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Winter Dress Code for
Nelms Officers, Degree Team, 
and Brothers helping in a Degree

Khaki slacksBlue Dress ShirtBlue blazer Tie

All others, please dress appropriately for a meeting!

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.   




Wor Bro JASON WELDON
DEGREE TEAM FOUNDER & LEADER

BIRTHDAYS & RAISINGS

MARCH BIRTHDAYS:

Mar  1 Cory Crapes
Mar  9 Doug Partin
Mar 10 Pete Mitchell
Mar 13 Duane Lockhart
Mar 16 John R. Carr
Mar 16 Ronald Richardson
Mar 18 J.H. Harshbarger
Mar 20 T. Leon Roberts
Mar 21 Andrew Weaver
Mar 21     Jim Gaddy
Mar 23 Ed Fitzgerald Jr
Mar 24 Henry Fuqua
Mar 26 Otto Godfrey
Mar 29 Jackie Aaron Sr
Mar 31 Jason Feltz


MARCH RAISINGS:

03/01/1976  LOUIS ALEXENDER TIDMORE
03/12/1994  JAY PETER MITCHELL
03/12/2011  ANDREW MICHAEL WEAVER
03/12/1994  CHARLES WALKER BLAIR
03/12/2011  RICHARD JOHN HALLWOOD
03/15/1975  LARRY MICHAEL DEWITT
03/16/1974  NORMAN EDWARD BRENNER
03/17/1956  JOHN ROBERT MCDANIEL
03/18/1961  JOHN THURMOND HICKS
03/20/1971  WILLIAM GERALD EATON
03/21/1953  HUGH GILBERT ADAMS
03/22/1971  JOSEPH HENRY HARSHBARGER
03/22/1971  DON OLIVER NOLAND
03/27/2010  TURNER WAYNE RENTZ
03/31/1976  DAVID CLAY GOODNOW

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!  




Current Events



Saturday, March 23rd - Masonic Service at the funeral of Brother Joe D. Guthrie ----->

Brethren, please try to attend the Communication at 4:00 and the Memorial Service at 5:00.

"The Masonic Funeral Service is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature ever written." 

Masonic Last Rites
Presented by Wor Bro Cabot Rohrer



Monday, March 25
Regular Communication
6:30pm   Fellowship and Dinner
Menu:  Onion Smothered 1/2# Ground Steak, Rice and Gravy, Green Beans, Biscuits or Rolls (either/or), & Dessert

7:30pm   Meeting Starts

DDGM VISIT

Topics:  

new membership program and the Shrine Circus......

ANNUAL YAARAB SHRINE CIRCUS & CARNIVAL

Saturday, May 18, through Monday May 27, 2019, (Memorial Day)


... more on Trestle Board 


Congratulations Brethren! 
Thank you for making this an Award winning year.
Your very proud Worshipful Master,
                                    -- Jerry






2019 First Meeting



2019 Demolay Pin
presented to 
Worshipful Master
Jerry Henry
By 
Secretary Jim Cook




2018 Officer's Dinner


from
2019 Worshipful Master
Jerry Henry



133rd Annual Communication 
2019 Election Results

Jerry Henry, Worshipful Master 
Mike Pappafotis, Senior Warden
Bill McGloin, Junior Warden
Jason Weldon, Treasurer
Jim Cook, Secretary

and Appointments
 
David Kilgore, Chaplain
Fernando Melo, Senior Deacon
Jim Moore, Junior Deacon
Russell McDaniel, Senior Steward
Randy Newman, Junior Steward
Bill Lobe, Third Steward
Bill Stephens, Tyler

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

Jim Cook, Children's Home Ambassador 
Bill McGloin, Director of Work
Audit Committee
Mike Pappafotis -Chair, Bill McGloin, Jim Moore



Newest Master Mason
Bill Lobe
11/17/2018


Our 65 Year Mason
09/10/2018



CHILDREN'S HOME LUAU - Sun Aug 12, 2018

to learn more about Freemasonry in Georgia
Visit
The MASONIC MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

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)
Bill Lobe (11/17/2018)

2017  MASTER MASONS
Ryan Parrott

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



Brother Joe D Guthrie

Joe Delano Guthrie

Emeritus

 

Died Sunday, March 17, 2019

 

Nelms #323 will open at 4:00 pm on Saturday March 23rd on a Called Communication 

for the purpose of paying the last sad tribute of respect to the memory of our deceased Brother.

