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

Sunday, 2PMDeMolay Meeting Today!
Monday, 7PMRitual School Tomorrow!
Tuesday, 7PMMaster Mason Degree
Wednesday, 7PMEastern Star Work Night
Thursday, 7PMDeMolay Work/Fun Night
Saturday, 7-11AMSaturday Morning Fellowship
Saturday, 4-7PMJobie Fried Chicken Dinner

Major Events for 2017

January  5  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  10  Stated Communication, DDGM Official Visit, 6PM
  12  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
February  1  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Princess Anne Lodge No. 25)
  7  Fraternal Visit (DDGM Official Visit), 7PM (at Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 296)
  8  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Virginia Beach Lodge No. 274)
  10  Grand Master's Official Visit, 6PM (at Khedive Shrine Center)
  14  Stated Communication, Topic: Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry, Brother Curtis Hardison, 6PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
March  14  Stated Communication, Topic: Military Masons, Right Worshipful Pat Garrison, 6PM
  17  Division Leadership Conference, 6-9PM (at Granby Street Temple)
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  28  Spring Past Masters' Night, 7PM
April  8  C. Frank Hicks Ritual School, 8AM-12PM (at Lake Drummond Lodge)
  10  James Henry Parkerson Ritual School, 6-9PM
  11  Stated Communication, Topic: Baseball, Brother Doug Williams, 6PM
  17  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  29  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  9  Stated Communication, Topic: Life Planning, Brother Chris Anders, 6PM
  16  Fraternal Visit to Union Lodge No. 48, 6-9PM (at Elkton, Maryland)
June  3  34th Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  13  Stated Communication, Topic: Advanced Directives, Worshipful Bill Nelligar, 6PM
  19  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  24  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
July  11  Stated Communication, Junior Warden's Night, 6PM
  29  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
August  15  Stated Communication, Topic: Masonry in the Civil War and Afterwards, Brother Larry Floyd, 6PM
  21  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  26  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
September  9  Annual Family Picnic, 1-4PM
  12  Stated Communication, Senior Warden's Night, 6PM
  26  Fall Past Masters' Night, 7PM
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
October  10  Stated Communication, Topic: Signs of Depression, Worshipful Ron Jacobson, 6PM
  16  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
November  14  Stated Communication, Topic: Veteran's Day, Brother Jim Boone, 6PM
December  12  Annual Stated Communication, 6PM
  16  Open Installation of Officers, 1PM
  18  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)

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Join us this Tuesday, February 28th, as we will have a Masonic "family event" involving our Settle and Clyburn brethren. We will Raise Brother Gill Clyburn to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Gil is the son of Brother Ray Clyburn, a 50-year member, the brother-in-law of our Chaplain, "J3" John Settle, and Uncle of "J4" John Settle (our now-Sojourning brother working up in Middlesex County, who will return to visit). ... See moreSee less

February 25th, 9:00 am

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David TrzeciakiewiczMM yeah baby!!!

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Join us tomorrow from 8 to 10AM for the best breakfast in town. Plenty of great food and fellowship. Bring your friends, bring your family, and most importantly, bring your appetite. ... See moreSee less

February 24th, 11:22 am

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Peter BlandLooks wonderful! I wish we were there. Greetings in our Tercentenary year from the UK!!!

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Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196 with Greg Muir and Curtis Hardison"http://facebook.com/10155012366661182">Bob Stanek.

GR8 program at Lodge tonight by one of Virginia's finest. Greg Muir, Curtis Hardison & Bob Stanek.
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February 14th, 10:39 pm

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Jamal BenProud of you all my brothers!!

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Kelly Dawson HawkerAwesome ❗️❗️

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K'ville Bro.'s visit Fentress 296 and grab both state and District traveling gavels! GR8 job Wor. Greg Muir ... See moreSee less

February 7th, 9:48 pm

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Willis Fentress, Clifford Williams and 19 others like this

Greg MuirGreat job to the Brothers representing Kempsville 196!

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Willis FentressIt was great to see you all at our lodge and look forward to many more visits this year.

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David TrzeciakiewiczWoo hoo!

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Yay! Lodge Breakfast is back! Join us this Saturday from 8 to 10AM as we kick of 2017 with the best breakfast in town. Great food and great fellowship. See you there! ... See moreSee less

January 26th, 8:19 am

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Dennis DiMaggioBest breakfast in town!

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Congratulations to Chris Anders and Patrick Blankenship, co-recipients of the 2016 Mason of the Year Award. ... See moreSee less

December 14th, 7:16 am

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David TrzeciakiewiczI can't think of two more deserving brothers!

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Major Events for 2017

January  5  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  10  Stated Communication, DDGM Official Visit, 6PM
  12  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
February  1  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Princess Anne Lodge No. 25)
  7  Fraternal Visit (DDGM Official Visit), 7PM (at Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 296)
  8  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Virginia Beach Lodge No. 274)
  10  Grand Master's Official Visit, 6PM (at Khedive Shrine Center)
  14  Stated Communication, Topic: Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry, Brother Curtis Hardison, 6PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
March  14  Stated Communication, Topic: Military Masons, Right Worshipful Pat Garrison, 6PM
  17  Division Leadership Conference, 6-9PM (at Granby Street Temple)
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  28  Spring Past Masters' Night, 7PM
April  8  C. Frank Hicks Ritual School, 8AM-12PM (at Lake Drummond Lodge)
  10  James Henry Parkerson Ritual School, 6-9PM
  11  Stated Communication, Topic: Baseball, Brother Doug Williams, 6PM
  17  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  29  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  9  Stated Communication, Topic: Life Planning, Brother Chris Anders, 6PM
  16  Fraternal Visit to Union Lodge No. 48, 6-9PM (at Elkton, Maryland)
June  3  34th Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  13  Stated Communication, Topic: Advanced Directives, Worshipful Bill Nelligar, 6PM
  19  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  24  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
July  11  Stated Communication, Junior Warden's Night, 6PM
  29  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
August  15  Stated Communication, Topic: Masonry in the Civil War and Afterwards, Brother Larry Floyd, 6PM
  21  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM
  26  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
September  9  Annual Family Picnic, 1-4PM
  12  Stated Communication, Senior Warden's Night, 6PM
  26  Fall Past Masters' Night, 7PM
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
October  10  Stated Communication, Topic: Signs of Depression, Worshipful Ron Jacobson, 6PM
  16  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
November  14  Stated Communication, Topic: Veteran's Day, Brother Jim Boone, 6PM
December  12  Annual Stated Communication, 6PM
  16  Open Installation of Officers, 1PM
  18  District Blood Drive, 2-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)