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The Children's GardenGrand Master Edgar M. Land has announced his plans for the 2013-2014 fund-raising project for the Masonic Home of Georgia. This project will consist of building the World’s Largest Masonic Square and Compasses engraved brick-paved area, to be known as ‘The Children’s Garden’. Donations will be honored with an engraved paver that will both fund the construction of the Garden and will generate needed funding for the Masonic Home of Georgia. A donation will be a 501(c)3 charitable contribution and is tax deductible. This will be a multi-year project.

The Garden will be constructed on the grounds of the Masonic Home. It will be placed inside the grassy circular drive in front of the Home. It will be a flat structure consisting of a one-paver thick surface rather than a vertical structure. This area could conceivably contain over 83,000 4”x8” pavers laid flat. At a minimum of $50 a paver donation, this project could hold enough pavers to generate a minimum of $4 million in revenue for the Children’s Home.

Who can donate to this project? Any person, worldwide, will be able to give a donation and have a paver placed in the Garden, as well as certain businesses and organizations.

In Georgia, and elsewhere, many Brothers and Sisters will cherish being honored by having a paver placed in the Garden for positions they have held or honors received. Such as Past Master, Past Worthy Matron, Raised May 1, 2013, Mason of the Year 2013 or other such honors.

Also, many Masonic organizations would cherish having a paver in the Garden stating the title of their organization and would strive to raise the funds necessary to donate to the largest level of paver possible. Such pavers might read Woodstock Lodge #246, Kennesaw Chapter OES, or other such organizations.

Organizations may also decide to honor a member that has passed with a paver stating ‘In memory of’ or ‘in loving memory of’.

The Grand Master’s goal for this year is to generate donations of $250,000 with 5000 individual donations of various monetary sizes.

He is appealing to all Georgia Masons and dependent and affiliated Masonic organizations for their support in this effort. The Grand Master has set a goal for each Worshipful Master and his Lodge to generate at least $1000 in donations during his year as Worshipful Master. With 424 Lodges, that could generate over $424,000 alone.

The Grand Master is asking the Lodges to contribute a donation for a ‘Lodge Paver’ to be placed in the Square and Compasses or letter ‘G’ as a part of meeting their goal.

Each Lodge that generates $500 in donations to the project will receive 100 points towards the Grand Master’s Lodge of the Year Program. Lodges are also encouraged to challenge other Lodges to see who can generate the most donations.

Please donate and make this project a huge success! Click Here for Donation Form

 

Select the links below to view photos. 

Children's Garden Dedication ] [ Children's Garden Construction ]

Masonic Childrens Home

 

"The Heart of Georgia Masonry"... Our Children's Home 

Overlooking the Ocmulgee River in the city of Macon (Bibb County), Georgia is one of the most beautiful buildings in the entire state of Georgia.

During the 1902 session of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, construction plans were approved and bids accepted for the erection of the Masonic Home on the one hundred acres of land donated to the Grand Lodge of Georgia by the late Senator Augustas O. Bacon.

Most Worshipful Brother Max Meyerhardt, Grand Master of Masons in Georgia, laid the cornerstone in July, 1903 and construction of the Home was finally completed in 1904 at a total cost of $22,232.00. The home was dedicated during the 1904 session of the Grand Lodge of Georgia and the first residents, consisting of adults as well as children, were accepted in 1905.

In the 1920s, more than five hundred additional acres of land were purchased by the Grand Lodge at a cost of $33,000.00. This additional land was used to produce food, and to pasture cattle for milk and beef for the residents of the home. In 1929 the home housed and cared for 207 children, the most for any year before or since.

The Shellman’s Bluff camp property was acquired by the Children’s Home Board of Trustees in 1938.

The decision to accept children of non-Masonic parents was made during the 1942 Grand Lodge session.

The Masonic Home is governed by an elected board of trustees consisting of 12 Master Masons, one from each of the 12 Masonic districts of Georgia. These 12, together with the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, and the Senior Grand Warden, who serve as ex officio members of the board, comprise the governing body of the Children’s Home. Day-to-day home operations of the home are managed by a full-time superintendent.

 

 

 

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The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Georgia at its Annual Communication on October 27, 2015, adopted a provision amending the Masonic Code of Georgia regulating the conduct of its members.