Nelms LodgeNo. 323 F&AMSmyrna, GeorgiaChartered 1886

 Contact Us.....

Lodge Secretary via eMail       

Worshipful Master via eMail

12/25/2022 water damage to the Lodgefrom frozen pipes in the Fire Suppression System in the Kitchen!12/29/2022 more water damage to the Lodgefrom frozen pipes in the Fire Suppression System in the Lodge!<Click here for more Info and Photos>

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  

2023 Promises to be another successful year under the watchful eye of our new Worshipful MasterFernando Melo
but, it started with water damage from frozen pipes in the Fire Suppression System!<Click here for more Info and Photos>
https://sites.google.com/site/nelmslodge323/payments

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.

<Click Here to Make a Payment>

-------------------------------------O.E.S.  Picture Labelsfrom their old Bulletin Board....

Newest Masons? ....

Fathers and Sons.....

Cook (Jim & Mike), Johnson (IV & III), Pappafotis (Jason & Mike)....

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UPCOMING EVENTS

(TRESTLE BOARD)

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**Click here for updates on the Water Damage**.SAT  February 4, 2023SUN  February 5, 2023Rainbow AssemblySTATE MeetingBattle Hill Lodge in Lithia Springs
Sunday  February 5, 2023Rainbow Assembly Breakfast6:00am.
Monday  February 13, 2023REGULAR COMMUNICATIONMenu:  BUSINESS of REPAIRING the LODGECOMMITTEES & PLANNING***At Samuel Lawrence Lodge #721 in Marietta***




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WINTER DRESS CODE FOR OFFICERS....Light pants, dark Coat, white or blue Shirt,and TieSept 28th - June 13th
2023 OfficersFernando Melo, WMJim Gaddy, SWRandy Newman, JWJim Cook, SEMike Pappafotis, TRDavid Kilgore, CHBill McGloin, SDMarcus Pinson, JDChris Ryle, SSJ.J. Brown, JSRussell McDaniel, WM
161 Members!

All others, please dress appropriately for a meeting!

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The 2022 FireworksWE OPENED June 28 - July 4 2022and Over $1,300 was collected for theChildren's Home in Donations
Red Wagon  made it to CHOAvia Roger Leggit - August 2021 
Children's Home Cornerstone for Cottage #5    08/14/21

RECENT ACTIVITY

Bill Stephens receives blanket from OES!


Our Brother from Smyrna Turkey!

Newest MastersMon Sep 12, 2022& Sep 26, 2022

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! 
Sat Nov 18, 2022ADOPT-A-MILE9:00 am Coffee and Donuts9:30 am Cleanup:  Fernando, Randy and his brother, The Dr, J.J., COL Jim, and Russell

CHRISTMAS 2020

CHRISTMAS 2021


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 MASTER MASONS

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

Masonic Service Association - PODCASTS - Listen and Learn!