UNITY LODGE No. 58 AF&AM
Summons March 2006
The Worshipful Masters Tracing Board
Regular meeting: March 15th 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.
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
Hopefully work the F.C, Degree for Kirk Thomas. Also to look at the last Thursday of June, the 29th for our Annual Strawberry Banquet. and the input from the OES as to their assistance? And any other business that may come before the Lodge at this time.
19th April 2006: Unity Lodge Stated; 6:30pm Potluck supper; 7:30pm Business, Degree Work if presented.
17th May 2006: Unity Lodge Stated; 6:30pm Potluck supper, 7:30pm Business.
21st June 2006: Unity Lodge Stated; 6:30pm Potluck supper, 7:30pm Business.
29th June 2006: Unity Lodge Special 68th Annual Banquet of Strawberries and Cream.
Check the Calendar athttp://www.12thdistrictme.org
Note: Siloam Lodge in Fairfield, has at the present time the 12th Masonic District Traveling Gavel. Lets get our crowd together and go after it! It takes at least 5 (five) Brothers to take possession of it, a number of Lodges are after it so lets hope Unity Lodge will turn-out in large numbers Five plus.
Brethren as of this date, Dues payments are still Nine hundred ninety Dollars behind, that totals nineteen 19 of our brothers are not current. If? You do not have a 2006 dues card you are in the arrears.
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. I have sent out a lot of correspondence to members regarding past due payments and to date have had little response. 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.
May you live as long as you want and
never want as long as you live.
Always prefer to believe the best of
everybody it saves so much trouble.
If you havent any charity in your heart,
you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Masonic Bits and Pieces
You can outdistance that which is running
after you, but not what is running inside you.
And in the end the love you take is
equal to the love you make.
|Attest: Karl D. Julian, Secretary||Mayo Cookson Jr., Master||Karl D.Julian||Mayo Cookson|
From the old records:
Regular meeting, Thursday, March 29, 1855. 37 present. Opened on the MM degree. Conducted business including balloting and agreed to refund the membership fee of Fry Abbott and to "receive John C. Hussey on the same conditions". Then closed and opened on the EA degree, initiated a candidate, closed and opened again in the MM degree. Raised a candadate to the sublime degree of MM. A Committee of Inquiry reported favorably on another candidate but he was rejected by ballot. Another petition was received and referred to a committee on Inquiry. "Voted to authorize the Finance Com. to draw orders for the amount required by the G.Lodge & to defray the expenses of a delegate. Voted to amend the By-Laws by adding the following: All & every brother that shall absent himself from the meetings of the Lodge for one year shall forfeit his membership". "Voted that all candidates be balloted for (on their petition for initiation) at our regular communications & at no other times."
This seems to have been ignored in a number of cases.
Masonic District # 12
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.