Weekly Master's Message

Greetings Brethren,

I hope this message finds you well.

This past Thursday, several members of the lodge were able to get out and play a quick nine holes of golf before retiring to the lodge and then a quick dinner. To the Senior Stewards’ dismay, this Master defied the odds and shot the lowest score!

This Saturday we were blessed with some cooler seasonal weather for our communication and ice cream social. Thank you to our JW and Steward team for providing not only a great appetizer collation before the meeting, but the items for the ice cream social after. Our Senior Deacon was so inspired by the events of the evening that he took the opportunity to win one whole game of cribbage against this Master for the first time in several months. Great job Mike, score one for you in the win column for the annual contest!

This Wednesday, several members of the lodge including myself will be attending the Masonic Service for WB Fordyce G. Hilton, Jr. at 6pm at the East Lyme Cemetery in East Lyme, CT. WB Hilton was a 53 years Mason, and was a Past Master of Putnam #46 in 1970. Please consider attending the service with us. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, International Mesothelioma Fund C/O the Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116.

The fair parking schedule has been posted in the anteroom of the lodge. Thank you to the brothers who have already volunteered to help out. Please consider assisting with one four hour time slot over the four days or more, we can use all the help that we can get for what is historically our largest fund raiser of the year.

This week, please keep RW Bob Sweet and Brothers Dave Phillipi, Rick Torgeson, DJohn Watkins, and Bob Donahue close in your thoughts and prayers as they are recovering for some medical events. Please consider dropping them a card, or giving them a call; I am sure they would appreciate it.

“Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today.”- James Dean. As yourself today, what is a dream you have that is remaining unfulfilled for no good reason?

Upcoming Dates at Putnam #46:
July 29th- Graveside Masonic Service for WB Hilton; 6pm, East Lyme, CT
Aug 29th- Stated Communication and Family Picnic
Sept 2nd, 3rd- Fair Parking Set up
Sept 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th- Woodstock Fair Parking

May the God of Peace delight to dwell with and bless you.
WM Peter

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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