Weekly Master's Message

Brothers all,

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,
WM Ken


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It's back for the nineteenth year!  Come join Putnam Lodge #46 and all the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls haunting the crypt for our annual Halloween Table Lodge!  
Tickets still cost just $25 per person.  As always, this is open to any mason and male guests age 18+.  October 29 at 6:00 PM.  Costumes ENCOURAGED, but not required.  Contact WM Ken Richards or Mike Dodge for your tickets! 


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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