By WM Michael E. Gibeault
Sunday morning several brothers from Putnam 46 enjoyed another breakfast at Moosup 113, this time in support of Corner Stone-Quinebaug 122. RW Jim Verge was diligently working the event as usual and was very grateful for all who attended and labored for their cause.
A few short hours later I was on the road with RW Peter Rinaudo, WB Rob Eubanks, and WB Ted Rupar, cheerfully heading to Cromwell, CT for the 229th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. After checking in, we teamed up with Bro. Ian Sharpe, the incoming District Deputy of 9A WB Chris Carrott and Associate Grand Marshal Joe Fox to go out for dinner. Fellowship was overflowing in our crowded SUV as RW Peter led us in many a sing-a-long during the return to the hotel. We enjoyed many of the courtesies of the rest of the evening before retiring to our rooms.
The Annual promptly began at 9:30am and the morning session quickly passed through many recognitions, receptions, and remarks. We moved to refreshment at approximately 11:50am, slightly ahead of schedule. I would like to give special thanks to WB’s Rob and Ted for setting up a great lunch in their room. We returned to labor one hour past high twelve to discuss and vote on several items, (actually five), which I will briefly outline during our next communication on April 28th. Regretfully we needed to retire from the meeting before the installation of the new Grand Lodge officer line. Once again, congratulations to RW Christopher Carrott and WB Joe Fox, the new District Deputy and Associate Grand Marshall (respectively) for Masonic District 9A. RW Peter and I humbly pass our jewels on to you so Good Luck and Good Fortune in your upcoming travels.
All the best and many thanks to MWPGM Ted Nelson for guiding us through a successful year with his wisdom and subdued passions as well as congratulations to the new MWGM Marshall Robinson and the Grand Lodge line of officers for 2018. We look forward to working with you.
Local travel opportunities this week include Moriah 15 on Wednesday and Corner Stone-Quinebaug 122 on Friday. Unfortunately, I have previous plans for both but I encourage you to visit either lodge if you can. As with all the 9A lodges, both are friendly and warm, and appreciate visitors.
On a sad note, I ask you to please pray for Bro. Everett Harding and Silas Bunnell. Everett is a brother of Putnam 46 and Silas is the son of WB Dean Bunnell, deceased beloved brother of Putnam 46. Both have been recently stricken ill and are being treated at nearby hospitals. Give them and their families all the strength, love, and hope that you can afford through the power of prayer.
*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: https://lodge046.ctfreemasons.net/payments/
This week at Putnam Lodge:
Apr. 12, 2018 – Thursday Fellowship
Apr. 11, 2018 – Moriah 15, Wednesday, Stated Communication, 7:30
Apr. 13, 2018 – Corner Stone-Quinebaug 122, Friday, Stated Communication, 7:30p
Apr. 15, 2018 – Olive Branch Lodge, Douglas, MA – Porketta Dinner, 1:00p, $25 (No tickets at door)
Apr. 19, 2018 – Moriah 15, Thursday, Steak Dinner, 6:00p – 8:00p
Apr. 21, 2018 – Putnam Spring BBQ, 4:00 – 6:00p, $12, Smoked Pork, Brisket, Turkey
Apr. 28, 2018 – Putnam 46, Saturday, Stated Communication, 7:30p
George Washington’s Rules of Civility
Let your Countenance be pleasant, but in Serious Matters somewhat grave.
Thank you for your time brothers,