Come on down to Putnam Lodge on Saturday, January 21st and treat yourself and family to a buffet of several yummy soups!  Our chefs will work their magic to create a variety of soups, one of which will surely appeal to you!  The cost is $10 per person and it includes as much soup as you can eat, made to order grilled cheese "sammiches",  bread, drinks, and dessert.  Come on down between 4:30PM & 6:30PM. SOUP's ON!

Weekly Master's Message

Dear Brothers,

Congrats to the Patriots for advancing to the next round. Hopefully they will be playing my Steelers next weekend. I was hoping by now we would have an outcome of the Steelers game, however they moved it to Prime Time. Anyway, a quiet weather week has allowed myself and members of Putnam #46 to do some more traveling. Our visit to Moriah Lodge was historic as WM Joe closed lodge in due and ancient form around 8:37pm. WM Joe ran an efficient and productive meeting; job well done! In other masonic news in the 9th district, word has it that Corner Stone-Quinebaug Lodge was able to have their Annual and Installation, which is very exciting news for them. MWGM Gail Smith as well at our DGM Ted Nelson were present for this wonderful occasion.

Turning our attention to Putnam #46 events brings us to this coming Saturday's All-You-Can-Eat Soup Buffet and made to order grilled cheese sandwiches. Brother Derek Jette has things under control with a great variety of soups to choose from as well as various toppings for the sandwiches. The event will be on January 21st, 4:30 to 6:30 for the price of $10.

Our other big event coming up is the annual Ladies at Table event taking place at Grill 37, located in Pomfret, CT. The social hour will begin at 5pm with the meal and program beginning at 6pm. For a cost of $65, a couple will enjoy a buffet style meal with a great selection of food, while enjoying great company. This event is filling up quickly so please contact Brother Fred Pierce for reservations.  The deadline for reservations will be February 5th.

This Thursday evening we are having a movie night at the lodge. The start time will be around 8pm. Not sure what the movie will be at this time, however I am sure we will have plenty of goodies to eat. Thanks to Brother Brooks, WB Alexander, and WB Eubanks we had a great spread of food last Thursday while discussing upcoming lodge activities.

My middle school basketball team had a great week. They are now 5-2, with a three game win streak taking place. Two tough games this week against Griswold and Killingly, who both defeated us the first time around. Confidence is high as the girls have been working very hard to prepare for these games.

On the topic of working hard, many thanks to our lodge secretary RW John Rhoads for his efforts collecting dues and preparing for lodge meetings. Due to his efforts, Putnam #46 had to drop only one member for non-payment of dues. With that in mind, our current dues are $125. Please make every effort to pay your dues in a timely fashion as it assist the lodge in paying bills and allows us to continue the great charity work we do. Please utilize the PayPa1 system through the website or mail payment to Putnam Lodge #46, P.O. Box 46, South Woodstock, CT 06267.

In closing tonight, what a delight it was to see Brother Bob Donahue today at our local transfer station. Brother Bob reports he is doing well with his recent health issues and we would like to wish him continued good health throughout the year.

That is all for this week. Please keep your school supplies and food donations coming in, and I will talk to you next Sunday evening. Have a great week.

Sincerely & fraternally,
WM Chris

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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