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

Tuesday, 7PMMaster Mason Degree Today!
Wednesday, 7PMEastern Star Work Night Tomorrow!
Wednesday, 7PMFraternal Visit (at Great Bridge Lodge No. 257) Tomorrow!
Thursday, 7PMJob's Daughters Work/Fun Night
Friday, 8AM-8PMReid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership (at Waynesboro)
Saturday, 8AMMonthly Breakfast
Saturday, 8AM-8PMReid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership (at Waynesboro)

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
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Community Builder's Award Night, 7PM
September  11  Annual Family Picnic, 1-4PM
  13  Stated Communication, 7PM
  24  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  27  Fall Past Masters' Night, 7PM
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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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

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Ken Chord Jr.Congratulations Rob!!

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To all members of Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196, Kempsville Eastern Star Chapter No. 173, Job’s Daughters Bethel No. 42, and the Kempsville DeMolay Chapter:

There will be a memorial service for Worshipful Brother Robert Walter Jones, who passed to the Celestial Lodge Above on June 21, 2016, on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 3:00 P.M.

The service will take place at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Please gather in the lodge room upstairs at the Kempsville Masonic Temple. A reception will follow in the lodge dining hall downstairs after.

Please forward this information to all who may be interested to attend.
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July 4th, 7:56 am

Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196 added 2 new photos.

GR8 fellowship & BBQ enjoyed by some of the lodge bro.'s recently.
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June 30th, 11:05 am

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David TrzeciakiewiczThis is what Masonry is all about! You don't need a building to have a Lodge!

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It's back! We took off the month of May but the best breakfast in town is back for your dining pleasure. This Saturday, 8-10AM, at Kempsville Lodge.

Bring you friends, family, and most importantly, bring your appetite. There's always plenty of food, fun, and fellowship.
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June 24th, 9:29 am

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David TrzeciakiewiczEasy day after that Bull Roast!

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Kenneth M. GoodeSorry will be at FOSJ in Williamsburg.

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It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of Worshipful Robert W. Jones, Past Master of Copestone Ophir Lodge No. 108, Kearny, NJ, and affiliated member of Kempsville Lodge No. 196. Worshipful Jones was the maternal grandfather of Brother Jeran M. Gray, and father-in-law of Brother Justin M. Gray. He passed on June 21, 2016. As we know, Worshipful Jones was most active in support of our youth organizations.

His funeral services will be in Florida with a memorial service occurring in Virginia Beach at a later date. Condolences may be sent to he Gray family: 3821 Cumberland Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
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June 22nd, 10:19 am

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Lankford MalboneMay he rest in peace. We all are sorry to hear of his death. Due to his health issues, he is better off. No more suffering or pain.

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Christopher AllsbrookSo very sorry for the loss of such a good and great a man... My sincere heartfelt condolences go out to the brothers and His Family. Peace Be With You All.

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Patrick BlankenshipMasonry took a big loss today. He is one of the first brothers who welcomed me to the lodge and talked to me at length of how proud he was of his family. I will miss you brother.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 50-year Veteran, Brother Raymond R. Rowley.

Visitation is Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, from 6-8PM.

Funeral Services will be Friday, June 24, 2016, at 11AM, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 709 Aragona Blvd, Virginia Beach.
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June 22nd, 10:15 am

One of the benevolent purposes of our annual Bull Roast is to present 2 scholarships to worthy graduating high school students to help them to further their formal education. Here our Sr. Warden makes a presentation to one of our 2016 recipients yesterday. We thank those who supported our recent Bull Roast – we couldn’t do this without you. ... See moreSee less

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David TrzeciakiewiczLooking good there SR Warden! Did you tell him about the benefits of Hominy?

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Join us this evening for a very special event as we raise Brother Jeran Gray, son of Brother Justin Gray and grandson of Worshipful Bob Jones, to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. ... See moreSee less

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Peter BlandI wish I could be there! Greetings from the UK and congratulations to Bro. Jeran.

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Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196 added 4 new photos.

The 33rd Annual Bull Roast is underway. We'll be serving till 7PM so come on out and join us.
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Robert Scott FoxwellAnd a wonderful time it was...thanks to all who came out and to all the brethren who worked so hard to make it such a success.

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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
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Community Builder's Award Night, 7PM
September  11  Annual Family Picnic, 1-4PM
  13  Stated Communication, 7PM
  24  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  27  Fall Past Masters' Night, 7PM
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)