As in previous years, we moved our December Meeting from the 23rd, 4th Friday to the morning of 17th, Saturday. We conferred the EA Degree on Bro Joemel Perry (JP2) Arabe and Bro Dale Pineda, the son and son-in-law of our WM, WB Melvin Arabe. It was a proud moment for WB Melvin to be the Conferring WM.
It was a busy Meeting as it was also the Official Visit of RWB Randy Fraser, Unity Distric DGM.
The Lodge was called to Refreshment prior to the Degree Conferral to ensure that nobody would be hungry during the very important part or the Meeting. There was beef caldereta but somehow there was no rice, which prompted at least one Brother to wonder and ask why.
After the Meeting, there was the usual picture taking. Bro Norman Manlapaz brought his very fancy camera. Thanks to Bro Norman for taking the pictures.
As we all know, technology is great when it works. In these two pictures, Bro Norman Manlapaz and Bro Rey Galapon are shown trying to use the remote control to trigger the camera to shoot.
L to R: Bro Jayson Angcaya (he is wearing the MM Apron from the MW GL of the Philippines), RWB Junn Manalang, MWB Chibu Uson, WB Glenn Baggao and VWB Mike Cruz. WB Glenn and VWB Mike are wearing PM's Aprons from the MW GL of the Philippines.
The Meeting and Degree Conferral went very well and were an excellent start for a busy weekend. After the Meeting, the Brethren rushed home to prepare for the Lodge Christmas party that evening.