Monday, June 4, 2012

Grand Master's Banquet, May 31, 2012

On May 31, 2012, Thursday, the evening before the opening day of the 137th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, the Grand Master's Banquet was held.
The GM with RWB Lyle Borgstrom, PDDGM of the GM's Area.

Brother DeMolay, L to R: MM Bro Justin Lapiña, PMC; Dreden Gopez; Juan Miguel Villarin

Bro Raul Bulaong with his daughter, Jerilyn Bulaong
The incoming GM, RWB Al Hadley
L to R: Lady Roseanne Hall; Lady Mae Uson; MWB Chibu Uson; and VWB Ron Hall, Grand Pursuivant

RWB Ben Kushner waiting for his tablemates

L to R: Bro Raul Bulaong; VWB Gord Greasley, JRC Evans Lecturer and the evening's MC; RWB Junn Manalang, GDoC; VWB Bert Manalang, Grand Standard Bearer; VWB Rudy Maraña, Grand Junior Deacon; and RWB Reyne Cruz

Ill Sir and RWB Harry Rosenbaum speaking with the Brethren at one of the tables

The DeMolays and Jobies formed an Honor Guard for the Head Table being piped in by WB Jimm Simon.

The GM and First Lady being piped in.

Paying the Piper

The Head Table: Carla Greasley; Anna Uson, Mikey Uson; MWB Chibu Uson; Mae Uson; MWB Neil Neddermeyer, PGM - MN and Guest Speaker

VWB Gord Greasley, Master of Ceremonies for the evening making the introductions

The GM and First Lady
MWB Don Beattie introducing those at his table.

Jerilyn Bulaong enthralled the audience with her very wonderful singing.

The Sikaran and Arnis group made their presentation.

The GM tries the tinikling.
MWB Neil Neddermeyer also tried the tinikling

MWB Ted Jones, Grand Secretary, preparing to propose a Toast to the Grand Master

The GM responds to the Toast

MWB Neil Neddermeyer, PGM-MN, giving his talk, which was very well received.

It was an excellent evening and a wonderful kick-off for the Annual Communication.

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