Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Regular Communication

Brethren and Friends,

Gate City will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at our regular time.  Some members will be attending Grand Lodge sessions, but the meeting will still happen.

Gate City Lodge No. 2 - GACHIPS Event at the Stone Mountain Highland Games

Bro. Alan Colussy (SW) holding his hawk during at the Highland Games

Bro. Michael Helenek (far), Tayen Hazqiyal, and Darby Yale help man the computers

Friday, October 17, 2014

GaCHIPS Event - Stone Mountain Highland Games

Gate City Lodge No. 2 will hold our annual GaCHIPS event at the Stone Mountain Highland Games on Saturday October 18th through Sunday October 19th.   Bring your family and friends if they want to participate.  More information about the identification programs can be found here:  http://www.gachip.org/about_us.php

Driving directions can be found HERE:  

Come out and join Gate City 2.

Monday, October 13, 2014

3rd Annual Graveyard Master's Degree Conferral






Newly Raised Brethren:  Tayen Hazqiyal, Darby Yale, Wilkinson Egwu, Michael Helenek.


Gate City Lodge conferred the Master’s degree on four candidates on September 20th, 2014.   This is the 3rd Annual Graveyard Conferral which was held  in the Masonic Section of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park GA.   The candidates were conducted in the usual Gate City flair by torch light and candle light. 
The weather was perfect and the sky was clear without the moon, providing the perfect atmosphere for this degree.  This occasion was sure to be a memorable experience for the candidates and the guest’s who attended.  

Congratulations to the Brethren Raised:

Tayen Hazqiyal
Darby Yale
Wilkinson Edwu
Michael Helenek

Conferred by:
Victor Marshall, WM
Alan Colussy, SW
Nicholas Hayes, JW
Gregory Singleton, SD
Blake Edwards, JD
Andrew Becker, SS
Anthony Lawshee, JS
IL Poong Chi, TY

Gate City would like to extend thanks to Bro. Alan Colussy, Brian Gregory, and Andrew Becker for their great work in helping have all the required pieces in place.  We would also like to thank all the Brethren who stepped in to help where needed with the tyling, being Ruffians, and bringing torches.  A special thanks to all of our distinguished guests who also help make this event successful. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Gate City Members Participate In Lantern Parade

Mrs. Jeanette Gregory, Brian Gregoy, and RL Black putting together lanterns.

Bro. Anthony Lawshee, Greg Singleton, RL Black, Brian Gregory, Alan Colussy, Julian Prescod, and IL Chi - not pictured. Jeanette Gregory. 

Brethren preparing to walk in the Lantern Parade

 

On September 6, 2014.  Officers and members of Gate City Lodge No. 2 participated in the annual Atlanta Belt Line Lantern Parade put on by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons.  Masonic lanterns were made by Bro. Brian Gregory's wife  Jeanette Gregory.  This is the first year that Gate City Lodge has participated in this parade, but we had a great turn out.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gate City Lodge No. 2 and Palestine Lodge No. 486 Clean up day



Gate City Lodge No. 2 and Palestine Lodge No. 486  had a combined cleanup day of the Atlanta Masonic Center on Saturday August 23rd, 2014.  The Brethen of both lodges painted, planted new flowers, pressure washed, trimmed hedges, and cleared the front sidewalk in front of the AMC.  It was a hard days work, but the Brethren had fun doing it.   Gate City appreciates the opportunity to work with Palestine in helping with building upkeep.  Some of the Brethren had left before we had an opportunity to catch them working, but all the hard work was greatly appreciated. 

Members of Gate City Lodge No. 2 and Palestine No. 286 pose. 
Bro. Llewellyn working up a sweat getting rid of weeds. 

Bro. Victor Marshall getting some exercise near the front gate.

The Brethren taking a brief break before getting a group picture.

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