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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

May  23  Saturday Morning Fellowship, 7AM-11AM Today!
  24  DeMolay Meeting, 2PM Tomorrow!
  25  Ritual School, 7PM
  26  Master Mason Degree, 7PM
  27  Eastern Star Work Night, 7PM

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Looking for a great lunch tomorrow? Head over to Willis V. Fentress and enjoy their Chili Cook-Off from 12-5PM. You won't go away hungry! ... See moreSee less

May 15th, 10:57 am

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Join us this evening for our May Stated Communication. It's Senior Warden's Night so come on out as Brother Scott assumes the East and dazzles us with his Masonic prowess. Dinner at 6PM, Lodge opens at 7PM. ... See moreSee less

May 12th, 2:10 pm

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The Bull Roast is right around the corner. It'll be here before you know it! ... See moreSee less

May 8th, 11:21 am

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It's that time again! Join us tomorrow 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

April 24th, 12:58 pm

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The District 36/56 Area Ritual Schools are right around the corner. The C. Frank Hicks School will be at Lake Drummond Lodge tomorrow morning (4/11, 8AM) for the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft Degrees followed by the James Henry Parkerson School at Kempsville Lodge on Monday (4/13, 6PM) for the Master Mason Degree. Hope to see you there! ... See moreSee less

April 10th, 6:30 am

Just a reminder that Kempsville Lodge is dark tonight. That makes it a great time to visit our Brethren at Willis V. Fentress No. 296 or South Norfolk No. 339. ... See moreSee less

April 7th, 9:49 am


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 Warden's 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 Warden's 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)