Sunday, November 30, 2014

SNAPSHOTS FROM 24th CENTRAL LUZON MULTI-DISTRICT CONVENTION

29 November 2014
Lou-is Resort and Restaurant
Balanga City, Bataan

THE LODGE DELEGATION
Bros. Shubert Ciencia (Master), Nathaniel Elegado (Senior Warden), Jojit Floro (Junior Warden) Virgilio Santos (Secretary), Rafael Perez (Senior Deacon), Angelito Dela Cruz (Assistant Secretary), Fitzgerald Hierco (Assistant Treasurer), Aquilino Valino Jr. (Immediate Past Master and Tyler), Roberto Bulanadi, Emil Andrew Dela Rosa








Monday, November 24, 2014

QUOTES ON THE WAY TO DINGALAN

PALAYAN CITY to DINGALAN: 48.3 kms

"Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel, but ride." --- EDDY MERCKX


"You can't buy happiness. But you can buy a bike and that's pretty close". ---UNKNOWN


"Don't like hills? Then you should probably ride more hills." ---UNKNOWN


"It is unknown around the corner that turn my wheels". ---HEINZ STUCKE

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TO BE TRIED AND PROVEN

Beyond its activities and projects, Model Lodge was established with the ultimate goal of living the Masonic way of life.

Members of the Lodge therefore, as its name imply, are expected to subscribe to the tenets of Freemasonry and subject themselves to the regulations governing the fraternity with no exception or any precondition.

And this path to "making good men better" start at the first knock on the gates of King Solomon's Temple where those who "ask to be one" are "tried and proven".

The gates therefore must be guarded with utmost vigilance at all times by those who are worthy and qualified.

With this in mind, the first 20 members completed the Lodge's first ever course on "Capacity Enhancement of Lecturers for the Tried and Proven Meetings" that was hosted by Bro. Monico Delgado at his private lounge in Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija.


Four modules were discussed during the 1-day course whose main objective is to familiarize members of the Lodge on the "Tried and Proven" orientation manual for candidates and develop them into effective lecturers. 

The course started with an overview of its content and objectives followed by Bro. Ernesto Jimenez who facilitated the discussion on Module 1 (The First Meeting) and Module 2 (First Degree), Bro. Arnel Landingin who discussed the elements of Module 3 (Second Degree), and Bro. Shubert Ciencia who walked the participants through Module 4 (Third Degree) and Module 5 (Effective Teaching and Communication Strategies).




Of course, the usual refreshment and fellowship ala Model Lodge [i.e. billiards] followed which ended with a huge exclamation mark at Bro. Reynaldo Requito's residence who was celebrating his birthday.



Monday, November 17, 2014

TEAM 45/55 BAGS 3rd IN AMARANTH SMILE OLYMPICS

Congratulations to the combined forces of the Pantabangan-Bonari Court No. 45 and Model Court No. 55 who topped the cheering and tug-of-war contests, lost big time in the sack race and dodge ball wars, almost won in the basketball shoot-out and word games, and fought hard in a down-the-wire tie breaker to emerge as the 3rd placer in the District V SMILE Olympics of the Order of the Amaranth at the Wesleyan University-Philippines Gymnasium in Cabanatuan City.  







Sunday, November 9, 2014

OCTOBER BIKE-FEST

Twice in Carranglan.

The first is for Bro. Darwin Pastor to test the route that was intended to conclude at Aloha Falls but ended in Digdig anyway, while the second saw all competing 373 Bikers finishing with five of them taking Top Ten honors in the 1st Kadanglaan Mountain Terrain Bike Invitational.



There was Cuyapo too and a homage to Katabay and the Lodge named after him.


At the end of the month, too little biking resulted into too sweet blood as FBS levels shoot up during Model Court No. 55's monthly pricking session.  


There will always be next month, the bikers murmured, when the weather will be rainless but cooler.

That they promised, and that alone required a celebration.