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Thursday, November 8, 2018

SR Express - Friends of Consistory 11/13/2018

Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


November 8, 2018
The Friends of the Des Moines Consistory
have made it their mission and passion to ensure the renovation and preservation ofSR Temple Drawingone of the true architectural masterpieces of Des Moines,
our Consistory Building.

On Tuesday November 13th, the Advisory Board would like to update you on the projects undertaken and completed over the last year and invite you to celebrate these successes. Tremendous progress has been made because of men and women like you.
THANK YOU!
We hope you are as proud of the results over the last few years as we are.

This edition of the Friends of the Consistory will include a social hour, great food, cocktails, music, and a program revealing our renovation plans. 

We will be especially excited to formally announce a huge matching grant that we have been able to obtain, where any and all contributions will be doubled by the grant.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:00 PM  Cocktails, Hors de oeuvres, Sociality
6:30 PM  Challenge Grant Buffet by Baratta's Catering
7:15 PM  2019 Initiatives and Renovation Announcement

$100 per person
Please RSVP by November 9, 2018
Free parking available in the north parking lot and the parking lot directly west of the building

 


 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

SR Express - Parking/Fall Reunion

Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


November 1, 2018
Parking Update:
 
There have been a number of questions and concerns expressed regarding parking for the reunion this weekend.  Please let me provide you with some updates but I need something from you as well.  I need you to read this carefully to eliminate confusion as this email applies to this weekend only.
 
The downtown parking meters are regulated until 9:00 pm Monday thru Saturday.  You can "feed " them for up to 12 hours at a time.  The pricing is 75¢ per hour.  We will have quarters available in the office for you to buy should you need some.  They also take the city of Des Moines "Smart" cards.  They do not take credit or debit cards.
 
The north parking lot directly behind the Consistory building will be open beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday evening, November 2 and 8:00 am on Saturday, November 3.  It is free to park here, first come first serve.  Please do not block anyone in.  One item to note, this lot is not owned by Des Moines Scottish Rite.  Thankfully, we have access to it because of a long term relationship with American Enterprise Insurance.
 
The parking lot directly west of the Consistory building will also be available to Scottish Rite members this weekend as we have rented it for this reunion.  It will be open beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday evening, November 2 and 8:00 am on Saturday, November 3.  Please enter through the north gate on Center street.  We do not have exclusivity to it but there are well over 100 spaces in this lot.  Scottish Rite will be renting this lot for some of our larger events but not all of them.
 
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact me.
 
Shane Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar

 

James L. Bennett, 32° KCCH & William R. Jensen, 32° KCCH
 
Memorial Reunion Schedule

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
5:15 PM              DINNER
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
6:00 PM              23rd Degree     Chief of the                                                                     Tabernacle
6:30 PM              24th Degree     Prince of the                                                                   Tabernacle
7:20 PM              25th Degree     Knight of the Brazen                                                       Serpent
7:55 PM              26th Degree     Prince of Mercy
8:35 PM              27th Degree     Knight of the Sun

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
9:40 AM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
10:00 AM            28th Degree     Knight Commander                                                        of Temple
10:50 AM            29th Degree     Scottish Knight of St.                                                     Andrew
11:20 AM            Class Picture
11:35 AM            LUNCH
12:25 PM            30th Degree     Knight Kadosh

CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:50 PM              31st Degree     Inspector Inquisitor
3:00 PM              32nd Degree (1st)  Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret        
3:50 PM              32nd Degree (2nd) Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret
5:00 PM    SOCIAL HOUR
6:00 PM    CLASS BANQUET & DOUBLE                                EAGLE GALA

Monday, October 29, 2018

SR Express - Fall Reunion /Gala


Eagle

Scottish Rite
Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


October 29, 2018
All,
 
The 2018 Fall Reunion and Double Eagle Gala are this upcoming weekend.  Master of Kadosh, Greg Spooner and his lady, Stephanie, have put together a great event.  Our banquet will honor two outstanding members of the Des Moines Consistory, James L. Bennett, 32° KCCH and William R. Jensen, 32° KCCH.  Each of these men left their mark on Freemasonry in Central Iowa and in the Des Moines Scottish Rite.  I am pleased to share with you that family members of both honorees will be in attendance at the banquet. 
 
