Jachin
Boaz

Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1983

1983

Right Worshipful Thomas McGowan

  • Initiated: 3/24/1966, Passed: 4/27/1966, Raised: 6/13/1966 (Major General Henry Knox Lodge, Boston Massachusetts)
  • Affiliated, Kempsville Lodge No. 196: 1971
  • Member, Norfolk Scottish Rite
  • Member, Khedive Shrine
  • Recipient, William Hollowell Pierce Mason of the Year Award: 1993
  • District Blood Coordinator, 56th District: 1977-1988
  • District Instructor of Work, 56th District: 1980 - 2002, 2009
  • Recipient, Master Architect Award: 1983
  • District Deputy Grand Master, 56th District: 2003
  • Lodge Education Officer, Kempsville Lodge No. 196: 2008, 2012
  • Lodge Instructor of Work, Kempsville Lodge No. 196: 1980 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2009, 2012 - present
  • Honorary Member, Virginia Beach Lodge No. 274: 2015
  • 50 Year Veteran: 2016

Lodge Officers

left to right
  1. Bobby Spruill - Tiler
  2. Gordon Moffat - Marshal
  3. Joe Thornton - Senior Warden
  4. George Wallace - Treasurer
  5. Woody Pick - Musician
  6. Tom McGowan - Worshipful Master
  7. Jimmy Wilder - Senior Deacon
  8. Mark Morris - Chaplain
  9. Bill Pierce - Secretary
  10. Wally Pittard - Junior Warden
  11. Ray Hall - Senior Steward
  12. Ralph Ward - Junior Deacon
  13. Jim Gardner - Junior Steward
left to right
  1. Joe Thornton - Senior Warden
  2. Tom McGowan - Worshipful Master
  3. Wally Pittard - Junior Warden

Photos courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

Installation Program


Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

The Ashlar - January, March, and September


Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

Letter Requesting Contributions to Replace the Roof

Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

Notable Visitors

Most Worshipful Paul Earl Tederick, Grand Master of Masons of West Virginia in 1983 visits Kempsville Lodge No. 196 on May 31, 1983.
Brother George Fausel visits Kempsville Lodge in June of 1983. Brother Fausel would affiliate with Kempsville Lodge in 1989 and serve as Worshipful Master of Atlantic Lodge No. 2 in 2009.
Brother Ronnie Hudson visits Kempsville Lodge in October of 1983. Brother Hudson would go on to serve as Worshipful Master of Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220 in 2006.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Levy Preston Register - 02/02/1983
  • Thomas Cherry Moore - 02/13/1983
  • Kelly Lee Eason - 02/24/1983
  • James Beachell Clifton, Jr. - 12/05/1983

Roster Cover

Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton

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