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.   




JASON WELDON
DEGREE TEAM FOUNDER & LEADER

BIRTHDAYS & RAISINGS

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS:
 
Aug 2 Mike Pappafotis
Aug 3 Ezra McEwen
Aug 5 Larry De Witt
Aug 8 Mike Lingerfelt
Aug 8 Mac Orange
Aug 10 Paul Bolton
Aug 10 Dennis Cave
Aug 10 Jerry Garrett
Aug 14 Larry Hopkins
Aug 14 Bill McGloin
Aug 17 Martin Lockhart
Aug 17 David Newton Jr
Aug 18 Lamar Williamson
Aug 21 Cliff Porter
Aug 23 Wallace Pate
Aug 24 John Dover IV
Aug 28 Wesley Burton
Aug 29 Greg Brennan

AUGUST RAISINGS:

Aug 3 1967 T. Leon Roberts
Aug 3 1974 Otto Godfrey
Aug 3 1974 John Jackson
Aug 4 1956 Bill Stephens  
Aug 8 1998 Johnny Johnson, IV 
Aug 8 1998 Cliff Porter
Aug 13 1988 Neal Willis, Jr.
Aug 18 2014 Patrick DeLeon 
Aug 18 2014 Walter Hickman 
Aug 20 1966 Mac Orange
Aug 22 1991 Richard Wix
Aug 26 2006 Matt Smith
Aug 26 2006 Chris Westerman
Aug 28 2010 Jason Weldon

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.

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!  


CHILDREN'S HOME LUAU - Sun Aug 12, 2018


Monday, August 20, 2018

6:30pm    Officer/DegreeTeam Practice

Open/Close Step-UP, EA Degree


Visit

MASONIC MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

to learn more about Freemasonry


Sat 07/21/2018 
Newest Master Mason Tad Mercer with
Dallas Fellowcraft Club
"A morning of Lightning, Thunder, Torrential Rain; Eggs, Bacon, Grits, Toast, Biscuits, Gravy, Tomatoes, Pancakes, Coffee, Juice, a Newly Made Mason, Dedicated Masons, and terrific Masonic Fellowship."
-- Dallas Fellowcraft Club
 

Lodge Detail Calendar

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


2018 MASON OF THE YEAR


Nelms Lodge #323
 
2018
Mason of the Year
 
Bro Mike Pappafotis
Congratulations Brother!
  

2017 MASON OF THE YEAR

 

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

DISTRICT 7F MASON OF THE YEAR

 
District 7F
  
2017 
Mason of the Year
 
James E Sledge Daylight
Lodge #742

Wor Bro Bill McGloin


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



GREAT CEREMONY. GREAT CROWD. PROUD OF OUR VETERANS and FIRST RESPONDERS

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.

Proud of our Brothers

Congratulations to our newest....

2018  MASTER MASONS
Tad Mercer (4/23/18)

2017  MASTER MASONS
Ryan Parrott

2016   MASTER MASONS
Fernando Melo
Russ Cook
Gill Lopez
Paul Purdue
Cory Crapes
David Keyes



Wor Bro Jerry Harwitz

08/07/2018 Wor Brother Jerry Harwitz is on the mend and in good spirits. He is being released from the Hospital on Wednesday (08/08) to the rehab center near the Hospital to build his strength back. Unfortunately, he will need to take dialysis 3 days a week for some period of time. We pray that it will not be permanent. He so misses his Brothers and he thanks everyone for our prayers.   --Wor Bro Cabot Rohrer

08/03/2018 Wor Brother Jerry Harwitz is improving and is still in ICU care on the 7th Floor at Kennestone. He thanks you all for your continued prayers during this difficult recovery!

07/09/2018 Wor Brother Jerry Harwitz is in the hospital getting weened off coumadin in preparation for his heart surgery on Wednesday. Please keep him and his family in your prayers during this major operation.

 FROM DALLAS LODGE #182........




We Love GA CHIP


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

UPCOMING Events



COMPLETED Events

Saturday, March 24
CHIP EVENT at EASTER EGG HUNT
Smyrna Community Center

78 kids were signed up thanks to our hard working volunteers!





FRIDAY APRIL 27
CHIP for Little Apron Academy
2455 Paces Ferry Rd 30339
3:00 - 5:00
 
41 registered!



 
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!

















Congratulations....
MASTER MASON
08/14/2017
Ryan Parrott

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