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San Leandro Lodge No. 113 Free & Accepted Masons 1857-2013 156th Year of Masonry

Reaching Out DECEMBER 2013 TRESTLE BOARD Meets every Wednesday San Leandro Masonic Hall 116 W. Joaquin Avenue San Leandro, CA 94577


Greetings Brethren, How the year had just gone by. It seems only yesterday I was just getting installed along with 2013 San Leandro Lodge Officers. Now the new Officers of 2014 will take helm of the Lodge and carry it on to the New Year. Truly when you put your mind together you can create many wonderful things. Collectively our Lodge has accomplished many things. Our rituals are impressive. We have done what we set out to do. We reached out to the community. Our local school district was graciously thankful of our support. A local elementary school was appreciative when we helped them with their project along with our youth group, the Eden Assembly Rainbow No. 11. A widow sought assistance and we stepped up to the plate. Our Relief Drive was well supported by the generous donations from our members. The community knows we’re here and more importantly, they know that we are here for them. A year can only add a number to our age. But a year can also make one wiser. Indeed it was a pleasure to serve as Master. One benefit that tops it all is I got to know almost everyone on the personal level. What we learned on our first step in Masonry, where we were first made a Mason, it is what’s in our heart that the people have come to know. It is what everyone sees. It matters not what we make of ourselves. It matter not how many emblems we adorn ourselves. In darkness it is what’s in our heart that outshines them all. And that is what I see. On behalf of my dearest wife Melita, we wish to give our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Officer’s of 2013 and to the members and our lovely ladies for making this year worthwhile, for carrying on the rich tradition of what San Leandro Lodge is known for. Thank you all. Congratulation also to our newly Raised Brother, Bro Chris Vallejo and our new Entered Apprentice, Bro Bill Eadus. Welcome to the craft. Happy Birthday to the December Celebrants! See you at the Stated Meeting Dinner. Fraternal Regards, Noel and Melita From the Ciron Family we wish everyone a Joyous Season and a Prosperous New Year!


Brethren, To all our newly obligated EA's and FC's FREEMASONRY is a FRATERNITY and let us not get confused with this. and please allow me to explain: Freemasonry is the oldest, and by far, the largest fraternal order in the world. Its lodges stretch around the globe, and like the British empire, it might well be said that the sun never sets upon the Masonic lodge. Fraternity means an association of brothers, and that is exactly what Freemasonry is‌ a society of friends and brothers. The origins of Freemasonry date back to the dawn of civilization. The Egyptians practiced many of the philosophies known to modern freemasonry, and men practiced many of the operative skills as guilds formed in Europe during the 10th century. Written records of modern freemasonry have been kept since 1717 with the formation of a general governing body called a Grand Lodge in England. It is NOT a SECRET society in that its Temples are openly marked and almost everyone in the community knows where they are located. The Grand Lodge publishes a roster of the members of every lodge in the jurisdiction. Many of the lodges have individual bulletins or newsletters which carry the names of the officers and members as well. Thus it is, in the strictest sense of the word, a society with secrets, and these are limited to its obligation, its modes of recognition, such as pass words and grips, etc. and certain parts of its ritual. It is religious in character, but is NOT a religion. It's founded upon the basis principle of the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God, and everyone who comes to its lodges must express a particular belief about God, for this is the privilege of each individual and is NOT infringed upon by our Fraternity. Freemasonry practices selective charities, founded on the principle of brotherly need which is not applicable in all cases that appear similar. No member has a specific claim upon the society for its charity, for this is not a right acquired by becoming a member of the society, rather it is a PRIVILEGE. Have a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year. Let us all welcome Masonic year 2014. Fraternally Yours, Bro. Allan Nubla Senior Warden


With my utmost gratitude I would like to thank all the Brothers, Sisters, Families and Friends who have extended their helping hands in the performance and success of my duties as the Junior Warden. This year is coming to a close and it's been a long and great year. This year has been a challenging trial for me as a Mason to become even more involved while dealing with my daily duties and responsibilities. I am forever grateful for the good counsels of my caring Brothers and Sisters. It served me well and helped me to better prepare myself for my next undertaking as the Senior Warden. I hope that your continuous support, trust and assistance will always be there and I am asking everyone to extend the same to all the incoming Officers of our Lodge for the ensuing Masonic Year. For our December Stated Meeting Dinner, we will be serving roasted chicken with potatoes or rice pilaf, steamed vegetables, bread, salad and of course cake for dessert. I am hoping and expecting to see all those friendly familiar faces, and of course new ones, to attend our meeting. Calling in to reserve at your earliest convenience is always appreciated. Please call or text for reservation: Bro Jesse Dela Cruz - 510-673-1868 Bro Macoy Heramia - 510-395-2428 Bro Norman Mallillin - 510-282-2393 Have A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, from my family to yours. Fraternally, Bro Jesse Dela Cruz Junior Warden


