Weekly Master's Message

Brothers all,

I wish you all a very warm fraternal greeting from the East with the hope that this past week was a good one for you and yours. Hopefully this week will bring us some needed rain mixed in with some nice days. This week’s message will be brief as there was very little activity at the lodge.

News of note:

Brothers, as previously noted we need to devote further attention to the recently seeded area of the front lawn. We need to over seed the area as well as fertilize in order to ensure that we keep the area growing. WB Chris, who also handles all the mowing, and I did all the work when the lawn was first put down and I would very much appreciate it If some other brothers were willing to take on this project. This could be as easy as volunteering to water once or twice a week. It would also be great is someone volunteered to over seed and fertilize. Please let me know as soon as possible as we need to get this project scheduled.

Brothers, please continue to keep Brothers Brandt and Sheldon in your thoughts and prayers as they convalesce from recent health issues.

"Grant us brotherhood, not only for this day but for all our years - a brotherhood not of words but of acts and deeds." Stephen Vincent Benet

I feel like a broken record on this one but, our intent is to have all dues in house by the first of October, at which time we have to notify the Grand Lodge of all brothers who have not paid. Please let me know if there are circumstances that are keeping you from being current. You can readily pay using PayPal by clicking here.  Please consider adding $5 to your PayPal payment as the lodge loses money as we have to pay for this service and convenience:

I have no plans on traveling this week as most of the lodges in and around our district have already met for the month. I do plan on hitting the road often in October and will be posting the dates in an upcoming message.

Please keep the upcoming dates in mind:
• October 1st – Moriah Table Lodge – contact me for details
• October 6th – 7:30 FC degree rehearsal – Chris M in the East
• October 13th – 7:30 FC degree rehearsal – Chris M in the East
• October 15th – 7:30 Stated Communication and FC degree
• October 22nd – Grand Lodge Semi-Annual
• October 29th – Annual Putnam #46 Halloween Table Lodge
• November 3rd – MM degree rehearsal
• November 10th – MM degree rehearsal
• November 12th – 5:30 Stated Communication and MM Degree. Light dinner at the break
• Please let me know of other events not currently on this list that you would like to add

Brothers, remember to do good to all men, be ye all of one mind, live in peace and may the God of peace dwell with and bless you and yours.

In friendship and brotherly love,
WM Ken

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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