Chapter 1 - Stated Meetings 1890

Stated Meeting 25 May 1890 - After regular business they elected officers for the next year, all remained in the same station as 1889.

Stated Meeting 24 June 1890 - The committee on Mandefelt reported on the hall and accepted a motion and seconded to contact the Mandefelt Company and purchase the Mandefelt Hall. Motion sustained. The new officers were installed for the ensuing Masonic year. Receipts for the evening were $22.20. The audit committee found everything in order with both the Secretary and Treasurer. We find members behind on dues $59.50. The indebtedness of the lodge to wit: rent $115.00; J.M.Bickers $8.00; Wm. Finley $12.90, supplies; Brother Bradley $2.50. Total $138.10.

Stated Meeting 23 August 1890 - The committee report on purchasing a lodge hall was approved and Brother C.W. Berry was appointed to contact members for money to pay for the new hall. A letter for help from Bee Hive Lodge No. 550. The appeal was put on file as these were common in those days. The Midlothian Lodge had trouble paying their bills but received at least three requests for help a month from other lodges.

Stated Meeting 22, November 1890 - It was reported that the plan to raise money for purchase of a lodge hall was not working. It was moved and seconded that the lodge purchase the building and have the deed in the lodge's name.

Stated Meeting 27 December 1890 - The special committee to raise money by subscription made a minority report which was adopted. After other business and conferring an E.A. degree, a motion was agreed upon that the committee make a majority report on the lodge hall at a Called Meeting on the second Saturday in January at 2 p.m. There is no record of a 2 January 1891 meeting. However at Stated Meeting on 28 February 1891 motion and second that the Secretary write the Grand Master for leave to meet in the same hall as the odd Fellows and was adopted. A draft was sent to Grand Lodge for annual dues, amount $16.50.