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

11/11 - Lodge of Sorrow

Lodge of Sorrow will be held for Bro. Philip Moore PM, Berry-Lynnhurst Chapel on Adair Drive
Sunday, November 11th at 3:00 PM

11/13 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 PM

11/20 - Dark for Thanksgiving

Dark this week for Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 20th

11/27 - Practice

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

12/4 - Stated Meeting and Election of Officers

Stated Meeting and Election of Officers will be held
Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 PM

Notice of Annual Election of Officers:

Our annual Election of Officers will be held during the Stated Meeting on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  All members are encouraged to come participate in this important annual event of our Lodge calendar.

Update on Bright Hope Lodge Turkey Shoot

The first day of our Turkey Shoot has been cancelled in favor of a one-day event on Saturday, December 8th.  Registration will be 9:00-10:00 am.  We are hoping to make this an annual Lodge event. Participants must be at least ten years of age; if under 18, parent or guardian must be present for the entire time youth is present.  Participants will furnish their own firearms; shells will be provided.  Proceeds will be split with 50% to Bright Hope Charity Fund; Grand Lodge Widow’s and Orphans’ Fund and Grand Lodge TNCHiP program will receive 25% each.

Upcoming Events

Bright Hope Lodge Turkey Shoot – Saturday, December 8; Registration will be 9:00 - 10:00 am; open to all members, friends, and family

Annual Election of Officers – Tuesday, December 4 Stated Meeting, 7:00 pm

Installation of Officers – Saturday, December 15, 1:00 pm, with a meal at 12:00 noon; Bro. Dickie McKinney, Most Worshipful Grand Master, will be Installing Officer; this is a joint installation with Fountain City Lodge No. 757

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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