Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM

Smyrna, GeorgiaChartered 1886

Contact Us.....

Lodge Secretary via eMail

Worshipful Master via eMail

Links to Masonic Sites:

Cobb County Convention Memorial Club Low Twelve Club Lodge Officers Association Grand Lodge of Georgia

Cobb County Lodges:

Acworth#176 BattleHill#523 James E. SledgeDLL#742 Kennesaw#33 Latham#12 Mableton#171

Meyerhardt#314 Nelms#323 SamuelLawrence#721 Springville#153

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DUES and DONATIONS

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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!!

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.

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O.E.S. Picture Labels from there old Bulletin Board....

UPCOMING EVENTS

(TRESTLE BOARD)

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Mon Aug 8, 2022 Regular Communication6:00 Meal & FellowshipCold cuts, sandwich fixin's, baked beans, chips and dip, pound cake, strawberries, whipped cream.7:30 Regular Communication

Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:00 am Sledge Daylight at Samual Lawrence Lodge
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:30 pm Low Twelve Clubat Nelms
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:30 pm Memorial Clubat Nelms

COBB LODGE OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONMonday August 29th6:00 pm Meal7:00 pm Meetingat BATTLE HILL LODGE #153 3649 Temple Street Lithia Springs, GA

UPCOMING......
Sep 24 - "Rose upon the Altar" presented by Battle Hill Lodge
Oct 8 - BARN DEGREE @ Charlie Long Farm.
Oct 24 - 1st Responders night
Nov 14 - PM and Veterans STEAK Night




WE OPENED

June 28 - July 4

Saturday Sep 24, 2022


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SUMMER DRESS CODE FOR OFFICERS....Business Casual
2022 OfficersRussell McDaniel, WMFernando Melo, SWJim Gaddy, JWRandy Newman, TRJim Cook, SEDavid Kilgore, CHBill McGloin, SDCollin Hatcher, JDMarcus Pinson, SSChris Ryle, JSMike Pappafotis, TY
165 Members!

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Brethren,


Annual Communication went extremely well last night. We had spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, and dessert for dinner. The lodge opened at 7:30 PM. We read one petition and balloted on another. WB Mike Pappafotis received the Mason of the Year Award for 2021. Those of you that attend lodge know the amount of work WB Mike devotes to the lodge and that he also manages our website, which is the best Masonic website since the one that Solomon, King of Israel had years ago. I personally want to thank WB Mike for all he did for the lodge and for me this year. I think we had a pretty good year in 2021, but that would not have been the case if WB Mike had not helped with all that he did.


After the regular business was concluded, WB Dick Cunningham conducted the election of our 2022 officers. Once the elected officers met to make their selections for appointed officers, PGM MWB Jan M. Giddens installed the officers with the assistance of WB Rusty Cordele as Marshall. I would like to thank both of them and WB Dick for doing such an outstanding job.


On a personal note, I appreciate all the support that I received this year from the officers and brethren of Nelms Lodge. As I said, we had a pretty good year considering the challenges. We conducted two CHIP Events this year. One at Smyrna First United Methodist Church on 13 November and the other on 12 December in conjunction with our Santa Event at Nelms. We had two fund raisers: a fireworks sale in Douglasville, and the Santa at Nelms Event on 12 December. I want to thank the officers that devoted their time to the success of these events. It is good to work with brethren that prioritized the importance of the Blue Lodge over other personal obligations. We welcomed the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Assembly to Nelms. They have been a tremendous asset to the lodge this year. The Degree Team was very active with practice and degree work. WB Bill McGloin did an outstanding job keeping us on track and insuring that we did the floor work correctly. Thanks WB Bill, I believe we did “fair” work.


Brethren, please come out in 2022 and support WB Russell McDaniel, our in-coming Worshipful Master. WB Russell is a great guy and a dedicated Mason. He deserves your attendance.


That is in for me so best of luck to all and May God hold you in the Hollow of His Hand.

Fraternally,

Jim Moore, PWM


RECENT ACTIVITY

Our local Chapter of Rainbow Girls receive a certificate of Recognition on the 100th Anniversary of IORG

Worshipful Brother COL Jim Moore receives his Past Masters Apron from Worshipful Master Russell McDaniel Monday Jan 10, 2022 Go Dawgs!

Sat May 7, 2022ADOPT-A-MILE9:00 am Coffee and Donuts9:30 am Cleanup: Fernando, Randy, Jim, COL, David!


Red Wagon made it to CHOAvia Roger Leggit - August 2021
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Children's Home Cornerstone for Cottage #5 08/14/21

Birthdays and Raisings

CURRENT OFFICERS DRESS CODE

Winter Dress Code for

Nelms Officers

Sept 28th -

June 13th

Grey slacks, Blue or White Dress shirt, Tie


All others, please dress appropriately for a meeting!


CHRISTMAS 2021


CHRISTMAS 2020

HELLO!!

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

2020 Annual Installation

Our own Brother Bill McGloin was

elected 2021 Worshipful Master

at James E Sledge Daylight Lodge #742

Congratulations Wor Bro Bill!


WE LOVE GACHIP

Upcoming Nelms CHIP Events

Nothing Scheduled Yet

More on GA CHIP


COBB COUNTY MEMORIAL CLUB





2019 Demolay Pin

presented to

Worshipful Master

Jerry Henry

By

Secretary Jim Cook

135th Annual Communication

2021 ELECTION RESULTS

December 2020

Jim Moore, Worshipful Master

Fernando Melo, Senior Warden

Russell McDaniel, Junior Warden

Randy Newman, Treasurer

Jim Cook, Secretary

and Appointments

David Kilgore, Chaplain

Jim Gaddy, Senior Deacon

Mike Pappafotis, Junior Deacon

Senior Steward

Junior Steward

Bill Stephens, Tyler

Jim Cook, Children's Home Ambassador

Bill McGloin, Director of Work

Audit Committee:

Mike Pappafotis, Bill McGloin, Russell McDaniel



PORTAL TO MYSTERIES OF FREEMASONRY

2020 DEDICATION OF 4th COTTAGE AT CHILDREN'S HOME

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!


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PORTAL TO MORE LIGHT

CHILDREN'S HOME LUAU - Sun Aug 12, 2018

Red Wagon

TV segment on 03/05/15 Channel 11 News (Expired)

TV segment on 04/30/16 NBC News

More Info on our Website

Speaker Series

PROUD OF OUR BROTHERS

Congratulations to our newest....

2022 FELLOWCRAFT

J.J. Brown

Lucas Hopkins

Rick Ganus

2021 MASTER MASONS

Chris Ryle (11/27/21)

2020 MASTER MASONS

Collin Hatcher (01/13/20)

2019 MASTER MASONS

Michael Cook (11/30/19)

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