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Winter Dress Code for
Nelms Officers, Degree Team is still in effect 
(plus Brothers helping in a Degree)

Khaki slacksBlue Dress ShirtBlue blazer Tie

All others, please dress appropriately for a meeting!

Summer Dress Code for
Nelms Officers
June 15th - Sept 25th
No Coat required except for Degree Work
Short-Sleeve shirts Okay

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


JUNE BIRTHDAYS:

Jun Sal Esposito 
Jun2Sam Anderson
Jun7Sam Crowe
 Jun  8 Neil Higgs 
Jun9Brian Garrett
Jun9Chris Westerman
 Jun 9Patrick DeLeon 
Jun10John Johnson III
Jun11Kenneth Reese
Jun13Creandle Purvis
Jun16Victor Lee Cronon
Jun16Billy Gaines
 Jun 16
John Stephens, Jr 
 Jun 19Charles Parris 
Jun20General Sparks
 Jun 22 Calvin Nowlin
Jun24John Heaton
Jun27Mike Brown
 Jun 27Oris Freels 
Jun28Loyd Brookshire Jr
 Jun  28  Lamar Cato
Jun29Russell McDaniel
Jun30Russell Epps
 Jun30Gordon Sumner 

JUNE RAISINGS:
Jun 3 1967 A. J. Kiker
Jun 3 1967 Ruffus Gault
Jun 3 1967 Robert Moore, Jr.
Jun 5 1954 Thomas Baker
Jun 5 1965 Thomas Payne
Jun 8 1968 Martin Lockhart 
Jun 8 1978 Bill Stephens
Jun 11 1983 Jackie Aaron, Sr.
Jun 11 1994 Terry Williams, Sr.
Jun 11 2012 Craig Jordan
Jun 12 2010 Westleigh House
Jun 14 1975 Sam Anderson
Jun 14 1975 Mac Pitts
Jun 14 1986 Brian Justice
Jun 19 1971 Don Taylor
Jun 20 1961 George O'Kelley, Jr
Jun 21 1971 James Pickens
Jun 22 1991 Alex Cook 
Jun 22 1959 Lewis Sumner
Jun 22 1991 Richard Wix 
Jun 25 1988 Bill McGloin
Jun 27 1981 David Newton, Jr.
Jun 27 1981 Samuel Newton
Jun 27 1992 Gene Jackson
Jun 28 1980 Loyd Brookshire, Jr.

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


Monday, June 17   ** CANCELLED**
6:30pm   Officer/DegreeTeam Practice


Monday, June 24
St John's Day (the Baptist)



Monday, June 24
Regular Communication / Speaker
6:30pm    Fellowship and Dinner
Menu:  Ham, Black Eyed Peas, Potato Salad, Green Beans,
Corn Bread, Strawberry Shortcake

7:30pm    Meeting Starts.

Speaker:  Michael Karpovage
Book:  "Saved by a Mason" 
Plus:  Booksigning of his Mystery Series

This gentleman will be at Nelms on June 24 to discuss books he has written that cover stories of enemy Masons on the battlefield from the Revolutionary war to the Civil War.

The meeting will be Open during his presentation.



WED JUNE 26th, 6:30pm
Wor Bro Jamie Newsome, Speaker

You MUST Register to Attend
the Nelms 6th Annual Table Lodge

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Please RSVP to 770-617-6119

Click <here> for more Info



ANNUAL FLAG RETIREMENT
WAS ON JUNE 10, 2019



Fernando's Wife, Roberta and their new Baby Boy, Gabriel




Congratulations to 
Newly Elected Brothers

Wor Bro David Kilgore, JS
and
Wor Bro Keith Bryant, JW

of The Cobb County Masonic Convention
for 2019-20

Monday, May 13
    The Flower Talk by the Demolay was terrific!!!!



... 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......



2019 MASON OF THE YEAR

JAMES E SLEDGE 
DAYLIGHT LODGE #742
2019 Mason of the Year
Wor Bro BILL MCGLOIN




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



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

Prayer List

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families ....
  • 05/30/19 - Jim Gaddy is home after successful heart surgery, stents and general cleaning. Please continue to keep Jim & Donna in your prayers.
  • 05/29/19 - Jim Gaddy will be undergoing heart surgery on Wed the 29th.. Please keep Jim & Donna in your prayers.
  • 05/13/19 - Hugh Watson had double Bypass surgery today. Please pray for a full recovery!  05/29/19 Hugh is home and starting Cardiac Rehab!
  • 05/13/18 - Edwin Lamour visited Nelms tonite. Everyone was delighted to see him!
  • Susie Lingerfelt - our OES Sister has pancreatic cancer - please keep the Lingerfelts in your prayers.
  • Chuck - wife and daughter
  • Robert Mund - and wife. Plus WB Jerry Dukes has colon cancer
  • Fernando's daughter, Isadora - is recovering from a blood clot (at the tender age of 20). 04/10 Stent inserted.
  • Past Grand Master Ray Knittel - is home recovering from an unusual accident.
  • Our Meld Director Wor Bro John Miller had surgery for Kidney cancer on one side and is already back in Lodge!
  • 05/13/2019 Rick Hallwood is struggling with extremely high eye pressure in his right eye. And he asks for us to pray for the family of his Cousin, Doris.
  •  

            --Wor Master, Wardens & Brethren


Check out the New Sign (above)


ANOTHER NEW 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