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An update from our Lodge

Hello, readers!

I do apologize, I have not written in this space as much as I originally intended when I took command of Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge No. 64 as Worshipful Master in February following the passing of Worshipful Loudermilk. One is warned that stepping into the East is a radical departure from the junior officer, and even the senior officer, roles, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that this is the case. I owe Wor. Jim a debt of gratitude for many things, including having left behind a detailed plan for his year. I have not deviated from this, preferring instead to honor his foresight by executing his plan. Those who had previously agreed with him to participate this year have been warm and accommodating, and for our visitors and presenters I am also grateful.

Despite the transition, I am pleased to report that Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge No. 64 is in good health and high spirits: we have initiated, passed, and raised Masons at our Lodge this year, we have made many, many fraternal visits throughout District 1A and beyond (together with our Brothers at King Tyre #292, under the leadership of Wor. Jacques Thomas, we are showing that although Falls Church has two Lodges, we have one Masonic community!), every week our members grow in proficiency, and we are developing new programs to help every Mason live our mission: Freemasonry exists to help good men become their best selves. The Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Virginia will be held the second weekend in November and we are preparing to join with the rest of Virginia Freemasonry for business and fellowship. We continue to imagine new ways of showing up in the community of Falls Church. There is continuing interest to join the Lodge from beyond our walls, and we are as excited as ever to make Masons!

Keep an eye on your inbox for information on this year’s Halloween event!

If you’ve been coming to Lodge, your continued participation is what keeps this community creating value in all of our lives. If you haven’t been to Lodge in a while, come join us for dinner! Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge No. 64 A.F. & A.M. is open for work and instruction!

Joshua K. Farrar

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A Tribute to Wor. James A. Loudermilk II

As many of you already know, we having provided notice first via e-mail, text message, and Masonically, recently Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge No. 64 A.F. & A.M. lost our Worshipful Master, Jim Loudermilk, who passed away unexpectedly on February 26th, 2022. As such, we are making this special announcement: at our March Stated Communication, tomorrow, March 8th, 2022, at our Lodge in Falls Church, we will be holding a special tribute to our fallen friend and Brother. We are assembling a slideshow of photos from Jim’s Masonic journeys; if you have any to share, please send them to hello@kmw64.org. We were all good friends with Jim, who we regarded as friendly, talented, and wise, and the Brethren are saddened by his loss, immeasurable in its impact upon our community.

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Welcome to the new website for Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge No. 64 A.F. & A.M., now powered by WordPress.

The Worshipful Master, Troy Edward Van Winkle, sends his warmest wishes and fraternal greetings to all upright and regular Masons everywhere.

I, Joshua Kenneth Farrar, Junior Warden for KMW64, would like also to introduce Bro. Jose Fernando Revollo Salazar, who has graciously agreed to help the Lodge to publish news and updates in this space.

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