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

MAY BIRTHDAYS:
 
May  2 Benoit Nadon
May  3 Robert Pettway
May  3 James Wright
May  4 Scott Rawlins
May  6 Joe King Jr
May 10 David Brooks
May 18 John Barrentine
May 18 Scott Gore
May 20 Jerry Noles
May 23 Matt Smith
May 26 David Young Jr
May 29 Jim Whorton
May 30 Kenny Johnson Jr

MAY RAISINGS:
 
May 1 1971 Raymond Davis, Jr.
May 5 1973 Rodney Hall
May 5 1975 Dane Gazaway
May 5 1975 Robert Lewis  
May 6 1961 Thomas Ingalsbe
May 7 1973 Bobby New
May 9 1987 Bo Wagner
May 13 1971 J. L. Maloney
May 15 1953 Harvey Pasley, Jr.  
May 17 1969 Ken Chadwick
May 18 1970 L.L. Bryant  
May 20 1972 William Elrod
May 22 1976 Ray Stratton
May 22 2004 Keith Bryant
May 23 2015 Sal Esposito 
May 25 1985 Charles Parris, Sr.

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!  


2018 OFFICERS

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




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.

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


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

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

05/24/2018 Bro Sal's brother-in-law passed.

Please keep his family in your prayers during their time of grief. 

--Wor Bro Bill

5/24/2018  Russell's Mom at home.


The Cath procedure went well. It was all clear.  It was a prerequisite to clear her for surgery on May 30th.



5/23/2018  Russ McDaniel's Mom in hospital.


Russ's Mom is having a Heart Cath procedure today. Please keep her, Russ and his Family in your thoughts and Prayers.




05/24/2018  Pete Mitchell's Mom at Home.

 

Pete says...


"We took her home yesterday after two rounds of Iron via IV.  MD’s decided not to do the blood.

 

Today she was having a hard time.  We went over to give some hydration which seemed to fit the bill.  My brother is staying with her till tomorrow.  We are watching what she is drinking (no soda and water with potassium and such in it) and waiting for continued results.

 

Will have favorable updates tomorrow.

 

God bless you all for your concern and prayers.  Some feel prayers don’t do anything but I know after being in EMS for 40+ years that regardless what you know Prayer works.

 

Thank you all again"



05/23/2018  Pete Mitchell's Mom in hospital.


"The doctors don’t really know what is happening with my 95-year-old Mom Priscilla.  Her HBD is down to 7. And has been given two IRON IV’s which raised her level to 9.  The magic number is 12.  They don’t know where or IF she is bleeding internally…  she is too old for colonoscopy or a endoscopy.


We will work through this…  the Church St. Peter and St. Paul is doing a wonderful job for her and my Brother and I are watching out for her as well.".


--Pete


Chuck House, SW at K33

05/18/2018
Bro. Chuck House (SW at Kennesaw #33), and a Home Depot Associate, is is recovering multiple stents AND Open-Heart surgery. Continued prayers for Bro House.

04/24/2018
Bro. Chuck House (SW at Kennesaw #33, and a fellow Home Depot Associate) is having open heart surgery TODAY. I would like to request prayers for him and his family. 
    --Jason Weldon, PM

Ward William Are, Jr.

04/25/2018

 

Past Master, Brother W.W. Are has passed. His son, Skip, called to let us know that although he will not be having Masonic Last Rites, he wanted to take his Apron with him. We will keep you posted on any services and/or family requests. Please keep his family in your prayers.

                                                --Wor Bro Bill 


04/23/2018

 

Brother W.W. Are is in failing health. He is a Past Master - in the same generation as Bro Sam - and they were close friends. W W was raised in 1952!


Please keep him in your prayers along with son, Skip  & Daughter Cathy and the family, when on bended knees in devotion to Almighty God.


John Johnson II

03/24/2018

Obituary for John Calvin Johnson, Jr.

John Calvin Johnson Jr., age 93, passed on 19-03-2018. He was born in Smyrna Ga. on Dec. 17 1924 and lived his complete life in Smyrna. He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. Sr. and mother Martha J. Johnson, his wife Betty Brook Johnson, and his daughter Linda Susan Johnson. He is survived by his son John C Johnson III (Cindy), Grandchildren Kathy Ezzell (Tracy) John Calvin Johnson IV (Nichole), Beth Johnson and 4 great grandchildren.

He retired from the Georgia Power Company with 37 years as a Boiler Turbine Operator at Plant McDonough/Atkinson in Smyrna. He was a 70+ year member of Nelms Masonic Lodge Number 323 in Smyrna, past member of the Atlanta Scottish Rite and past member of the Shriners. He was a long time member of the Smyrna First Baptist Church, King Springs Baptist and Lost Mountain Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and riding his Harley. 

The family has requested in lie of flowers that donations in his name be made to the Georgia Masonic Children's Home, PO Box 4183, Macon Ga. 31208

A memorial service will be held at Lost Mountain Baptist Church in Powder Springs, GA. The Service will be at 11:00 Saturday, April 7th with the family receiving friends at 10:00 at the church. Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta is in Charge of the arrangements. (770) 424-4924, CarmichaelCares.com


03/19/2018

Brethren,

I received a phone call earlier this morning from John Johnson III; sadly, he reported that his father passed away at around 4:00 am.

John says his father will be cremated and have a Memorial Service at some time in the future; he does not expect to have a Masonic Service.

John was also in the process of taking his wife in for surgery this morning. (No details yet, but will keep you posted)

Please keep Wor Bro John III and Wor Bro John IV and their families in your prayers.

Fraternally,

Bill McGloin, WM


03-16-2018

Brethren,

Please offer up your prayers for Wor Brothers John Johnson III and John Johnson IV and their families as patriarch John Johnson II is now in Hospice care.

Bill McGloin, WM


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!