Summons November 2005

The Worshipful Master’s Tracing Board

Regular meeting: November 16th 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

None to my knowledge?? But we’re ready for anything. Our revised and newly approved bylaws have been printed and are included with this mailing.

Coming events.

16th November 2005; 6:30pm. Potluck 7:30pm. Unity Lodge Stated.

21st December 2005; 6:30pm. Potluck 7:30pm Unity Lodge 177th Annual. Think and keep in mind what Chair you would like to fill? We need HELP.

Note: Unity Lodge here in Thorndike, has at the present time the 12th Masonic District Traveling Gavel. Lets be prepared for the crowd that will be after it! It takes at least 5 (five) Brothers to take possession of it, a number of Lodges are after it so let hope the 12th District Brethren arrive in large numbers..


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. … 2006 Dues Cards are available…. I am basically a lazy person and I do not want to be required to sent out 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


The story of little Mary illustrates one way

in which change brings growth. One day in

Sunday school she was asked, "Who made you?"

After a moment’s reflection, the little girl replied,

"Well God made part of me."

"Part of you?" The teacher was startled.

"God made me very little," she explained,

"and I grew the rest myself."

Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle

---Thomas Jefferson









Masonic Bits and Pieces


To the new baby — who will show his or her parents

the perfect example of minority rule.

Always listen to experts.

They’ll tell you what can’t be done

and why. Then do it.


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

From the old records:

Nov. 13, 1850, "A lodge of master masons was opened in due form. Prayer by Chaplain. No business from the West or South. The lodge of master masons was closed."

The Financial Committee reported on Nov. 25th, 1852 that the Treasurer started the year with $33.23, received $121.62 plus $4.40 from the Grand Lodge as Charity Fund, paid out $152.43; ending the year with $6.82 plus $50.00 note against James Weed and interest on the note of 1.87 for total assets of $58.69.


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.