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Lodge History

Brighton Lodge #1586 was granted Lodge Dispensation on June 16, 1930. The Lodge was chartered on the 10th of July 1930. The original Lodge Officers included Exalted Ruler Charles F. Johnson, Esteemed Leading Knight F. F. Hunter, Esteemed Loyal Knight Roy C. Peppers, Esteemed Lecturing Knight D. G. Packer Jr., Lodge Esquire Natte E. Austin, Chaplain J. F. Owells, Tiler Andrew Neilson, Inner Guard J. R. Faulkner and Trustees Henry G. Wellenkotter, Herman J. Schloo and J. Paul Hill. There were thirty-seven original Charter Members.


The Mortgage was burned in less than twelve years on the 25th of February, 1942.

The Area of Ritual was represented by Ed Lewis, who in 1980 was the High Point Man in the State Contest as the Esteemed Lecturing Knight. In 1982, he went on to High Point Man at the Elks National Convention and was named as an All-American Loyal Knight. The Lewis Lounge was named in his honor.

Brighton Lodge as it appears today

The Building itself was originally a Bank Building. The second floor was the original location for the bar area, which is now used by the Boy Scout Troop. The area used for dances and dinners eventually became the Lodge Room. The kitchen sent meals up by new members who were assigned to K.P. Duty for one year.

The basement was used for a time as a gym and sauna area. The Lewis Lounge as mentioned, occupies much of the remainder of the basement.

A few notable achievements include sponsoring Boy Scout Troop 109 for many years. We actively support Laradon Hall, Veterans Services, and Youth Activities.