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

Wednesday, 7PMEastern Star Work Night Tomorrow!
Thursday, 7PMDeMolay Work/Fun Night
Saturday, 7-11AMSaturday Morning Fellowship
Sunday, 2PMJob's Daughters Meeting
Monday, 12AMLabor Day
Tuesday, 7PMMaster Mason Degree
Wednesday, 7PMEastern Star Work Night

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, Entered Apprentice Degree, 6-9PM
October  8  MAHOVA Family Day, 8AM-2PM (at Masonic Home of Virginia)
  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, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)

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Join us this Tuesday, August 30th, for a special evening at Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196. Dinner is to be served at 6 PM. Afterward, our Worshipful Master will present two Grand Lodge Community Builders Awards to non-Mason worthy recipients, they being recognized for outstanding service to our community. This will not be Tiled meeting; therefore, members and guests are invited to attend. Hope you can make it. ... See moreSee less

August 28th, 9:00 am

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It's that time again! The best breakfast in town is back for your dining pleasure. Tomorrow morning, 8-10AM, at Kempsville Lodge.

Bring you friends, family, and most importantly, bring your appetite. There's always plenty of food, fun, and fellowship. And as you can see, there's plenty of bacon!
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August 26th, 6:00 pm

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Community Builders Award Dinner

August 30, 2016, 6:00pm

Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196

Join us Tuesday, August 30th, for a special evening at Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196. Dinner is to be served at 6 PM. Afterward, our Worshipful Master will present two Grand Lodge Community Builders Awards to non-Mason worthy recipients, they being recognized for outstanding service to our community. This will not be Tiled meeting; therefore, members and guests are invited to attend. Hope you can make it.

August 18th, 9:45 am

Congratulations to Brother Bill Kemp, Sr. (shown in center) on receiving his 50 Year Veteran's Award at the August Stated Communication. Presenting Brother Kemp in the East were Worshipful Bill Nelligar and Brother Hank Foiles. While in the East, Brother Kemp then presented his son, Bill Kemp, Jr. (shown on right) with his Life Membership in Perpetuity. ... See moreSee less

August 15th, 8:00 pm

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Peter BlandBrethren, how smart you look in your white Tux's!!! Fraternal greetings from the United Grand Lodge of England.

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Don't forget about today's District Blood Drive being held at Kempsville Lodge from 2-7PM. Hope to see you there. ... See moreSee less

August 15th, 11:36 am

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It is with the deepest regret to sadly inform the Brethren of the passing of Brother Robert Hughes Foxwell, Jr., the father of our Worshipful Master, Robert Scott Foxwell.

Bob, 84 years-of-age, was a 56-year Masonic Veteran, having been Raised a Master Mason in 1959 in Naomi Lodge No. 87, Norfolk, VA. He affiliated his membership with Kempsville Lodge No. 196 in 2002. He served as Potentate of the Khedive Shrine Temple in 1974.

Visitation with a Masonic Rites will take place on Wednesday evening, August 3rd, at the H. D. Oliver Funeral Home, 1501 Colonial Ave, Norfolk. Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M., with Masonic Rites at 7:00 P.M.
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August 1st, 5:27 pm

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Lankford MalboneHe will be missed. RIP my Brother!!

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Ken Chord Jr.thoughts and prayers for Scott, his family and friends during this time of sorrow.

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Gary MeyersThoughts and prayers for the family.

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On July 14th, Worshipful Rob Worthington was elected as Grand Outer Guard for the Grand Guardian Council of Virginia International Order of Jobs Daughters. Congratulations, Worshipful! ... See moreSee less

July 18th, 10:35 am

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Matt EsperCongratulations

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Ken Chord Jr.Congratulations Rob!!

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Our Newsletter - The Ashlar

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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, Entered Apprentice Degree, 6-9PM
October  8  MAHOVA Family Day, 8AM-2PM (at Masonic Home of Virginia)
  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, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)