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

 
Contact Us.....

 

Trestle Board


 Officers, Degree Team and Brothers helping in a Degree

Post-Labor Day Dress Code for
All Communications

Grey slacks,
White shirt,
Blue blazer
& Tie


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

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS:

Oct  1 Rev. Bob Bogart
Oct  1 Bobby New
Oct  3 John Hicks
Oct  4 Pinkey Freeman
Oct  6 David Barclay
Oct  7 Jeff Meyers
Oct  7 Frank Traylor
Oct  9 J,T, Kirby 
Oct  9 Fred Wold
Oct 13 Paul Purdue
Oct 14 Emory Chastain
Oct 15 Travis Smith Jr
Oct 15 Horace Wishart Jr
Oct 15 Michael Nunnally 
Oct 16 John Kersey Jr
Oct 18 James Smith
Oct 18 Paul Smith II
Oct 22 Weldon Wix
Oct 23 Eugene Adamson
Oct 26 L.L. Bryant
Oct 26 Richard Brown
Oct 27 John Jackson
Oct 29 Don Taylor
Oct 30 Sean Drake 

 
OCTOBER RAISINGS:

Oct 3 1975 Pinkey Freeman        
Oct 4 1971 Travis Smith, Sr.     
Oct 4 1971 Travis Smith          
Oct 4 1997 Michael Stoots        
Oct 5 1970 John Johnson, III     
Oct 6 1968 Billy Gaines          
Oct 6 1973 Johnathan Mowell      
Oct 8 2012 Paul Smith II         
Oct 9 1971 General Sparks        
Oct 9 1982 Jerry Garrett         
Oct 13 1977 Larry Hale            
Oct 13 2007 Tony Hester           
Oct 14 2013 Mike Pappafotis       
Oct 18 1952 Buddy Scoggins        
Oct 20 1962 Ollin Goocher         
Oct 21 1972 Gene Barnes           
Oct 22 1977 Jim Allen             
Oct 22 2005 Alan Armbruster       
Oct 23 1993 Rev. Bob Bogart       
Oct 24 1981 Tim House             
Oct 24 1981 Tony Chapman          
Oct 26 1985 Scott Rawlins         

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!  






Next Event(s)....

Tue/Wed: 10/23,24
GRAND LODGE

Sat:  10/27
The Degree at YNOT

Mon:  10/29
Cobb Lodge Officers Association
at 
Meyerhardt Lodge #314



Our 
65 Year Mason
09/10/2018



CHILDREN'S HOME LUAU - Sun Aug 12, 2018

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to learn more about the Mysteries of 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



NEWEST NELMS FAMILY MEMBER

Bradley Ryan Parrott was born Wednesday night (10/17) at 8:54 pm. Twenty inches even and 7 lbs 1oz. Everyone is fine and healthy. Please thank the brethren for their prayers and wishes for me.   --Ryan Parrott

On Bended Knees

Prayer List

Please keep these Brother's and their families in your prayers when on your Bended knees in devotion to Almighty God......
  • Leon Roberts (See below)
  • Keith Bryant Mom (multiple surgeries)
  • Jerry Harwitz (see below)
  • Rick Hallwood - Brother and Dad
  • Fernando's Dad (improving post surgery)
  • Jason Weldon's Mother, Mother-In-Law and Wife (Special prayers for his whole Family) 
  • Chuck Albert's Wife (both arms); and two Daughters
  • Chuck Albert's 10-yr-old had a wreck on a scooter
  • Don Wilkes (Brain Tumor) and his Wife (cancer). A strong man of faith. 

            --Wor Master, Wardens & Brethren

Wor Bro T. Leon Roberts

10/10/2018 From Leon - - - 

Having 3 broke ribs and having found out that I have cancer sort of took the wind out of my sails. I also had to postpone my hip surgery until I get this cancer took care of. The last couple of months have not been fun at all, and the next two don't look good either. The good news is that my cancer Doctor says that my Lung cancer is curable. I start next Monday with a thing called a Cyber Knife that seems to be, maybe, focussed radiation for 5 days in a row. Then they will check me to see if it is all gone. I sure hope so! Please ask everyone to pray for me and pray for my wife Jane. She needs it too! 
--Leon

Wor Bro Jerry Harwitz

10/21/2018  I just got home from the hospital last night. There was blood collecting in my left thigh about the size of a baseball. It is difficult to walk and drive.I will be spending the next 3-4 weeks at home. Will keep you updated.
                                        --Jerry Harwitz

09/03/2018 Wor Brother Jerry Harwitz is gaining strength at home and hopes to attend lodge later this month with the help of his Brothers to get around after dark. Please continue to keep Bro Jerry and his family in your prayers.

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