Friday, September 21, 2012

Summer of 2012 - June & July

The summer of 2012 has come and gone. As usual, it was quite busy and went by very quickly.

Here are some pictures of and notes about most of those events.

June 23, Saturday - Wedding of Jim Manalang (son of RWB Junn M) and Danielle

June 24, Sunday - Installation of Bethel 9, Job's Daughters

On June 25, Monday, I stopped by The Forks and saw the
Canadian Museum of Human Rights being built.

We attended the debut of Jasmine Lapiña, the youngest daughter of Sis Espie & RWB Neil Lapiña. It was held at the Victoria Inn on June 30. We cancelled our annual holiday at a resort to attend the debut. Our short visit to NY/NJ in mid-June to attend Anna's graduation served as our 2012 annual holiday.

On July 7, Saturday, Mae and I drove to Kenora, ON for the day. It was Mae's first time in Kenora. 
We had lunch at Hap's Pub & Restaurant.

The historical Hotel Kenricia on Main Street opened in 1883. It is currently boarded up but there are some initiatives to convert part or all of it to condominiums.

Here is a picture of a ship offering a cruise of The Lake of the Woods.

Dinner was at the Plaza, a Greek restaurant on Main Street. It was the highlight of our short visit to Kenora, ON.

On July 8, Sunday, the 3rd Annual Ben Harnish Memorial Baseball Fun Day was hosted by the Widows Sons. There was a good number of kids and representatives from the various Masonic Bodies. Well, even the adults had a lot of fun.

Here is a picture taken on July 9, Monday, during one of the evening walks my daughter and I had. This was taken from the corner of Inkster Blvd and King Edward Street.
On July 21, Saturday, I put on clown makeup and wore my costume to participate in the Morris Parade with the Khartum Shriners. It's been a while since I put on makeup.
Here is a picture with the GM, MWB Al Hadley.

With JGW RWB Ron Church (L) and DGM RWB Doug Webster (C).
With Lady Hope Rosenbaum, First Lady of Khartum Shriners.

On July 29, Saturday, Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 had another summer picnic. This was at Kildonan Park.
As usual, there were lots of cameras and pictures taken.

The Lodge picnic was the last event for July.

Thus ends the journal for the first two (2) months of the wonderful summer of 2012.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189, EA Degree Conferral & Rizal Night

On June 22, 2012, the new set of Officers (2012/2013) of Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189, led by WM Cris Alip, held their first Meeting. There was balloting and a Conferral of the EA Degree. The Meeting went very well and the Conferral was very, very impressive.
Bro Noel Regalado gave an excellent presentation of the JW's Lecture.
The Lodge also honored the Lodge Brethren serving as GL Officers for 2012/2013. These are: MWB Ted Jones, Grand Secretary; RWB Junn Manalang, Grand DofC; MWB Chibu Uson, IPGM; RWB Reyne Cruz, BGP; and RWB John Baptista, BGP.
After the Lodge was closed, the Ladies and other visitors were called into the Lodge for the first presentation of this year's JRC Evans Lecture by VWB Richard Lacoursiere, WM of Northern Light Prince Rupert's Lodge No1. The topic was "Freemasonry, whither are you directing your course?"
Listening intently were the newly obligated EA's, Bro Jopay Pelayo, Bro Bernie Llorente, Jr and Bro Tony Bantados. To their right, is Petitioner Dongs Golpe.

The Ladies and Brethren listening to the wonderful JRC Evans Lecture

Afterward, we had a Rizal Night celebration. Bro Peter Ching gave a very entertaining and informative talk about Bro Dr Jose Rizal. The Refreshment Hour was managed very well by our JW, Bro Noel Regalado.
There were various photo ops. Here are some of those.

I guess being senior has some benefits. You get to sit in front and you get a close up picture.
I wonder what world problem these Brethren are discussing. I hope they solved at least one.
Our newest addition to the list of RW's, RWB John Baptista. Congratulations on being elected to the GL Board of General Purposes. He will serve for a term of three (3) years.
One of our always-smiling Brethren, with his very charming smile.
Watch how many Brethren are added to the group.

Thank goodness that there were only two (2) cameras there. Otherwise, the group would have gotten much bigger with every picture taken.
The new EA's Mentor, Bro Rey Galapon, writing his contact info and maybe some instructions to the new EA's.
L to R: VWB Rudy Maraña; VWB Jun Pagunuran; RWB John Baptista; and VWB Ben Gasmeña
Did you notice that the group got bigger since the previous picture?
I hope they have solved at least one world problem.
WB Glenn Baggao indicating that they solved two (2) world problems.
Is WB Cris Alip indicating five (5) or is he just waving?

Our smiling WM, WB Cris Alip, with rolled up sleeves ready to lead the Lodge Brethren working in the quarries this year.
Our new EA's, L to R: Bro Jopay Pelayo; Bro Tony Bantados; and Bro Bernie Llorente, Jr.
Bro Rey Galapon (L) with Bro Dexter Lacanilao, who yesterday was called and admitted to the Bar of the Law Society of Manitoba. Congratulations, Bro Attorney Dexter! Well done!

Another wonderful evening, late as it ended, at Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189.
The Lodge will be in darkness in July and August but there are some Lodge events during those months - the 4th Annual Lodge Golf Tournament on July 15; the 4th Annual Lodge Summer Outing/Camping from August 3 to 5. And, I'm sure, there will be impromptu picnics and social gatherings throughout the summer.