Monday, September 1, 2014

373 BIKERS: THE RAINY DAY EDITION

TOTAL MILEAGE: 292 kms.

NEW RIDERS: Bros. Nathaniel Elegado, Robert Bulanadi, and Elpidio Dizon.

MILESTONE: The longest road trip ever at 91.1 kms [Sto. Domimgo-Licab-Victoria-Pura-Guimba-Munoz] and holding the first Bike Maintenance Day under the supervision of Bro. Darwin Pastor.






Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE PINK LADIES RULE!

Congratulations to the PINK TEAM of Cabanatuan Lodge No. 53, Nueva Ecija Lodge No. 73, Talavera Lodge No. 273, and MODEL LODGE NO. 373 for emerging as the CHAMPION of the 2014 edition of the District Ladies Bowling Tournament!


The brethren of Model Lodge is proud of their BETTER HALVES  who through a team organized by MODEL COURT NO. 55 (Order of the Amaranth) did much much better than their husbands who placed last in the just concluded Annual District Tournament.



And hooray to SIS. MARY GRACE MATEO-SANTOS who was among the top scorers of the tournament!


PHOTO CREDIT: DDGM Jerome Malaca

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SIX FRAMES FROM THE DISTRICT LODGE OF INSTRUCTION

It was a full house as officers of Masonic District RIII-D walked its subordinate Lodges through a review of the proper floor works and Masonic decorum in the historic hall of Cabanatuan Lodge No. 53.

The Master of Model Lodge, its Senior and Junior Wardens, and the Senior and Junior Deacons came in yellow.

And they learned a lot as mistakes were pointed out and corrected, and lingering questions fielded and clarified.






They stayed for the fellowship dinner too and enjoyed a table with District Deputy Grand Master Bro. Jerome Malaca.

 
PHOTO CREDIT: The last frame courtesy of Bro. Alex Manuel

Friday, August 22, 2014

373 TENNIS: THE FIRST DRESS REHEARSAL

First introduced was the forehand, then the backhand, then the mixed use of both.

That was the inaugural tennis clinic two months ago.

For the second clinic, the members tried their new 373 Tennis jerseys.



Then slam and bang as the forehands and backhands were applied in a tennis court for the first time.



The balls did fly wild but then, that might have happened too when Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras took up tennis rackets for the first time.

After the clinic, the would-be tennis superstars trooped to Bro. Reynaldo Requito's place to extend to him the Lodge's comfort and support as he tends to his ailing wife...

Monday, August 18, 2014

THE 2014 BOWLING GAMES: THE BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS

There were never winners and losers in this tournament.

All 17 teams who competed are champions.

There was indeed the usual cheering and occasional heckling but all in the spirit of fun and friendship.

After all, the Bowling Games was conceived to strengthen the fraternal ties that binds the subordinate Lodges of Masonic District RIII-D tightly together.

Thus was every team a champion, including Team 373 who engaged in a Class D championship knockout match with the combined forces of Team 262/404, the team's Cabanatuan Squad leading the charge, losing by a whisker, slugging it out with Team 73 for runner-up honors, and losing that one too.




In the end, every team got a trophy, including Team 373 who placed last among the 17 teams but won big with its biggest team ever to the games, the most active participation of the members' spouses through Model Court No. 55 of the Order of the Amaranth, and the fact that every team member played although many held a bowling ball for only the first time in their lives. 


In the conclusion of a successful bowling season, Team 373 raises a tall glass to every team it lost to, a taller glass to the two teams it was able to go through, and the tallest glass to District Deputy Grand Master Bro. Jerome Malaca and the District officers who made it all possible.