Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Testimonial Golf Tourney: 23 July


Marikina Lodge No 119 and Montalban Lodge No. 376 will be having a Fund Raising Golf Tournament on July 23, 2009 at Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

This is also a Testimonial Golf Tournament for Bro. Gerry B. Doria who will be retiring from the PNP on July 31, 2009.

Ticket price is Php 2,000.00, inclusive of souvenir, raffle, caddy and lunch. Blind Callaway. Tee-off time is 6:00 AM.

Trophies and awards are as follows:

Lowest Gross, Lowest Net
Class A: Champion, 1st Runner-Up
Class B: Champion, 1st Runner-Up
Class C: Champion, 1st Runner-Up
Class D: Champion, 1st Runner-Up

Ladies Division: Champion, 1st Runner-Up

Special Awards:
Longest Drive
Longest Putt
Most Accurate Drive
Nearest the Pin Award
Fabulous Raffle Prizes

Proceeds of this project will be used to finance various charitable projects of Marikina Lodge No. 119 and Montalban Lodge No. 376

For inquiries, please call Bro JB Liclican at CP No. 0917-881-4244.


Bro. Mike Cruz
Marikina Lodge No. 119

See previous post here.

SGTS 296 Past Master's Night: 17 July

Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge No 296,
Free and Accepted Mason of California

Cordially invites you to our
Annual Past Master's Night

On Friday, 17 July, 2009 (1830) 6:30 PM

Conferral for Brother Michael T Rabuco
To the Sublime Degree of Master Mason

At Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge Masonic Temple
3795 Utah Street, San Diego, CA. 92104

Attires: Past Masters; Black shoes, black pants and SGTS Polo/Golf Shirts
(Provided by the Lodge)
All others: Black Suits or Barong Tagalog

Romy Quinton, PM Worshipful Master
Bong Panetta, PM Senior Warden
George Milieus, Junior Warden

Refreshment and fellowship follows in the Dining Hall

For further information and shirt's sizes: Contact Carding Edra, PM.

Posted by: Alfonso Farinas

Monday, June 29, 2009

Philippine Balanghay Association: 23-25 July

Philippine Balanghay Association Inc. Masonic Social invites Master Masons to be Lakans.

Join us in doing charitable works and community service, we believe that charity starts at home - so why wait? Join na!

For an initiation fee of PHP9,500.00 only, you can contribute to the following:

*Grand Lodge of the Philippines - P 500.00
*Blue Lodge of Candidate (Alipin) - P 500.00
*Chapter - P 500.00
*Alipin Expenses -P 2,000.00
*PBA Materials - P 1,000.00
*Hospital and Community Fund - P 5,000.00

Dates: July 23, 24, 25, 2009
Place: Ambassador Hotel
Time: 5:00 pm onwards
Registration: July 23, 2009 for all Alipins
Be a member now and enjoy the fun!
"Being a member is not a right, it's a priviledge"

Hospital accreditation: National Children's Hospital - E. Rodriguez Ave. Quezon City

For more information contact the following:

Lakan Jun Magtanong Jr. (0920- 9616641)
Lakan Alex Soriano (0917- 5163427)
Lakan Eddie Chua (0917- 8846698)
Lakan Martin Domingo (0917- 8168222)


"A First for Side A & PPO"

Symphony of Hope Concert

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pinoy Masons California Eyeball Schedules

Above shows the adopted and official Pinoy Masons @ Yahoogroups logo. Designed by WBro George Sebastian with inputs from several brethren.

California Eyeball Schedules:

1. Northern California Eyeball to Eyeball: Contact: WBro George Sebastian

8 August 2009, 10 AM: In conjunction with KASAMA (Kapatiran ng Sacramento/San Joaquin Masons) picnic; Elk Grove Park, Elk Grove, CA. Potluck, RSVP to WBro Sebastian, Bro Albert Caoile or Bro Romy Mabanta.

2. Southern California Eyeball to Eyeball: Contact: Bro Bradpans Francia

29 August 2009, 11 AM: PinoyMasons 2nd Eyeball 2 Eyeball at South Bay Terrace Park, Tooma St San Diego, CA. Potluck or donation, please coordinate with Bro Bradpans for more details.

All other Pinoy Masons are encourage to organise their own regional eyeball and a Grand Eyeball to Eyeball are in the offing.

Note: Southern California Eyeball changed from 22 Aug to 29 Aug.

