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This page is to disseminate information regarding the activities of the Custodian of the Uniform Work for the Fifth Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Georgia.

Master Masons from all recognized jurisdictions are welcome at all functions.

Fifth District Custodian Members

David Herman is the Custodian. David is a Past Master of Chamblee (now Chamblee-Sardis) Lodge No. 444, and a member of Gate City Lodge No. 2.

Randy Hazan is the Assistant Custodian. Randy is a Past Master of Fulton Lodge No. 216.

Gergory Foster is Custodian Emeritus, having served 18 years as Custodian. Greg is a Past Master of East Point Lodge No. 288, and a member of College Park Lodge No. 454.


We're working out the schedule for Schools of Instruction for 2020. Please check back.

In general, David conducts catechism and ritual practice (check for specific dates):

  • At 6:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Masters Lodge, for Gate City Lodge - visitors welcome.
  • At 6:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month, at Chamblee-Sardis Lodge, for Chamblee-Sardis Lodge - visitors welcome.
  • At 6:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month, at Tucker Lodge, for anyone who wishes to attend.
  • At 9:00 am every Sunday at Chamblee-Sardis Lodge, for anyone who wishes to attend.
    • Other times/places are possible by appointment.

Note: No practice on Sunday, 22 Dec, 29 Dec, or 5 Jan.
Note: No practice on Wednesday, 25 Dec.

Proficiency Cards

In accordance with GL Code 2-213 and 61-106:

  • A White Card is issued by the Custodian at the request of a Lodge’s Director of Work (or Secretary) for proficiency in the questions and answers of the catechism for the three degrees.
  • A Blue Card is issued by the Custodian at the request of a Lodge’s Director of Work (or Secretary) for proficiency in ALL aspects of the ritual, including White Card requirements.
  • A Green Card is issued (one per lodge) by the Custodian to the Director of Work appointed by the Worshipful Master.
  • An Orange Card is issued by the Custodian, at his discretion, to those individuals who have demonstrated both ritual proficiency and a willingness to help instruct others.
  • A Purple Card is a Masonic Legend, and does not exist in this jurisdiction. As far as you know. The same goes for Red Cards.

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Here are some Georgia Masonic resources that I've put together and/or found useful.

Map of Districts

Since the Map of Districts (which I've found very useful over the years) has mysteriously disappeared from the Grand Lodge website, here's a link to a small cached version I found:

Candidate Care Checklist

A tool to help mentor the candidates' advancement and development.

Degree Planning Checklist

A tool to help the Director of Work plan the various roles during degrees.

New Mason Development Checklist

I personally recommend the following schedule for new Masons in their first year after being raised - before taking an office or joining an appendant body!

First Year Masonic Development
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Learn your Catechism! Earn your White Card!
Masonic Etiquette Course
Masonic Symbolism Course
Visit another Lodge
Start your Blue Card!
Rules of Order Course
Masonic History Course
Masonic Mentoring Course
Visit another Lodge
Complete your Blue Card!
Masonic Code Course
Masonic Manual Course
Masonic Investigations Course
Visit another Lodge


From February, 2007 to January 2010, I produced a pdf newsletter for the Metro Atlanta area, and by July of 2007, each issue had an overall theme. While the "news" aspects have long expired, these issues can still be a good source of information for lodge education programs and personal education. They are all listed here at the old site.