Weekly Master's Message

I'm back! It is indeed a pleasure to be back in the oriental chair. Thank you to the craft for electing myself to be Master of Putnam #46 for a second time.

What a wonderful day it was this past Saturday. A day filled with rekindled friendships and time honored traditions. To be in the company of many dignitaries from throughout New England as well as local Brothers from our district, established an environment of peace and harmony.

Following a morning of receiving Brothers, the craft moved to refreshment to enjoy the traditional meal of oyster stew. Not to be outdone, homemade apple pie with Vermont cheddar cheese rounded out the meal. Things were just getting starting with the much anticipated election and fumigation to follow. As votes were cast and ballots counted approximately 65 Brothers enjoyed a cigar while exchanging good humored jokes throughout the lodge room. Finally, when the East could not see the West, the election was complete. Appointments were made and the new line of officers were ready for their installation. WB Peter Rinaudo and WB Robert Eubanks performed a beautiful installation ceremony for all to enjoy. After a brief business meeting, lodge was closed in due and ancient form. A long day indeed.

Many Thanks to everyone, from the kitchen crew, visiting brethren, Putnam #46 members, family and friends in devoting their time to make this event a success.

Looking ahead to the next few weeks, I will find myself traveling to Moriah Lodge #15 on Wednesday December 14 for their annual meeting. To complete this visitation, I will also return to Moriah Lodge for their installation on Saturday December 17 for a 1pm start.

On Friday December 16, for an event only for Putnam Lodge #46 members, I will be attending a Holiday party held by our very own Brother Chris Bowen. For any other Putnam Lodge member who would like to attend, the event begins at 6pm and will take place at the Imperial Room at 34 Furnace St in Danielson. Please RSVP to Brother Fred Pierce if you would like to attend.

Once again, it is indeed a pleasure to be in the East again. I look forward to sharing with everyone stories from my work, lodge and family happenings. I hope you will find time in your busy schedules to read my weekly messages.

Until next time, have a nice day!
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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