Monday, June 4, 2012

Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 Open Installation, May 26

On May 26, 2012, Saturday, at 7 PM, Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 held an Open Installation of the 2012/2013 Officers.
WM Melvin Arabe opened the Lodge and a very short business meeting was held.

The Lodge was called to Refreshment and the Ladies and visitors were then invited in the Lodge Room. We had a full Lodge Room.
VWB Jun Pagunuran (L) presented the Master Mason Certificates to the new Master Masons, Bro Neil Navarro (C) and Bro Dale Pineda (R).

WB Melvin Arabe, outgoing WM, gives his farewell message.

The gavel was turned over to RWB Ludo Grollé (in white jacket), who was the Installing Master.

The Officers for 2012/2013 are presented at the Altar.

Bro Cris Alip takes his Obligation as WM.
Congratulations, WM!

The Stewards are installed by WB Rico Villarin. 

WM Cris Alip gives his inaugural address.

The PM's present WB Melvin Arabe his PM's Apron and had Sis Pearl Arabe pin on WB Melvin his PM's Jewel.

Sis Mae (C) presents the wife of the new WM, Sis Cory Alip, the working tools of a WM's wife. These were a cellphone, a rolling pin and an apron.

VWB Thor Weidenbacher excellently presented the Final Charge. Every time I hear it, I learn something new.

Bro John Catipon from Plaridel Lodge No 302, GL of New Jersey, is a first cousin of WB Cris Alip. Bro John congratulates the new WM.

I then gave my remarks.

L to R: Bro John Catipon, from NJ; MWB Chibu Uson, GM; and WB Cris Alip

Some of the Ladies in the Lodge.

The new set of Officers are:
Worshipful Master WB Cris Alip
IPM WB Melvin Arabe
SW Bro Darwin Agustin
JW Bro Noel Regalado
Treasurer RWB Junn Manalang
Secretary MWB Chibu Uson
SD Bro Arnel Lee
JD Bro Mario Bulawit
Chaplain Bro Raul Bulaong
SS Bro Dexter Lacanilao
JS Bro Jayson Angcaya
Tyler VWB Bert Manalang
D of C RWB Jeff Chartrand
Auditors Bro Willie Gopez, Bro Edwin Sawit and VWB Ben Gasmeña
Lodge Education Officer Bro Peter Ching
Asst LEO's VWB Jun Pagunuran and RWB Jeff Chartrand
Webmaster RWB John Baptista
It was another excellent evening - beautiful Open Installation and very warm fellowship.

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