 

Service Saturday, March 23, 2019

5:00pm

with Masonic Last Rites

conducted by Wor Bro Cabot Rohrer


in the chapel at

Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna

2950 King Street 
Smyrna, GA 30080

Obituary for Joe Delano Guthrie

 

Mr. Joe D. Guthrie, age 86 of Smyrna, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held 5 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna. A native of Alabama, Mr. Guthrie served in the United States Air Force and was later employed by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution for over 25 years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion Post #160, the Nelms Masonic Lodge, and the Smyrna Oakdale Moose Lodge. He is survived by his daughters Debra (Thomas) Arnold, of Quinton, AL, Anna Guthrie of Smyrna, brother Robert (Carolyn) Guthrie, sister Linda Guthrie Armstrong, son in law Bill (Carol Ann) Franklin, grandchildren Danny Franklin, Michael (Lane) Franklin, Lyndsey (John) Arthurs, Brittany (Alan) Matthews, great-grandchildren Gavin and Gage Franklin, Emily Arthurs, and Murphy Matthews, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4-5 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the funeral home. Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna is in charge of arrangements. www.carmichaelcares.com 770-435-4467



Brother Joel Chandler Terhune

Nelms Brother 
Joel Chandler Terhune
Age 72
passed 
on March 1, 2019

Initiation  08/02/1969  
Passing  08/16/1969  
Raising  09/06/1969

Prayers please for his widow, 
Alice and their family

OBITUARY

Sgt. Joel Chandler Terhune, USAFR, 72, of Ladson, SC, a US Air Force Reserve veteran and husband of Alice Ayer Terhune died Friday, March 1, 2019. His graveside service will be held at Floyd Memory Gardens in Rome, GA, on March 12, 2019 at 11:00 am. Local arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

Joel was born November 13, 1946 in Rome, GA, son of the late James Victor Terhune and Lela M. Brown Terhune.

He is survived by son, Jeffery S. Terhune (Yvette) of Auburn, AL; daughter, Christie T. Nyman (Chance) of Isle Of Palms, SC; grandchildren: Jared, Caleb and Sara Terhune, Kyle and Alexa Nyman.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his name to Folds of Honor, Dept 13, Tulsa OK 74182 or thru their website at Foldsofhonor.org.


Prayer List

Please keep these Brother's and their families in your prayers when on your Bended knees in devotion to Almighty God......
  • Edwin Lamour - had surgery - sore but OK. Sat Lodge for about 15 minutes Thursday. Ate a semi-solid meal today. I expect to be around soon. About 6 months to "fully" heal and then some more surgery but next one should be less invasive. 
  • Susie Lingerfelt - our OES Sister has pancreatic cancer - please keep the Lingerfelts in your prayers.
  • Rick Hallwood - has been sick for weeks.
  • Chuck - wife and daughter
  • Robert Mund - wife and Jerry Dukes, PM 
  • Fernando's daughter, Isadora - is recovering from a blood clot (at the tender age of 20)
  • Past Grand Master Ray Knittel - is home recovering from an unusual accident.
  • Our Meld Director Wor Bro John Miller was diagnosed with Kidney cancer on one side. 

            --Wor Master, Wardens & Brethren

Check out the New Sign (above)


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

 FROM DALLAS LODGE #182........




We Love GA CHIP


---------------- 2019 Events -----------------

UPCOMING CHIP Events







Our own Brother Mike Pappafotis was 
elected 2019
 Worshipful Master
 at James E Sledge Daylight Lodge #742

Congratulations Wor Bro Mike!
















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

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