2014 SPRING SOUTHERN BARBEQUE DINNER
Come join Putnam Lodge for our annual Southern Barbeque Dinner.
Saturday, April 26     PICKUP ONLY 4pm - 6pm
$10 gets you your choice of smoked beef brisket, smoked pulled pork, or smoked turkey as well as our own secret recipe Southwestern-style baked beans, colesalw, cornbread, and sauce.
PRESALES ONLY  Check back to learn how to buy your ticklets ONLINE!

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Putnam Lodge #46's annual
MOTHER'S  DAY  BRUNCH  BUFFET
will be held Sunday, 4 May from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  This all-you-can-eat buffet is $9 for adults and $5 for kids under 12, and all ladies get a free plant!
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Weekly Master's Message

Brethren,

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

This past Thursday was the second of two rehearsals and went quite well.

Saturday evening before the Stated Communication the Lodge was treated to an excellent meal of smoked turkey, southwest style beans, salad, and desserts.  My congratulations to the Junior Warden and Stewards for their work preparing the meal, I know everyone enjoyed it.

After everyone’s bellies were full we went upstairs and conferred the EA Degree on 4 of our own new Brothers and a new Brother from Ionic Lodge.  Congratulations to Erik Eubanks, Fred Pierce, Xavier Riendeau, Ray Desrosiers, and Anthony Dennet on joining the Fraternity; my thanks to the Officers for their efforts.  We also balloted on a new candidate and will hold a Special Communication to catch him up on this Thursday at 19:30.  We will be having another rehearsal on this Tuesday at 19:30.  All officers are expected to attend.  

The annual Spring BBQ is 26 April and is fast approaching.  Tickets are available from WB Dean or myself and are $10.00.  You will have your choice of either smoked pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, or smoked turkey along with southwest style beans, coleslaw, and corn bread.  Pick up will be between 16:00 -18:00hrs.  This is a takeout meal, however will have a few tables set up for diners to enjoy.

The next Blue Lodge Council meeting is on 30 April at Cornerstone-Quinebaug Lodge #122 in Thompson.  Dinner will be at 19:00 and the meeting will begin at 20:00.  The program will be provided by the Thompson Historical Society.

Looking forward to May, on Sunday the 4th the Lodge will be having our Mother’s Day Breakfast from 08:30-11:00.  The cost is $8.00.  Please come down and enjoy a great meal.  We will also need some assistance serving and cleaning up – if you’re available please let me know.

The Lodge’s next Stated Communication is 10 May at 19:30.  We will be conferring the Fellow Craft degree on our 5 new Brothers, please come down and join us. Information on the meal will be forthcoming.

WB Chris Mayhew has asked if anyone is available to assist with parking at the Jog with Judy event Saturday 3 May from 08:00 to 10:00 at the South Woodstock Baptist Church.  Please email him directly and let him know a.s.a.p.

One final note, I’d like the Lodge to march in both the Eastford and Woodstock Memorial Day parades.  We will be done by lunch at the latest.  Please try and be available, as I’d like to have a good showing in our communities.

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:

April 14 – EA Rehearsal, 19:30
April 17 – Special Communication 19:30, EA Degree
April 26 – Spring BBQ, Tickets $10, pick up 4-6pm

Please save the date for the following events:
May 4 – Mother’s day breakfast 08:30-11:00
May 10 – Stated Communication 19:30, FC Degree
May 17 – Cliff Stark Graveside Service
May 24 – Camp Nahaco Dinner

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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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