Weekly Master's Message


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

This is my second to last message.  It’s hard to believe that a week from next Saturday is our Annual Meeting.  I look forward to seeing as many Brothers as possible at the meeting.

I’d like to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Please take a moment and reflect on all that you are truly thankful for.  I don’t mean that new item you just acquired – I would ask that you tell those special to you how thankful you are that they are in your life and give them a hug.

This past Thursday several Brothers attended our deep fry night.  We all had an enjoyable time deep-frying Oreos, strawberry shortcakes, and Twinkies along with other sweets.  RW Mike treated everyone to some deep fried pickles and dipping sauces – all very good indeed.

Today I enjoyed the company of Brothers Ted, Chris, Buddy, and Dave killing some paper targets.  There’s just something about the smell of gunpowder in the crisp fall air that gets you going.  Thank you Buddy for letting us shoot at your place.

The Lodge is collecting non-perishable foodstuffs for the Eastford Food Pantry.  We will be collecting these items (canned goods, pasta, toiletries) up through the Annual Meeting.  Please bring something down; anything, however small, will go along way to helping those who need it – thanks.

November 30 is our Annual Audit beginning at noon with our Annual Meeting rehearsal to follow at 1400.  All Brothers are welcome, however advancing line officers are required to attend.

There are still a few Brothers who haven’t paid their dues yet.  Please save me the trouble of making personal contact with you to ask for your dues payment.  Additionally, don’t run the risk of being dropped for NPD.  Stop what you’re doing and take the two minutes to write the check or use the PayPal link below - thank you.

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 at I will add you to the list. 

Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
November 30 – Lodge audit and rehearsal for Annual – 1200 hrs

Please save the date for the following events:
December 6 – Annual Meeting - 1000

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

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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