The Monthly Summons of Amity Lodge No. 1 of the Grand Lodge of China bears this quotation of the Chinese Sage, Mencius (472-289 B.C.):

"As Square and Compass perfect and circles line, model of human kinship's best, the Saint doth shine."



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I fell asleep the other night
And while I had my snooze,
I dreamed each member stepped right up
And promptly paid his dues.
But when I found 'twas but a dream
I nearly threw a fit
It's up to you to make it true...
SUGGESTION - Please Remit.



Be and active member,
The kind that would be missed.
Dont be just contented
That your name is on the list.

Do attend the meetings
And mingle with the crowd;
Don't stay at home
And rant both long and loud.

Don't leave the work for just a few
And gripe about the clique.
And take time out to visit
A member who is sick.

There is quite a program scheduled
That means success, if done.
and it can be accomplished
With the help of everyone.

So attend the meetings regularly
And hel with hand and heart.
Be an active member
And take an active part.

Think this over, Member.
Are we right or are we wrong?
Be an active member.
Please don't just belong.


(Well, 9 really)
  1. Speak to your Brothers. There is nothing as heart warming as a cheerful word of greeting.
  2. Smile.It takes 72 muscles to frown - only 14 to smile.
  3. Call your Brothers by name. The sweetest music to anyone's ears is the sound of his own name.
  4. Be friendly. If you would have friends, you must be one.
  5. Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do were a genuine pleasure.
  6. Be interested in people. You can like everybody if you try.
  7. Be generous with praise - cautious with criticism. Be considerate of the feelings of others. It will be appreciated.
  8. Be thoughtful of the opinions of others. There are three side3s to a controversy - yours, the other fellow's and the right one.
  9. Be ever ready to serve. What counts most in life is what we do for others.
(Valley of Trenton)


Of All Kinds

At a Masonic festivity the speaker divided Freemasons
into six classes:
  • Emblem-wearing Masons
  • Dues-paying Masons
  • Knife-and-fork Masons
  • Ritual-reciting Masons
  • Ignorant Masons and...
  • Living and Exemplifiying Masons


Masonic Expenses

In the Archives of Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Indiana, is a "Bill of expenses in going to Corydon, attending the Convention & returning home", which was submitted by General Wasington Johnston in December, 1817. It includes such necessities as the cost of shoeing his horse, a supply of whiskey, the fee for crossing the White River on a ferry, and "rum and sugar for journey."

The Indiana Freemason
December 1967