From the East (February 2017)


I’m deeply honored and grateful for electing as your Worshipful Master this year. Please allow me to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for allowing me to serve you, and with will and pleasure. I’m committed and pleased to serve with the utmost respect.

I offer my congratulations to my officers and I’m looking forward to work with you for the betterment of this lodge. Let us seek to continue to grow and flourish the outstanding leadership exhibited by those in leadership position before us, let us strive to be the best we can be, we shall lead by example worthy of honest emulation. We only grow and thrive in the hand of men and member who care about it. J. Wendell Fargis Lodge has certainly shown that they care, we all will learn and grow as a cohesive the ideals and teaching of our craft.

Brethren I’d like to personally challenge each and every one of you to attend every meeting in which your cable tow can facilitate. I also personally challenge all of you to travel and visit other lodges, it is one of my personal goal to show the sister lodges of the 11& 12 Districts that J. Wendell Fargis is not only alive, but is very well.

I would like to acknowledge the inducting officers, for “Job Well Done” in installing the officers of the Lodge -Headed by PM Jim Baade, Installing officer, PM Mandy Aman , Installing Marshall, and PM Jack Green, Installing Chaplain.

Our Enter Apprentice Degree Team was very impressive in giving the degree.

Our Senior Deacon Brother George Grant sat in the East as the Worshipful Master and it’s amazing that all the degree team, was their first time with a short period of preparation – “Congratulations for the “Job Well Done”.

RW Frank Kleese, WB Mandy Aman, Brother George Grant, and I attended the School of Instruction on January 18, 2017 at Barnette Lodge. Also, I would like to thank the brothers that attended the 11 & 12 District.

I would like to appreciate the following Brothers attending 11 & 12 District Association on January 25, 2017. RW Frank Kleese, WB Mandy Aman, WB Jim Baade, Brother Ruben Laxamana, Brother Eddie Perona, and WM Bing Bato.

Thank you very much and God Bless us all!


Yours in the Faith,

WB Bing Bato

Worshipful Master

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