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

9/10 - EA Degree

EA degree will be held
Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00 PM


9/17 - FC Degree

FC degree will be held
Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 PM, meal at 6:00 PM


9/24 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 PM


10/1 - Stated Meeting

Stated meeting will be held
Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, meal 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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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 August 21, Cherokee Lodge No. 728; meeting at 7:00 pm with meal at 6:00 pm


Grand Master’s Golf Tournament to support our Grand Lodge Charities, September 18, 1:00 pm, Three Ridges Golf Course. For information, contact Steve Johnson or Robbie Beam.

York Rite Super Excellent Master's Degree, Friday, November 1, 7:00 pm, Locust Street Masonic Temple

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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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