To that end, please make your reservations for the Double Eagle Gala prior to 10:00 am tomorrow morning, October 30th.  I have to provide our caterer, Baratta's with final counts tomorrow morning.  The cost is $45 per person and there is a choice of Beef Tenderloin, Salmon, or Chicken Amaggio.  Reservations can be made by calling the SR office (515-288-8927) or via email (rsvp@dmscottishrite.org).  We do need payment at time of reservation so please be prepared to provide your credit card information.  Following the banquet will be music and dancing by Select Entertainment.
 
Our reunion activities continue this Friday evening at 5:00 pm with dinner in the 2nd floor Tapestry room.  We will have grilled pork chops, au gratin potatoes, green beans, and chocolate cake.  Cost is $10 per person. The 23rd degree, Chief of the Tabernacle begins in the auditorium at 6:00 pm.  A full reunion schedule is listed below.
 
Should you have any questions or concerns.  Please contact me.
 
Shane Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar


 



James L. Bennett, 32° KCCH & William R. Jensen, 32° KCCH
 
Memorial Reunion Schedule

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
5:15 PM              DINNER
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
6:00 PM              23rd Degree     Chief of the                                                                     Tabernacle
6:30 PM              24th Degree     Prince of the                                                                   Tabernacle
7:20 PM              25th Degree     Knight of the Brazen                                                       Serpent
7:55 PM              26th Degree     Prince of Mercy
8:35 PM              27th Degree     Knight of the Sun

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
9:40 AM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
10:00 AM            28th Degree     Knight Commander                                                        of Temple
10:50 AM            29th Degree     Scottish Knight of St.                                                     Andrew
11:20 AM            Class Picture
11:35 AM            LUNCH
12:25 PM            30th Degree     Knight Kadosh

CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:50 PM              31st Degree     Inspector Inquisitor
3:00 PM              32nd Degree (1st)  Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret        
3:50 PM              32nd Degree (2nd) Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret
5:00 PM    SOCIAL HOUR
6:00 PM    CLASS BANQUET & DOUBLE                                EAGLE GALA

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SR Express - IA Research Lodge Event and Fall Reunion Schedule

Eagle


Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


October 23, 2018


James L. Bennett, 32° KCCH & William R. Jensen, 32° KCCH
 
Memorial Reunion Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018
5:30 PM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
5:45 PM              19th Degree    Grand Pontiff
6:40 PM              20th Degree     Master of the                                                                   Symbolic Lodge
7:40 PM              21st Degree     Noachite or Prussian                                                       Knight
8:50 PM              22nd Degree    Knight of the Royal                                                         Axe
9:30 PM              PIZZA PARTY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
5:15 PM              DINNER
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
6:00 PM              23rd Degree     Chief of the                                                                     Tabernacle
6:30 PM              24th Degree     Prince of the                                                                   Tabernacle
7:20 PM              25th Degree     Knight of the Brazen                                                       Serpent
7:55 PM              26th Degree     Prince of Mercy
8:35 PM              27th Degree     Knight of the Sun

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
9:40 AM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
10:00 AM            28th Degree     Knight Commander                                                        of Temple
10:50 AM            29th Degree     Scottish Knight of St.                                                     Andrew
11:20 AM            Class Picture
11:35 AM            LUNCH
12:25 PM            30th Degree     Knight Kadosh

CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:50 PM              31st Degree     Inspector Inquisitor
3:00 PM              32nd Degree (1st)  Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret        
3:50 PM              32nd Degree (2nd) Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret
5:00 PM    SOCIAL HOUR
6:00 PM    CLASS BANQUET & DOUBLE                                EAGLE GALA

Friday, October 19, 2018

SR Express - Fall Reunion and Schedule

Scottish Rite 
Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


October 19, 2018
Bennett/Jensen Fall Reunion begins this evening!

