2015 District Convention List

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First District

2015 Convention will be held in Vidalia, GA. Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Vidalia Lodge No. 330 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Second District

2015 Convention will be held in Albany, GA. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Dougherty Lodge No. 591 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Third District

2015 Convention will be held in Cordele, GA. Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Cordelia Lodge No. 296 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Fourth District

2015 Convention will be held in Columbus, GA. Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Goshen Lodge No. 71 in Roopville is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:45 AM.

Fifth District

2015 Convention will be held in Alpharetta, GA. Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Alpharetta Lodge No. 235 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Sixth District

2015 Convention will be held at the Scottish Rite Center, Macon, GA. Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Lizella Lodge No. 663 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Seventh District

2015 Convention will be held in Rome, GA. Friday & Saturday, May 8-9, 2015.

Cherokee Lodge No. 66 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Eighth District

2015 Convention will be held in Covington, GA. Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Golden Fleece Lodge No. 6 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Ninth District

2015 Convention will be held in Gainesville, GA. Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Blue Mountain Lodge No. 38 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Tenth District

2015 Convention will be held in Tennille, GA. Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Tennille Lodge No. 256 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 10:00 AM.

Eleventh District

20154 Convention will be held in Brunswick, GA. Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Ocean Lodge No. 214 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 10:00 AM.

Twelfth District

20154 Convention will be held in Warner Robins, GA. Saturday April 18, 20154.

Tyrian Lodge No. 111 is the Host Lodge. Lodge opens at 9:00 AM.

Masonic Childrens 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 was 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 1 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 is managed by a full time superintendent.