DeanoCigar 2014  Halloween  Table  Lodge
It's back for the seventeenth year!  Come join Putnam Lodge #46 and all the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls haunting the crypt for our annual Halloween Table Lodge!  
This year's Table Lodge is in memory of WB Dean Bunnell who was Banquet Master for our first sixteen Table Lodges.  We are raising money for the Silas Bunnell educational fund, so this year the ticket price is $35 per person.  As always, this is open to any mason and male guests age 18+.  6:00 PM.  Costumes ENCOURAGED, but not required.  Contact Mike Dodge for your tickets! 

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Weekly Master's Message

Brethren,

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

 Congratulations to our Brother Dave Mullen and his wife Kerri on a beautiful wedding yesterday.  I wish you both much happiness and success in the future.  Thank you letting Malin and I share in your wonderful day.

This has been another very busy week.  Monday found Gunnar and I beginning to prep for our new propane tank.  Mike G., Erik and I completed that work Wednesday evening.  The new tank is scheduled to be delivered and hooked up this coming Thursday.

During Thursday’s fellowship the Table Lodge menu was finalized.  The main course will be smoked turkey breast.  Thanks to RW Mike and RW John on putting together an excellent menu.  The Halloween Table Lodge will be held on October 18 at 1800.  This year the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Silas Bunnell Educational Fund.  Cost is $35 and I hope that you all will join us for what expects to be a sell out.  Tickets are printed and ready to go.  Please contact me, John Rhoads or Mike Dodge if you’d like to attend.

Friday several Brothers travelled to Corner Stone-Quinebaug #122 for their Stated Communication and Inspection.  Congratulations to our very own PM and current SD Chris Mayhew and SS Mike Gibeault on doing a fantastic Middle Chamber Lecture.  This was Mike G’s first lecture beyond the Stewards Lecture and he performed admirably as did our veteran Chris.  Congratulations to WM Rick and his degree team on an outstanding job.

This week I also heard from PM Larry Hilton.  He emailed me to inform the Lodge of his Brother’s (PM Jim Hilton) medical situation.  He’ love to have Lodge Brothers call or write him to lift his spirits.  His address is 39 East Franklin Street, Danielson, CT. 06239 and his phone number is 860-774-3760.

The next Stated Communication is on 4 October.  We will be having a FC Degree with our two newest EA’s advancing and our SW Peter Rinaudo in the East.  The two preceding Thursdays will be rehearsals for the Officers.  The dates are 25 September and 2 October.  We will begin promptly at 1930.

The Lodge Glow Ball Tourney is just 2 weeks away.  We have 1 foursome left available and I’d love to sell this event out.  Please ask your friends if they’d like to join us, I promise you they will enjoy themselves.  Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner.  Dinner will begin at 1800 with raffles to follow.  Tee off will be at 2000.  Contact me directly to make the reservation.

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:
September 27 – Glow Ball Tournament
September 30 – BLC @ North Windham Masonic Center

Please save the date for the following events:

October 4 – 1930 Stated Communication – FC Degree
October 18 – Halloween Table Lodge and Open House
October 25 – Grand Lodge Semi Annual – election of Officers

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

Fraternally,
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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