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Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 2014

2014

Right Worshipful Steve Allen Ridgeway

  • Initiated: 9/14/1977, Passed: 10/19/1977, Raised: 11/16/1977 (Dorchester No. 369, South Carolina)
  • Worshipful Master, Dorchester No. 369, South Carolina: 1982
  • Director, Omar Indians, Omar Shrine Circus: 1984
  • Treasurer, Omar Indians, Omar Shrine Circus: 1985
  • Treasurer, Dorchester Masonic Lodge No. 389, Charleston, SC: 1987-1991
  • Mason of the Year, Dorchester Masonic Lodge No. 389, Charleston, SC: 1988
  • Worthy Patron, Jesse Belle Shonk No. 269 Order of the Eastern Star, Charleston, SC: 1989, 1993, 1994
  • Rainbow Dad, Dorchester Waylyn Assembly No. 20, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls: 1993
  • Affiliated, Kempsville Lodge No. 196: 2006
  • Worthy Patron, Kempsville Chapter No. 173, Order of the Eastern Star: 2006, 2010, 2011
  • Assistant Lecturer, District 32, Grand Chapter of Virginia, Order of the Easter Star: 2008-2009
  • Life Member in Perpetuity, Norfolk Valley, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite: 2009
  • Knight Commander Court of Honor, Norfolk Scottish Rite: 2009
  • Life Member in Perpetuity: 2009
  • Affiliated, Bayside Lodge No. 218: 2010
  • Worshipful Master, Bayside Lodge No. 218: 2011
  • Member, Princess Anne Royal Arch Chapter No. 1607: 2011
  • Member, Princess Anne Council No. 129, Allied Masonic Degrees: 2011
  • Director of Work, Norfolk Scottish Rite: 2012-present
  • Life Member, Hampton Roads Chapter No. 6, National Sojourners
  • President, Hampton Roads Chapter No. 6, National Sojourners: 2013
  • Chief of Staff, Yorktown Camp, Heroes of '76: 2013
  • Commander, Norfolk Council of Kadosh, Norfolk Valley, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite: 2014
  • Recipient, James Noah Hillman Award: 2014
  • Recipient, Seymour Jonas Levy Award: 2014
  • Recipient, Morlock Award: 2014
  • Sovereign Master, Princess Anne Council No. 129, Allied Masonic Degrees: 2017
  • District Deputy Grand Master, 56th District: 2017

Lodge Officers

Photo courtesy of Right Worshipful Emmett "Buddy" Pate
left to right
  1. Bill Nelligar - Treasurer
  2. Dennis Eaton - Tiler
  3. Chris Anders - Senior Deacon
  4. Dickie Cooper - Marshal
  5. Steve Ridgeway - Worshipful Master
  6. Michael Johnstone - Senior Steward
  7. Scott Foxwell - Senior Warden
  8. Karl Wesseler - Chaplain
  9. Roger Taylor - Junior Deacon
  10. Bob Stanek - Secretary
Not Shown:
  1. Greg Muir - Junior Warden
  2. Jackson Bell - Junior Steward
  3. Bob Johns - Musician

Gift from Kempsville Job's Daughters Bethel and DeMolay Chapter

Photo courtesy of Right Worshipful Emmett "Buddy" Pate
A beautiful stained glass window depicting the Masonic Square & Compasses, Rainbow Girls, Job's Daughters, and DeMolay insignias as well as Faith, Hope, and Charity. Presented to the Worshipful Master at the 2014 Installation of Officers.

Installation Reception - December 14, 2013

A special "Thank You" to the ladies of the Kempsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for their outstanding support at the Reception held for the newly installed Worshipful Master and his officers.

Job's Daughters Honoring the Masons and OES - February 2, 2014

Photo courtesy of Brother Cliff Williams

Brother Duane Johnstone Receives 50 Year Veteran Award

Photos courtesy of Worshipful Michael Johnstone
Worshipful Michael Johnstone presents a 50 Year Veteran Award to his father, Brother Duane Johnstone at the March Stated Communication.
left to right:
  1. Worshipful Michael Johnstone
  2. Brother Duane Johnstone
  3. Mrs. Emma Berra
  4. Michelle Johnstone
  1. Cheryl Johnstone
  2. Mark Johnstone
  3. Worshipful Ed Meise
Presenting the 50 Year Veteran's pin...
and certificate...
and placing the pin.
left to right:
  1. Worshipful Michael Johnstone
  2. Brother Duane Johnstone
  3. Mrs. Emma Berra
  4. Mark Johnstone

