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,

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

What an enjoyable, busy week this has been.  Monday evening WB Chris, Karen, Marisa and WB Scott with a little help from myself gave the Lodge a good scrubbing in advance of our Health Dept. inspection on Wednesday.  I am happy to report that we passed with flying colors; we are good for another year.

Thursday a small group of Brothers met and played a round of golf at Roseland.  We try to play every Thursday so if you’re interested please join us – the more the merrier.  Mike and Fred – I demand a rematch…

Today I spent the afternoon at Casa de Mayhew.  WB’s Chris and Ted got the smoker up and running at 08:00 and the brisket and pork butts soon followed.  Thank you to Marisa for her hard work pulling most of the pork by herself.  Needless to say it all looked (and tasted – got to have quality control after all) wonderful.  So we are all set for this week’s Woodstock Fair pulled pork sandwiches and the Quarterly Communication lunch.

Thanks also go out to RW Mike for tackling the conditioning of the well in advance of our water test Monday.

The Woodstock fair begins this week on Friday.  The Lodge will begin setting up for the parking on Wednesday afternoon at 17:00.  If you are available to assist please drop by for a little while.  We will get whatever we don’t get done Wednesday finished on Thursday.  There are still a couple of shifts available over the four days.  Please drop by the Lodge and sign up if you haven’t already.  If you have signed up for a shift please honor your commitment and be on time.

The Lodge Glow Ball Tourney is little more than a month away.  Thank you to everyone who has paid.  We have just 1 foursome left available.  If you have reserved a foursome and haven’t yet paid please do so this week.  Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner.  Contact me directly to make your reservation if you’d like to join us.

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 and I will add you to the list. 

Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
August 29- September 1 – Woodstock Fair Parking

Please save the date for the following events:
September 6 – Quarterly Communication 10:00 – EA Degree
September 13 – GL Luncheon Fundraiser
September 27 – Glow Ball Tournament
September 30 – BLC @ North Windham Masonic Center

To pay your dues on line please click on the link here.

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

Fraternally,
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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