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
Sunday, 2PMJob's Daughters Meeting
Monday, 7PMRitual School
Tuesday, 7PMEntered Apprentice Degree
Wednesday, 7PMEastern Star Work Night
Thursday, 7PMDeMolay Work/Fun Night
Saturday, 7-11AMSaturday Morning Fellowship

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  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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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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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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September 23rd, 8:00 am

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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 ā€œGā€ 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

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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


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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  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)