Another milestone was marked in the history of Freemasonry in the United Grand Lodge of NSW and ACT, and that is the birth of Lodge Jose Rizal 1045.
Our Constitution & Consecration went smoothly and the Banquet Dinner was superb. Presentation of our performers were magnificent.
I would like to congratulate everyone in the planning committee, as well as all Foundation Members for a job well done. As I have said in my speech last night [30 Jan], I am humbled and at the same time share the excitement as we continue to direct this fraternity in a positive direction. May the GAOTU grant us wisdom to achieve what we hope for in the formation of this lodge and as it continue to grow and prosper for many years to come.
There are too many people to thank, from the management group down to the banquet venue staff. Our hard work and dedication has paid off and the result was fantastic. Now the real job has begun and with several candidates on hand, exemplifications and other social committments, we must always be united and practice brotherly love, relief and truth. Thank you so much.
WM, Lodge Jose Rizal 1045
Photo above shows VWBro Manny Maniago receiving his re-installation certificate as Worshipful Master of Lodge Jose Rizal from Most Wor Bro Levenston, Grand Master UGL NSW & ACT.
[Photo courtesy of WBro Steve Markovic]
The Consecration was excellent, even more was the Banquet.
Most brethren that I invited personally were impressed with the high number of Masons especially their partners.
According to WBro Michael Pajor from Woollahra, he hasn't seen anything like it for a long long time.
My fellow brothers from Horizons, Bro Steven Bright and Craig Shai-Hee added that it was the best South they have attended and both agreed that if all the lodges do the same, we will retain young masons.
I have attended a few Consecrations and Installations and I am impressed with the work and the hard work that everyone put in, especially in organizing the Banquet. Even during the banquet, WBro Rudy Romerosa [Foundation Junioe Warden] continue hover among the tables to check if everything is ok.
Thank you brethren and most of all, thank you to all the ladies who assisted and attended.
Kristan F Regalado
Foundation Asst DC
Senior Warden - Horizons 1032
Secretary - Woollahra 341
Founding Member - Jose Rizal 1045
~IN HOC SIGNO VINCES~