Junior Warden’s Message for the month March 2018

Greetings Brethren!
Greetings Brethren!
The Stated Meeting on March 1 will include dinner and entertainment. The menu for dinner is not corned beef and cabbage; we will be having rosemary roasted lamb, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad with honey Dijon dressing, and dessert. The Longley Elementary School Glee Students will be performing. This is always one of my favorite entertainment events at the Lodge. Additionally, I have confirmed that the Brighter Side Singers from Temple City High School will be performing May 3 and December 6 this year.

We have initiated two new Entered Apprentices this year; welcome brothers Ediben Bilog and Steven Lu. We have had supper and cake to celebrate the initiations. The fried chicken dinner in January was very well received. We can make these meals as extravagant and large as the brethren who attend the degrees like. Come to the degrees and enjoy a good meal and some fellowship. Making new Masons is the most important thing we do as a Lodge.

Finally, I would like to point out to the brethren of Arcadia Lodge that the Southern California Research Lodge (SCRL) publishes a monthly magazine called Fraternal Review. The February issue is about Masonic Secrecy, and it contains some very interesting articles and information for Masons and non-Masons to learn more about the craft. The SCRL lists one of its main goals as increasing the amount of subscribers to Fraternal Review in order to ensure that it can continue to publish the magazine. To that end, I have included the website address for the organization in order to learn more about it, and consider subscribing to the magazine. The website is: www.TheResearchLodge.org .

Fraternally,
Jeff Sorenson
Junior Warden

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February 22nd, 2018 – Congratulations to Steve J. Lu! Our newly Obligated Brother, Entered Apprentice

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February 14th, 2018 – Sweetheart’s Night

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

  • Thursday         Feb 1               8:00 pm           No Dinner – Stated Meeting only
  • Thursday         Feb 8               7:30 pm           Degree Initiation
  • 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           1st Degree Initiation
  • Wednesday     Feb 28              7:30 pm           Center Board Meeting followed
  •                                                                              by Executive Team Meeting
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  • Thursday         Mar 1              7:00 pm           Stated Dinner followed by Stated Meeting
  • Thursday         Mar 8              7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday         Mar 15            7:30 pm           Degree Practice
  • Thursday         Mar 22            7:30 pm           OSI at Arcadia Lodge
  •                                                                              Ritual by Lexington Lodge
  • Thursday         Mar 29            7:30 pm           Degree Practice
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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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