Home | About | Links | Officers
Degree work for the month of October
Meals for degrees begin at 6:00 PM

10/9 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 PM

10/16 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM

10/23 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM

10/30 - Educational Meeting

Educational Meeting will be held
Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 PM

11/6 - Stated Meeting

Stated Meeting will be held
Tuesday, November 6th at 7:00 PM

Family Events are being planned – watch for details!

Our First Annual Bright Hope Lodge Turkey Shoot is to be held in November!  This will be a fundraiser for one or more of our Masonic charities.  More information about this will be published in the future.

Upcoming Events

District 20 Officers’ Association – Wed., October 17th, 7:00 pm, Chota Lodge No. 253; open to all members

Bright Hope Lodge Turkey Shoot – Saturday, November 10 and Saturday, December 8; details to be announced

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”


Masonic Temple - Fountain City 5400 N Broadway St Knoxville, TN 37918-3240 (865) 687-2644