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.

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From our Grand Lodge - re. scam: all who read, be aware. ... See moreSee less

April 3rd, 9:21 am

From our Grand Lodge - re. scam: all who read, be aware.

From the Worshipful Master: Bretheren and Friends, due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus situation, and after consulting with my Officers and some of our Past Masters, I have decided to move the Bull Roast from it's originally scheduled date of June 6th to September 12th, the date originally planned for our annual Lodge picnic.

The Bull Roast is our biggest and most important annual fundraiser, and with all of the uncertainty surrounding when we will be able to resume normal Lodge functions, it seems wise to move it to late in the summer. I also feel that it would send a bad signal to schedule it within the period covered by our Govenor's stay-at-home order.

You can expect to see the tickets for the Bull Roast go out in your July or August edition of the Ashlar. I am also working with my Officers to determine alternate options for the picnic.

Thank you for your continued support and patience. Please continue to help your neighbors and our community as much as you can in a safe manner. Feel free to grab your Lodge Roster and call a Brother at random to see how he and his family are doing. We will continue to hold meetings online using Zoom, including an untiled meeting in place of our April stated meeting.

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Brother T-REX
757-620-8311
davet14@aol.com
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April 2nd, 10:51 am

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April 1st, 11:56 pm

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April 1st, 9:26 pm

So that you know... From PA25 WM:
Brethren,
Due to the recent closings and restrictions I have been informed that the Courthouse Area Charity golf tournament will not be held on June 5th as planned. The event is being postponed. More information will follow as it becomes available.
Fraternally
Wor. Craig Lowell
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April 1st, 11:07 am

Brothers, because of my concerns about the loss of proficiency in our ritual while the lodge is closed, I have requested and received permission from the Grand Master to quarantine all Lodge Officers and other key members of the ritual team in the Lodge during the duration of this crisis. We will follow a schedule of 8 hours of telework, 8 of ritual practice, and 8 for refreshment and sleep. Lodge members who are not a part of the ritual team are requested to bring pizza, Pollards chicken, And BBQ to the door on a regular basis. Let us not be fooled that April will be the only month this is required.

We assure all our members that RW McGowan will not be allowed access to the pantry during our period of confinement.

S&F

T-Rex
CoronaMaster
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April 1st, 9:00 am

Brothers, because of my concerns about the loss of proficiency in our ritual while the lodge is closed, I have requested and received permission from the Grand Master to quarantine all Lodge Officers and other key members of the ritual team in the Lodge during the duration of this crisis.  We will follow a schedule of 8 hours of telework, 8 of ritual practice, and 8  for refreshment and sleep.   Lodge members who are not a part of the ritual team are requested to bring pizza, Pollards chicken, And BBQ to the door on a regular basis.  Let us not be fooled that April will be the only month this is required.

We assure all our members that RW McGowan will not be allowed access to the pantry during our period of confinement.

S&F

T-Rex
CoronaMaster

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Some concern for RW Tom - He has enough frozen pancakes to make it until the date of the June breakfast (with a 3-month reserve just in case). He goes to the lodge several times daily to use the bathroom and TP, so he's got a supply of that too. When I last stopped to check the mail, I saw his car parked behind the dumpster? I found a pry-bar on the floor at the pantry door, and a Army cot was set up in the far-dark corner of the dining hall, and I heard whimpering from somewhere inside lodge. I slipped out quietly. Happy April 1st!

I miss being in Lodge!

This has nothing to do with the fact that today is April first, does it?

Hahahaha , if we are meeting , we are eating !! Hopefully June will bring us all back together and in good health.

By popular demand... Feed Kempsville takes the donations they get to the Church of the Ascension next door to our Lodge. ... See moreSee less

March 31st, 6:54 pm

By popular demand...  Feed Kempsville takes the donations they get to the Church of the Ascension next door to our Lodge.

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Thank you for this information.

While I was out at Harris Teeter picking up an Rx for my wife, I took some time to shop for the items in the “large family” list for the food pantry. Only came to $56 since I bought the store brands. I dropped off the items at the shopping carts at St Andrews Methodist Church, our partners in the food bank effort.

I am not making this post to take credit, but to encourage our members who can go out food shopping and can afford it to please remember our food banks when you are at the store. The need is greater than ever (as you can imagine) with people being out of work. There probably will be people going to the food banks for the first time.

Real Masonry starts when the Lodge is closed!
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March 31st, 6:19 pm

While I was out at Harris Teeter picking up an Rx for my wife, I took some time to shop for the items in the “large family” list for the food pantry.   Only came to $56 since I bought the store brands.  I dropped off the items at the shopping carts at St Andrews Methodist Church, our partners in the food bank effort.  

I am not making this post to take credit, but to encourage our members who can go out food shopping and can afford it to please remember our food banks when you are at the store.  The need is greater than ever (as you can imagine) with people being out of work.  There probably will be people going to the food banks for the first time.  

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Thank you David , I am right behind you this week.

I need someone to send me a list or to meet me at any supermarket to choose what we have to buy.

Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
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March 30th, 5:33 pm

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