Summons December 2006

The Worshipful Master’s Tracing Board

Regular meeting: December 20th at 7:30 p.m. (Third Wednesday of the Month).

6:30 p.m. Potluck Supper

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, General business, Annual Reports and Balloting for 2007 Officers .

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

Annual Reports to be approved, Election 2007 Officers, Finance Committee and Building Committee. Assign committees for basic Programming.

Coming events.

20th December 2006; 6:30pm. Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge 178th Annual. Think and keep in mind what Chair you would like to fill? We need HELP.

17th January 2007: 6:30pm. Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge Installation of Officers for Year2007 Semi-Public.

Short Business meeting following the Installation.

Note: Neguemkeag-Vassalboro, has at the present time the 12th Masonic District Traveling Gavel. Lets get it It takes at least 5 (five) Brothers to take possession of it, a number of Lodges are after it so lets hope we can get enough Brethren, it may take more than five.


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 due by the 1st of January 2007. I am basically a lazy person and I do not want to be required to send out a lot of correspondence to members regarding past due Dues payments. 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 4 members without a current dues card. One Brother two years in arrears. Equals $275.00 owing the Lodge, Brother if you do not have a 2006 dues card you have been and 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 the Treasury of Quotes

Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.

Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.

Respect is the key determinant of high performance leadership.

How much people respect you determines how well they perform.

The three "C’s" of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone.



Masonic Bits and Pieces



It is not what happens to you but how you respond to what happens to you that determines how you feel.

Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.

You are fully responsible for every thing you are, everything you have and everything you become.

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

From the old records:

Dec. 4, 1851. "Voted that at our next annual communication for election of officers if the R.W.D.D.G. Master can attend, that the officers be publicly installed at the academy in this village at two o’clock in the afternoon: and the hour of meeting for choice of officers to be at 12 o’clock"

"Voted that after our installation that we repair to the hotel of the widow of our brother John O’Connor and sit down to a supper to be provided by a committee of arrangements chosen for that purpose." "Voted that the widows and orphans of deceased members of Unity Lodge be furnished with tickets for supper at the expense of 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.