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Weekly Master's Message


I hope this message finds you well, and prepared for the incoming winter weather.

This past week found the lodge busy in several different Masonic ways. RW John Rhoads, officers, and members of Putnam #46 were able to confer the Masonic funeral service for WB James Hilton on Wednesday. Thank you to all the brothers who attended that important emergent communication. Thursday night brought the very first rehearsal for the upcoming EA degree on January 31st; the officer team is excited for the three friends that will become Masons that evening.

Please also keep watch in future Master’s messages for donation requests - for both time and money from our temple corporation; this year many projects for the lodge have been proposed, and hopefully we will begin executing on some of them in the near future. Stay tuned!

Henry Ford once said, ‘Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” Funny, but profoundly true. This week, don’t say you can’t do something. Prove yourself wrong. It’s a short inspirational message, but probably hard to break that mold of the usual routine. Promise yourself, “I will do something different this week and stick to it.”

Do you know a brother, widow, or orphan of Putnam #46 that could use our help? If so, please nominate them for our Masonic Day of Caring, coming up on May 3rd. Any and all nominations will be considered by the brethren of Putnam #46 through April 3rd; please email them here

Here are some upcoming opportunities to share brotherly love, relief, and truth at Putnam #46. Please consider assisting and attending:

Jan 29th - Masonic District Blue Lodge Counsel, 7pm Dinner, $10; 8pm Program
Jan 31st - Stated Communication EA Degree, 7:30pm, 6:15pm Dinner
Feb 7th - Ladies At Table—Tickets Sold Out
Feb 28th - Stated Quarterly Communication, FC Degree, 10am

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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