Summons June 2005

The Worshipful Master’s Tracing Board

Regular meeting: June 15 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, 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

Work the MM degree depending on the Candidate being available. Continue working the Building Maintenance program. Clear up the final preparation for the Strawberry Banquet.

Coming event


15 June 2005; 6:30pm Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge Fellow Craft Degree?? Followed by business. Stated

30 June 2005; 6:00pm 67th annual Strawberry Banquet, served by Josiah H. Drummond Chapter OES. 7:30pm Program, MM Degree By Grand Lodge Officers.

.Note: Messalonskee Lodge in Oakland, has at the present time the 12th Masonic District Traveling Gavel. Lets make the effort to get it at their next Stated meeting the 21st June; It takes at least 5 (five) Brothers to take possession of it, a number of Lodges are after it so it may take more then five of our members.


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. At present there are 6 members with-out their current dues card. Equals $300.00 Outstanding to the Lodge. Brother if you do not have a 2005 dues card you are delinquent.. I am basically a lazy person and I do not want to be required sent out a lot of correspondence to members regarding past due payments. Please have the courtesy to answer any correspondence that I send so there is no duplication of effort. Thank you to the Brethren who enclosed a donation along with their dues. If you need an application to give to someone you feel might like to join the craft, please obtain one from the Secretary or any of the Officers.

Masonic Thoughts

Self-confidence and honesty are a

great combination. Confidence in one’s

Ability is important, but it works best

when matched by the honesty to

recognize a few defects.

Speak softly and sweetly. If your

Words are soft and sweet, they won’t be

Hard to swallow if you have to eat them.

--James Thurber



Masonic Bits and Pieces


Writing is the hardest way of

earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.

Like our shadows, our wishes

Lengthen as the sun declines.



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

From the old records:

Under June 22, 1848 we find this: "Fees received: Brother Major M. Wescott’s fees for initiation, crafting and raising, $12..00; the Lodge voted, unanimously, to remit $5..00 of his regular dues; he having been initiated and crafted before the M.W.G. Lodge reduced the fees to $15..00."


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.