Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gate City Lodge had successful Jazz Event

Gate City Lodge No. 2 Culture Series was well received and well-attended.  Gate City had over 80 people attend the event.  Attendee's were treated to the unique sound of Ms. Madoka Oshima and M.O. Power. Joel Powell was on bass and Justin Chesarek on drums.  Guests were also treated to a wonderful dinner which included a variety of Bento boxes, Bancha or Sencha (Japanese ice tea) and dessert provided by Joli Kobe Bakery and Cafe.

Stay tuned for future events from Gate City.

Justin Chesarek (Drums), Madoka Oshima (Piano), and Joel Powell (Bass). 

W.M. Victor Marshall with Joel Powell , Makoka Oshima and Justin Chesarek

Friday, May 23, 2014

Gate City - Culture Series - Japanese Jazz

Gate City will have a Japanese Jazz Concert Featuring Madoka Oshima

Madoka moved to the U.S in 2002 from Tokyo, Japan where she first began her development as a jazz, R&B folk artist, and gospel artist. She first living in New Orleans when she moved to the U.S and relocated to Atlanta, Ga after Hurricane Katrina. 

Madoka received a full piano scholarship to Clayton State University and she finished at Georgia State University in 2008 with a BS in Jazz Studies. She is an active performer in Atlanta and has been teaching at the Lovett school since 2008. 

She will blend jazz theory and classical teaching for a memorable event. Please join Gate City Lodge No 2. for this memorable event. More information about Madoka Oshima can be found 

Dinner will start at 6:30PM and the event will start at 7:30PM. We will be having traditional bento boxes for dinner and the cost is $10.  This event is open to the public.  Spouses, children, friends, ctc are welcome to join. 

The menu will be:  Grilled Salmon Salt flavor(sake shio yaki), Beef Frank, Steamed Shrimp dumpling (Sumai). Sweet seaweed, Chicken salad. Orange - Japanese Style grilled eggs (atsuyaki tamago) or boiled egg (yude tamago), Broccoli, Japanese salted pickles(tsukemono), Rice.  Japanese ice tea (Bancha or Sencha)

Please rsvp at and check us out on Facebook . You can purchase your tickets in advanced on our Facebook page and via Event Brite HERE!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gate City Pancake Breakfast and Blood Drive

Blood Mobile will be on site taking blood donations. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Gate City Lodge No. 2 Culture Series - Blues Event

Gate City had a wonderful turn out for Dr. Larry Dixon - The Blues Doctor - Filling Your Prescription for the blues.

Dinner was an exquisite brisket prepared and slow-cooked on a Big Green Egg.  The brisket was prepared by our own Bro. Jason Graham and the rest of the dinner was prepared by our Stewards.

Dr. Dixon was a very hard person to reserve and he showed why that was so.  He gave an inspiring performance that kept the crowd moving.  Gate City would love to have you for our next event.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gate City Lodge - Culture Series - September 10, 2013

Cost will be $10.00 for dinner.  Tickets available for purchase in advanced and at the event.  Please RSVP at to let us know how many will be in your party.   This event will be open to the public and is a rare opportunity to see one of the greats play.

Called Communication for the EA Degree Conferral 8/27/2013

Gate City Lodge No. 2 will have a called communication for the purpose of conferring the Entered Apprentice degree. Six candidates will be initiated.

Gate City Lodge No. 2 and Sandy Springs Lodge No. 124 - Lodge Exchange Night

The Brethren of Gate City Lodge No. 2 and Sandy Springs Lodge No. 124 met for a lodge exchange under dispensation from the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Georgia.  Members of Gate City visited Sandy Springs Lodge for the first visit.

WB. Christian Castro and WB. Victor Marshall meet at Sandy Springs Lodge. No. 124

The Brethren of Sandy Springs Lodge opened and there was a program by WB. Michael S. Downs on The Mystical Pentagram.  The lodge was then closed in due form by the officer's of Gate City.  Recognition was given to Bro. Greg Singleton (JD) as he has been a long time friend of WB. Castro and the officers of Sandy Springs presented coins to their counterparts from Gate City.  It was a memorable event.

Bro. Greg Singleton (JD) was recognized by WB. Castro

The Officers of Gate City Lodge were given coins by their counterparts from Sandy Springs Lodge.
Over 70 people attended and it was a great event that the lodge Brethren have been working on for quite some time.  WB. Castro and the Brethren of Sandy Springs Lodge were gracious hosts.