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

4/9 - Practice

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


4/13 - Fundraiser Breakfast

Our fundraiser breakfast will be held on the morning of April 13th
Saturday, April 13th at 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


4/16 - Master Mason Degree

Master Mason degree will be held
Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00 PM


4/23 - Practice

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


4/30 - Educational Meeting

Educational Meeting will be held on "The Order of DeMolay"
Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM


5/7 - Stated Meeting

Practice will be held
Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00 PM


Upcoming Events

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Mark Your Calendar!

The Lodge will hold a Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, April 13, 7:00-10:00 am.  Proceeds will be divided among the newly formed School Projects Charity, the Grand Lodge Widows’ and Orphans’ Fund, and the Lodge Building Maintenance Account.  Suggested donation is $7.00 per person, all you can eat.  Come support your lodge and enjoy fellowship with your Brothers.

Bright Hope Lodge Honor Day Dinner for our Twenty-five-, Fifty-, Sixty-, and Seventy-five-Year Members, Past Masters, and Masonic Widows will be Sunday, May 19, at 1:30 pm and is open to all family and friends.  Join us as we celebrate these members of our Masonic Family.

Other Upcoming Events:

District 20 Officers’ Association Meeting, Wed. Feb. 20, Burlington Lodge No. 763 – come help us retain the Travelling Gavel!

Annual Grand Lodge Communication, Wed.-Thurs., Mar. 27-28

District 20 Grand Lodge Meeting, Sat. May 4, 1:00 pm, Scottish Rite Temple

Bright Hope Lodge Official Visit, Thurs., June 13, Officers and Cardholders must attend.  Anyone intending to try for a card, contact the Secretary.

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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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