Very warm fraternal greeting from the East with a look towards some summer like temps by the end of the week.
This past week was a quiet one for traveling and enjoying the friendship of other lodges. On Wednesday and Thursday we had our front lawn area graded and hydro seeded and we now have to make sure it stays watered. For those who haven’t seen the work, it looks great. Thursday evening a number of brothers fenced in the newly seeded area in the hope that cars and foot traffic would stay off. Special thanks to WB Scott for building a curb at the road end of our front walk in the hopes of channeling any run off away from our lawn. It looks like it will work great and we should perhaps look to making something permanent. For at least the next two weeks, in the absence of rain, we need to keep the lawn watered and we could use some volunteers to take turns doing the job. Please let me know if you can assist. Saturday was our second annual Masonic Day of Caring. Due to some scheduling conflicts we actually had two days as some work was done on Sunday and additional work is scheduled as parts become available. My sincerest thanks, once again, to those brothers who were able to lend a helping hand. As was aptly noted by WB Ted at our last stated, Putnam 46 keeps the notion of caring going all throughout the year. With our newly adopted Almoner’s chair, we now have someone making sure that caring takes on many forms. Thanks again to WB Dave for assuming this much needed position.
News of note: Congratulations are in order for Brothers Gunnar Eubanks and Brady Matteau as they recently graduated from their respective colleges, Gunnar with a B.S. and Brady with an R.N. Great job brothers, your hard work and perseverance have paid off (and hopefully will continue to do so).
Just a reminder that this weekend we have the BMW motorcycle club meal at Camp Nahaco. Thanks again to WB Ted for captaining this worthwhile event. Thanks also to the team of volunteers who are helping Ted prepare and deliver the meals.
“You cannot see brotherhood; neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is the pat on the back when things look gloomy. It is the smile of encouragement when the way seems hard. It is the helping hand when the burden becomes unbearable.”
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As of right now, I have no immediate travel planned for this week, but that could change.
Please keep the upcoming dates in mind:
• May 28th BMW event at Camp Nahaco – please contact WB Ted Rupar if you can assist
• June 4th Friendship Lodge #7 Table Lodge – contact me for details
• June 7th Moosup #113 Stated Communication and degree
• June 8th Moriah Lodge #15 Stated Communication and degree
• June 10th Cornerstone-Quinebaug Stated Communication
• June 18th Quarterly Stated Communication and program – 10 AM start
• June 18th Cornerstone Chicken Barbecue – 5pm
• June 26th – St. John’s Sunday – Lodge will open at 9:45 prior to leaving for church
• Please let me know of other events not currently on this list that you would like to add.
Brothers, remember to do good to all men, be ye all of one mind, live in peace and may the God of peace dwell with and bless you and yours.
In friendship and brotherly love,