Summons April 2007
The Worshipful Masters Tracing Board
Regular meeting: April 18th at 7:30 p.m. (Third Wednesday of the Month).
Brethren Please; make an effort to attend to the summons
Standing Agenda

Reading and confirming minutes, Reports of Committees, Reading correspondence, Passing Accounts, Receiving petitions,(Hopefully). General business, Balloting and Work of the evening.

If anyone knows of any brothers who are sick or in distress please notify the Master; Mayo Cookson, Jr. (207) 437-2655 or
Secretary; Karl D. Julian (207) 568-3119

Work of the evening

18th April 2007: 6:30pm. Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge stated meeting. Regular business. Confirm the appointment of Assistant Treasurer and Secretary. Discuss the continuing building maintenance and what is needed for the upcoming Strawberry Banquet.
16th May 2007: 6:30pm Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge stated meeting Regular business.
20th June 2007: 6:30pm Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge Stated meeting Regular business.
28th June 2007: 6:00pm Annual Strawberry Banquet,


The recent history of Unity Lodge is available on the Lodge web site.

From Your Secretary: Please help me keep the records straight by informing me of any change of address, change of status, etc. It also helps if you send your dues payments in early so that I do not have the extra burden of chasing delinquent members. ….2007 Dues Cards are available…. And was due by the 1st of January 2007. Begging a Brother to pay his dues, is not pleasant - is time consuming and costly. Please have the courtesy to answer any correspondence that I send so there is no duplication of effort. Thank you to the Brethren who enclose a donation along with their dues. At present there are 2 members without a 2006 or 2007 and or 9 members without a 2007 dues card. Equals $715.00. Brother if you do not have a 2007 dues card you are delinquent..
For an application to give to someone you feel might like to join the craft, please obtain one from the Secretary or any of the Lodge Officers.

Masonic Thoughts
From seeds of Greatnessthe Treasury of Quotes
Seeds of Determination: Its up to Me

You have been given the greatest power in the world, the power to choose.

Giant oaks do grow from little acorns; but first you must have an acorn!

By thinking and acting affirmatively in this minute, you will influence the hour,
the day, and in time, your entire life.

You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished,
no matter what your age or position in life.

Masonic Bits and Pieces

Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidence of others.

A man without aim is like a clock without hands,
as useless if it turns as if it stands.

You constantly struggle for sellf improvement.

Confucius say: show-off always shown up in showdown.

Attest: Karl D. Julian, SecretaryMayo Cookson Jr., Master
Karl D.Julian Mayo Cookson

From the old records:

One of the visitors in April 1850 was Timothy Chase, Deputy Grand Master for whom Timothy Chase Lodge in Belfast was later named. At this meeting it was voted that "Elder Samuel Polly (also spelled Pollye, Polley, and Polleys and sometimes titled Rev.) be Entered, Crafted & Raised free of expense to him". He took his first degree that day. This appears to be the first recorded inspection of Unity Lodge. "The Dept. G. M. entered in due form & presented his commission to the W. Master & after full examination of the same {the Master} vacated his his chair to him whereupon he examined our charter, records, bylaws &tc and gave us an address highly complimentary of the proceeding of our Lodge then resigned the chair to the W.M."
Also a committee was chosen to "ascertain how many widows & orphans that need assistance from the Lodge".

Masonic District # 12
Website: www.12thdistrictme.org

Monthly Stated Meeting for each Lodge
Note; in your Calendars

First Tuesday: Star in the West Lodge # 85; Unity, Maine. Dark June, July & August.
First Wednesday: Central Lodge # 45; China, Maine. Dark July & August.
First Thursday: Siloam Lodge # 92; Fairfield, Maine. Dark July & August.
Second Monday: Waterville Lodge # 33; Waterville, Maine. Dark July & August.
Second Tuesday: Neguemkeag-Vassalboro Lodge # 54; Vassalboro, Maine. Dark July & August.
Third Tuesday: Messalonskee Lodge # 113; Oakland, Maine. Dark July & August.
Third Wednesday: Unity # 58; Thorndike, Maine. Dark July & August.
Third Thursday
: Sebasticook Lodge #146; Clinton, Maine. Dark July & August.