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

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Brothers, as a reminder the memorial service for Brother Jack Bell’s wife will be held at Saint Andrews Methodist Church tomorrow at 1 pm. Please come and pay your respects if you can. ... See moreSee less

February 21st, 6:07 pm

Our featured Mason of the day, Brother Brad Watts, son of Kempsville Past Master Worshipful Joe Thornton and Junior Warden of Cayman Lodge No. 8153 in the Cayman Islands. His Grandfather was Melville Holmes Harrison, PM of Ocean View and Norview lodges and DDGM of 34 before it split.

If any Kempsville members have family in Lodges outside Virginia, send us a picture and we will post them up!
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February 20th, 5:22 pm

Our featured Mason of the day, Brother Brad Watts, son of Kempsville Past Master Worshipful Joe Thornton and Junior Warden of Cayman Lodge No. 8153 in the Cayman Islands.  His Grandfather was Melville Holmes Harrison, PM of Ocean View and Norview lodges and DDGM of 34 before it split.

If any Kempsville members have family in Lodges outside Virginia, send us a picture and we will post them up!Image attachment

Due to the expected winter weather, the District School practice at Bayside on Friday has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb 28th. ... See moreSee less

February 20th, 11:21 am

Due to the expected winter weather, the District School practice at Bayside on Friday has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb 28th.

Friendship, morality, brotherly love, and BEEF!

A wonderful dinner at the Butcher’s Son with the Brothers and their wives tonight. Well done to our MOTY Brother Bob Hughes for setting everything up again this month. This is quickly becoming a favored tradition at Kempsville. See you all again in March!
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February 19th, 9:25 pm

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It was a fun evening filled with laughter , fun and yes good food!

Looks great!

Another great night at Lodge! Thank you to John Gabor for the delicious post-degree food and to all the Brothers on the degree team.

If you aren’t here you’re missing out!
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February 18th, 10:30 pm

Another great night at Lodge!  Thank you to John Gabor for the delicious post-degree food and to all the Brothers on the degree team.

If you aren’t here you’re missing out!Image attachment

A little school and EA practice tonight! Good times. ... See moreSee less

February 17th, 10:46 pm

A little school and EA practice tonight!  Good times.Image attachment

I had the pleasure of attending the Jobs Daughters Grand Visitation on Saturday. Five Bethels, including our own Bethel 42, were in attendance. Imagine five Lodges combining to run a stated meeting with five Masters - and executing it flawlessly! Very proud of our young ladies. Their focus and dedication shows in all that they do! ... See moreSee less

February 16th, 11:30 pm

I had the pleasure of attending the Jobs Daughters Grand Visitation on Saturday.  Five Bethels, including our own Bethel 42, were in attendance.  Imagine five Lodges combining to run a stated meeting with five Masters - and executing it flawlessly!  Very proud of our young ladies.  Their focus and dedication shows in all that they do!Image attachment

The WM cutting the cake at dinner on Tuesday. ... See moreSee less

February 13th, 10:55 am

The WM cutting the cake at dinner on Tuesday.

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I heard he cut the cheese.

So thats what happened!

65-years later, Kempsville officers recreated the original Charter-Night photograph. Our DDGM presented the Charter to the WM, just as depicted on the original pic, with respective officers in their same locations. (2 officers added, as there was no Marshal nor Musician in 1955.) Oh, and our original "G" is still with us after all these years. It’s a great 65th year! ... See moreSee less

February 12th, 6:44 am

65-years later, Kempsville officers recreated the original Charter-Night photograph.  Our DDGM presented the Charter to the WM, just as depicted on the original pic, with respective officers in their same locations.  (2 officers added, as there was no Marshal nor Musician in 1955.)  Oh, and our original G is still with us after all these years.  It’s a great 65th year!Image attachment

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All we needed was our Secretary wearing his apron around his chest to have it match perfectly!

Great Night had by all

Nice re-enactment! Happy 65th and wish you many more.😎

Great idea Bob Stanek!

Very cool

Wonderful pictures guys… Happy 65th birthday

Love the history.

The alter bible was also the original lodge bible

The Bible on the altar tonight was the very one used 65 years ago when the Lodge received its charter! ... See moreSee less

February 11th, 11:27 pm

The Bible on the altar tonight was the very one used 65 years ago when the Lodge received its charter!Image attachment

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Credit goes to Bob Stanek our Secretary. He helped us make our night very special.

Priceless !

Love that idea

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