Weekly Master's Message

Brothers all,
Warm fraternal greetings from the East.

It was a pretty quiet week at Putnam #46. On Tuesday a couple of brothers traveled to visit with the brothers at Mossup Lodge 113 and on Thursday we had our usual Thursday evening get together. This week we have our first rehearsal for our February 20th EA degree with JW Mike Gibeault presiding in the East. I hope to see all the officers on Thursday as we prepare. This week we also look forward to our Ladies at Table event on Saturday evening the 13th. I am looking forward to a great evening as we celebrate our partners.

Once again, thanks to all the brothers who have already paid their 2016 dues. If you haven't already had the chance you can readily pay using PayPal by clicking here. Please consider adding $5 to your PayPal payment as the lodge loses money as we have to pay for this service and convenience.

Brothers, Corner Stone-Quinebaug Lodge 122 is in dire financial condition and their building needs a new roof cover. It would be great if we could show our support by participating in their next fund raiser, an all you can eat Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo buffet on Saturday, February 20th at 5:00 PM. The timing of this event is perfect in that we could have dinner with the brothers at Corner Stone and be back at lodge for our stated communication. Please let me know if you are able/interested in joining me and I will make the reservations.

Please keep in mind that we have a Chili Challenge scheduled for our March quarterly. Please let me know if you or your significant other plan on submitting your/their special Chili for this event. I'm guessing that ten would be the maximum contestants that we can accommodate so let me know soonest if you are in. More information below.
Please keep the upcoming dates in mind:

• Thursday Feb 11th, Rehearsal for the EA degree
• Saturday Feb 13th will be Ladies at Table.
• Thursday Feb 18th, final rehearsal for the EA degree
• Feb 20th Stated Communication , JW and SS/JS in charge of post meeting collation. There will be an EA degree performed with an exemplar with Mike in the East.
• At our March quarterly, 3/19, we will have our normal business meeting followed by an open Chili Challenge. It will be $10 to enter with the winner taking home the title and all the entry fees . Please let me know if you will be participating, all Masons and their significant others are welcome to enter and join us for what promises to be an exceptional Chili feast. The lodge will prepare and provide all the fixins to enhance your chili.
• Please let me know of other events not currently on this list that you would like to add.

Brothers, remember to do good to all men, be ye all of one mind, live in peace and may the God of peace dwell with and bless you and yours.

In friendship and brotherly love,
WM Ken

Welcome to Putnam Lodge #46

A Simple Country Lodge with Over 200 Years of Tradition and Pride!

As you may have guessed, we are a "Moon Lodge," that is, we meet Saturdays on or before the full moon.  Occasionally we will have 2 meetings during a calendar month and other times we may not Building09.jpgmeet at all during a particular month.   Doesn't it seem that it would be easy to forget when Lodge is?  Well, actually it is not!  All you have to do is look to the East and find the silhouette of the moon, it will tell you when it is time for Lodge.

Why a Moon Lodge you might ask?  Tradition!  It is said, and I choose to believe, that when our Brothers first set this schedule it was for purely practical reasons.  As I stated earlier, we are nothing but a simple country Lodge,  and as some might wrongly think, we did not yet have electricity in 1801 when our Lodge was founded.... What better way to light your path while traveling over hill and dale in Woodstock, Pomfret, Eastford, and dare I say, parts of Putnam than the glorious moonglow of our celestial dancing partner?  We have indeed taken a liking to our ever vigilant beacon of light during these 200 years or so.  Of course, to meet on Saturdays is the icing on the cake!  We have no worries of getting home late and damming work the next day for want of sleep, and yet I can not deny a blurry eye come Sunday morning's invocation.

In our Bed & Breakfast communities, a Brother can come from near and far without the least worries as to lodging and relaxation.  Many Brothers do come by, especially for our renowned Annual Communication; making a family getaway of it and staying in a local Bed & Breakfast, which may have as much history as our little Lodge, and then on to Antique shopping or taking in the pleasure of New England's wintery beauty. Thank you for stoping by our little digital home, feel free to browse around and if you see something that piques your interest drop us a note. We'd love to hear from you!

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