I wish you all a very warm fraternal greeting from the East with the hope that this past week was a good one for you and yours. This past week we had rehearsal for the upcoming Fellow Craft degree. I’m happy to report the craft came ready to shine. On Saturday we passed our two newest brothers to more light with the delivery of a very well done Fellow Craft degree. Special congratulations to WB Chris Mayhew for his role as acting Master and to Brother Tim Loomis for a fine presentation of the Middle Chamber. My thanks to all the brothers who participated in making this a memorable evening for Brothers Derek and Paul.
News of note:
Brothers, please continue to keep Brothers Brandt and Sheldon in your thoughts and prayers as they convalesce from recent health issues and add brother Rich Fahs who will be undergoing surgery in the near future.
Last week I related the sad news regarding the passing of RW Brother Ted Rummel of Wolcott Lodge and District 9B. This past Saturday I had the sad duty of attending a Masonic Service in his honor under the direction of WM Brian Newman. The service was held at the Rummel residence in Staffordville. The setting was idyllic and the day spectacular as we sent Brother Ted on his journey to the Grand Artificer of the Universe.
Tickets for our October 29th Halloween Table Lodge are moving fast and if you haven’t already either purchased one or committed to being present, I urge you to do so as tickets tend to sell out quickly. Where else can you go for a seven course meal with Ghosts and Goblins, aka Brothers and Friends, for only $25 per ticket? For those who have not had the opportunity to join us for this event, your time is now. As previously mentioned, seating is limited so please contact me or one of the Wardens for tickets.
If you’re looking for travel opportunities this week, keep the following in mind:
10-20 – All you can eat steak dinner at Moriah
10-22 – Grand Lodge Semi Annual Meeting
10-22 – Steak Tip Dinner at Cornerstone-Quinnebaug
“He who is different from me does not impoverish me - he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves - in Man... For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.”―Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
My thanks to all who have paid this years dues. Please let me know if there are circumstances that are keeping you from being current. You can readily pay using PayPal by clicking here. Please consider adding $5 to your PayPal payment as the lodge loses money as we have to pay for this service and convenience.
Please keep the upcoming dates in mind:
- October 22nd – Grand Lodge Semi-Annual – please let me know if you would like to attend
- October 29th – Annual Putnam #46 Halloween Table Lodge
- November 3rd – MM degree rehearsal
- November 10th – MM degree rehearsal
- November 12th – 5:30 Stated Communication and MM Degree. Light dinner at the break
- 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,