Summons May 2005

The Worshipful Master’s Tracing Board

Regular meeting: May 18th 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 FC degree depending on the Candidate being available. Schedule building maintenance for the year.

Review our Liability Insurance. Finally found insurance we can almost afford.

Coming event

18 May 2005; 6:30pm Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge, Fellow Craft Degree?? Followed by business. Stated.

15 June 2005; 6:30pm Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge 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 17th May 2005 Third Tuesday of the Month. 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

If at first you do Succeed

Try something Harder

The difference between a successful career and a

Mediocre one sometimes consists of leaving about

Four or five things a day unsaid.

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

--Margaret Thatcher






Masonic Bits and Pieces


The way my wife finds fault with me,

You’d think there was a reward

Those who work out our federal budget

Have a policy–

Really a honey–

We shall live on our national income,

Even if we must borrow the money!


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

From the old records:

May 18th, 5829 "Voted that our future meetings Begin at five of the clock pm."

May 1849 Voted to make a donation of $10.00 to the widow of the Junior Warden who died Jan. 19, 1849.

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: Neuguemkeag-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.