Camarines Sur Lodge 382 Constituted: 22 June 2009


Camarines Sur Lodge No 382 [Naga City, Bicol] was constituted and held its 1st Installation of Officers last 22 June 2009 at the Crown Hotel, Naga City; with the following officers:

Worshipful Master - WBro Lyndel C Clymer
Senior Warden - WBro Tony Aberca PM
Junior Warden -Bro Vic Caning
Secretary - WBro Jonathan F Navarette PM
Treasurer - Bro Bill Talagtag
Senior Deacon - Bro Eymard Z Gomez
Junior Deacon - Bro Emilson Q Sy
Senior Steward -Bro Reymund Zuela
Junior Steward - Bro Felicisimo Capucao
Marshall - Bro Ariel Bionat
Chaplain - Bro Jun Bonggao

Thank you brethren for the support and messages of good wishes.

We temporarily meet at the Scout Foothills Camp [c/o WBro Ben Villanueva], Barangay Panicuason, Naga City.

Via email: Bro Eymard Z Gomez

"The Long Road Reveals the Strength of the HORSE,
Time Reveals the Character of MAN"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

1st PASACA Golf Tourney

Mga Kuyang,

Maraming salamat muli sa lahat ng tumulong upang maging matagumpay ang First (1st) Paete Square and Compass Association (PASACA) Golf Tournament ng Lohiya Sierra Madre 181, Paete, Laguna.

Ang mga nagkamit ng karangalan ay ang mga sumusunod:

Low Gross Champion ---- Mr. Hector Samonte

Low Net Champion ---- Bro. Danieve Binsol

Class A 1. VW Jose Aspuria 2. Mr. Dodong Gordoncillo 3. VW Nonoy Gavino

Class B 1. Mr. David Rubio 2. VW Benjie Monzones 3. Mr. Jing Larano

Class C 1. VW Popoy Brinas 2. Mr. Willy Tan 3. WM Virgilio "Billy" Cadang

Most Accurate Drive Mr. Willie Tan

Longest Drive Mr. Serafin Zaldivia Jr.

Nearest to the Pin Bro. Danieve Binsol

"Be an example worthy of emulation"

Rod A. Adricula
Lohiya Sierra Madre 181
Paete, Laguna

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WBro Roy Maramag Drops Working Tools: 22 June 2009

WBro Roy Maramag, Past Master of Sanchez Mira Lodge No 233; [also known and fondly called "Bro Bili Bittut" by those close to him], suddenly passed away this afternoon [22 June 2009].

At this hour of sorrow and of the sudden death of our brother, we want to share and offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of WBro Roy Maramag.

His body lies at Barangay Masisit, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Please contact his DeMolay son, Philip Maramag at this telephone number 0063 9152705637.

May his soul rest in peace in the feet of our GAOTU.

Bong Raquel
Filipino Travelers Club UAE
N. Samar Lodge 211 MWGLP

"Those who believe (in the Quran), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures) , and the Christians.. .and (all) who believe in God and the last day and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve." The Qur'an, 2:62


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their condolences and prayers to the family and friends of our WBro Roy Maramag. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Monday, June 22, 2009

56th Anniversary Invite - TM Kalaw Mem Lodge: 4 July

Dearest Brethren,

For and on behalf of our fellow Brethren in Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial Lodge No. 136, I and the lodge officers most warmly invite all Brethren wheresoever dispersed to join us in commemorating the 56th Anniversary Celebration of our Worshipful Lodge on Saturday, 4 July 2009, at 6:00 in the evening at the Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino, Club Filipino Drive, San Juan City. Formal attire is requested. Ample parking and access to public transport is available across the street at the Greenhills Shopping Center.

Senator Manny Villar will give the Keynote Address as Guest of Honor for the occasion.

To further commemorate MW Bro Teodoro M Kalaw's 125th birth anniversary this year, the Worshipful Lodge's patron clan; through former Senator Eva Estrada Kalaw, will also be rededicating to the Brethren of the Worshipful Lodge the Temple Bust of Most Worshipful Teodoro M. Kalaw, Grand Master of Filipino Freemasons in 1928, which originally graced the Worshipful Lodge's former temple in San Juan City.

The Brethren of the Worshipful Lodge will again also have the privilege of hosting the Induction of Officers of the District Guild of Past Masters for Masonic District NCR-F for the new 3-year term of the latter beginning this year.

We very much look forward to you joining and celebrating with us during this annual tradition of our Worshipful Lodge.

