Led by Installing Master, The RW Carlito Gallardo, Director of Ceremonies of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, assisted by fifteen (15) Past Masters of Jose Rizal Lodge #1172, the new leadership team was duly installed in due form in tiled ceremonies on June 10, 2011.
The Installation ceremony was unique and special because of the presence of the Past Masters, representing a chain of leadership that spans 28 years. Each of them gave moving elocutions and charges to the different officers. Their presence brought home the message of solidarity, unity and harmony that gets stronger through time and space,
A brief speech of gratitude was delivered by WM Jun Almiron and challenged the brethren to make the Impossible, possible by first starting with us, individually. He ended by making the IMPOSSIBLE, “ I’M POSSIBLE” by declaring thus, “Let it begin with me.” The officers’ roster is listed elsewhere in this issue.