Our 2018 Fall Reunion is just around the corner. It will be held over two weekends and a Thursday evening, we will confer all 29 Scottish Rite Degrees.
The reunion dates are October 19th/20th, October 25th, and 
November 2nd/3rd. 
Following the 32nd degree on November 3rd will be the Double Eagle Gala.
We call our degree conferrals "Reunions" because the brethren come together to share the special lessons of the Scottish Rite degrees with a new class of candidates. As we meet to witness and perform these degrees, the teachings of the Scottish Rite are exemplified to our new brothers and reinforced in us anew.
Our first weekend will begin this evening. We will confer the 4th to 8th degrees. Master of Kadosh Spooner has asked the Kitchen "Krew" to grillsteaks one more time before the weather turns too cold. Steak dinner ($10) with baked potato, rolls, and cookies will be served at 5:00 pm. The opening of the reunion is at 6:00 pm. If you haven't been to a reunion in the past few years, please consider making a special trip to attend, it is important that our new Scottish Rite Masons see familiar faces on their special night.
October 20th will begin promptly at 8:00 am with the 9th Degree, Elu of the Nine. You might recall the ruffians from the 3rd degree reappear. This is a great example of how the Scottish Rite expands on the drama of the Symbolic Lodge. We will portray all of the Lodge of 

Perfection and Chapter Rose Croix degrees and will finish the day with the 18th degree, Knight Rose Croix. Following the work, we will have a social hour for all in attendance.
The reunion in honor of James L. Bennett, 32° KCCH and William R. Jensen, 32°KCCH continues on Thursday, October 25th and then on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd. The complete schedule is below.

    






James L. Bennett, 32° KCCH & William R. Jensen, 32° KCCH
 
Memorial Reunion Schedule

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
5:00 PM              DINNER BUFFET
5:45 PM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
6:00 PM              RECEIVE CLASS
LODGE OF PERFECTION DEGREES
6:25 PM              4th Degree    Secret Master
7:15 PM              5th Degree    Perfect Master
7:55 PM              6th Degree    Confidential Secretary
8:35 PM              7th Degree    Provost and Judge
9:15 PM              8th Degree    Intendant of the Building
9:40 PM              DISMISSAL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
7:45 AM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:00 AM              9th Degree      Elu of the Nine
                           10th Degree   Elu of the Fifteen
8:45 AM              11th Degree    Elu of the Twelve
9:35 AM              12th Degree    Master Architect
10:15 AM            13th Degree    Royal Arch of Solomon
11:00 AM            14th Degree    Perfect Elu
11:45 AM            LUNCH
CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX DEGREES
12:35 PM            15th Degree    Knight of the East
1:40 PM              16th Degree    Prince of Jerusalem
2:35 PM              17th Degree    Knight of the East &                                                      West
3:45 PM              18th Degree    Knight Rose Croix
5:00 PM              SOCIAL HOUR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018
5:30 PM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
5:45 PM              19th Degree    Grand Pontiff
6:40 PM              20th Degree     Master of the                                                                   Symbolic Lodge
7:40 PM              21st Degree     Noachite or Prussian                                                       Knight
8:50 PM              22nd Degree    Knight of the Royal                                                         Axe
9:30 PM              PIZZA PARTY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
5:15 PM              DINNER
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
6:00 PM              23rd Degree     Chief of the                                                                     Tabernacle
6:30 PM              24th Degree     Prince of the                                                                   Tabernacle
7:20 PM              25th Degree     Knight of the Brazen                                                       Serpent
7:55 PM              26th Degree     Prince of Mercy
8:35 PM              27th Degree     Knight of the Sun

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
9:40 AM              CLASS ASSEMBLES
10:00 AM            28th Degree     Knight Commander                                                        of Temple
10:50 AM            29th Degree     Scottish Knight of St.                                                     Andrew
11:20 AM            Class Picture
11:35 AM            LUNCH
12:25 PM            30th Degree     Knight Kadosh

CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:50 PM              31st Degree     Inspector Inquisitor
3:00 PM              32nd Degree (1st)  Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret        
3:50 PM              32nd Degree (2nd) Master of the                                                                   Royal Secret
5:00 PM    SOCIAL HOUR
6:00 PM    CLASS BANQUET & DOUBLE                                EAGLE GALA