Saturday, May 2, 2009
Honoring Gate City II's Three Potentates of the 1960's
Norman W. Pettys. Potentate 1960. Pictured left in a Divan Fez. Among his many accomplishments was making a fez look stylish. Among his many innovations during his term: Crown of Honor Award, Uniform By-Laws Temple wide, and Mass Installation of officers. He was raised in 1949 and was Potentate by 1960. He also served as CEO of DeMolay in Georgia.
Thomas S. Perry. Potentate 1963. Pictured left in another of his many Masonic honors, Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Scottish Rite.
1948 PERRY, Thomas S. (Thomas Shean; "Tom")
♣ Born May 13, 1916, Kalamazoo, Mich.
♣ Raised Aug. 30, 1942, Gate City Lodge
♣ W.M., Gate City Lodge, 1948
♣ Treas., Gate City Lodge, 1949
♣ President, GCL Past Masters Assn., 1957
♣ Dim. Dec. 10, 1968 (to become Charter Member, Buckhead Lodge No. 712, Atlanta)
♣ Aff. Gate City Lodge, July 27, 1976
♣ 33° A.&A.S.R., 1955
♣ Sov. Grand Inspector General, State of Ga.
♣ Knight, Royal Order of Scotland
♣ Potentate, Yaarab Temple, 1963
♣ Trustee and Vice-Chairman of Board, Scottish Rite Hospital
Charles Augustus Wofford was Potentate in 1969. He founded the Salamala group. He set records for levels of novices inducted.
I know we've used this picture before but you would too.
♣ Born Nov. 29, 1914, Atlanta, Ga.
♣ Raised Sep. 23, 1947, Gate City Lodge
♣ Editor, The Trestle Board, 1949
♣ President, Gate City Lodge Craftsmen's Club, 1950
♣ W.M., Gate City Lodge, 1957
♣ Treas., Gate City Lodge, 1958 - present
♣ President, GCL Past Masters Assn., 1963
♣ W.M. of the Fifth District, 1971
♣ H.P., Mt. Olive Chapter No. 161, 1956
♣ T.I.M., Euclid Council No. 33, 1961
♣ E.C., Coeur de Lion Commandery No. 4, 1966
♣ Knight, York Cross of Honor, 1967
♣ 33°, A.&A.S.R., 1969
♣ Knight, Royal Order of Scotland Potentate, Yaarab Temple, 1969
♣ President, Atlanta Masonic Temple Board of Directors, 1977-1979
Potentate Pettys hands coveted Crown of Honor to Noble (Judge) Charles A. Wofford, of the Directors Staff, who turned in 10 membership petitions for this class. Looking on are, L to R, Nobles Sid Kiker, Tom Perry, Len Defoor, Wallace Streater, Bill Stewart and Lou Taylor.
Gate City II is an Atlanta Masonic Lodge. We are Free and Accepted Masons working under the jurisdiction of The Grand Lodge of Georgia. We meet at the Atlanta Masonic Center (formerly The Atlanta Masonic Temple) 1690 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309