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,