Feb 12th Super Bowl Party & Chili Cook-Off  on 01/30/2023

Brothers, Family and Friends!
The Teams have been decided - now you must decide which famous chili recipe you want to use for our 2023 Chili Cook-Off!

We'll have a separate movie screen playing for the kids who may not yet be interested in watching football.

Upcoming Blue Lodge Council Meeting - Tuesday January 31st  on 01/21/2023

Brothers:
The upcoming Blue Lodge Council meeting will be hosted by Hospitality Lodge #128 on Tuesday, January 31st at:
- Unity Lodge - 10 Mason Drive, New Britain
- 6:30 Dinner (Reservations required), 7:30 Meeting.

Dinner cost will be $15.00 per dining brother.  Each lodge is requested to  send to the BLC Secretary the number of brothers for whom your lodge would like to have reservations for dinner by January 24th (i.e., one week in advance) so that the host lodge has sufficient information for ordering the food. Please send your reservation request to the WM (valley36wm@gmail.com) prior to January 24th.
Passing of James Wilks Oates, Past Master of St Marks 91  on 01/21/2023
***UPDATE**** A Masonic Funeral has been requested for 3pm, January 28th, 2023. Brothers please arrive before 2:45pm.
 
Brethren,
Once again, it is with sadness that I must announce that James Wilks Oates, Past Master of St Marks Lodge 91 and member of Valley Lodge 36, passed away on January 17th, 2023 at the age of 93.
 
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 1:00-3:00pm at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035; followed by a short memorial service. At this time, no Masonic funeral service has been requested. Regardless, all Brothers are invited and encouraged to attend the memorial service at 3:00pm.
 
WB Jim Oates was Raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on 11/04/1961 - a  61 year Mason at the time of his passing. He served St Marks Lodge 91 as Worshipful Master in 1970.
 
Please join me in extending our sincere condolences to his 3 sons Paul, John, and Araron, along with the rest of Worshipful Brother Oates' family and friends.
 
Fraternally,
Nate Jillette
WM Valley Lodge 36
Passing of Franklin S. Burnham, Past Master of Hiram Lodge 98  on 01/21/2023
It is with sadness that I announce Franklin S. Burnham, Past Master of Hiram Lodge 98 and member of Valley Lodge 36, passed away on December 16th, 2022 at the age of 89.
 
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 13 from 5:00-6:00pm at Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT., 06001. A Masonic funeral service has been requested by his wife Carol, to begin at 5:30pm. All Brothers are invited to attend the service and are asked to arrive before 5:15pm.
 
WB Frank Burnham was Raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on 06/13/1955 - a  67 year Mason at the time of his passing. He served Hiram Lodge 98 as Worshipful Master in 1980.
 
Please join me in extending our sincere condolences to his loving wife of 52 years, Carol, his 3 children Robert Burnham, Stacy Burnham Kesl, Dwight Burnham III, along with the rest of Brother Burnhams' family.
 
Fraternally,
Nate Jillette
WM Valley Lodge 36
Upcoming Events
  • FEB
    06
    Valley 36 Stated Meeting - "Masonic Funeral"
    7:30 PM
  • FEB
    12
    Superbowl Party & Chili Cook-Off
    6:00 PM
    991 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT
  • FEB
    20
    Valley 36 Special Meeting - FC Lodge of Instruction
    7:30 PM