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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.

What's Happening at Kempsville Lodge

March  30  Ritual School, 7PM Today!
  31  Master Mason Degree, 7PM Tomorrow!
April  1  Eastern Star Work Night, 7PM
  2  DeMolay Work/Fun Night, 7PM
  4  Saturday Morning Fellowship, 7AM-11AM

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Join us this Saturday morning, 8-10AM, for our monthly Lodge Breakfast. Great food, great fellowship, and lots of fun. Bring you family, bring your friends, and most importantly, bring your appetite! ... See moreSee less

March 27th, 6:00 am

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We'll be working this evening, 7PM, in the Entered Apprentice Degree. Come on out and help us welcome our newest member as he takes his next step in Freemasonry. ... See moreSee less

March 24th, 5:11 pm

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Our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Reese Edward Carroll, Jr., will be making his Official Visit to District 36 and 56 this evening at Khedive Shrine Center in Chesapeake. Doors open at 6PM with dinner at 6:30PM. ... See moreSee less

March 20th, 6:00 am

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Join us this Saturday morning, 8-10AM, for our monthly Lodge Breakfast. Great food, great fellowship, and lots of fun. Bring you family, bring your friends, and most importantly, bring your appetite! ... See moreSee less

February 27th, 7:00 am

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Our Newsletter - The Ashlar

Lodge Officers

Worshipful MasterWorshipful Bill Peterson237-5249
Senior WardenScott Foxwell490-2797
Junior WardenGreg Muir676-3761
TreasurerWorshipful Bill Nelligar490-3122
SecretaryWorshipful Bob Stanek619-7646
Senior DeaconChris Anders635-7617
Junior DeaconRoger Taylor478-5498
ChaplainJames Delbert Boone496-9595
Senior StewardCharles Ray Bateman, Jr.309-2399
Junior StewardJack Bell831-0318
MarshalDickie Cooper971-7347
MusicianBob Johns467-8804
TilerDennis Eaton499-6720
Lodge Instructor of WorkRight Worshipful Tom McGowan646-5878
Lodge Education OfficerWorshipful Bill Rawson495-4867
Lodge Blood CoordinatorPatrick Blankenship406-6166
Youth AdvisorClifford Williams870-2539

Major Events for 2015

January  13  Stated Communication, DDGM Official Visit, 7PM
  14  DDGM Official Visit, 6:30PM (at Virginia Beach Lodge No. 274)
  31  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
February  3  DDGM Official Visit, 7:30PM (at Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 296)
  4  DDGM Official Visit, 7:30PM (at Princess Anne Lodge No. 25)
  5  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  10  Stated Communication, 60th Year Anniversary, Past Master's Night, 7PM
  12  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  16  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
March  10  Stated Communication, Speaker: Worshipful Edward L. Meise, Jr., DEO, 7PM
  20  Grand Master's Official Visit, Districts 36/56, 6PM (at Chesapeake Shrine Center)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
April  11  C. Frank Hicks Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 8AM-12PM (at Lake Drummond Lodge No.178)
  13  James H. Parkerson Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 6PM
  14  Stated Communication, 7PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  12  Stated Communication, Senior Wardens Night, 7PM
  19  Armed Forces Night, 7PM
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
June  9  Stated Communication, 7PM
  13  32nd Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  15  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  23  Affiliated Past Master's Night, 7PM
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
July  14  Stated Communication, Hawaiian Shirt Night, 7PM
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
  31  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
August  1  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
  11  Stated Communication, 7PM
  17  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM
  22  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  29  State-wide One Day Conferral, 8AM-2PM (at Norfolk Scottish Rite Temple)
September  8  Stated Communication, Junior Warden's Night, 7PM
  12  Annual Family Picnic, 1PM
  22  Fall Past Master's Night, 7PM
  26  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
October  13  Stated Communication, Speaker: Worshipful Harry Kellett (District MAHOVA Ambassador), 7PM
  19  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  31  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
November  6  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
  7  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
  10  Stated Communication, Honor the Veteran's, 7PM
December  8  Annual Stated Communication, 6PM
  12  Open Installation of Officers for 2016, 1PM
  21  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
January  13  Stated Communication, DDGM Official Visit, 7PM
  14  DDGM Official Visit, 6:30PM (at Virginia Beach Lodge No. 274)
  31  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
February  3  DDGM Official Visit, 7:30PM (at Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 296)
  4  DDGM Official Visit, 7:30PM (at Princess Anne Lodge No. 25)
  5  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  10  Stated Communication, 60th Year Anniversary, Past Master's Night, 7PM
  12  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  16  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
March  10  Stated Communication, Speaker: Worshipful Edward L. Meise, Jr., DEO, 7PM
  20  Grand Master's Official Visit, Districts 36/56, 6PM (at Chesapeake Shrine Center)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
April  11  C. Frank Hicks Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 8AM-12PM (at Lake Drummond Lodge No.178)
  13  James H. Parkerson Area Ritual School (Districts 36/56), 6PM
  14  Stated Communication, 7PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  12  Stated Communication, Senior Wardens Night, 7PM
  19  Armed Forces Night, 7PM
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
June  9  Stated Communication, 7PM
  13  32nd Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  15  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  23  Affiliated Past Master's Night, 7PM
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
July  14  Stated Communication, Hawaiian Shirt Night, 7PM
  25  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
  31  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
August  1  Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership, 8AM-8PM (at Waynesboro)
  11  Stated Communication, 7PM
  17  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM
  22  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  29  State-wide One Day Conferral, 8AM-2PM (at Norfolk Scottish Rite Temple)
September  8  Stated Communication, Junior Warden's Night, 7PM
  12  Annual Family Picnic, 1PM
  22  Fall Past Master's Night, 7PM
  26  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
October  13  Stated Communication, Speaker: Worshipful Harry Kellett (District MAHOVA Ambassador), 7PM
  19  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  31  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
November  6  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
  7  Grand Annual Communication, 8AM-4PM (at Richmond, VA)
  10  Stated Communication, Honor the Veteran's, 7PM
December  8  Annual Stated Communication, 6PM
  12  Open Installation of Officers for 2016, 1PM
  21  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)