Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lodge Baulkham Hills 958: 6 Aug


The Worshipful Master; Wor Bro Tom Dabbagh of Lodge Baulkham Hills No 958 is requesting us to attend their 531st regular meeting at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre, on Friday, 6th August. Tyling at 7:30 PM.

Work, among others: To Pass a brother to the 2nd Degree or Fellowcraft Degree.

The Worshipful Master extends a hearty welcome and trusts that we will have an enjoyable evening with "The Pride of the Hills" Lodge Baulkham Hills.

Bro Max Rosas

Northern Line Daylight Lodge: 10 Aug & 14 Sept

The Wor Master, Wor Bro Ken French, of Northern Line Daylight Lodge No 1003 extends Fraternal Greetings and he hopes it will be convenient for us to attend their next Regular Meetings in the Castle Hill Masonic Centre on the 2nd Tuesday in each month. Lodge is tyled at 10:00 AM.

10 Aug 2010

"At the end of the meeting we will join with our ladies to hear our good friend, Wor Bro Jack Elliot continue his series of talks on Australia's development, and his subject is: "Federation, then and Now"."

and on

14 Sept 2010

Election of officers of the Lodge for the year 2010-2011.

Wor Bro Noel Schofield, PM

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Parramatta City Daylight Lodge No 1014: 5 Aug


The Senior Warden; Wor Bro W E Bell of Parramatta City Daylight Lodge No 1014 requests us to attend the 165th regular meeting of their Lodge at the Workers Parramatta Club [163-165 George St and 1 Purchase St], on Thursday, 5th August at 10:00 AM.

Work: Talks by Wor M Don Herman and Wor Bro Bob Mcgrath on their life and experiences.

Friday, July 23, 2010

DGIW Handover: 4 Aug

The formal transfer of the Jewel of Office from the retiring District Grand Inspector of Workings [DGIW], VW Bro David Keelty, to his successor, VW Bro Paul Larbalestier, will take place at the next regular meeting of Lodge Burnside No 729 on Wednesday 4th August 2010.

The Worshipful Master of Lodge Burnside extends a fraternal invitation to the Worshipful Masters, Officers and Brethren of the Lodges of the District to attend this handover of office.

To assist us with our catering arrangements would you be so kind as to indicate the number of brethren that will be attending from your Lodge by Friday 30th July.

Please note that Lodge Burnside is a Twilight Lodge. The Lodge will Tyle at 6:00 pm. Dress is Lounge Suit, Business Shirt, Long Tie and Regalia.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lodge Hornsby 262 Installation: 21 July

Installation of Officers will be on Wednesday, 21st July 2010

Tyling at 6:30 pm.  Admission of visiting brothers at 6:50 p.m.Grand Lodge at 7:10 p.m.

Grand Lodge Director of Ceremonies
Very Worshipful Brother Fidel Pamplona 
who will be accompanied by the Grand Lodge Officers.

Masonic Centre,  1247 Pacific Highway corner Turramurra Ave, Turramurra.
(It is the big brown brick building close to the gasoline station.)

Officers Elected are as follows:
Worshipful Master: W. Bro. Narender Bhatia

Senior Warden: W. Bro. Harri Grewal

Junior Warden: Bro. Nes Bangcoro

Senior Deacon: Bro. Peter Jakrot

Junior Deacon: Bro. Ramon Fio

Secretary: V.W. Bro. Ron Becker

Treasurer: W. Bro. Ron Joseph

Immediate Past Master: W.Bro. Harry Churchland

Director of Ceremonies: R. W. Bro. Bill Gomes 
On behalf  of the officers and members of Lodge Hornsby 262, please accept our invitation.
Looking forward to meeting you and your company on the day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July - Aug Trestle Board*


The emergent meeting for 2nd Degree work is scheduled on Saturday, 14 August at 7:00 PM, Castle Hill Masonic Centre (Tentatively awaiting for the RGC’s approval via Bro. Secretary’s correspondence, Sec note: approved by RGC) .

The two candidates for passing are Bro. Larry Pamplona and Bro Vincent Daniel Placido.