Past Masters Night - March 25, 2014

19 Past Masters attend the Spring Past Masters Night.

left to right:
  1. Tommy Haste - 1970
  2. Frank Creasy - 1980
  3. Bill Nelligar - 2003
  4. Ralph Ward - 1987
  5. Bill Knowles - 1982
  6. Ray Hall - 1988
  7. Bill Rawson - 2010
  8. Emmett "Buddy" Pate - 2005
  9. Jimmie Wilder - 1986
  10. Jerry Hallal - 2013
  1. Bob Jones - 1975 (Copestone-Ophir Lodge No. 108, Kearny, NJ)
  2. Michael Johnstone - 2011
  3. David Weast - 1992 (Claude H. Morrison Lodge No. 747, California)
  4. Ray Connard - 2002
  5. Phil Poffenbarger - 1998 (Odenton Lodge No. 209, Maryland)
  6. Bob Stanek - 1996
  7. Tom McGowan - 1983
  8. Steve Ridgeway - 1982 (Dorchester No. 369, South Carolina)
  9. Roger Cort - 2007

50 Year Veteran - May 7, 2014

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Bob Watkins

Members of Jefferson Lodge No. 65 present Brother Alaric James Roche, Jr. with his 50 Year Veteran's Award.

left to right:
  1. Worshipful Bob Watkins, Worshipful Master, Jefferson Lodge No. 65
  2. Brother Alaric James Roche, Jr.
  3. Worshipful Mark Sanetrik, Secretary, Jefferson Lodge No. 65.
  4. Right Worshipful Dale Jones, District Deputy Grand Master, 31st District

Visit to Cayman Lodge No. 8153 - May 16, 2014

Photo courtesy of Brother Brad Watts

Several Brethren from Kempsville Lodge were honored to attend the raising of Brother Bradley H. Watts, son of Worshipful Joe Thornton, at Cayman Lodge No. 8153 in Grand Cayman.

left to right:
  1. Right Worshipful Emmett "Buddy" Pate, Jr.
  2. Right Worshipful Tom McGowan
  3. Brother Bradley H. Watts
  4. Worshipful Joe Thornton
  5. Worshipful Chris Jaeger

Armed Forces Night - May 20, 2014

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Bill Peterson

A fine contingent of active and retired military Brethren attend Kempsville's 9th Annual Armed Forces Night.

left to right:
  1. Worshipful Bill Nelligar
  2. Worshipful Bob Stanek
  3. Brother Joe Salt
  4. Brother Matt Zardeskas
  5. Brother Bob Metz
  6. Brother Justin Gray
  7. Brother Joe Bloise
  8. Worshipful Steve Ridgeway
  9. Brother Ray Baez, Jr.
  10. Candidate - Daniel F. Oliver
  1. Brother Roger Taylor
  2. Brother Rob Wothington
  3. Brother Jason Silva
  4. Brother Karl Weseller
  5. Worshipful Ken Chord
  6. Brother Jason Fuller
  7. Worshipful Bill Nolan
  8. Brother Dennis Eaton
  9. Worshipful Bill Peterson

Family Picnic - September 11, 2014

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Michael Johnstone
Worshipful Steve Ridegway and his granddaughter comptemplate a pony ride at the Annual Family Picnic.

Past Masters Night - September 23, 2014

14 Past Masters attend the Fall Past Masters Night.

left to right:
  1. Bill Nelligar - 2003
  2. Tom McGowan - 1983
  3. Ralph Ward - 1987
  4. Michael Johnstone - 2011
  5. Monte Howell - 1978
  6. Steve Ridgeway - 1982 (Dorchester No. 369, South Carolina)
  7. Ray Hall - 1988
  1. Roger Cort - 2007
  2. Ray Connard - 2002
  3. Bob Stanek - 1996
  4. Bill Nolan - 1994
  5. Jerry Hallal - 2013
  6. David Weast - 1992 (Claude H. Morrison Lodge No. 747, California)
  7. Bill Peterson - 2012

Annual Awards - December 9, 2014

Right Worshipful Bill Knowles - Mason of the Year
Brother Roger Taylor - Outstanding Elected Officer of the Year
Brother Karl Weseller - Outstanding Appointed Officer of the Year
Right Worshipful Tom McGowan - The Builder Award for Outstanding Service

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Richard Lewis Boyette - 12/31/2013
  • Charles Edward Austin - 01/21/2014
  • Gunnar Guðjónsson - 01/31/2014
  • John Roeland Lassiter - 03/25/2014
  • Robert Eugene Williams - 05/05/2014
  • Spencer McMath Rogers - 05/14/2014
  • Donald M. Fraser - 05/21/2014
  • Charles Joseph Ridgely, Sr. - 06/14/2014
  • Dorman K. Minor - 07/30/2014
  • Edward Keith Andrews - 09/16/2014
  • George F. Boggs, Jr. - 10/20/2014
  • Charles Edward Willman - 10/25/2014

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