Brethren, I would like to express my deepest, sincere thanks for the vote of confidence shown at the November Stated Meeting. I will do my best to justify that action. In an effort to reduce mail expenses Worshipful Tiopo, PM single handedly undertook the "Red Tape Bureaucracy" of the Bulk Mail System and ultimately got a Bulk Mail Permit which reduced our Trestle Board mailing cost from forty-eight cents a copy to less than one cent per copy. To me it's a shame that some brothers are kind of cancelling this savings by not reporting a change of address when they move. Every month I get more than seven or eight TB's returned. These cost fifty cents each. Please add the Lodge to your list of address change notifications when you move! Fraternally, Bro. Gary White, HA Secretary SOFT and SAFE TO THEE Brother Robert O. Bergstrom, raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Alcatraz Lodge No. 244, February 28, 1951; Master 1961; Golden Veteran Award December 2000; entered into rest September 12, 2013; 92 years, 3 months, 16 days. Brother Clyde E. Jantze, raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Eden Lodge No. 113, October 26, 1949;Golden Veteran Award December 32, 1999; entered into rest March 17, 2013; 85 years, 7 months, 27 days. Brother Laurence F. Pullen raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Eden Lodge No. 113, January 18, 1967; entered into rest November 11, 2013; 94 years, 6 months, 6 days. Almighty Father, into Thy Hands we commend the souls of our Beloved Brothers.

December Birthdays

December 2013 Sun 1


Mon 2



3 Officers 4 December Meeting,Christmas Stated Meeting Party Commitee meeting, Installation set-up Meeting

Thu 5

Fri 6

Sat 7 Eden Assembly Rainbow No. 11

9 10 Job's Daughter Bethel No. 175




18 19 20 21 Christmas Party Eden Assembly Christmas Party Annual Christmas Committee Meeting Rainbow No. 11 Set-up and Party decorations


23 24 Job's Daughter Bethel No. 175



*Please note that Jan 1st - Wednesday is DARK Officers' atire for Stated Meeting is Business Casual




12 Intallation Practice


Note from the Master: We are still collecting toys for our Community Outreach Program. Please bring your donations to the Lodge. Thank you. Members who wish to donate to the relief effort of the Typhoon Haiyan may send their checks either to the Lodge. We will forward them after the Stated Meeting to the Masonic Service Association of North America. A member of Yolo Lodge has passed away, Wor Don Jackson. Funeral Services will be in January 2014. Wor Stahl will provide more information as the date draws near.

13 Installation Set-up ---------Alchoir Shine No. 27

27 Alchoir Shine No. 27

14 157th Annual Installation of Officers 3:00 PM


1- Amerwinfino "John" G. Lim, Jr. 1- William A. Tucker 1-Cezar B. Cristobal 2-Bienviendo P. Payopay 3-Gary A. Bassignan 5-Owen L. Rhodes 6-Romeo B. Jimenez 7-Ralph P. Blake 8-Rodrigo C. De Leon 8-Steven J. Baker 8-Michael AJ Ordonio 9-Resty P. Casiano 14-Jason P. Garcia 15-Noel B. Sanchez 18-Christian M. Pacis 20-James T. Geanekos 21-Timothy H. World 21-Tomas M. Rosal 22-Richard D. Johnson 22-Reynaldo B. Pila 22-Cary M. Cochrell 23-David W. White 24-Carl A. Von Glahn 24-Robert D. Coleman 24-Romeo S. Mora 24-Jesus M. Tamandong 25-Lawrence B. Moyers 25-Alan R. Franke 25-Francis Loma 27-Christopher R. Bobis 27-Eugene B. Yoss 29-Terrance RM Morales 29-Raymond A. Myers 29-Christopher E. Bagby 31-Jose L. Barrionuevo

2013 Masonic Year at a glance‌

• 2013 COMMITTEES• • WIDOWS • Bro. Chito Mangalonzo Bro. Resty Casiano Bro. Ray Luciano

• FINANCE • Wor. Levy Segarra Wor. Del Endrina, HA Wor. Arnie Tabinas, HA

• SUNSHINE • Bro. Gary White, HA Bro. Romy Camantigue Wor. Levy Segarra Wor. Nel Pacis, HA Wor. Ronnie Reyes

• AUDIT • Bro. Domingo Ybut Bro. Vic Ingalla Bro. Dowel Juan Bro. Eduardo Torres Wor. Rey Tiopo

