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

10/8 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00 PM

10/15 - FC Degree

FC degree will be held
Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00 PM

10/22 - AED Training (moved from original date)

AED training will be held
Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM

10/29 - Educational Meeting

Educational Meeting will be held
Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 PM

11/5 - Stated Meeting

Stated meeting will be held
Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00 PM


Important Information!

Dues cards for 2020 will soon arrive, also please pay your 2019 dues if they have not yet been paid. 

If paying via PayPal, the link is:


Amount for 2019 is $129.04

Amount for 2020 is $139.34

Amount for both is $268.07

Thank you!


Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar!

Unless stated otherwise, events begin at 7:00 pm with meal at 6:00 pm

District 20 Officers’ Assn Meeting, Wednesday October 16, Chota Lodge No. 253; meeting at 7:00 pm with meal at 6:00 pm

Scottish Rite Awards and Biennial KCCH Investiture, Sunday October 27, 2:00; this is an open ceremony and a meal will be served


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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