Summons October 2005

The Worshipful Master’s Tracing Board

Regular meeting: October 19th 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

Business/work of the evening

Move to authorize the printing of our By-Laws and distribution to the members. Continue addressing the needs of our building maintenance.

Coming events.

13 October 2005; 6:30pm. Supper 7:30pm. Sebasticook Lodge School of Instruction Non Ritual.

19 October 2005: 6:30pm Supper, 7:30pm Unity Lodge Stated.

24 October 2005: 6:30pm Supper, 7:30pm Waterville Lodge School of Instruction EA Degree.

27 October 2005: 6:00pm Supper, 7:00pm Messalonskee Lodge host for 12th District Meeting.

Note: Sebasticook Lodge, has at the present time the 12th Masonic District Traveling Gavel. Lets make the effort to get it at their next Stated meeting the 20th of October; 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. … 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

Success comes from having dreams

That are bigger than your fears.

---terry Litwiller

We must adjust to changing times and

Still hold to unchanging principles.

Jimmy Carter

Masonic Bits and Pieces



A Persian king wanted to teach his four sons never to make rash judgments. So he told the eldest to go in winter to see a mango tree, the next to go in spring, the third in summer and the youngest in the fall.

After the last son had returned from his autumn visit, the king called them together to describe what they had observed.

"It looks like a burnt old stump" said the oldest. "No," said the second, "it is lacy green." The third described it as "beautiful as a rose." The youngest said, "No, its fruit is like a pear."

"Each is right," said the king, "for each of you saw the tree in a different season."

Perspective (‘con’t)

Before I met my wife, I’d never fallen in love,

Though I’d stepped in it a few times.

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

From the old records:

Oct. 16, 1850. "Voted that we meet precisely at three o’clock and open at that time. Voted that lodge meet on Saturday evenings for business & work."

Oct. 2, 1856, B. F. Cunningham "was duly initiated as an Entered Apprentice" and "passed to the degree of Fellow Craft".



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.