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

2/11 - EA Degree

EA degree will be held
Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM


2/18 - Practice; Trustees' Meeting at 6:00 PM

Practice will be held
Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 PM


2/25 - Practice

Practice will be held
Tuesday, February 25th at 7:00 PM


3/3 - Stated Meeting

Stated Meeting will be held
Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00 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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Upcoming Events

The District 20 Lodge Officers’ Association will meet Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 pm, at Bright Hope Lodge; a meal will be served at 6:00 pm. All members are welcome to attend this meeting.
A request for recognition from the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Tennessee will be considered at Grand Lodge this year, with the recommendation from the Correspondence Committee that it be granted. Below are some facts regarding this request:


1. There will be no visitation among subordinate Lodges, at the request of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge
2. This request applies only to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Tennessee, not Prince Hall Masonry as a whole
3. The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Tennessee is a member of the Prince Hall Conference of Grand Masters, and has been identified by our Commission for Information on Recognition as being the legitimate Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Tennessee
4. The Prince Hall Grand Lodge has been found to meet the Standards of Recognition as listed in the Tennessee Masonic Code, Sec. 3.901(6)


Scottish and York Rite Events
The Scottish Rite Memorial Service will be Sunday, January 26, at 3:00 pm; the Winter Reunion will be Saturday, February 8, Saturday, February 15, and Saturday, March 7.
The Winter York Rite Festival will be Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 1. a will take place at the Locust Street Masonic Temple.
For information about these events, contact one of the Lodge Officers.

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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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