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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More Lodge projects! Brother Doug Dunn laying down the border for our beautiful checked floor that he and his brother Tim laid late last year. ... See moreSee less

February 25th, 5:54 pm

More Lodge projects!  Brother Doug Dunn laying down the border for our beautiful checked floor that he and his brother Tim laid late last year.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great job Doug , thank you.

That’s only the nicest floor I have ever seen in a lodge.

Skillful hands

One of P.T. Barnum’s biggest attractions. He would have been at home at Kempsville Masonic Lodge. We already have booster seats for some of the officers.Charles Stratton, a.k.a. Tom Thumb, was 24 inches high and weighed 16 pounds when raised in 1862. ... See moreSee less

February 25th, 11:11 am

One of P.T. Barnum’s biggest attractions. He would have been at home at Kempsville Masonic Lodge.  We already have booster seats for some of the officers.

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How big is that Goat ??? Lol

Many thanks to Brother Sean Wills for refurbishing our Senior and Junior Warden’s setting mauls. Brother Sean sanded our worn mauls down to bare wood, restained them, and gave them four coats of polyurethane. They look great!

Brother Sean has done many projects for the Lodge including patching our walls which cracked prior to the foundation repair, making a holder for our degree tool, and fabricating a coin holder for our Worshipful Master’s coins. For all your hard work, Brother Sean, we are truly grateful!
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February 24th, 2:43 pm

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Wor. Mike... you've got a great supporting cast! A great Lodge!

They look awesome Brother Sean!! Thanks for all you did during your time with us. You will be sorely missed my brother!

Well done brother! Can’t wait to get back to lodge and enjoy some great camaraderie

Looks great Sean Wills! You are a master of more than one craft.

Thank you Sean for all your labors in our lodge and your friendship.

The last Saturday of the month is fast approaching! This February marks one year since we last held our world-famous monthly Lodge breakfast. Since we cannot serve food yet (hopefully soon!) we will be collecting donations at the Lodge this Saturday for the Church of the Ascension Food Bank from 9 AM - 1 PM. All you have to do is drive up and we will safely collect your donation at the door.

We collected an amazing 481 lbs. of food last month, so our goal this month is to collect 500 lbs. of food. You can make a cash donation if you prefer and we will purchase food on your behalf.

The need for food banks continues to be great, so anything you could donate will help our community!

The food bank is always is need of the following items:
- Breakfast bars
- Cereal
- Oatmeal
- Canned fruit and veg
- Pasta and sauce
- Rice
- Mac and cheese
- Personal hygiene products such as soap and shampoo
- Dish soap
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February 23rd, 11:44 am

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That list covers the needs, thank you for posting this reminder.

Last week! Get some hot and now and help our Jobies!! ... See moreSee less

February 22nd, 10:39 pm

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February 22nd, 7:40 am

OUTSTANDING presentation by our Secretary Worshipful Bob Stanek on George Washington the Mason during our weekly meeting with our good Brothers from Somerset, England this afternoon. Many good questions were asked and much good conversation was had. We are learning so much about Masonry in our respective countries.

Worshipful Bob will be giving this presentation again on Monday night at 6 PM EST. You don’t want to miss it!
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February 21st, 5:12 pm

OUTSTANDING presentation by our Secretary Worshipful Bob Stanek on George Washington the Mason during our weekly meeting with our good Brothers from Somerset, England this afternoon.  Many good questions were asked and much good conversation was had.  We are learning so much about Masonry in our respective countries. 

Worshipful Bob will be giving this presentation again on Monday night at 6 PM EST.  You don’t want to miss it!

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Haha im always the one with my camera off

Many thanks to those who came out on Monday and donated blood at Princess Anne Lodge. Even with the COVID and the poor weather, 20 units were collected. Thanks also to Brother Mike Blankenship, our District and Lodge Blood Coordinator (and 2020 MOTY) for his time and devotion to this important effort!

The next blood drive will be on April 19th at Kempsville. We will post reminders a few weeks ahead of time.
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February 18th, 7:58 pm

First photo from the rover Perseverance which safely landed on Mars this afternoon! ... See moreSee less

February 18th, 4:24 pm

First photo from the rover Perseverance which safely landed on Mars this afternoon!

FreemasonsFebruary 18 On this date in 1909, U.S. President William Howard Taft received his 1st degree in Kilwinning Lodge #356, Cincinnati, Ohio ... See moreSee less

February 18th, 11:14 am

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