Yours in the Craft for the Worshipful Lodge,

WB Teodoro Kalaw IV
Incumbent Worshipful Master

Related posts, click here and here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Liberty Lodge Potluck Dinner: 18 June

Hello Kuyangs,

Liberty Lodge No 299 of Santa Clara, California would like to invite any Kuyangs [brethren] nearby to attend our Potluck this Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:30 pm at 1675 Scott Blvd. in Santa Clara.

Best Regards,

Josel Buada

Liberty Lodge #299
1675 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, California

Bro Sandy Alcantara Drops Working Tools: 15 June 2009

Brother Domingo "Sandy" Alcantara dropped his working tools last Monday, 15 June. A worthy Brother and an upright Mason.

He is a member of Capitol Lodge # 174 GLP and Southern California # 529 GLC. He is also a member of this Yahoo egroup.

He was diagnosed with prostate cancer and just went back to the Philippines from California last month.

Farewell my Brother...Farewell. .. May you rest in Peace.

Roger Paulino, Jr.
Torrance University 394
William Rhodes Hervey 767
Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
Hometown: Cabanatuan City N.E.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Plaridel Lodge No 302 Constituted: 15 June 2009

Photo above shows the Spanish romanesque and historic Bayonne Masonic Temple in Bayonne, NJ. [Photo from Bayonne.org]

Plaridel Lodge No 302 was warranted last 16 April 2009 by the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, F & AM [USA]; and was formally constituted last 15 June 2009 at the Bayonne Masonic Temple, 888 Avenue C, Bayonne, New Jersey.

The following are the charter or inaugural officers:

Worshipful Master - RW Bro Jose G. Daguman, PGC
Senior Warden - RW Bro Constantino B. Buno Sr., PSGS
Junior Warden – RW Bro Rosauro J. Rosales, PDRI
Secretary – Bro Gani R. Ricarte
Treasurer - VW Bro Danilo Gamino, PDGL
Chaplain – Bro Emmanuel A. Rosales
Senior Deacon – WBro Phil Caliolio
Junior Deacon – Bro Giovani Nazareno
Senior Master of Ceremonies – Bro Antonio Sarmiento
Junior Master of Ceremonies – Bro Kenneth Modina
Senior Steward – Bro Dennis Paulo
Junior Steward – Bro Edward Fernandez
Marshal – Bro Ulysses Reyes
Organist - WBro Edward Ibao
Historian – WBro Valentin Basiga Jr.
Tyler – Bro Carmelito Eduarte
Proxy to Grand Lodge – Bro Antonuio Sarmiento
Trustees – WBro Edward Ibao – 2009
WBro Constantino M. Buno Jr - 2010
WBro Valentin Basiga Jr. – 2011

For additional pictures and report, please click here.

Pinoy Masons Worldwide congratulate the officers and members of Plaridel Lodge No 302 of the Fifth Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, F & AM.

Rite of Constitution and Installation of Officers: San Felipe Lodge


Last June 13, 2009 San Felipe Lodge No 384 received its Rite of Constitution and eventually conducted its 1st Public Installation that same day.

Our Guest of Honor and Speaker is none other than MW Bro Peter U. Lim Lo Suy, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philiipines.

The Officers for the Masonic Year 2009 are:

Worshipful Master: WM Manuel G. Enriquez
Senior Warden: Bro. Edmund J. Domacena
Junior Warden: Bro Nasser A. Abdurasul
Treasurer: VW Nolan T. Sudario
Secretary: VW Alejo C. Antonio
Auditor: WB Roberto Correos

Sincerely & fraternally,

Jerry D. Azurin Sr.
Unity :: 285, Olongapo City
Ass't moderator Pinoymasons YGroup

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cornucopia - PLDT SME Nation Night: 19 June

Dear Brethren,

CORNUCOPIA, in cooperation with PLDT SME Nation,will have a special business networking night with free food and drinks for the first 30 registrants this June 19, Friday, 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Max Restaurant,Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

Registration starts at 5:30 pm which would be immediately followed by our regular business networking.

Our very own Bro. Mel Sison (Bagumbayan # 4), from the Bureau of Customs will be one of our speakers who will give a talk on "The Role of Internet Commerce in the Import/Export Industry".

For brethren who can't attend because of time and geographical limitations, you can email or call/text me your business needs before the said meeting so that I can make a pitch for you.

Hope to see you there!

