Friday, November 27, 2009

GL of DC Opens New Lodge: Maynilad Lodge U.D.

The Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia F&AM has granted a dispensation to a new lodge this past week for Masons with a Philippine background or interest: Maynilad Lodge U.D. "Maynilad" was the first recorded name of what is now Manila.

From the Grand Secretary:

Greetings Brethren:

Please be informed that our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Kwame Acquaah, has issued a dispensation (No. 09-25) to a number of regular Freemasons to establish a Lodge in this jurisdiction, under the name of "MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D.", to work using the D.C. Ritual in English and in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the Grand Lodge, F.A.A.M., of the District of Columbia.

Alianza Fraternal Americana Lodge No. 92, at its Wednesday, November 18, 2009 stated communication, resolved to support the formation of said new lodge and recommended to the Grand Master that he give favorable consideration to the prayer of the petitioners.

Worshipful Brothers Teddy Villapando, PM; Generoso Calonge, PM; and Edward Usita, PM have been appointed to serve as the first Master, Senior Warden and Junior Warden respectively.

An announcement of the date, time and place for the organizational meeting and installation of the officers of MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D. will be forthcoming.

Cordially and fraternally,

Mansour Hatefi, PGM
Grand Secretary


Worshipful Brother Ken Gibala, Secretary of the new lodge, reports they have 23 members so far, and expect to have 40 charter members by the end of the year. Congratulations to the brethren of Maynilad Lodge U.D.

5 comments:

Gingerman said...

Brother Chris,

We're not chartered yet, but Under Dispensation. Things are growing and generating excitement. Thanks for posting this.

We're drawing members from all over the country. Lots of PMs and Master Masons. Of course, we want to bring in new candidates especially. We're near the many military and diplomatic centers of the DC area, and invite all who are interested in Great Fellowship and Freemasonry to come on by.

welcome at dumating sa pamamagitan ng

Steve Brettell
Maynilad Lodge, UD
Washington DC

Chris Hodapp said...

Brother Steve,
Thanks for the correction. I have altered the wording of the original post. Here's wishing you great success.

Teddy said...

Hi Brother Chris,

Filipino brethren based in New South Wales recently obtained a charter for their own Jose Rizal Lodge No. 1045 just last month. The lodge consecration is scheduled on 30 January 2010. More details are at their own blog over at: http://joserizalnsw.blogspot.com/.

I enjoyed visiting our Sydney brethren last September. They are quite lively and go out of their way to welcome brothers from foreign jurisdictions.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Teddy Kalaw
Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial No. 136
Metro Manila, Philippines

Teddy said...

Hi Brother Chris,

Filipino brethren based in New South Wales recently obtained a charter for their own Lodge Jose Rizal No. 1045 just last month. The lodge consecration is scheduled on 30 January 2010. More details over at their own blog at: http://joserizalnsw.blogspot.com/

I enjoyed visiting our Sydney brethren just last September. They are very lively and go out of their way to welcome brothers from foreign jurisdictions.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Teddy Kalaw
Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial No. 136
Metro Manila, Philippines

Gingerman said...

Bro. Teddy,

If you get up to this part of the world, ie, Washington, DC, please stop in a sit in lodge with us. There's lots of Masonic Sites to see in DC, especially if you've read Angels and Demons. Ooooh, scarey!!
The Grand Lodge of DC has many special lodges working in various styles and rituals. I belong to an English Emulation Lodge; there are Italian, French, Spanish, Scottish and others. Come on by.