This is in response to the many questions of the Brethren worldwide about Maynilad Lodge. Maynilad Lodge (commonly known as Filipino Lodge) is a Lodge under dispensation beholden to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia.
The Lodge is named in honor of Filipino Masons. Although the Lodge is amenable to Filipino culture, it is in conformity to the Masonic Code of the Grand Lodge. The membership is open to all Masons in Good Standing who belong to a Legally Constituted Lodge Recognized by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.
Maynilad has been working under dispenstion since November 2009 and expect to be chartered on May 11th at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (200th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge). We are hoping to be consecrated on June 11 (International Brotherhood Night in Washington, D.C.).
Yes, we are still accepting Petitions For Affiliation for Charter Membership. We invite you to join us in this endeavor. We need more members to show the Grand Lodge that we have enough members to ensure stability and growth. So, if you would like to join us; in this perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity to be a Charter Member of a Filipino Lodge in the Nation's Capital, we need to receive your petition as soon as possible. We will need your Certificate of Good Standing (signed and sealed) from the Secretary of your Lodge. It must show the exact dates when you were Initiated, Passed, and Raised; your completely filled out Petition for Affiliation; and your cheque for $150.00 payable to Maynilad Lodge, U.D, (If you are a Filipino Citizen whose permanent residence is the Philippines, your charter Membership Fee is $50.00). We also need a brief synopsis of you Masonic Travel (your past and present title with dates and place and other Masonic Affiliations.)
If you want to join us as a Charter Member, please email our Secretary, WBro Ken Gibala ASAP. He will send you the Petition Form. Our next meeting wil be this coming Saturday (March 12) at 1:00PM in the Scottish Rite Temple, 2800 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C..
Our guest speakers for the night are MWBro. AKRAM ELIAS (our Lodge Member) and WBro. CURTIN WINSOR. They will be talking about the Cincinnatus Lodge No. 76 Outreach Program in Southern Pilippines which they started in 2004 in cooperation with three Lodges in the Philippines. You are all invited to attend, if within your cable tow.
Our Worshipful Master, Illustrious Bro. Ted Villapando is in the Philippines. If you would care to meet him, he will be attending the ANCOM 2011 there with other Members of Maynilad Lodge.
Thank you and May God Bless Us All,
Bro. BC [yanicasan] via PMYG