Weekly Master's Message


I hope this message finds you and your families doing well.

Saturday was the Lodge’s as well as the jurisdiction’s Open House.  Thank you to Brothers RW Mike, Mike G. and Bob D. for helping to man the event.  The Lodge looked great with our banners and a little bit of clean up.  We even set up the Lodge as though a meeting was to be had.  I hope we will have more visitors next year.

We quickly shifted gears at the conclusion of the Open House and went back into Table Lodge mode.  The prep for the event was done on Friday and lasted well into the evening.  Saturday saw the final prep and the event going off as scheduled at 1800.  I was very excited to have a sell out of 52 Brothers joining us for excellent fellowship and food.  My thanks to the kitchen crew lead by RW John and the serving crew led by RW Mike.  Once the toasts had been completed and bellies stuffed it was time for the clean up.  We had so many Brothers stay and assist after a long day we were able to complete it all – a testament to the commitment of everyone – THANK YOU ALL.  The proceeds from this event are being donated to the Silas Bunnell educational fund.

The Grand Lodge semi annual meeting and election of Officers for 2015 will be held this coming Saturday 25 October.  The meeting will be at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford.  The meeting will begin at 0900 and a box lunch will be provided.  The Wardens and I will be in attendance.  I hope we will have a great turn out from Putnam 46 Brothers to support RW Mike on his continued journey to the Grand East.  If you’d like to go with us let me know, we will carpool from my house.  Wardens you must remember to bring your packet with you.

Our next Stated Communication is Saturday, November 1.  Lodge will open at 1730 (530 pm Chris) to confer the MM Degree.  This meeting will also be our Annual Inspection and reception of our District Deputy.  All Officers must be in their chairs for this meeting.  The first rehearsal will be this Thursday Oct 24 & the second next week 30 Oct. at 1930 hrs.

There are still a few Brothers who haven’t paid their dues yet.  The Lodge relies on dues for the majority of the good work we do.  I’d ask that you take a moment this week and write the check or click on the link below and take care of it. Thank you.

If you are receiving this weekly message and would like to be added to the Lodge call-em-all list for event reminders, updates and notice of Special Communications please email me and I will add you to the list. 

Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
October 25 – Grand Lodge Semi Annual – election of Officers

Please save the date for the following events:
November 1 – Stated Communication – MM Degree and Inspection 1730
November 30 – Lodge audit and rehearsal for Annual – 1400 hrs
December 6 – Annual Meeting - 1000

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May the God of peace delight to dwell with and bless you.

WM Rob

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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