Joel S. Ferrer
Araw#18, NCR-C, GLP


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BBL#17 Outreach Program at Tahanan ni Maria

Brethren of Bagong buhay Lodge #17 and All Regular Masons:

I would like to share with you a recent outreach program of Bagong Buhay Lodge #17 headed by WBro. Tony Paulite Jr., Worshipful Master; last Saturday, 30th of May 2009 at Tahanan ni Maria located in Barangay Lantic, Carmona, Cavite. Please see attached pictures captured during the occasion.

The unforgettable moment with the less fortunate and aged residents of Tahanan ni Maria; Brethren, sila ang mga kawangis ng ating Butihing Ina... nasa Tahanan ni Maria!!! They need our aid and assistance.

"Ang Tahanan ni Maria is an aged home and is a nonstock, non profit charitable organization whose vision and mission is to be of service to the elderly, and is committed to provide the basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care.

The Foundation was registered on August 30, 1996 by the late Fr. Norberto "Bitoy" Macalintal, SVD. For thirteen years, the home has been ministering to the poor and abandoned elderly accepting referrals from private individuals in cooperation with NGO's and Government Agencies like the DSWD in the different Provinces of Region IV.

The institution now has 60 elderly men and women under their love, care and guidance."

During the coordination with the officials of Tahanan ni Maria one afternoon with my batchmate in Freemasonry, VW Bro Nathaniel "Natz" Golla Sr.; we visited the Bahay Ni Maria for the first time to know what could we do to help the occupants of the aged care facility.

We were hesitant at first to mention our Masonic affiliations knowing that this institution is being managed and run by Catholic priests We didn't like to be rejected if they found out later that we belong to our ancient brotherhood of Freemasonry. We nevertheless proceeded to the site and we were both surprised that the major supporters of the institution are mostly Masons and the caretaker; by the name of Ms Dory Bantatua [Secretary and OJT coordinator] was very happy knowing that we are Masons.

On May 28, 2009, we needed to confirm our visit but no response from the caretaker, this prompted me to try and visit their internet site and googled Tahanan ni Maria to get another contact person; Fr. Efren De Guzman. I texted him and explained our purpose and just a matter of minutes my cellphone rang and Fr. Efren is on the other side. He asked my details and what group I belong to; this time I was confident to answer straight away that I am a Mason and my Lodge is Bagong Buhay Lodge #17. Fr. Efren De Guzman related to me the same story that indeed Masons are major supporters of Tahanan ni Maria.

Customary to the tradition of Tahanan ni Maria, and in collaboration with all residents; they prepared a short program to thank us for our visit. Though not physically fit and able they tried their very best to sing and dance to show their gratitude for our visit... as if saying "BUMALIK NAMAN KAYO".

I would like to appeal to all brethren withersoever dispersed to take a look at the attached pictures and you will see how miserable their situation is. They are truly in need of our aid and assistance. To those who are blessed with so much, to those who have extra resources... and to those who love their NANAY... Share some of your blessings for the benefit of Tahanan ni Maria and its residents.

In behalf of WBro. Antonio Paulite, Worshipful Master of Bagong Buhay Lodge #17; I would like to thank and acknowledge the presence of the brethren from Bagong Buhay Lodge #17 and of their support, namely: VW Bro Claude Ambion, WBro Antonio Paulite, JW Bro Willy Baula, Bro Ariate, Bro Ambion and all the petitioners who have attended this important function of Bagong Buhay Lodge#17.

God Bless Us and All Regular Masons under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines. Mabuhay ang Bagong Buhay Lodge #17!

Bro. Julito "Joey" Bernales
Bagong Buhay Lodge #17
Dasmarinas Lodge #346
Honorary Member:
St. Augustine Lodge #300
La Naval Lodge #269

GLP 93rd ANCOM: A Message of Thanks


Herewith is a text message by VW Bro Oscar P. Musni, PJGL, the 93rd ANCOM [ex-]Convention Director, which deserves to be read by everyone in this jurisdiction:

"Brethren of the 93rd ANCOM Committee: We have done it! The Opening of the ANCOM [2009] up to the Installation proved that from start to the finish, our efforts have insured our successes.

The result is indeed memorable and the Installation which capped the historic occasion is the cream, the dessert that gives thev sweet aftertaste and we have now our pride and our joy in the Grand Orient.

At this stage, thought this may seem late, but I have to catch up with my professional task; I convey to you my heartfelt gratitude for the unstinting support you have given to the task. With you, the idea has become a fact. Remember, it is you, not I; who has made it happen. I am just fortunate that you have trusted me to be the primus inter pares.

