Summons May 2006

The Worshipful Master’s Tracing Board

Regular meeting: May 17 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

Schedule building maintenance for the year. Discuss Strawberry Banquet, assign duties.

Coming event.

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

29 June 2005; 6:00pm 68th annual Strawberry Banquet, served by Josiah H. Drummond Chapter OES.. 7:30pm Program, Shrine Hospitals Presentation.

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 13 members with-out their current dues card. Equals $750.00 Outstanding to the Lodge. Brother if you do not have a 2006 dues card you are delinquent.. I am basically a lazy person and I do not want to be required send 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 Thought


May there always be work for your hands to do,

May your purse always hold a coin or two,

May the sun always shine on your windowpane,

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain,

May the hand of a friend always be near to you,

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Speek 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



When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant

I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I

got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned

in seven years.

-----Mark Twain

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.




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


From the old records:

At the next meeting (April 1852) "All members present paid 12 1/2 cents as requested by the Grand Lodge amounting to $1.62. Voted to hire money to defray expenses of our W. Master Samuel B. Dodge to the Gr. Lodge to be holden at Portland May 5th 1852.

Hired of Br. Daniel Weed Five Dollars $ 5.00

of Br. Benjn Williams Seventeen Dollars $17.00



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.