• HIRAM AWARD • Bro. Allan Nubla - Chairman Bro. Jesse Dela Cruz - Observer Bro. Edwin Dimarucut - Observer

• YOUTH ORDER • Wor. Rey Tiopo Wor. Levy Segarra Bro. Mike Tagulao Bro. Eric Simsuangco

• MEMBERSHIP RETENTION• Wor. Ronnie Reyes Wor. Rey Tiopo Bro. Gary White, HA Wor. Nel Pacis, HA

• CHARITY• Bro. Noel Ciron Bro. Allan Nubla Bro. Jesse Dela Cruz

• Awaiting Investigation/ Pending Initiation • Mr. Camilo Padua Mr. Alberto Pasiliao Mr. Charles Dacasin

• Fellow Crafts • Bro. David Abastillas Bro. D. J. Mendaros Bro. Christian Moore Bro. Terrance Morales Bro. Gregorio Reyes Bro. Paulo Rivera Bro. Rio De Leon Bro. Ferdinand Tottoc Bro. Will Rivera Bro. Randy Ferrer

•MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/ CANDIDATES’ COACH• Bro. Edwin Dimarucut Bro. Norman Mallillin Wor. Del Endrina, HA Bro. Allan Nubla Wor. Nel Pacis, HA • FUNERAL • Wor. Del Endrina, HA Wor. Charles Bullard

• Entered Apprentices • Bro. Jorgensen Ancheta Bro. Daniel Rials Bro. Christopher Bagby Bro. Gilbert Salud Bro. Ben Balanza Bro. Joe Salvieo Bro. Jose Barrioevo Bro. Jocip Sarmiento Bro. Alfredo Calinisan Bro. Virinder Singh Bro. James Castillo Bro. Melandro Tiongson Bro. Ernesto Collado Bro. Jerry Treber Bro. Steven Eastin Bro. Alex Valenton Bro. Niles Jackson Bro. Philip Walker Bro. Edwin Kelsey Bro. Roger Wood Bro. Francis Loma Bro. Michael Wozniak Bro. Virgilio Millores Bro. Marlon Bocalan Bro. Eric Molina Bro. Michael Ponti Bro. Danilo Nejal Bro. Anthony Deanda Bro. Maximo Pallen Bro. Farooq Khan Bro. Edgar Quesada Bro. Dionysius Litsas Bro. William Raynor Bro. William Eadus

OUR MASONIC FAMILIES Job’s Daughter Bethel No. 175 Eden Assembly Rainbow No. 11 Alchoir Shrine No. 27


Wor. Levi Segarra

Bro. Daniele Bartoli

BUILDING ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS President Vice President CFO Secretary Members

Levy Segarra, PM Charles Bullard, PM Norman Mallillin Ronnie Reyes, PM Del B. Endrina, PM, HA Robert Whitfield, PM, HA Gerald Woergoetter, PHP Joseph Liwag Dennis Lushov

510.432.0608 510.635.8184 510.282.2393 510.938.0186 650.278.6970 925.963.0933 510.648.9208 510.333.8847 510.672.7450

For Reservations of Masonic functions of our Lodge please contact: Junior Warden - Jesse Dela Cruz 510.673.1868 | Senior Steward - Micrexon Heramia 510.395.2428 Junior Steward - Norman Mallillin 510.282.2393 |

2013 OFFICERS Master Senior Warden Junior Warden Treasurer Secretary Chaplain Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Marshal Senior Steward Junior Steward Organist Tiler

Noel Ciron (Melita) 510.846.3180 | Allan Nubla (Jackie) 650.922.4684 | Jesse Dela Cruz (Alicia) 510.673.1868 | Ramon Mangalonzo (Lennie) 650.201.0583 | Gary White, HA (Dee) 209.879.9052 | Rey Tiopo, PM (Helen) 408.518.2591 | Edwin Dimarucut (Del) 510.894.9737 | Mike Tagulao (Donna) 510.393.1426 | Dennis Lushov (Marina) 510.672.7450 | Micrexon Heramia 510.395.2428 Norman Mallillin (Nancy) 510.282.2393 | Renato Mora, PM, HA (Mila) 510.332.8089 | Levino Segarra, PM, HA (Sally) 510.432.0608 |

319th District Inspector

Wor. Chris Chamberlain 925.570.9854 |

Officers’ Coach

Wor. Fernando Reyes 510.938.0186 |

December 2013 Trestle Board  

San Leandro Masonic Lodge NO. 113

December 2013 Trestle Board  

San Leandro Masonic Lodge NO. 113