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. And mine to you is boundless and immeasurable.

Best wishes and congratulations. Please pass to others who have in more ways than one have brought a stone into this edifice of unprecedented achievement of the brethren of these two districts.

My special thanks to VW Bro UPM (Unabia, Peter M. of MD R10-A, my counterpart [of OPM (Oscar P. Musni)]and VW Bro Jim S. Bernadas of MD R10-B for their guidance and support.

May God bless us all and our loved ones!

Bro. Oscar P. Musni, PJGL
93rd ANCOM [ex-]Convention Director"

Via email:

Don Antonio T. Cosin Memorial 308
Leonardo T. Pañares 220
Cagayan de Oro City

Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge Receives Charter


I am very happy to inform you that Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 received its Charter from MWB Ted Jones, Grand Master of Manitoba during the 134th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba [Canada] today, June 5, 2009.

2009 - 2010 Lodge Officers

Worshipful Master WBro Rudy Maraña (Betty)
Senior Warden Bro Ben Gasmeña (Jo)
Junior Warden Bro Melvin Arabe (Pearl)
Senior Deacon Bro Bert Manalang (Cristina)
Junior Deacon Bro Cris Alip (Cory)
Inner Guard Bro Darwin Agustin (Noemi)
Senior Steward Bro Arnold Calambacan Sr (Jenith)
Junior Steward Bro Rey Galapon (Prima Paz)
Chaplain Bro Grant Jago Tyler VW Bro Lito Caguiat (Baby)
Secretary/Treasurer RW Bro Chibu Uson (Mae)
Director of Ceremonies W Bro Jun Pagunuran (Aries)
Immediate Past Master RW Bro Junn Manalang (Lisa)
Auditors VW Bro Jun Espino (Susan) and Bro Willie Gopez (Tess)


Bro John Baptista
Bro Raul Bulaong (Maryann)
Bro Mario Bulawit (Carol)
Bro Peter Ching (Jette)
WBro Reyne Cruz (Cecile)
Bro Raymund Dignadice (Majel)
WBro Glenn Gilos (Jasmin)
Bro Art Gloria (Lydia)
Bro Poy Gomez (Cris)
Bro Andy Gonzales (Areza)
Bro Don Gragasin (Delia)
Bro Cesar Ignacio (Malou)
Bro Dexter Lacanilao (Claire)
Bro Arnel Lee (Snooky)
WBro Charles Lekic (Zivka)
Bro Emmanuel Paña
Bro Zaldy Regadio (Terry)
Bro Noel Regalado (Helen)
Bro Jhel Santos (Helen)
Bro Edwin Sawit (Nita)
Bro Jojo Sevilla (Marion)
Bro Irving Siga
Bro William Tan
VWBro Jun Tumaliuan (Gloria)
Bro Rico Villarin (Emma)
Bro Mo Zholgadar (Geralyn)


Chibu Uson

"Freemasonry - a way of life"
Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Capitol Lodge No 136, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mother Lodge: Capitol City Lodge No 174, Quezon City, Philippines


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Brethren & all,

Let us congratulate RW Bro Chibu Uson and all officers and members of the Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge # 189 who just received its Charter yesterday from the GM of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba.

Bro E Usita
Via email

Marikina & Montalban Lodges' Golf Tournament: 23 July

Good Day Brethren!

To all Golf Aficionados, you are cordially invited to join the Golf Tournament (Blind Callaway) on July 23, 2009 at Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. This is a joint fund raising project of Marikina Lodge No. 119 and Montalban Lodge No. 376. This is also a Testimonial Golf Tournament for Bro. Gen. Gerry Doria who will be retiring from the PNP on July 31, 2009.

For details and ticket reservation, please get in touch with Bro JB Liclican at CP Nr 0917-881-4244.


Bro John "Yahya" Briones
Marikina Lodge No. 119

134th Manitoba GL AnComm

Hi, Brethren:

At the 134th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba [Canada] concluded today, June 6, Saturday:

1. Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 received the Grand Master's Lodge of Excellence Award for 2008.

2. The following Brethren of Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 were elected and installed:

RWB Jesus (Junn) Manalang - Grand Historian
RWB Constante (Chibu) Uson - Senior Grand Warden

3. Appointed and installed:

VWB Arsenio (Jun) Pagunuran, Jr - Grand Tyler

Fraternal regards,

Chibu Uson

"Freemasonry - a way of life"



Please accept my heartfelt congratulations to you on being installed as the Senior Grand Warden under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba. I will be praying for your success and continous travel to the Grand Oriental Chair.

