Brief History of
Graciano Lopez Jaena Chapter, Order of DeMolay
Graciano Lopez Jeana Chapter had been started around 1965 and chartered around 1968 having its first installing associates. In the early part of the year, 1968, a goal had been put together. The dream ended up being to seed another chapter with this place in the world. The particular dream has been forecasted a commendable lead to coupled with a noble task. The work was to create a new chapter in Iloilo. Consequently, marked the far reaching recruitment involving youthful and skilled young boys to become listed on the particular Order, Dad. Manuel O. Obligation, during his period since Worshipful Master of Iloilo Acacia Lodge No. 11, F & AM initiated the fraternity of a innovative Chapter, His plan was supported unanimously by brethren of the Lodge.
On November 13, 1968, the brethren from the Leon Kilat Chapter, Dumaguete City conferred the two degrees upon the twenty six chartered members, On November 14, 1968, the chapter’s first arranged of officers had been correctly installed. Absolutely no less as compared to Illustrious Dad Manuel M. Crudo, executive officer throughout legal system regarding Okinawa, Guam and also Philippines, Order of DeMolay adorned the actual momentous occasion of the Community Composition and Installing the chapter. Dad Manuel Obligation ended up being elected primary chairman of Advisory Council, although Brother Tito E. Gervacio appeared to be the very first Master Councilor. That was the historic event in the lifetime of the Order with the newest vein added to it’s roots.
Exactly why is this Chapter known as after Graciano Lopez Jaena? There were choices offered. But the ultimate choice finished way up to his name. Not only that Lopez Jaena was a national hero (he was contemporary of Rizal), however also because he authored fearlessly for his people’s statements. He revealed the corruption in the government, and much more so that he was an ardent nationalist, compromising himself and his health just to endure out clean, sincere and brave. He seemed to be a Mason – absolutely no doubt he lived a extremely deserving and idealistic life.
Now the chapter is upon the proceed, along with the trust of smooth embarking while the waves hindrances runs on to test the willpower of a Chapter to exist permanently.