I hope this message finds you and your families doing well. I hope you all had a great Easter/Passover and got to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
This past Tuesday the Officers held another rehearsal for the EA Degree. Once again, all did a great job.
Wednesday found us traveling to Moriah Lodge to support our SW Peter who was asked to assist with the FC Degree as SD and giving the MC Lecture to their new Brother. I am proud to say Peter did a phenomenal job as usual. Thank you to the Brothers who traveled with me, it was a great turn out.
Thursday the Lodge held a Special Communication and conferred the EA Degree in fine form on our new Brother Fred Nagle. The Officer Corp did an excellent job and should be proud of themselves. JS Peter Baskin, after a considerable amount of practice really delivered on the Stewards’ Lecture. Brother Tom Pio and RW Mike Dodge did a particularly awesome job with the 2nd and 3rd lectures, respectfully.
Friday, I actually had a night off and enjoyed a round of golf with RW John at Roseland. I would invite any Brother who would like to play – last year we did it weekly, meeting at 17:00 on Thursday afternoons and going to Thursday night fellowship afterwards – let me know. It would be great if we could have a foursome or two together to play.
Here's an update on next Saturday’s bbq: I'd like to mirror the way we handled the WA dinner. I thought that was the smoothest the bbq has ever gone. As the saying goes, many hands make light work.
If the Friday crew could again meet and do what you all did last time it would be outstanding. So if Ken, Djohn and the others could prep the coleslaw (including packaging it and getting it in the fridge), corn bread (cooking and bagging), and get the beans in nescos for cooking, it would be great. If it goes as smooth as last time we'll be in great shape. We will also have to package the bbq sauce.
Brothers who can, depending on how the day goes, please show up after work to pick up where they left off. John and I brought up all the foodstuffs and disposable containers. We also installed the commercial can opener on the counter on the left as you walk in kitchen. Thursday we will have to bring up the rest of the nescos and all the food warmers, along with getting the dining room prepped for Saturday and lighting the pilots on the stoves.
RW John and I will be shopping for the turkey, brisket, and other needed items on Monday, so, Dean, we will need a firm head count to procure accordingly. Scott if you could find some time during the week - Thursday perhaps - to again work your magic on the brisket it would be greatly appreciated; and some plastic bags would be great too.
Saturday, WB's Chris and Ted will have the smoker going at 04:00ish. The pork will have to go into the remaining nescos and the beans will have to be cooked and packaged. We will need assistance in the kitchen when the meat is ready to be sliced and for service as RW John will not be able to be with us on Saturday. I will have my two coolers along with the warmers for beans and the coleslaw. The cardboard dividers will be in dining room with the coolers on Thursday evening.
Pick up is from 16:00-18:00. We will also need some help cleaning up after all is said and done. I'm probably forgetting something so if you have anything to add please let me know. Looking forward to another great event - let's make Putnam 46 shine. Thank you in advance for your continued help.
The next Blue Lodge Council meeting is on 30 April at Corner Stone-Quinebaug in Thompson. Dinner will be at 19:00, consisting of chicken cacciatore, 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 $9.00 ($5 for children under 12). 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.
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Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
April 26 – Spring BBQ, Tickets $10, pick up 16:00-18:00
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.