I hope this message finds you well and enjoying some nice summer weather.
This past Friday several members of Putnam #46 and I had the pleasure of attending a day at the Greater Hartford Open and seeing some professionals hit the golf ball for a change. A great time was had by all and I left with a better respect for what it means to be a “good golfer.”
Saturday morning was our Quarterly Communication which recapped some of the successes the lodge has had over the past few months, and laid out some of the events ahead of us for the summer and beyond. The day was fortunately temperate, and all of the brothers were appreciative of the meal provided by the officer’s ladies; thank you to Maria, Deb, Karen, Connie, Angela, and everyone else that provided a great collation for the brothers.
Later in the day, RW Ken Marvin and I, along with DD Ed Page were able to travel to Friendship Lodge in Chepachet, RI to witness a step up communication led by SW Eric Grist as well as the well-deserved 25 year pin presentation to RW Bob Sweet. I appreciated the warm welcome there and I on behalf of the lodge I congratulated RW Sweet on his many years of service and support of Putnam #46, long before I began my journey there. After the communication, we enjoyed their annual steak fry and this master left very, very full. If you have a chance, do not miss it next year; it is well worth the traveling.
Please keep WB Barry Shead and RW Bob Sweet in your thoughts these upcoming weeks as they have some medical events scheduled. I have let them both know that Putnam #46 stands ready to do anything for them that they may require. Please mark your calendars for July 4th, at 5pm. The lodge will be meeting informally at the Eastford Cemetery on Rt. 198 in Eastford; to honor the memory of WB Dean Bunnell who passed on to the Grand Architect’s company one year ago on that date. There will be a toast of his favorite beverage and lots of memories to share as we reflect on his impact, generosity of spirit, and warm heartedness imprinted on each of our minds and hearts. Following the celebration of life, all are invited back to 23 Lake Road on Crystal Pond to continue with cigars, more of Deans’ special beverage, and fireworks. Please contact WB Chris Mayhew for any further details.
Please also mark your calendars for two other dates, July 9th and July 18th. On the 9th, the lodge will be meeting informally on the Thursday evening to clean out the basement of the lodge in preparation for the tag sale; lots of work needs to be done and we need your help. Also, the 18th is the tag sale; many hands will be needed to clear out the generously donated items.
“You are the sum total of everything it has taken to produce you since before the beginning of beginning less time.”- Buddhist Saying. Today, honor such a magnificent being, you!
July 4th- Celebration of Life for WB Dean Bunnell, 5pm; Eastford Cemetery Rt. 198
July 9th- Basement cleanup, preparation for lodge Tag Sale 7pm
July 18th- Lodge Tag Sale
May the God of Peace delight to dwell with and bless you.