Tuesday, November 24, 2009

LJR Family Christmas Gathering: 12 Dec

Brethren, ladies and friends,

Please mark off 12 December, Saturday for LJR Family Christmas Gathering at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre starting at 4:00 PM.

We would like to meet each extended family members and basically to have fun and share the spirit of Christmas. More details will follow first week of December.

Thanks and we' ll see you all there!

Together Brethren,

Manny Maniago


Note re logo above: This is the official monochrome logo of our new lodge. Thank you for WBro Bob Briones and daughter, Nichole for helping us design this logo.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday BBQ & Golf Day: 29 Nov

Brethren, Ladies & Friends,

This morning [Saturday 21 Nov] I went to Sefton Golf Links and booked the barbeque area and golf next Sunday, 29 November 2009 [tee-off after lunch, about 1:30-2:00 PM].

Kerrie, the Pro in the Golf Shop mentioned that there are four hot plates to be shared by attendees and we could occupy empty tables in the shaded area. First come best dressed. We intend to have the barbeque lunch at 11:30 AM and have fellowship onwards. Please donate $5.00 for the barbeque and cold soft drinks.

We can tee off after lunch [between 1:30-2:00 PM] and just pay the Green Fee of $14.00. I booked for 3-4 groups, but Kerrie said they can accomodate more or less groups as this is public course. We hope to see as many brethren and ladies, even if you are not golfer, please join the fellowship. All welcome!

Address: Sefton Golf [Links] Club
160 Rose Street, Yagoona NSW 2199
Phone: 9743 9436


Bro Manny Maniago

District 32 Meeting: 26 Nov

Representatives of Lodge Jose Rizal No 1045 will attend the District 32 meeting as scheduled by VWBro David Keelty this Thursday, 26 November at 7:30 PM at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre.

According to VWBro Manny Maniago, WM-designate: "Invitations and flyers [of the Lodge Jose Rizal Consecration] have been made and copies were distributed to several lodges already. A number of brethren would like to attend the Distict 32 meeting on Thursday, 26 November 2009, to represent Lodge Jose Rizal 1045, meet the other members of the district and distribute the invitations and flyers for the Consecration.

Consecration will be on Saturday, 30th January 2010, at 3:00PM. An Occasional Lodge will opened by the Grand Master of UGL NSW & ACT to consecrate the new lodge; and around 4:00 PM, reinstallation and investiture of officers will follow. Consecration banquet will be held at Castle Hill RSL Club at 6:30 PM for 7:00 PM. Cost for the banquet will be $50.00 per person."

Occasional Lodges are traditionally convened by a  Grand Master to make Masons at sight:

"The prerogative of the Grand Master to make Masons at sight is described by Dr. Albert Mackey as the eighth of the Twenty-Five Landmarks of Free Masonry. To quote Dr. Mackey:

"It is a technical term, which may be defined to be the power to initiate, pass and raise candidates, by the Grand Master, in a Lodge of Emergency, or as it is called in the Book of Constitutions, 'an Occasional Lodge,' specially convened by him, and consisting of such Master Masons as he may call together for that purpose only; the Lodge ceasing to exist as soon as the initiation, passing, or raising has been accomplished, and the Brethren have been dismissed by the Grand Master."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Foundation Members Meeting: 14 Nov


    VWBro Manny Maniago, WM designate; announced a members meeting, Saturday 14 November 5 PM at WBro Rudy Romerosa's residence in Doonside.

   Please bring a plate/dish or drinks to share. All welcome.


Important Update: LJR 1045 Approved by Grand Master


I am pleased to announce that the Grand Master, MW Bro Greg Levenston; on the recommendation of the Board of Management has approved the granting of Charter to our Lodge Jose Rizal No 1045 in terms of Regulation 12.6.5 of the Book of Constitution [UGL NSW & ACT]. I have received this letter of confirmation from RW Bro Peter Court.

Consecration ceremony as planned on the 30th of January 2010 at Castle Hill Masonic Centre, followed by a banquet at Castle Hill RSL Club. RWBro Doug Grigg, the Grand Director of Ceremonies [GDC] will coordinate with us in regards to the ceremonial proceedings.

Please make all the efforts to attend our meeting on Saturday, 14th November at 5:00 PM at "Lodge Romerosa" at Doonside.

Together brethren,

Bro Manny Maniago
WM Designate