2019 Installation of Officers
On January 15, 2019
the following officers were installed:
Worshipful Master- Greg Mahan
Senior Warden- Benjamin Waller
Junior Warden- Cameron Williams
Secretary- Ian McMullen
Treasurer- Ed Moore
Senior Deacon- James Hodnett
Junior Deacon- Josh Lassiter
Senior Steward- Ron Chambers
Junior Steward- Bo Camilla
Chaplain- George Griffin
Tyler- Larry Smith
2018 Annual Past Master's Banquet
The 2018 Annual Past Master’s Banquet was held on Friday November 30, 2018 at the Masonic Fellowship Center. We had a fine meal prepared by Bruce Vaughn and The Eastern Star. All present Past Master’s were honored, awards were given out and a good time was had by all.
Mason of the Year - Josh Lassiter
Past Master of the Year - George Griffin
Distinguished Service Award - Larry Smith
Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year - Nick Goddard
Police Officer of the Year - Etta Gray
Bernard S. Boyer Scholarship Presentation for 2018
On May 15 & June 5, the Bernard S. Boyer Scholarship's were presented to the following recipients: Elizabeth Chambers, Liliana Herrera and Al (Trey) Johnson III. Liliana is the granddaughter of Bro. Jimmy Eubanks. She will be attending Kennesaw State University and wants to work with the GBI. Trey will be attending Georgia Southern University to Major in Business and Finance. After graduation he hopes to own a gym or gun store. Brother Jimmy Eubanks and Bro. Alan Johnson both expressed their thanks and gratitude to the Lodge for the awards that were presented. Each of the recipients were given an opportunity to speak and each of them thanked the Lodge for their Scholarship.
This scholarship was created in 2002 in memory of Bernard S. Boyer, a past master of Benevolent and Secretary of Benevolent for over 50 years. The applicant must be the son, daughter, or grandchild of a member, which is in good standing with Benevolent Lodge No. 3 at the time the application is submitted. The applicant must be graduating from a state accredited high school educational program and have been accepted into an accredited higher education program at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. This includes technical colleges.
"Bowling with Benevolent"
On March 17, 2018, we hosted a “Bowling Day” for the children from the Masonic Home of Georgia. Let me first say the kids had a blast and the brethren who attended did as well. Those children will fill your hearts with love and appreciation for Freemasonry. The goal of the Masonic Home of Georgia is to provide an environment for youth to develop themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. Each year we play a small role in helping them achieve their goal.
Installation of Officers for 2018
The following Officers have been elected and appointed for 2018.
Joseph S. Rainey
Philip H. Spence, III
Kelly S. Montgomery
William W. Dooley
Bicentennial Celebration of Freemasonry
On December 9, 2017, we celebrated 200 years of Freemasonry in Milledgeville, Georgia with laughter, joy, tears and cheers. Surrounded by loved ones and brethren, we had a blast! The atmosphere was filled with joy and if a word had to be chosen to describe last night, it would simply be “Fellowship”. The feeling that a mason gets when surrounded by brethren coupled with laughter and praise is simply timeless. One of the biggest strengths of Freemasonry is Fellowship.
Awards & Recognition:
Our Worshipful Master Kelly Montgomery assisted with presenting the following awards.
- Community Service
Major Lynette LaRocque & Officer Mike Thompson
- Past Master of the Year
- Mason of the Year
Joseph S. Rainey
We appreciate everyone who came out on this historic event. Thank you to the Bicentennial Committee for all your hard work and dedication. Thank you to Georgia College and Sodexo for facilitating this event for us. Big shout out to Grimes Signs for making a miracle happen overnight and a huge thanks goes out to Ricky Tidwell with Tidwell’s Tree Service for helping us with the banner. Many thanks to our photographer Maryllis Wolfgang for capturing these precious and historic moments for us. We also want to thank Dr. Bob Wilson, we know that you, along with Philip H. Spence III, put a lot of time and effort into your presentations and it clearly showed. We were also happy to have in attendance Past Grand Master Gary H. Leazer and his wife. Again many thanks to all that helped with this event.
We feel fortunate to be able to say that Freemasonry is alive and well in Milledgeville, Georgia. Here is to another hundred years!
Bicentennial Plaque Unveiling
On September 30th, 2017, lodge members along with Grand Master Gary H. Leazer, unveiled a Bicentennial Plaque which commemorates two-hundred years of Masonry in Milledgeville, Georgia. Benevolent Lodge was proud to welcome the Grand Master and everyone else who attended this historic event.
2017 Installation of Officers
On January 7th, 2017, the officers elect were installed by Grand Master Gary H. Leazer. Benevolent Lodge held an open installation to kick off its Bicentennial celebration. 2017 marks two-hundred years of Masonry in Milledgeville and Benevolent Lodge was proud to welcome the Grand Master to this historic event.
2016 Masonic Education Leadership Development Conference
Masonic Education Leadership Development Conference held at Georgia College and State University July 8-10 2016. The lodge sent the sitting Senior and Junior Wardens.
2015 Oconee Canoe Trip
On May 30, 2015, Benevolent Lodge welcomed the children from the Masonic Home to Milledgeville for the 1st Annual Oconee River Trip.