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.