I am happy to be a part of Washington's newest lodge designed with a Philippine motiff to bring together Filipino masons into a major masonic community. In two weeks we have subscribed 23 members and expect to have 40 charter members by year end.
Kenneth Gibala, PM MPS
Secretary - MAYNILAD Lodge UD
Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia
*Re: MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D. *
Please be informed that our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Kwame Acquaah, has issued a dispensation (No. 09-25) to a number of regular Freemasons to establish a Lodge in this jurisdiction, under the name of *MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D.*, to work using the D.C. Ritual in English and in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the Grand Lodge, F.A.A.M., of the District of Columbia.
Alianza Fraternal Americana Lodge No. 92, at its Wednesday, November 18, 2009 stated communication, resolved to support the formation of said new lodge and recommended to the Grand Master that he give favorable consideration to the prayer of the petitioners.
Worshipful Brothers Teddy Villapando, PM; Generoso Calonge, PM; and Edward Usita, PM have been appointed to serve as the first Master, Senior Warden and Junior Warden respectively.
An announcement of the date, time and place for the organizational meeting and installation of the officers of MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D. will be forthcoming.
Cordially and fraternally,
Mansour Hatefi, PGM