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Degree work for the month of November
Meals for Degrees and Stated Meeting Begin at 6:00 PM

11/7 - Stated Meeting

Tuesday, November 7th
Meal at 6:00 PM & Meeting to Follow

11/14 - Master Mason Degree

Tuesday, November 14th
Meal at 6:00 PM & Degree to Follow

11/21 - Practice

Tuesday, November 21st
Practice at 7:00 PM

11/28 - Practice

Tuesday, November 28th
Practice at 7:00 PM

12/5 - Stated Meeting

Tuesday, December 5th
Meal at 6:00 PM & Meeting to Follow

Lodge News

The Annual Election of Officers for Bright Hope Lodge will be at the December Stated Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th; the joint Installation of Officers with Fountain City and Masters Lodges will be on Saturday, December 16th. This is an Open Installation and family and friends are welcome to attend. Closing of Lodge of Sorrow (Master Masons only) will be at 11:00 am with a meal at 12:00 noon and Installation at 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

District 20 News

The District 20 Lodge Officer's Association will meet for the month of November at Powell #582 on November 15th.
Meal at 6:00 PM & Meeting to Follow. All Masons Welcome!


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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