Thursday, May 30, 2013

May - June 2013 Trestle Board


For the next four consecutive weeks, we will be very busy for the Third Degree Exemplification, Installation and Initiation of our three candidates.

The schedule time and dates, Lodges and addresses are as follows:

a). Lodge Hornsby = LJR team for the Third Degree Rite Exemplification [of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines], Saturday, 25 May, tyling at 5:30PM at the Turramurra Masonic Centre, 1247 Pacific Highway, Turramurra 2074. Car Park is available opposite the Lodge. $25 for the Festive Board and Ladies are invited. Carpooling is highly recommended.

b). The Cedars Lodge = LJR team for the Third Degree Rite Exemplification [of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines], Saturday, 01 June, tyling at 5:30PM at the Petersham Masonic Centre, 23-25 New Canterbury Road, Petersham 2049. Car Park is limited but street parking available along New Canterbury Road; opposite the Lodge. Ladies are invited and Festive Board cost TBA. Carpooling is highly recommended.

c). Lodge Sydney St. George, = Re-installation Ceremony of our RWBro Rey Porras, LJR members on the Board of Installed Masters and other Charges, Friday, 07 June, tyling at 6:30PM at Campbelltown Masonic Centre, 101 Wickfield Circuit, Ambarvale 2560. Car park is available at the back of the Lodge. $25 for the Festive Board and Ladies are invited. Carpooling is highly recommended.

d) Lodge Jose Rizal = Initiation Ceremony and to celebrate Dr. Jose Rizal’s birthday [152nd anniversary], Saturday, 15 June, tyling at 6:00PM at Castle Masonic Centre, Castle Hill. We have three Candidates for Initiation on the night. (Mr. Bienvenido Palad, Mr. Miguel Vicente Santiago and Mr. Roberto Castor).

We will also have a fellowship followed by a brief rehearsal [at 5:00 PM] on Sunday, 09 June at 2:00PM at Castle Hill MC. Brethren doing the charges will be notified and posted accordingly.

Also find the schedule of District 32's BBQ Sizzles Fund Raising at Bunnings:

Sunday 26th May North Parramatta

Sunday 9th June Seven Hills (Queen's Birthday Weekend)

Saturday 20th July North Parramatta

Saturday 3rd August Castle Hill

Sunday 22nd September North Parramatta

Saturday 28th September Castle Hill

Saturday 30th November North Parramatta

Sunday 1st December Dural

Saturday 21st December North Parramatta

On behalf of our Worshipful Master, he conveys his warm appreciation and thanks for giving your time and effort to demonstrate the quality of work we do for and in our lodge, such as rehearsals, degree works or sausage sizzles and most sincerely the assistance behind the scene provided by our Ladies. They are always regarded as our inspiration on what we do.

Let us maintain our good work; this is all about the “LJR Team Work and Harmony“.

Kind regards,

RWBro Fidel Pamplona, PSGW
Secretary, LJR 1045

Lodge Jose Rizal's May 2013 Meeting

Though Lodge Jose Rizal’s May meeting was a dress rehearsal of the Third Degree, Filipino Constitution [Grand Lodge of the Philippines - GLP] for two big meetings yet to come, Lodge Turumurra on Saturday the twenty fifth of May tyling at five thirty and the Egyptian Room at Petersham on Saturday the first of June; all in attendance benefited greatly by their attendance as all learned much more about the Third Degree than book or word of mouth could ever tell and; the Tribute to Mother at the Festive Board on the eve of Mother’s day touched ever one’s heart, a most enjoyable, educational and unforgettable evening.

With approaching thirty in the Lodge Room and W Bro Manuel Santos in the chair, the Lodge tyled at six o’clock and the minutes, correspondence and general business was quickly dealt with by the Lodge Secretary, RW Bro Fidel Pamplona. The accounts and monies outstanding as well as financial statements were then presented and dealt with by the Lodge Treasurer RW Bro Emmanuel Maniago before all visitors were admitted and cordially welcomed by the Worshipful Master.

The Lodge was then taken from Labour to Refreshment and after a short comfort break, the Lodge Room was prepared for the coming rehearsal. After some instruction as to the response to be given by all, in regards to the knocks by the Master in the Chair W Bro Romy Nieto, and Bro Rommel Cruz as candidate, the ceremony commenced. The officers obviously enjoyed their respective roles and needed little or no guidance as the rehearsal unfolded, a ceremony, on similar lines, but far divorced from the ceremony practiced in Australia.

Section one completed and no time to rehearse the second section, the Lodge was bought back from Refreshment to Labour and all final business dealt with including Inquiries and announcements before the Worshipful Master closed the Lodge and all retired to the South to join family and friends.

Grace was said by the Lodge Chaplin Bro Julio Roson and the Loyal toast proposed before all enjoyed a beautiful meal prepared and presented by the Ladies of Lodge Jose Rizal which was so delicious that many went back for more. The Director of Ceremonies, W Bro Kris Albano then took the floor and invited many couples to the front to speak of their marriage and relationship and on completion and a photo opportunity taken, were given a long stemmed red rose.

Such is the Peace Love and Harmony of Lodge Jose Rizal, a Lodge of honour and pride for the members to belong to, a Lodge of experience and example for those who visit,

May it long Flourish-Grow and Prosper.

‘To Our Next Happy Meeting at Lodge Jose Rizal No 1045’

Which meets at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre, usually on the Second Saturday [odd months] but the next meeting will be held on the Third Saturday in June the fifteenth.

RW Bro Bruce Quirk's article as appeared on District 32 website

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Installation Bro Fred Sese, 3 May

Our Bro Alfredo "Fred' Belen Sese will be Installed as Wor Master of Lodge Baulkham Hills 956, this Friday - 3 May 2013 at Castle Hill Masonic Centre. Tyling at 6:30pm for members, visitors at 6:45pm & Grand Lodge at 7:30pm.

Installation banquet [South] is by tickets only [RSVP by 19 Apt]at 425 per person. Ladies invited.

Bro Fred said that "I would like to thank our Jose Rizal Brethren for their well wishes for my coming installation tomorrow at Lodge Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill Masonic Centre.

"Also thanking, in advance, the LJR Brethren participating, Brother Ed Banting for dispensing a vocal rendition of "You Will Raise Me Up" and Brother Micvi Fidel on his trusty saxophone. This musical interlude will be in open Lodge. At the installation banquet, where it is free and easy, Brothers Manuel and Daniel Placido will entertain us with their music."