I hope this message finds you well.
Last Saturday Putnam Lodge held its third quarterly communication this year, which included a well-executed EA degree by the officer team. Congratulations Brother Justin Bressette for beginning your masonic journey; I know the brothers of the lodge are behind you and the fraternity as a whole has gotten lucky with a new, valuable, contributing member. Thank you to my officer team for your preparation and execution of the degree especially: SS Pierce and JS Roy with the Q&A’s, Brother Tom Pio with an excellent second section lecture, RW John Rhoads for the informal lecture, and Brother Mike Dodge for making the special trip to perform the third lecture. Thank you to WB Rupar for filling in as Treasurer, Brother Mayhew as JD, and Brother Cunningham as Tiler. Thanks as well to all of the ladies that helped with our collation; Maria, Deb, Karen, Connie, Angela, and Chondra. It was all delicious!!
Sunday, a few Brothers from P#46 were able to attend the birthday party for our SS’s daughter. I enjoyed the weather and the fraternal relations as it was perfect outside! Happy Birthday as well to our JW’s daughter: you are both becoming bright young ladies!
Please keep Brother Matt Cunningham in your thoughts this week; on Friday he is having a procedure on one of his knees (again, ugh) which was originally injured while in the line of duty. Let’s make this the final one Matt!
Time to get your calendars and phones out as we have a lot of dates to cover. First, the Halloween Table Lodge has been moved to November 7th and will now entail our Masonic Day of Caring (12-5pm) and our Thank-A-Ween Table Lodge (6pm start). Reservations for this event start now, and tickets are $25; please email either Mike Dodge or myself for a reservation. Hurry, spots are limited! Please consider that you can make a difference that day by serving in the 2nd Masonic Day Of Caring and then attending table lodge. Similar meals to our table lodge, as well as broken column pins and letters from Grand Lodge will be delivered to all of our Widows before returning from fraternal relations to Thank-A-Ween fare. The Head Chef and Servers are already hard at work putting together an excellent menu. We have reached out to WB Grist of Friendship Lodge, and are making sure that all who assisted us at the Ladies-at-Table event in February as servers as invited to attend this event free of charge.
Tomorrow night is Blue Lodge Council at Mossup Lodge #113. Please consider attending with your P#46 Brothers as it would be nice to take home the traveling gavel and trowel again; as well as to support our BLC President, WB and JW Chris Mayhew, Sr. Some other dates are listed below as well: P#46’s inspection and FC degree, P#46 Open House, Grand Lodge Semi-Annual, MM Degree Special, and our final two communications for 2015.
“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.” – Horace; “Seize the day, and put as little trust as you can in the morrow.” Today be and do as if there IS no tomorrow.
Upcoming dates at Putnam #46:
Sept 30th: Blue Lodge Council, Moosup Lodge
October 8th: FC Rehearsal, 730pm
October 15th: FC Rehearsal, 730pm
October 17th: Open House for Grand Lodge 5:30pm-730pm, Stated Communication 730pm, FC Degree, Inspection
October 24th: Grand Lodge Semi-Annual
November 5th: MM Rehearsal, 730pm
November 7th: Masonic Day of Caring (12pm-5pm), Thank-a-Ween Table Lodge 6pm
November 12th: MM Rehearsal 730pm
November 19: MM Degree Special, 7pm
November 21st: Stated Communication 730pm
November 29th: 11am, Lodge Audit; and 12pm Rehearsal for annual meeting
Dec 5th: Lodge Annual
May the God of Peace delight to Dwell with and Bless you.