretary for this year 2018.

Also, congratulations to our newly initiated Entered Apprentice, Brother Ediben R. Bilog.

Candidate Steve J. Lu will be initiated as an Entered Apprentice on February 22nd, 2018.  Please try to attend the conferring of his degree and show your support.

Come join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day with your lovely sweethearts on our Valentine’s Dinner “Sweetheart’s Night,” on February 14th, 2018!” There will be a live band! The cost will be $60.00 for couples and $30.00 for singles on the night of the event. Payments received before February 9th, 2018 will cost $50.00 for couples and $25.00 for singles. Our menus are dinner rolls, salad, for the main course Salmon or New York Steaks with potatoes, starched vegetables, and deserts. Call 626-445-5897 for RSVP and for more information.

Take care of yourselves’ and see you all around the lodge.

Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty,
Joven R. Bilog, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for the month of February 2018

Brethren,

Hope that you 2018 celebrated and welcomed in the new year with much health and happiness among family and friends!

For those of us who also celebrate the Lunar New Year, it’s coming up on February 16, 2018. This year is known as the year of the Dog, specifically aligned with the Earth element. (Lunar Year is associated with one of 12 animals, and one of 5 elements). Earth Dog year is a time for honesty, fairness, and to cultivate integrity of character. Dog sniffs out the truth, corruption is exposed, and the underdog is championed. Earth Dog possesses some of the finest qualities of any of the 60 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. The element Earth brings healing, stability, and focus on nutrition. So, let the celebration continues and let health and happiness be with you always.

Let also take a moment and pray for a speedy recovery for those who are in illness and distress. Please let us know if there is anything that the lodge can do.

Fraternally,

Victor Luu, Senior Warden

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Junior Warden’s Message for the month February 2018

Greetings Brethren!

I would like to start out by making everyone aware of our policy for providing refreshment at events where we gather at the Lodge. We will be having dinner most months at stated meeting, except when we have a special event planned during that month. In general, dinner will be $12 for brothers and $6 for ladies and children. Prospects and guests still enjoy a free dinner. We will not be having dinner on February 1, because we will be having Sweetheart’s Dinner on Valentine’s Day. In addition to stated meeting dinner, we will be having a light meal at one practice each month – we will be having a practice on just about every Thursday. We will also have a more substantial supper and cake at all degrees. I am always open to suggestions or ideas for what to serve. The only request so far is no Costco sandwiches; this request will gladly be honored.

As I mentioned, we will be having a nice Sweetheart’s Dinner on Valentine’s Day which is February 14. More information on that event can be found elsewhere in the Trestle Board. We have an event in the dining room that morning, so if anyone is available to help with set up in the late afternoon it would be greatly appreciated.

Remember, Beauty is in the South! If I’m the Beauty, I don’t know what that says about the rest of you.

Fraternally,
Jeff Sorenson, Junior Warden

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January 25th, 2018 – Congratulations to Ediben R. Bilog! Our newly Obligated Brother, Entered Apprentice

The Bilog Brothers…

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Sweetheart’s Night – 7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Arcadia Lodge No. 278

invites you to a

“Sweetheart’s Night”

on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, 7:30 pm 

at 50 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, Ca  91007

RSVP before February 9th, 2018 with

our Lodge Secretary at 626-445-5897

Come join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day with your lovely sweethearts.  There will be a live band!  The cost will be $60.00 for couples and $30.00 for singles on the night of the event.   Payments received before February 9th, 2018 will cost $50.00 for couples and $25.00 for singles.  Our menus are dinner rolls, salad, for the main course Salmon or New York Steaks with potatoes, starched vegetables, and deserts. 

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Worshipful Master’s Message for the month January 2018

Brethren,

This will be my first message as Worshipful Master of our lodge.

I would like to thank our brethren for having me installed as our Worshipful Master and for attending the 95th Installation of the 2018 Officers.  I will do my very best in fulfilling and performing all my duties.  I would also like to request support from all the brethren of our lodge, for I cannot do this without all your cooperation and participation.

For the month of February, we will not have a stated dinner but rather a Valentine’s Dinner “Sweetheart’s Night,” February 14th, 2018!”  There will be a live band!  The cost will be $60.00 for couples and $30.00 for singles on the night of the event.   Payments received before February 9th, 2018 will cost $50.00 for couples and $25.00 for singles.  Come join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day with your lovely sweethearts.

Starting 2018, we will start charging for all our stated dinners. Brethren will be $12.00; their guests will be $6.00.  Widows and prospects will be free. 

I would also like to know if you have suggestions that could increase participation and support at our lodge.

Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you all in our Stated Meetings, initiations, and lodge events.

Happy New Year to all and to your love ones.  Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday.

Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty,

Joven R. Bilog, Worshipful Master

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Senior Warden’s Message for the month of January 2018

Greetings Brethren, May you have a peaceful, prosperous, and an amazing 2018! As your Senior Warden, and speaking on behalf of the brethren serving in the officer’s line, we are here to serve you and the lodge and while promoting Freemason. If you have any constructive suggestions on how to improve activities in the Lodge, communication issues, or any other matter, large or small, please feel free to call any of the officers or drop us an email. We will try our best to address them.

As you may already know, our building has been fighting a roof leakage problem for many years now, and PM Brother Sanchez and members of the Center Board having working hard at getting Grand Lodge approval for a new roof. Multiple different bids and designs have been submitted and we are waiting for the final approval. This will undoubtedly put a major dent in our financial well-being, however, looking at the long term prospect, it will also serve to prolong the health of the building. Once again, with your help, we will build a stronger and better Arcadia Lodge 278.

Fraternally,

Victor Luu Senior Warden (vicluu2131@yahoo.com, 626-203-1998)

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Junior Warden’s Message for the month January 2018

Happy New Year Brethren!

As we kick off 2018, I want to make all the brethren aware of a few changes that will be taking place regarding refreshments and food for our gatherings. In order to save some money in our annual budget, we will no longer have food at all of our weekly degree practices; we will have food approximately once per month, and we will provide ample notice to the participants. Additionally, we will not have stated meeting dinner every month, particularly if we have a special event planned for that month. For example, we will be resuming our Sweetheart’s Dinner in celebration of Valentine’s Day in February. Therefore there will be no stated meeting dinner in February. In conjunction with stated meeting dinner, entertainment will be furnished at some of them but not all. A complete schedule of all events will be published soon.

We can still enjoy fellowship and camaraderie as brothers, and since all officers’ attendance is expected at all degree work, these changes should be a very minor impact regarding the overall operation of the Lodge. As we enter the New Year, let’s try to make this a successful year for our new Master, and make our best effort to improve the Lodge. Set aside Thursday night for activities at the Lodge, and officers are expected to be at those functions.

We will be having dinner at the January stated meeting. The menu is Beef Brisket, Caesar Salad, Roasted Red Potatoes, and Mixed Vegetables. Entertainment is in the works, but it will be a surprise (to you and me both).

Happy New Year, and I look forward to serving as your Junior Warden for the year. If you have any suggestions or requests, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Fraternally,
Jeff Sorenson, Junior Warden

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Lodge’s Schedule for the months of January & February 2018

  • Wednesday     Jan 3                7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         Jan 4                7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Jan 11              7:30 pm           1st Degree Practice
  • Thursday         Jan 18              7:30 pm           1st Degree Practice
  • Wednesday     Jan 24              7:30 pm           OSI at San Marino
  •                                                                              Ritual – Metropolitan
  • Thursday         Jan 25              7:30 pm           1st Degree Initiation
  • Wednesday      Jan 31              7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                               by Executive Team Meeting
  • Thursday         Feb 1               8:00 pm           No Dinner – Stated Meeting only
  • Thursday         Feb 8               7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Wednesday      Feb 14             7:30 pm           Sweetheart’s Night Dinner
  • Tuesday           Feb 20             7:30 pm           OSI at Rosemead Lodge
  •                                                                              Ritual by San Marino Lodge
  • Thursday         Feb 22             7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Wednesday      Feb 28             7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
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95th Annual Installation of Officers – December 9th 2017

Arcadia Lodge No. 278

Cordially invites you to attend its 95th Annual Installation of Officers

Saturday, the ninth of December two thousand seventeen at two o’clock in the afternoon at

50 W Duarte Road Arcadia, CA  91007

Doors open at 1:15 pm for Hors d’oeuvres Dinner and dancing following the ceremony

For more information, please contact 626-445-5897

2018 Officers

                                        Master                          Joven R. Bilog

                                       Senior Warden         Victor Luu             

                                       Junior Warden         Jeff Sorenson         

                                      Secretary                      Robert F. Stai, PM

                                      Treasurer                     Nahapet Hairapetyan

                                     Chaplain                        John W. Davis, Jr.

                                     Senior Deacon            Allen Tsay

                                    Junior Deacon            Christian Malaca

                                   Marshal                           Arthur Velling

                                  Senior Steward             Justin R. Gracieux

                                  Junior Steward            Jordan Hempstead

                                  Tiler                                    Randy Marsh, PM

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