I'm back! It is indeed a pleasure to be back in the oriental chair. Thank you to the craft for electing myself to be Master of Putnam #46 for a second time.
What a wonderful day it was this past Saturday. A day filled with rekindled friendships and time honored traditions. To be in the company of many dignitaries from throughout New England as well as local Brothers from our district, established an environment of peace and harmony.
Following a morning of receiving Brothers, the craft moved to refreshment to enjoy the traditional meal of oyster stew. Not to be outdone, homemade apple pie with Vermont cheddar cheese rounded out the meal. Things were just getting starting with the much anticipated election and fumigation to follow. As votes were cast and ballots counted approximately 65 Brothers enjoyed a cigar while exchanging good humored jokes throughout the lodge room. Finally, when the East could not see the West, the election was complete. Appointments were made and the new line of officers were ready for their installation. WB Peter Rinaudo and WB Robert Eubanks performed a beautiful installation ceremony for all to enjoy. After a brief business meeting, lodge was closed in due and ancient form. A long day indeed.
Many Thanks to everyone, from the kitchen crew, visiting brethren, Putnam #46 members, family and friends in devoting their time to make this event a success.
Looking ahead to the next few weeks, I will find myself traveling to Moriah Lodge #15 on Wednesday December 14 for their annual meeting. To complete this visitation, I will also return to Moriah Lodge for their installation on Saturday December 17 for a 1pm start.
On Friday December 16, for an event only for Putnam Lodge #46 members, I will be attending a Holiday party held by our very own Brother Chris Bowen. For any other Putnam Lodge member who would like to attend, the event begins at 6pm and will take place at the Imperial Room at 34 Furnace St in Danielson. Please RSVP to Brother Fred Pierce if you would like to attend.
Once again, it is indeed a pleasure to be in the East again. I look forward to sharing with everyone stories from my work, lodge and family happenings. I hope you will find time in your busy schedules to read my weekly messages.
Until next time, have a nice day!