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

           Per Edict of the Grand Master, all Masonic activity in
Tennessee is suspended until April 30, and the decision whether
to continue this decision will be reevaluated at that time. This
edict includes all Masonic and Appendant Bodies, including York
and Scottish Rites as well as District Officers’ Associations and
our Masonic Youth Organizations.
          Also please remember that the Safer at Home Orders issued by
the Knoxville City, Knox County, and the State of Tennessee prohibit
organizations such as Masonic Lodges from meeting.
          In the event that the Grand Master’s Edict, or any Safer at Home
Order issued by state or local authorities, is extended, our May Stated
Meeting and other Masonic meetings will be canceled accordingly.
Should you have any questions please contact one of the Lodge Officers.

5/5 - Stated Meeting

Stated Meeting will be held
Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 PM; Trustees Meeting, 6:00 PM

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

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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:

www.paypal.me/brighthope557

Amount for 2019 is $129.04

Amount for 2020 is $139.34

Amount for both is $268.07

Thank you!

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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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