I hope you are well. This past Saturday, members and families of Putnam #46 were able to gather at a local lake to celebrate WB Ted Rupar’s birthday; there was boating, jet-skiing, great food, and a great time was had by all. I’m sure it softened the blow of turning a year older.
Thursday, August 27th, we will be meeting in the evening at the lodge to set up for the annual family picnic and hopefully have some left over helping hands to help prep for the Woodstock Fair parking event the following week. If you can make it to help out, your brothers will appreciate it.
Saturday August 29th is our annual family picnic at 5pm. Please bring a beverage of your own choosing, as well as either an appetizer or dessert to share, along with one great joke to tell everyone. If the Grand Architect wills it we will have great weather, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, music, and hopefully a few other surprises along with your fabulous contributions. At 7pm, we will retire to an open lodge to witness a presentation of the Ceremony of Light by Brother Gary Watson’s Benjamin Franklin Demolay Group from Grafton, MA. The last summer communication will begin after the presentation at 7:30pm. Please remember to dress comfortably in shorts and a golf shirt for the entire evening; I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces, and possibly some ones I haven’t seen in a while.
Additional finishing touches for the set up for the Woodstock Fair will be on the evening of Wednesday September 3rd, with the fair parking taking place on the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. The signup sheet for all of the shifts has been placed in the lodge anti-room; please consider helping us with one or more shifts; the more help we can get the better for what is historically the biggest fund raiser for the lodge.
Thank you to RW Brother David Nadreau for providing an update on Putnam #46’s brother, RW Ian Scott. Last week Brother Ian underwent a quadruple bypass, and has returned back to the Woodstock area and is recovering at the Matulaitis nursing home in Putnam. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind you reaching out and offering your support and well wishes.
“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.”- Erica Jong. Whoever says on their deathbed, “I wish I had spent more time at the office?” Today, just for a while, just consider risking something to have the life you want.
Upcoming Dates at Putnam #46:
Thursday August 27th- 6:30pm, Family Picnic Set up
Saturday August 29th- 5pm Family Picnic, 7pm Demolay Presentation, 7:30pm Communication
Wednesday September 3rd- Fair Parking Set up, 6:30pm
Thursday September 4th- Monday 7th- Fair Parking
Thursday September 17th- EA Rehearsal, 7pm
Thursday September 24th- EA Rehearsal, 7pm
Saturday September 26th- 10am Quarterly Communication, EA Degree
May the God of Peace delight to dwell with and bless you.