Nelms LodgeNo. 323 F&AM455 Concord Road, SESmyrna, GeorgiaChartered 1886 
------------"Be a Man, Be a Mason,Be a Gentleman"
--MWGM Polston
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Nelms Lodge No 323P.O. Box 446Smyrna, GA  30081
Worshipful Master receivesDemolay Pin!

Henrique Gueldini

Nelms Lodge Nominee and Recipient of 7th Masonic Convention Scholarship

Monday June 17PRACTICE CANCELLED-----------------
Monday June 246:30pm Meal7:30pm Meeting
----------------GUEST SPEAKERMonday July 86:30 pm Meal7:30 pm Meeting and Presentation
WB Jimmie Densmore will be here to make a presentation. He may also want to talk about the membership initiative of the Grand Lodge. He is the membership leader for the district. ----------------Summer Dress Code in Effectfor Officers!!!(Coat and Tie optional)----------------GUEST SPEAKERMonday July 226:30 pm Meal7:30 pm Meeting and Presentation
A representative of Ga. Veterans Services will talk on veterans and survivor benefits.

on Saturday 

Dec 16, 2023

Santa was at Nelms!

123 Kids 

...and these guys...

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On Saturday, Nov 4th 

Nelms Hosted a Cookout and Game Day at the 

CHILDREN’s HOME

11:00am – 3:00pm

Games, Arts and Crafts, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs!


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The Fall BBQ has been postponed to 

Spring 2024

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COL WB Jim Moore 

Did it Again!

OVER SIXTY BIKES

this year to

MUST MINISTRIES!

Adopt-A-Mile Oct 14, 2023John Johnson, COL Moore, Jim Cook, Jim Gaddy, Randy Newman, Russell McDaniel, J.J. Brown, Clair Owens (and Mike Pappafotis).

Everybody pitches in at Nelms!

Collin Hatcher

05/27/2024 Things are going very well in my life.  We moved to Woodstock to be closer to family.  Baby Number 2 (our second girl) is due June 8.  Rachel is on the verge of retirement.  And, I just got back from a trip to the White House to attend the State Dinner.  One of these days I'll come see you guys and tell you all about it.

Hoping all is well.

--Collin


06/05/2024 Hey guys! We've been growing up in Woodstock. Miss everybody. 

----------------On Saturday, June 1st Nelms Hosted a CHILDREN’s HOME DAY11:00am – 3:00pmGames, Arts, Crafts, Burgers & Dogs!
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50 Years a Mason!

Portal to most things Masonic in Cobb County

Cobb Masons.org


-------------------------------------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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WINTER DRESS CODE FOR OFFICERS....Light pants, nice white or blue ShirtStarts - Fall of 2023
2024 Officers
Jim Gaddy, WMRandy Newman, SWJ.J. Brown, JW
Jim Cook, SEMike Pappafotis, TRDavid Kilgore, CH
Chris Ryle, SDMarcus Pinson, JDRick Ganas, SSLucas Hopkins, JS
Fernando Melo, TY
148 Members!

All others, please dress appropriately for a meeting!

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The 2023 FireworksWE OPENED June 28 - July 4 2022and Over $1,000 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

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RECENT ACTIVITY

David Kilgore receives respect with a prominent place in the Lodge...


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Russell McDaniel receives his Past Master's Apron  2/13/2023. . . . .

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!


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2019 Demolay Pin

presented to 

Worshipful Master

Jerry Henry

By 

Secretary Jim Cook

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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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

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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

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