By WM Michael E. Gibeault

Greeting Brothers,

Last Thursday several brothers of the Lodge enjoyed watching “Platoon” and eating pizza from Woodstock Grill & Pizza. Thank you WB Ted Rupar for arranging and providing the tech service. Great movie and a marvelous evening. We’ll be viewing another in the near future so stay tuned for more info.

Since this is being written on Sunday evening, I would like to describe to you the splendidly masonic day which transpired at Moosup Lodge 113 today. First, RW John Rhoads and I arrive for breakfast at about 9:00am, which is beginning to be a usual custom. Then while we were eating, low and behold our MWGM Ted Nelson strolls in and joins us. A short time later, RW C.A. Duke enters and also joins us. We sat for quite a while eating our fill and solving the world’s problems. As with all good things, the time came to end this little gathering and move on. I went home long enough to put on a suit only to return to Moosup Lodge where RW Peter Rinaudo was already there to celebrate the 50-year pin presentation for RW Frank MaximRW Edward Page performed the presentation and many brothers of Moosup Lodge took turns regaling their encounters with RW Frank. It was very moving to catch a glimpse of what Frank has accomplished between Moosup 113, Moriah 15, and Corner Stone-Quinebaug 122. Quite a masonic career.

This Monday the 26th, WM Sterling Viets of Washington 70 in Windsor and his officers will be performing an Entered Apprentice degree for two fortunate candidates at 7:30pm. Unfortunately, I cannot attend but feel free to go in my stead if you can. They always do excellent degree work.

This Saturday the 31st, I will be travelling to Putnam Lodge 46 to attend the Quarterly Communication. Meeting begins at 10:00am. Along with normal business there will be Year Pin presentations and a guest speaker from the Veteran’s Base Camp in Chaplin A homemade lasagna lunch will be served. Please make every effort to be there and support your lodge with your attendance.

On Sunday, April 15th, Olive Branch Lodge in Douglas, MA will present a Porketta Dinner to benefit the Royal Family Kids Camp for foster children in the Worcester area. Start time is 1:00pm and the price is $25 per person, all-u-can-eat. There are limited tickets and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bro. Gary Watson will be selling tickets at P46 on Thursday evening as well as Saturday’s quarterly. Lady Connie and I will be in attendance and we hope to see you there too.

Preparations have already begun for our famous Annual Spring BBQ happening on April 21st from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Tickets are at the lodge with a sign-out sheet. Stop in on Thursday evening or Saturday’s quarterly to either purchase tickets or to sign out a group to sell to family and friends. This event highly depends on all the brothers of Putnam 46 selling and buying tickets in advance to be successful. Please make every attempt to do your share.

Putnam Reminders:

*Putnam Lodge Challenge Coins are still for sale.

*Career Closet donation box for business attire.

*Citizen of the Week school supplies donations for Woodstock Middle School.

*You can pay your dues or make a donation online at:

This week at Putnam Lodge:

Mar. 29, 2018 – Thursday Fellowship

Upcoming Events:

Mar. 30, 2018 – CT Freemasons Family Day, Friday, XL Center Hartford, Wolfpack Hockey, $15

Mar. 31, 2018 – Putnam 46 Quarterly Stated, Saturday 10:00a, lunch 12:00p

Apr. 8,   2018 – Grand Lodge Banquet & Hospitality, Sunday, Cromwell Radisson, GL#: 203-679-5903

Apr. 9,   2018 – Grand Lodge Annual Meeting, Monday, 9:00a, Cromwell Radisson

Apr. 15, 2018 – Olive Branch Lodge, Douglas, MA – Porketta Dinner, 1:00p, $25

Apr. 21, 2018 – Putnam Spring BBQ, 4:00 – 6:00p, $12, Smoked Pork, Brisket, Turkey


George Washington’s Rules of Civility

Rule #17:

Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Play’d Withal.


Thank you for your time brothers,

WM Mike

Weekly Master’s Message for 25 March, 2018

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