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Degree work for the month of April
Meals for degrees begin at 6:00 PM

4/10 - Fundraiser Breakfast

Fundraiser Breakfast will be held
Saturday, April 10th, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

4/13 - MM Degree

MM degree will be held
Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM; meal at 6:00 PM

4/20 - EA Degree

EA degree will be held
Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 PM; meal at 6:00 PM

4/27 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM

5/4 - Stated Meeting

Stated Meeting will be held
Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00 PM; meal at 6:00 PM

5/11 - EA Degree

EA degree will be held
Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00 PM; meal at 6:00 PM

Meals for degrees and Stated Meeting begin at 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events:

         The District Officers’ Association Officers Training scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, has been postponed; an alternate date has not yet been selected.
             The District 20 Grand Lodge Meeting is set for Saturday, April 17, at the Scottish Rite Temple; meeting begins at 1:00 pm with a meal at 12:00 noon. More information will be published at a later time.


Bright Hope History

Recently, while searching through the records of Bright Hope Lodge, a copy of bylaws was found dated 1905.  These bylaws had been submitted for consideration by the Lodge, by a committee of Bros. JW Drummond, SL Tillery, and WM French, and were subsequently approved.  Included in the copy were handwritten changes and comments.

Below are some clauses from these bylaws; italics and notes have been added for clarity:

Article 1. Stated Meetings. The stated meetings of this Lodge shall be held on the Tuesday night on or before the full moon.  From the 1st of April to the 1st of October the Lodge shall be opened at 7:30 and at 7:00 during the remainder of the year.”

  Note: this was changed from the “third Tuesday of the month”

Article 2. Officers and Elections. Sec. 3. No person shall be Office of W.M. for more than two successive terms.”

Note: written comment states, “9 for op[posed] 3”

Article 9. Each member shall pay annually the sum of two dollars into the funds of the Lodge, at or before the stated meeting in December.”

Note: the original article set the dues at “two dollars and fifty cents,” and a written comment states this passed, “12 for 0 against”


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