Weekly Master's Message

Greetings Brethren,

I hope this message finds you well.

Last Saturday Putnam Lodge held its third quarterly communication this year, which included a well-executed EA degree by the officer team. Congratulations Brother Justin Bressette for beginning your masonic journey; I know the brothers of the lodge are behind you and the fraternity as a whole has gotten lucky with a new, valuable, contributing member. Thank you to my officer team for your preparation and execution of the degree especially: SS Pierce and JS Roy with the Q&A’s, Brother Tom Pio with an excellent second section lecture, RW John Rhoads for the informal lecture, and Brother Mike Dodge for making the special trip to perform the third lecture. Thank you to WB Rupar for filling in as Treasurer, Brother Mayhew as JD, and Brother Cunningham as Tiler. Thanks as well to all of the ladies that helped with our collation; Maria, Deb, Karen, Connie, Angela, and Chondra. It was all delicious!!

Sunday, a few Brothers from P#46 were able to attend the birthday party for our SS’s daughter. I enjoyed the weather and the fraternal relations as it was perfect outside! Happy Birthday as well to our JW’s daughter: you are both becoming bright young ladies!

Please keep Brother Matt Cunningham in your thoughts this week; on Friday he is having a procedure on one of his knees (again, ugh) which was originally injured while in the line of duty. Let’s make this the final one Matt!

Time to get your calendars and phones out as we have a lot of dates to cover. First, the Halloween Table Lodge has been moved to November 7th and will now entail our Masonic Day of Caring (12-5pm) and our Thank-A-Ween Table Lodge (6pm start). Reservations for this event start now, and tickets are $25; please email either Mike Dodge or myself for a reservation. Hurry, spots are limited! Please consider that you can make a difference that day by serving in the 2nd Masonic Day Of Caring and then attending table lodge. Similar meals to our table lodge, as well as broken column pins and letters from Grand Lodge will be delivered to all of our Widows before returning from fraternal relations to Thank-A-Ween fare. The Head Chef and Servers are already hard at work putting together an excellent menu. We have reached out to WB Grist of Friendship Lodge, and are making sure that all who assisted us at the Ladies-at-Table event in February as servers as invited to attend this event free of charge.

Tomorrow night is Blue Lodge Council at Mossup Lodge #113. Please consider attending with your P#46 Brothers as it would be nice to take home the traveling gavel and trowel again; as well as to support our BLC President, WB and JW Chris Mayhew, Sr. Some other dates are listed below as well: P#46’s inspection and FC degree, P#46 Open House, Grand Lodge Semi-Annual, MM Degree Special, and our final two communications for 2015.

“Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.” – Horace; “Seize the day, and put as little trust as you can in the morrow.” Today be and do as if there IS no tomorrow.

Upcoming dates at Putnam #46:

Sept 30th: Blue Lodge Council, Moosup Lodge
October 8th: FC Rehearsal, 730pm
October 15th: FC Rehearsal, 730pm
October 17th: Open House for Grand Lodge 5:30pm-730pm, Stated Communication 730pm, FC Degree, Inspection
October 24th: Grand Lodge Semi-Annual

November 5th: MM Rehearsal, 730pm
November 7th: Masonic Day of Caring (12pm-5pm), Thank-a-Ween Table Lodge 6pm
November 12th: MM Rehearsal 730pm
November 19: MM Degree Special, 7pm
November 21st: Stated Communication 730pm
November 29th: 11am, Lodge Audit; and 12pm Rehearsal for annual meeting
Dec 5th: Lodge Annual

May the God of Peace delight to Dwell with and Bless you.
WM Peter

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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