Greeting Brothers,

I begin this week’s message with an apology for my tardiness. Important matters at work have sapped much, if not all, of my personal time in these last couple weeks. Hopefully, the worst is behind me and I can relax a little in the near future.

Some good news has befallen Putnam 46 concerning a couple brothers this past week. RW Michael B. Dodge married his Lady, Grace, this last weekend marking the beginning of a beautiful, long-lasting relationship for this happy couple. Best of luck to you both on your new journey together.

Mike and Grace marry in Boston!

Huge Congratulations to Bro. Gary Watson who has been elected unanimously to the East at Olive Branch Lodge in Douglas, MA. 2019 will be a busy year for our brother as he assumes the role of Worshipful Master at Olive Branch while maintaining his Senior Steward chair at Putnam 46. We all look forward to supporting Bro. Gary and wish him and the brothers of Olive Branch continued success for next year.

This Saturday the 16th of June, Putnam 46 will be performing a courtesy Master Mason degree for three brothers. One brother is from Purity 150 and the other two are from Somerset-St. James 34. RW Carl Mossberg, the WM of Purity, will be participating in the degree. The degree will begin at 10:00am, break for lunch, then return to labor to finish the degree. RW Chris Carrott will be in attendance on his official visitation and inspection.

For those of you in Scottish Rite, there will be a Scholarship Awards night on June  21 (next Thursday) where 9 scholarships will be presented to 9 deserving students. It’s open to the public and cake and ice cream will be served afterwards. Start time 7:00pm.

Donations for the Tag Sale on July 14th are still being accepted. Drop off donated items at the lodge on a Thursday evening or call WB Chris Mayhew or myself to schedule a pick up.

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

June 14, 2018 – Master Mason Rehearsal, Thursday Fellowship

Upcoming Events:

June 15, 2018 – Corner Stone-Quinebaug 122, Friday, dinner 6:30, meeting 7:30

June 16, 2018 – Putnam 46 Master Mason Degree, Saturday, 10:00a, Lunch at the break

June 23, 2018 – Putnam 46 Quarterly Stated Communication, 10:00a, Lunch

June 23, 2018 – Corner Stone-Quinebaug 122, Saturday, Annual Chicken BBQ, 5:00p,$12

June 24, 2018 – Abington Church, Sunday, St. John’s Day, 11:00a

July  14, 2018 – Putnam 46 Tag Sale, Saturday, 7:00a – 11:00a


George Washington’s Rules of Civility

Rule #28:

If any one come to Speak to you while you are Sitting, stand up though he be your Inferior, and when you Present Seats, let it be to every one according to his Degree.


Thank you for your time brothers,

WM Mike


Weekly Master’s Message for 10 June, 2018

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