The following Brethren assisting the Worshipful Master are as follows: All LJR Officers;

WBro. Vince Flores – South East Charge;

WBro. Rolly Manarang – 2nd Working Tools;

VWBro Fidel Pamplona – 2nd Tracing Board and

WBro. Ted Balgos – Final Charge.

Rehearsal will be announced soon when the WM arrives on Monday 19 July.


Management/Practice Meeting: Saturday, 31 July at 6:00 PM.


My heartfelt thanks to Bro Fidel for all the efforts while I am away. We arrived last Tuesday afternoon and getting back on our daily routines.

I would like to call a management meeting on Saturday, 31 July 2010. Venue as usual at Castle Hill Masonic Centre at 6:00 PM.

We will also interview our candidate at 7:30 PM and afterwards our rehearsal for our second degree work for Bro Larry Pamplona and Bro Daniel Placido.

Hopefully, we'll see as many bretrhren on this management and membership meeting.

Together brethren,

Manny Maniago
WM LJR 1045


Other invitations and events from different Lodges are as follows:

(1) Lodge Hornsby Re-Installation, Turramurra Masonic Temple– 6:00 PM Wednesday, 21 July 2010 (Bro. Nes Bongcoro JW-Elect); Turramurra Masonic Temple 1247 Pacific Highway, Turramurra [both Lodge Hornsby & Lodge Wahroonga]

(2) Grand Proclamation  at the Sydney Masonic Centre, (Carpark at Wilson opposite the Grand Lodge, flat rate $10 after 6:00 PM) -7:00 PM, Wednesday 11 August 2010; Corner Goulbourn & Castlereagh Sts [279 Castlereagh St] Sydney.

(3) Lodge Beauty of Cabra-Vale Installation, Fairfield Masonic Temple (Bro. Espiritu WM-Elect) – 6:00 PM Friday, 13 August 2010; WBro Jack Sta Maria, an LJR Foundation Member & Secretary of Lodge Beauty of Cabra-Vale needs our full support; Fairfield Masonic Temple 6-8 York St Fairfield.

(4) Lodge Blacktown Kildare Installation – Blacktown Masonic Centre, - 6:00 PM Saturday 21 August 2010; [There is also an exemplification of the Philippine 3rd Degree at Lodge Education on the same night; as announced by WBro Jerry Perez.] Corner First & Boys Avenues [30 First Ave] Blacktown.

(5) Lodge Wahroonga (Turramurra) – Double Initiation, - 5:00 PM Saturday 28 August 2010 (Grandson of WBro. Itham will be one of the initiates.) Turramurra Masonic Temple 1247 Pacific Highway, Turramurra.

(6) WBro. Ted Balgos' son, Teddy will be initiated on Friday, 01 October 2010 [NOT 06 August as announced last Saturday]; details to follow.

Please support these Lodges and individual brethren as they are regular visitors of LJR. It is time to show our appreciation [not only in our Lodge meetings] but also by visiting and supporting their endeavours.

Together brethren,

Fidel Pamplona
Senior Warden

*[Moderator's note: Click this link for more info re Trestle Board.]

Saturday, July 10, 2010

4th Regular Meeting: 10 July

Lodge Jose Rizal 4th Regular Meeting at Castle Hill Masonic Temple, 262 Old Northern Road [corner  Showground Road] Castle Hill NSW 2154. Tyling 6:00 PM for members, about 6:15 for visitors.

Attire is dark lounge suit, for members LJR official tie.

Ladies most welcome in the fellowship.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the July Group for the time and effort in preparing the food for our festive board. Most noticeable was the helping hand extended by the ladies, though they were in their "after 5" outfit, in dishing out the food and doing the chores in the kitchen. Ladies, on behalf of the brethren of LJR, I thank you all for that effort. 
Bros M Santos and M Placido, thank you for the nice music and preparing the hall. Kuya Vince, kudos for your effort in collecting the money for the dinner and distributing the tickets.
To the brethren who participated in the degree work, you have done a wonderful contributions to the solemnity of the ceremony. I trust that the other brethren will be motivated and encouraged to put an effort and participate in our future degree works.
If I missed anyone, please accept my apology, it was because I was overwhelmed by another successful night.
Please take notice of the composition of the next group.





See you all "till our next happy meeting".
Junior Warden
Lodge Jose Rizal No. 1045