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:

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

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.