Please extend also my congratulations to RWB Junn Manalang - Grand Historian and VWB Jun Pagunuran, Grand Tyler. More power to all of you!


Arnold "Dong" Makil Abaya, PM
Sublime Benicia Lodge #5, F&AM, Benicia, CA
Saigon Lodge #188, F&AM, Manila, Phil.
Jacques DeMolay Mem. Lodge #305, F&AM, Manila, Phil.
Frank Reed Horton Mem. Lodge #379, F&AM, Q.C., Phil.
Current Location: Hercules, California

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lemon Grove Blood Drive: 6 June


Lemon Grove Lodge 736 will be having a bloodletting drive on date and time provided below on behalf of Sis Mickey Rosso, wife of our WB Secretary, Bro Carl Rosso; who has been diagnosed of an ailment that requires constant blood transfusions to keep her thriving.

All blood types are accepted for donation and light refreshments will be served. Our goal is 22 donors. Thank you in advance for extending your cabletow for this worthy cause.

Lemon Grove Lodge 736 Blood Drive
2590 Main Street, Lemon Grove, CA 91946
June 6 2009 Saturday 10am – 2pm

Brotherly Love,

Bro Louie Young
Lemon Grove 736 SD CA

2009 San Diego Country Fair: 12 June - 5 July

June 1, 2009

Dear Worshipful Sir, Brothers, Sisters:

The 2009 San Diego County Fair is approaching very quickly. The Freemasons of San Diego will be hosting a booth at this year´s event. The dates for the San Diego Fair are: June 12 through July 05 (Closed Mondays: June 15 and 22). Please mark your calendar.

We would like to offer your lodge/group a full or partial day of operating the booth, on a "first come, first serve" basis. Lodges participating in manning the booth will be given the referrals we develop on a proportional basis and by geographic location.

Previous years have proven to be successful, generating up to 75 qualified referrals that added 25 new Brothers to our Fraternity. Many of these Brothers and their Ladies have moved forward into other Masonic Concordant and Affiliated organizations. We also often identify leads for the Ladies and Youth organizations. If your group would like to participate, please call or e-mail Tom Vergne at your earliest convenience.

All dates are currently open; however, we suggest you provide several date selections, in case another Lodge responds first. Information packets, instruction sheets and tickets will be provided and available after June 07, 2009 at Unity Masonic Lodge No. 632, 3366 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116-1898 (Phone: 619.284-0925) .

Please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your date. Shifts will be approximately from 9:00 AM to2:30 PM (Morning Shift) and 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Evening Shift). At least four (4) per shift are required, so you´ll need at least eight volunteers.

Free parking is available and admission tickets will be provided for booth workers Thank you in advance for your consideration of this endeavor. We hope your Lodge receives lots of referrals and new petitions as a result of your efforts.

Fraternally and Sincerely,

Event Coordinators:

WBro T. B. Vergne, PM
WBro Ron Lee , PM
Bro John Gamache
Bro Joe Narciso


Event coordinators' details deleted for privacy issues. You can contact Unity Lodge at above number or leave a message on the comment section.

How to get there: This year's fair will be held at Del Mar Fairgrounds, click here for directions.

San Diego Fair 2008 & Masonic Booth 2008 Report [right click to open another window].

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bro Ben Solomon Drops Working Tools

Brother Ben Solomon of Araw Lodge #18 dropped his working tools.

His body lies in St. Peter Funeral Parlor and funeral rites will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm.

May it be his portion to hear the Welcome Words.


Bro Noel Sese
Araw Lodge #18


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Bro Ben Solomon. May he rest in peace!

Dr Jose P Rizal Lodge to Celebrate 25th Year: 19 June

Congratulations to the officers and members of Jose Rizal Lodge No 1172 of New York on their 25th year!

I am happy to note and announce that our lodge, Dr Jose P Rizal (Calamba ) Lodge No 270, located at the town where our national hero was born will also be celebrating our 25th year on June 19; the birthdate of Rizal.

There will be a modest celebration, a wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Shrine at 7 a.m. and the program will follow at our lodge building at Square cor Compass Streets, ATDRMAM Subdivision, Calamba City.

Everybody who are near or in the vicinity are invited to attend.


Bro. generoso "Boy" Opina, PDDGM
Dr JP Rizal (Calamba) Lodge 270
Calamba City, Laguna