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

4/12 - Practice - Prepare for Official Visit

Practice will be held
Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 PM

4/19 - Official Visit, Officers required to attend

Official Visit will take place
Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 PM

4/26 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM

5/2 - Stated Meeting

Stated Meeting will be held
Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM; meal at 6:00

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

Joint Installation of Officers

Bright Hope Lodge No. 557 will hold our Joint Installation of Officers
with Fountain City Lodge No. 757 on Saturday, December 18, 1:00 pm. Closing
Lodge of Sorrow will be at 11:00 am, followed by a meal at 12:00 noon.
Installing Officer will be MWGM Charles Mixon, with MWPGM Robert Reed as
Marshal. Installation is open to friends and family.
We hope you can join us for this celebration of a new Lodge year!


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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