Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Agribiz Mason 2011 Updates
The new year 2011 started with a blast when Agribiz Mason officers & members together with other brethren flew to General Santos City last week to attend an "out of NCR meeting" of Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc. last Friday, January 14 at the East Asia Royale Hotel.
Attached are pictures during the meeting. If you would like to see more or all of the pictures, please go to our Facebook account firstname.lastname@example.org at facebook. Then you will also see additional pictures which include the installation of WM Chester Tan of Dadiangas Lodge 225.
WM Chester is also a member of Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc., and had planned with us this special event at East Asia Royale Hotel, so that we could also attend his installation as WM the next day.
We would like to give our special thanks to WM Chester and the Southern Mindanao brethren for hosting the Agribiz Mason meeting, which saw attendance of more that 40 brethren; producers and suppliers combined as well as visitors from other lodges in the area and Luzon. Food and drinks were overflowing that night.
We also congratulate newly installed WM Chester and wish him a most successful and enjoyable year in his position; knowing that he will surely bring his Lodge to greater heights.
Special thanks also to Bro. Rumbar Bartolome, Manager of East Asia Royale Hotel, for ensuring that we were taken cared of during our stay at the hotel and providing the best service during the event.
For those who were able to play golf at DOLE, special mention for the assistance by Bro. Bunny whose wife
works at Dole, Bro. Jojo Arciaga and Bro Rumbar for the transportation and equipment.
The Gensan trip was such a successful affair that we are looking forward to all the "out of NCR meetings" forthcoming; and it looks like the next one will be in Cagayan de Oro City (Northern Mindanao) to be hosted by Bros. Peter and Nieto Unabia. We will update all members on the schedule.
We invite all of the brethren members and ALL THOSE INTERESTED TO JOIN to attend our scheduled monthly NCR meeting, on Wednesday, January 19 at 6 PM at the Tang Kang Restaurant along Roces Ave., Quezon City. There are a lot of activities going on, and we do not want you to miss the fun.
Manolito C. Villarica
Pinaglabanan (San Juan) Lodge 374
President, Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc.
According to current president of AgriBiz Travellers Association, Bro Mano C Villarica, the three key ideals of the association are 'Fellowship, Business, Service' - which will guide us in our desire to uplift relationships among our members and other brethren, ensure our bonds in business are among the strongest in the agribusiness industry, and hopefully, in the medium to long term, be able to assist and provide charity work to all who need it; whether brethren, their families, and workers in our industry.'
'The requirements to join the Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc. (Agribiz Mason) are simple.
You have to be involved in the agribusiness industry, or serving the needs of the industry, or planning to be one whether here or abroad; be a Mason in good standing, pay an initial membership fee of PhP 1,000.00 (we have a bank account), and keep a communication address where we can forward all minutes (complete with pictures) and forthcoming activities.
Our Secretariat is preparing the communications with all those who are intending to join from the Pinoymasons group, so that we can process these.
Our NCR (Metro Manila) meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (tomorrow, Jan. 19, we are having one at the Tang Kang Resto along Roces Ave in QC) and "out of NCR" meetings upon hosting invitations by brethren outside of NCR.
Our NCR meetings are mostly held in the Quezon City area in different restaurants/ bars. In the future, we are looking at "out of Philippines" meetings with brethren members in other countries, as many of us attend international conventions held annually relating to the agribusiness lines of businesses.
In all our meetings and fellowships, we welcome brethren who wish to attend, even if they are not members nor within the agribusiness sector, but with a cost to all attendees of PhP 300.00 each for the food and drinks to be consumed.'
Mano Villarica, President ABTA
Pinaglabanan Lodge 374