balls-glow-2    2014 Glow Ball Tournament
Come join Putnam Lodge #46 For our FIRST EVER GLOWBALL TOURNAMENT.
September 27th, 2014 at Roseland Golf Course in South Woodstock, CT.
For more info, please click here to see the flyer! 
Do you golf?  Several Putnam Lodge brothers try to squeeze in a quick 9 holes at one of the local courses before our Thursday night get togethers.  If you want to know where they are playing and/or want to join them, check out the Weekly Master's Messge or contact WM Rob at (860) 690-8371 or email him by clicking here   golfer 

Weekly Master's Message

Brethren,
 
Greetings from the South,
 
This past week has been a busy week for the members of Putnam Lodge #46.  On Wednesday evening over 70 brothers met to celebrate the life of WB Dean E Bunnell and assist in ensuring that his journey to be with the Grand Architect of the Universe was a smooth one.  Thursday found over 40 brothers attending the funeral ceremonies for WB Dean and what a beautiful send off it was.  Six brothers of Putnam #46 were pall bearers and 24 brothers of various lodges formed an honor guard.  We were told by the funeral home that they have never seen anything like it for a Masonic ceremony.

On Thursday evening we held the second rehearsal for the Master Mason Degree with RWB Mike Dodge agreeing to step in and assume both the first and second half Master's roles.  The rehearsal went well in spite of the sadness looming over the lodge.

I can honestly say that when we opened the lodge Saturday afternoon at 5:30 I expected there to be a pall over the room and an appreciable void without WB Dean's presence.  What I found was over 60 brothers from CT, RI, and MA ready to clear the clouds and fill the void.  Every brother in attendance clearly made a difference and the result was a beautiful, if not slightly warm, evening of fellowship, brotherly love, and a flawless Master Mason degree.  Three new brothers were raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in due and ancient form, one from Putnam #46 and two from Sequin-Level Lodge#140.  It was a special privilege to welcome the brothers of Sequin-Level Lodge and assist in helping raise two of their own.


A very special thanks to all the past masters who helped make the evening a memorable one, with a special thanks to RWB Michael B Dodge, Brother John Knerim who once again delivered an amazing Bee Hive lecture, and to brother Scott Dean and WB Larry Baker who performed a very moving Canadian Charge.

As always, it was a pleasure to have the MWGM Simon LaPlace on hand for the evening along with RW Donald Dean and MWPGM Chip Stamm.
 
Plans for parking cars and motorcycles at the Woodstock Fair are now moving into high gear as announced by WB Chris Mayhew.  This event is usually our single biggest fundraiser.  It takes a lot of brothers over the four days to park all the bikes and cars.  Chris will have a signup sheet downstairs shortly or just contact him directly to reserve your favorite times.  Please consider volunteering to work one of the 4-hour shifts that are available.
 
We now have a flyer for the 27 September Glow Ball Tourney (see below).  Five of the available nine foursomes have been reserved.  If you think you’d like to join us for some VERY fun night golf please reserve your spot soon.  Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner.  Contact WM Rob directly to make your 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 WM Rob and he will add you to the list. 
 
Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
 August 9 – Stated Communication, 19:30 – Family Picnic starts at 18:00
August 10 – VJ Day Parade Moosup – Step off 13:01 hrs
August 29- September 1 – Woodstock Fair Parking

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