Kempsville Lodge No. 196

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Kempsville Lodge No. 196

Chartered in 1955, Kempsville Lodge No. 196, A.F. & A.M. is one of the largest and most active Masonic Lodges in Virginia. In addition to the Masonic Lodge, we're the home of the Kempsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bethel 42 International Order of Job's Daughters, and the Kempsville Chapter of the Order of DeMolay.

This Week at Kempsville Lodge

Saturday, 7-11AMSaturday Morning Fellowship Tomorrow!
Saturday, 7PMJob's Daughters Installation of Officers Tomorrow!
Sunday, 2PMDeMolay Meeting
Sunday, 6PMEastern Star PP/PM Dinner
Monday, 7PMRitual School
Tuesday, 6-9PMAnnual Stated Communication
Wednesday, 7:30PMEastern Star Meeting

Major Events for 2016

January  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  14  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  15  Division Leadership Conference, 6-9PM (at Granby Street Temple)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
February  2  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 269)
  3  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Princess Anne Lodge No. 25)
  4  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  9  Stated Communication, DDGM Official Visit, 7PM
  10  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Virginia Beach Lodge No. 274)
  15  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
March  8  Stated Communication, 7PM
  26  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  29  Spring Past Masters Night, 7PM
April  9  C. Frank Hicks Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 8AM-12PM (at Lake Drummond Lodge No.178)
  11  James H. Parkerson Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 6-9PM
  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  18  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  22  Grand Master's Official District Visit, 6-9PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  10  Stated Communication, 7PM
  12  Grand Master Visit, 5-9PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
June  4  33rd Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  14  Stated Communication, 7PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  26  Feast of St. John the Baptist, 5PM (at All Saints' Episcopal Church)
July  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  29  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
August  9  Stated Communication, 7PM
  15  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  24  Fraternal Visit, 7PM (at Great Bridge Lodge No. 257)
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Community Builder's Award Night, 6-9PM
September  11  Annual Family Picnic, 1-4PM
  13  Stated Communication, 7PM
  24  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  27  Fall Past Masters' Night, Fellowcraft Degree, 6-9PM
October  11  Stated Communication, 7PM
  17  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  25  Musical Master Mason Degree, 7PM
  29  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
November  8  Stated Communication, 7PM
  11  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
  12  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
December  13  Annual Stated Communication, 6-9PM
  17  Open Installation of Officers for 2017, 11AM
  19  District Blood Drive, 3-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)

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Oh no! It's the last Lodge Breakfast of 2016! But don't worry - there will be plenty of great food and fellowship so be sure to join us this Saturday from 8 to 10AM. See you there! ... See moreSee less

October 26th, 10:41 am

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Join us this Tuesday, October 25th at 7PM, as our Worshipful Maestro conducts the exemplification of a very special "Musical Master Mason's Degree." It's sure to be an entertaining evening that you don't want to miss. ... See moreSee less

October 24th, 9:32 am

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A GR8 group of PM's gathered again for dinner & Lodge last night. ... See moreSee less

September 28th, 12:51 pm

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There's not a lot on Ocracoke Island, but there is a Masonic Lodge. In fact, Ocracoke Lodge No. 747 is the home of our affiliated Past Master, Worshipful Henry Amos Rodgers, where he served as Worshipful Master in 1981. Worshipful Rodgers affiliated with Kempsville Lodge in 1986 after moving to Virginia Beach.

If you find yourself down on the island, check it out.
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September 24th, 10:00 am

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David TrzeciakiewiczRoad trip!

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We're counting them down - only two more Lodge Breakfasts for 2016. So be sure to join us tomorrow morning, 8-10AM, at Kempsville Lodge.

Bring your friends, family, and most importantly, bring your appetite. There's always plenty of food, fun, and fellowship.
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Join our Brethren at Bayside Lodge No. 218 this Thursday for a special Called Communication for the purpose of receiving Most Worshipful James Edward Litten, Grand Master of Masons in Virginia.

Dinner at 6PM, Lodge opening at 7PM. It will be brief meeting beginning with the DeMolay performing the Ceremony of Lights followed by the Grand Master's remarks. Hope to see you there.
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September 20th, 7:17 pm

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There have been quite a few changes at Kempsville Lodge in recent years. One thing that has remained constant, and will hopefully remain for many years to come, is the letter “G” suspended over the Worshipful Master in the East. From the Charter Night in 1955, to our most recent meeting, it has adorned our Lodge and reminded us that our every action is done within sight of the Grand Architect of the Universe. ... See moreSee less

September 1st, 10:30 am

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David TrzeciakiewiczI never knew this! Very nice.

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Major Events for 2016

January  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  14  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  15  Division Leadership Conference, 6-9PM (at Granby Street Temple)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
February  2  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 269)
  3  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Princess Anne Lodge No. 25)
  4  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  9  Stated Communication, DDGM Official Visit, 7PM
  10  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Virginia Beach Lodge No. 274)
  15  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
March  8  Stated Communication, 7PM
  26  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  29  Spring Past Masters Night, 7PM
April  9  C. Frank Hicks Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 8AM-12PM (at Lake Drummond Lodge No.178)
  11  James H. Parkerson Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 6-9PM
  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  18  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  22  Grand Master's Official District Visit, 6-9PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  10  Stated Communication, 7PM
  12  Grand Master Visit, 5-9PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
June  4  33rd Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  14  Stated Communication, 7PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  26  Feast of St. John the Baptist, 5PM (at All Saints' Episcopal Church)
July  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  29  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
August  9  Stated Communication, 7PM
  15  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  24  Fraternal Visit, 7PM (at Great Bridge Lodge No. 257)
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Community Builder's Award Night, 6-9PM
September  11  Annual Family Picnic, 1-4PM
  13  Stated Communication, 7PM
  24  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  27  Fall Past Masters' Night, Fellowcraft Degree, 6-9PM
October  11  Stated Communication, 7PM
  17  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  25  Musical Master Mason Degree, 7PM
  29  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
November  8  Stated Communication, 7PM
  11  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
  12  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
December  13  Annual Stated Communication, 6-9PM
  17  Open Installation of Officers for 2017, 11AM
  19  District Blood Drive, 3-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)