Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM
Smyrna, Georgia
Chartered 1886
DISTRICT 7-C LODGE OF THE YEAR 2015

 
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DEGREE TEAM

The goal of the Nelms Degree Team is to present the ancient Masonic degrees to new Masons via allegory, symbols, and historical lessons.  The brethren on the Nelms Degree Team are devoted to helping each new Mason, as well as each other, improve themselves in Freemasonry by putting our best apron forward. 

 


BIRTHDAYS & RAISINGS


FEBRUARY  BIRTHDAYS:

Feb 2 Alan Armbruster
Feb 5 Gil Lopez
Feb 9 Alex Cook 
Feb 11 John B. Emmett
Feb 12 Charles Howell 
Feb 14 Thomas Guest  
Feb 14 Larry Hale
Feb 15 George O'Kelly, Jr.  
Feb 19 Carlton Godfrey, Sr.
Feb 20 William Elrod
Feb 20 Tim House
Feb 20 Fernando Melo
Feb 22 James Woody 
Feb 26 Bill Lynch, Sr.
Feb 27 Doc Gross
Feb 27 Gale Kaufman 


FEBRUARY  RAISINGS
:

Wallace Pate                Feb 1 1964
John Heaton                Feb 4 1967
William Adair, Jr.        Feb 6 1971
Bill  Lynch, Sr.                Feb 7 1959
Aubrey Jackson        Feb 19 1962
Henry Fuqua                Feb 21 1972
James Kirby                Feb 22 1997
Al Manze                        Feb 22 1997
Paul Bolton                Feb 23 1991
James Hobgood        Feb 26 1965
Marvin Jordan                Feb 26 1979
Albert O'Shields, Jr.        Feb 26 1983
John Dover, IV        Feb 27 1982
Cloys Turner                Feb 27 1982


COBB COUNTY MASONIC MEMORIAL CLUB

Assisting local Lodges to perform Masonic rites
for our fallen brethren

COBB COUNTY MASONIC LOW TWELVE CLUB

A benefit organization for Master Masons. It's purpose is to render financial aid and assistance to a member Brother's beneficiary(s) upon his death.

Our beloved Brother Sam Whitfield has passed

RWB Sam R Whitfield, Grand Treasurer Emeritus
of the Grand Lodge of Georgia
Worshipful Master of Nelms Lodge #323, 1966
and a 65-year Mason
Smyrna Citizen of the Year in October (2014)
 
Korean War tank Commander, SunTrust Bank co-founder, Cobb County School Board member, Mason, Rotarian, father, grandfather, friend, gentleman and Brother.

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Lodge Detail Calendar

Planned activities for the whole year......

Congratulations to our newest....
MASTER MASON
08/14/2017
Ryan Parrott

EXAMINATION
WED 10/11/17
JAMES E SLEDGE DAYLIGHT #742




Nelms Lodge #323
2017
Mason of the Year
Wor Bro Jim Cook
Congratulations Brother!





Bro Bill McGloin 

2017 Mason of the Year
James E Sledge
Daylight Lodge #742

2017 Mason of the Year
District 7F

 




Red Wagon 
TV segment on 03/05/15  Channel 11 News (Expired)
TV segment on 04/30/16  NBC News




T-Shirts & Memorabilia

T-Shirts & Memoribillia

From the Masonic Messenger

Nelms Lodge No. 323 has Incredible Year

     Nelms Lodge No. 323 received the 2015 Lodge of the Year 
for District 7C. Thanks to the incredible brethren of Nelms 
Lodge, Wor. Bro. Jason Weldon was named Master Mason of the Year for 7C. In 2015, we adopted a mile surrounding our lodge and have conducted quarterly clean-up events to keep the road free of trash and debris, and have received an award from Keep Smyrna Beautiful for our work.

      Nelms Lodge has begun a recycling effort. We are also remembering
our Military personnel with a letter writing campaign.

     Grand Master: "Those are efforts the entire Masonic
family can be involved in".

FLAG RETIREMENT COLLECTION

Nelms Flag Retirement Box!

The Lodge is providing a convenient collections place for our Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony and for Community Letters to our Troups!

The collection bin is located inside the building, but a plastic red container will remain outside. Anyone who would like to retire their flag can place it in the red container, and it will be retired during our next Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony. Any 

Questions? Please call Jason Weldon at 678-449-7528.





We Love GA CHIP

---------------- 2018 Events -----------------

Saturday, March 24
CHIP EVENT at EASTER EGG HUNT
Smyrna Community Center
200 Village Green Circle SE

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is moving locations. This year will be "hiding" the eggs at the Smyrna Community Center. There will be inflatables, food vendors, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more!

10:00am  Easter Bunny will arrive
10am-1pm Inflatables. food vendors, 
         and the Easter Bunny
11:00am  3 years and under hunt
11:30am  4-5 years hunt
Noon     6-7 years hunt
12:30pm  8-10 years hunt

Brothers, meet at the lodge at 8:45am




 
Message from the East
to start 2018
from
 Worshipful Master,
Bill McGloin



End of Year Letter
from 
our 2017 Worshipful Master,
Rick Hallwood


Our own Brother Jerry Henry is now 
the Worshipful Master at Palmetto Daylight Lodge #755
 
Congratulations Wor Bro Jerry Henry!

STARS FOR OUR TROUPS

Stars For Our Troops
Welcomes you to find out more about how You can show support to those that have Served and those that are serving - our Military, our Veterans and our First Responders.













DUES & DONATIONS

   You 
can now Pay your dues or make a donation to the Lodge right here on our website. There is only a small processing fee for the convenience of dues-payment; and no fee at all for any donations. Thanks!!
https://sites.google.com/site/nelmslodge323/payments

A note about the donation selection for the Grand Lodge Per Capita tax - this amount is included in your annual dues. However, if you are an Emeritus or Life member, you deservedly do not pay dues any more. This is just a way that you can help the lodge by volunteering to cover the Grand Lodge fixed costs.

GENEROUS DONATION IN MEMORY OF WORSHIPFUL BROTHER GAINES

LANDSCAPING
is now being provided by
Anita Gaines
In memory of her Father and our beloved Brother
1976 PWM George Gaines
We can't thank you enough Anita!

Please take notice of the Nelms Lodge grounds!  Through an exceedingly gracious gift, Anita Gaines (daughter of the late W. Bro. George Gaines) has funded the landscaping of Nelms Lodge as a way to thank the lodge and fraternity that meant so much to her father for 60+ years of his life.  In 2015 Ms. Gaines hired a landscaper to mow, trim, and blow once or twice per month.  In itself, this was a tremendous help to our lodge, but Ms. Gaines did not stop there.  She also had a retaining wall built between our parking lot and CVS, and new flower beds installed in several areas.  We were able to install a gate in 2015 to help protect our property, and jonquil flower beds on either side of the front door (along the front side of the building).  Thanks to her generosity, our lodge now looks better than ever.  A plaque was installed on the new wall in dedication to W. Bro. Gaines via his daughter, Ms. Anita Gaines.  Thank you Ms. Gaines!  




Proud of our Brothers

Congratulations to our newest....

2017

MASTER MASONS
Ryan Parrott

2016

MASTER MASONS
Fernando Melo
Russ Cook

Gill Lopez
Paul Purdue

Cory Crapes
David Keyes