Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lodge Jose Rizal No 1045 Consecration

Constitution & Consecration Ceremonies for members & Freemasons only [tyling at 3:00 PM].

Castle Hill Masonic Centre - corner Showground & Old Northern Roads, Castle Hill NSW 2154.


Consecration Banquet at Castle Hill RSL Club -  77 Castle Street Castle Hill NSW 2154.

Ladies will be entertained at the Lyceum Function Room, Castle Hill RSL Club starting at 2:30 PM.


Sunday, 31 January 2010 Fellowship & 'Thank You' Party - 12:30 PM at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre, corner Showground & Old Northern Roads, Castle Hill NSW 2154.

All Masons, family & friends are invited. For catering purpose, please email, call or leave a comment here.

Our  brethren & their families from FilMasons Victoria, Inc and FilMasons NSW, Inc will be on hand.



I attended the 600th Meeting of Lodge Fire Brigades No 940 50th Jubilee Anniversary last night at the Sydney Masonic Centre.

It was a good turn out, there were around 120 Masons inside Lodge Room 3 and about 160+ in the banquet including the ladies.

The Grand Master, Most Wor Bro Greg Levenston, has given an interesting spiel about Lodge Jose Rizal's planning 10 years ago, how it was formed and how we do our initiation [raising] differently from other jusrisdictions in the world.

He mentioned how interesting the initiation is conducted 'Filipino style' [Masonic style] and how he enjoyed seeing a little bit of 'tragedy' on the side. He extended the invitation to all 120+ Masons to be present at the Consecration this Saturday, so I believe we might have a few more visitors. The GM is looking forward to seeing degree works carried out in the Filipino-jurisidiction style.

While on the subject of attending lodges, tonight [28 January] Lodge Horizons No 1032 will be initiating four candidates at the SMC. We tyle at 7pm and I know this is a short notice but anyone is welcome to drop by. The following Tuesday, we had to ask for dispensation to initiate another four candidates.

See you all this Saturday.

Sincerely & fraternally,


RGC11 Letter of Good Wishes

Dear Brethren of Lodge Jose Rizal,

My Regional Grand Counsellor R11, Rt Wor Bro Neil Atkins, PJGW sends his and that of the brethren from Region 11 the attached message to Lodge Jose Rizal officers and members on the occasion of its consecration.

Rt Wor Bro Neil Atkins, PJGW thank you so much for your kind greetings & wishes.


Rey Porras

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ding Roces on Rizal

"The greatest example he bequeathed to generations after him and up to the present was the peaceful but inspiring way that he awakened the consciousness of a people who were then nestled in a convenient but shackling colonial rule and how he, through the values and ideals he espoused in his writings, and a brilliant satirical way with which he described people and situations, instituted reforms in a society beholden to a religious culture that is at the same time foreign and repressive.

Rizal said, “It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.” Hence, he made his life, not only a useful one, but one that excelled and shines brightly to this day. He is the cornerstone that served as a strong foundation of Philippine democracy."

Full article here or here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tips for Success

One person can set goals;

it takes a team to achieve them. – Saab ad

Tips for success:

· Plan ahead

· Share your enthusiasm

· Be persistent

· Start small

· Seek members who have something in common

· Be sure members are committed

· Think long term

· Be patient – most successful ventures wasn’t built in a day!

· Encourage positive and constructive discussions

More tips on leadership, here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Daily Motivation

All Great Achievements Take Time

Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.

To achieve maximum success you must accept that progress is made one step at a time.
A building is built one brick at a time.
Football games are won one play at a time.
A business grows bigger one customer at a time.
You walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or an apple miraculously appears.
If you want to grow an apple, you must give it time.
There must be time for it to blossom, bear fruit and then ripen.

That which grows fast, withers as rapidly.
That which grows slowly, endures.

C 2009 YourDailyMotivation.com

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 2010 Schedule of Meetings


      Please attend the following meetings; these are important meetings prior to our Consecration this 30 January 2010.

9 January 2010, Saturday at 6:00 PM, Foundation Members Meeting : Bro Manny Santos Residence, 84 Burrinjuck Dr Woodcroft NSW 2767.

17 January 2010, Sunday, at 6:00 PM,  Lodge Jose Rizal Re-Installation Rehearsal. Castle Hill Masonic Centre.

24 January 2010, Sunday, at 1:00 PM, The Grand Master and the Ceremonial Team will be in attendance. Consecration of LJR Rehearsal and Re- Installation Rehearsal. Castle Hill Masonic Centre.
Castle Hill Masonic Centre, corner Showground and Old Northern Roads, Castle Hill NSW 2154.

Together brethren,
Bro Manny Maniago
WM designate