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 Tomorrow!
Monday, 2PM-7PMDistrict Blood Drive (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
Monday, 7PMRitual School
Tuesday, 7PMFellowcraft Degree
Wednesday, 7PMEastern Star Work Night
Thursday, 7PMDeMolay Work/Fun Night
Saturday, 7AM-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, 6PM (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, 2PM-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
  30  Visit Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, 8AM
  31  Visit Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, 8AM
April  1  Visit Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, 8AM
  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), 6PM
  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  18  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM
  22  Grand Master's Official District Visit, 6PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  10  Stated Communication, 7PM
  12  Grand Master Visit, 5PM-9PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
June  4  33rd Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  14  Stated Communication, 7PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2PM-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, 2PM-7PM
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Community Builder's Award Night, 7PM
September  11  Annual Family Picnic, 1PM
  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, 2PM-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, 6PM
  17  Open Installation of Officers for 2017, 11AM
  19  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)

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We are saddened to report that Worshipful Robert George Lockwood, Affiliated Past Master of Kempsville Lodge, has passed to the Celestial Lodge. Worshipful Lockwood served as Worshipful Master of Oceanview Lodge No. 335 in 1984, affiliated with Kempsville Lodge in 1997, and received his 60 Year Veteran's Award in 2009.

Funeral services with military honors and Masonic Rites will be Saturday, February 13th, 2PM, at Haygood United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.
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Robert Scott FoxwellOur "Companion of Tyre" Emeritus.

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Dennis EdwardsMy sincere condolences to his family and his lodges. He was a super gentleman.

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Robert WorthingtonBob was a great man and exemplary Mason. He taught me many different ritual parts and I will always remember him as a friend and mentor.

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Lankford MalboneSorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to the family.

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Gene AmbroseDad Lockwood was truly a great man. I was in DeMolay with his son's,and as I've gotten older my appreciation of what he and our other chapter Dad's taught us, has grown a lot. I send my love and thoughts to the family.

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Christopher AllsbrookSo very sorry for your loss. My sincere heartfelt condolences go out to the lodge and the brothers.

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Janet Dailly LeishmanRob Lockwood our thoughts and prayers are with you. Janet Dailly Leishman and Steve.

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Brandt GraybillHe was a staple in the lodge room when I first came into Masonry. Always had a kind word and a smile. Rest in peace, my brother.

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David LockwoodMemorial service is confirmed for Saturday February 13. All events at Haygood United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach. Family visitation 1pm. Services to include military honors and Masonic Rights at 2pm. Reception following. There will not be a viewing because Dad is being cremated.

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Susie SmithSo sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers too your whole family

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Heidi LowderMy deepest condolences.

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Wallace HaislipRob our condolences to you and your family.

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Michael McLeanOne of the finest.

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David LockwoodDad's obituary is in the Feb 9 edition of the Virginian Pilot newspaper.

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It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Worshipful Bobby Gene Spruill. Worshipful Bobby was 81 years of age, a 34 year Mason, and served as Kempsville's Worshipful Master in 1991.

The funeral will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502 on Saturday, February 6th. Visitation and viewing at 11AM, funeral service at 1PM with burial and Masonic Rites immediately following the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
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Lankford MalboneThanks for his contribution to the Fraternity. May he rest in peace.

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Robert Scott FoxwellVisitation from 11 AM - 1 PM, Funeral at 1 PM, Woodlawn Funeral Home, Saturday, February 6.

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Rob LockwoodRest in Peace, Wor. Sir.

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Dennis DiMaggioA pillar of Kempsville Lodge and a true gentleman who will be sorely missed by his brethren. RIP Bobby.

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David TrzeciakiewiczI only had the priviledge of knowing him for a short time but I was proud to have him as a Brother in Masonry.

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It's just about that time! You can just about smell the bacon frying! Come on out tomorrow morning, 8-10AM, as we kick off 2016 with our first Lodge Breakfast of the year. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your appetite. You won't be disappointed. ... See moreSee less

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Lankford MalboneSorry can't make, have a meeting beginning at 8AM. Hopefully next month.

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Ray CowartSorry I missed it.

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Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196What a great turnout this morning! From the size of the crowd, you'd think nobody had eaten breakfast since October!

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Entered Apprentice Degree tonight at 7PM. You've still got time so come on out and join us! ... See moreSee less

January 26th, 6:35 pm

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Robert Scott FoxwellAnd a good night it was, too. Thanks to all the officers for a job well done, and to all the sideliners present.

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Hot of the presses, the 2016 Lodge Roster will be available at tonight's Stated Communication. Get your copy before they're gone! ... See moreSee less

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Be sure to get tuned up, bring your best singing voice, and join us for our January Stated Communication. Our Musical Master, Worshipful Scott Foxwell, has a few surprises in store for us so don't be late. Dinner at 6PM, showtime at 7PM. ... See moreSee less

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Robert Scott FoxwellRosters will be available!

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Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196 with David Trzeciakiewicz.

Congratulations to Brother Dave Trzeciakiewicz, the 2015 Mason of Year!
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December 19th, 2:15 pm

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Clifford WilliamsWell deserved, Brother Dave. Congratulations!

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David TrzeciakiewiczThanks Cliff! It's truly a team effort with a lot of Brothers putting in a lot of work and often behind the scenes. I am truly honored to be a member of such a great organization and a great Lodge.

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Kempsville Masonic Lodge No. 196 added 2 new photos — with Roger Taylor.

Congratulations to Brother Roger Taylor and Brother Dennis Easton on being selected as the 2015 Elected and Appointed Officers of the Year. Good job, guys!
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Lankford MalboneCongratulations to my Brothers Roger and Dennis!!

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Our Newsletter - The Ashlar

Lodge Officers

Worshipful MasterScott Foxwell490-2797
Senior WardenGreg Muir676-3761
Junior WardenChris Anders635-7617
TreasurerWorshipful Bill Nelligar490-3122
SecretaryWorshipful Bob Stanek619-7646
Senior DeaconRoger Taylor478-5498
Junior DeaconDave Trzeciakiewicz620-8311
ChaplainMike Denning651-0712
Senior StewardDennis Eaton499-6720
Junior StewardTodd Moissett604-3085
MarshalJohn Settle, IV478-7149
MusicianJohn Settle, III478-7149
TilerRay Baez, Jr.285-2611
Lodge Instructor of WorkRight Worshipful Tom McGowan646-5878
Lodge Education OfficerWorshipful Steve Ridgeway270-7338
Lodge Blood CoordinatorPatrick Blankenship406-6166
Youth AdvisorClifford Williams870-2539

Major Events for 2016

January  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  14  DDGM Official Visit, 7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  15  Division Leadership Conference, 6PM (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, 2PM-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
  30  Visit Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, 8AM
  31  Visit Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, 8AM
April  1  Visit Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, 8AM
  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), 6PM
  12  Stated Communication, 7PM
  18  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM
  22  Grand Master's Official District Visit, 6PM (at Bayside Lodge No. 218)
  30  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
May  10  Stated Communication, 7PM
  12  Grand Master Visit, 5PM-9PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)
  28  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
June  4  33rd Annual Bull Roast, 11AM-7PM
  14  Stated Communication, 7PM
  20  District Blood Drive, 2PM-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, 2PM-7PM
  27  Monthly Breakfast, 8AM
  30  Community Builder's Award Night, 7PM
September  11  Annual Family Picnic, 1PM
  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, 2PM-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, 6PM
  17  Open Installation of Officers for 2017, 11AM
  19  District Blood Drive, 2PM-7PM (at Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220)