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

2/12 - Practice

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

2/19 - Fellow Craft Degree

Fellow Craft will be held on 2/19
Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00PM

2/20 - District 20 Officers' Assn Meeting

The District 20 Officers' Association meeting will be held along with a meal  this is open to all brothers
Wednesday, February 20th at 6:00 PM

2/26 - Practice

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

3/5 - Stated Meeting

Stated Meeting will be held
Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00PM

Upcoming Events

Grand Lodge Quarry Meeting: Thurs. Feb.28, 7pm; open to all Master
Masons, Scottish Rite Temple – this is your opportunity to meet with the
Deputy Grand Master and learn what is happening in our Fraternity
Grand Lodge Communication: Wed. - Thurs., Mar. 27 - 28

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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