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Friday, May 25, 2018

SR Express - Patriotic Tribute June 6th

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Scottish Rite  Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


May 25, 2018

PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION
Join us as we celebrate the red, white, and blue with a tribute to Patriotism and our Country  This is fun, family oriented event will take place on Wednesday, June 6th.
All are invited, including your family and friends.

6:00 pm   Social Hour

6:30 pm  Program
The Ragged Old Flag - Sam Wise
Flag Lecture - John Clearman
Schoolhouse Lecture - Greg Van Vark
Tribute to our Military and First Responders - 
Brian Pappaducas
Music from the Double Eagle Chorus

7:00 pm  Scottish Rite Indoor Picnic
Grilled Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Coleslaw, Popcorn, Ice Cream

Please RSVP prior to June 1, 2018
$10 per person 
Children under 10 are free with a reservation
515-288-8927 or

All activities are at the Des Moines Consistory
519 Park St
Des Moines IA 50309

Friday, May 18, 2018

SR Express - Celebrating the Craft

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Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


May 18, 2018
Celebrating the Craft
Saturday, May 19, 2018
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (CST)

Supporting RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Programs and the House of the Temple
Watch the webcast at:

Celebrating the Craft (CTC) is an evening of entertainment and learning that showcases Freemasonry, the Scottish Rite, and the talents and accomplishments of Brothers throughout the Southern Jurisdiction.  
That is created and organized by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, SJ.
  CTC is a live show, streamed online, at www.scottishrite.org that features performances by Scottish Rite Brothers and interviews with families and clinicians from our RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP) across the Southern Jurisdiction. Valleys have the ability to call in via Skype to chat with us or simply to donate. Also, we feature some of the Scottish Rite's most heartwarming RiteCare success stories. Celebrating the Craft raises money for your local Scottish Rite 501(c)(3) charity and the House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc.
Donors may donate directly to the House of the Temple Foundation or split them 50/50
between the
House of the Temple Foundation and 
Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation. 
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc., supports the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign to preserve and restore the historic House of the Temple. 
Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation supports the 3 RiteCare Clinics in Iowa and other charities
including Alzheimer's research and care.
All donors will receive a letter of acknowledgement of their tax-deductible donation.

Friday, May 11, 2018

SR Express - Passing of a Brother

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Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa



May 11, 2018
D. Patrick Griffin, 32° KCCH 


Daniel Patrick Griffin, age 74, of Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Michael Russell and Wilma Grethel (Johnston) Griffin, was born January 3, 1944, in Leon, Iowa. He passed away on May 9, 2018, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa following a short illness.

Pat, as he was known, graduated from Leon High School in 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Iowa and then his law degree, graduating in 1968. He took a job with the Iowa State Department of Banking as a trust examiner working out of the Des Moines, Iowa office. In 1976, he moved to California to work as a senior trust examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. After a year he returned to Des Moines and started his own business, Daniel Patrick Griffin Bank Trust Consultant. He was still working on projects at the time of his death.

Pat was a member of Iowa Bar Association. In his free time, Pat enjoyed reading. He read anything and everything, but especially enjoyed history. He loved to travel, golf, play chess, and spend time with his friends.

Pat was a member of West Gate Adelphic Masonic Lodge #509 in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and served the lodge as Treasurer for many years He became a Master of the Royal Secret in the Des Moines Valley, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite on April 15, 1978.  Pat was active in the 4th and 22nd degrees as a ritualist and served as Degree Master of the 11th degree.  He was invested with the Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in November of 2007.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Michael Russell "Mickey" Griffin, Jr. Survivors include his sisters, Jeannine Griffin and Donna Griffin, both of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Honey Griffin of Sioux City, Iowa; five nieces and their husbands, Terry and John Lewis, Donna Jeannine and Wil Forker, Sue Hartwell, Michelle and Kerry Richardson, and Christine and Steve Namanny; great nieces and nephews; great, great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at the Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, with Pastor Rick Hawkins officiating. A Masonic Memorial Service will also be presented. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa.

Reunion Showcase/Golf

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Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


May 11, 2018
Scottish Rite Showcase


This is an opportunity for you to invite a prospective Mason or Scottish Rite Mason to a classy fun event. They will see the type of men who belong to our amazing fraternity and experience our great hospitality. Our showcase is where we will give them a taste
of the lessons and history we have in Masonry and the Scottish Rite.
This event can be an excellent introduction to Freemasonry for any of your buddies.
Show him to why you are a Mason and 
why he doesn't want to miss this!

May 16, 2018
 5:30 pmvSocial Hourv3rd Floor Lounge
    
                     6:15 pm vScottish Rite Showcase

Langdon Auditoriumv3rd Floor
  
6:45 pm vLibations & Steak Dinner
   Tapestry Loungev2nd Floor
This event is for all Symbolic Lodge Masons, Scottish Rite Masons, York Rite Masons, & Shriners
Prospects for Blue Lodge & Scottish Rite are free with a reservation.
All Scottish Rite Masons ($15) are invited & encouraged to attend as a full room adds to the fun!
Business casual attire with Scottish Rite cap

ONE DAY SCOTTISH RITE REUNION

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

8:00 AM                      CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:30 AM                      RECEIVE CLASS
LODGE OF PERFECTION DEGREES
8:50 AM                      4th Degree        Secret Master
9:40 AM                      5th Degree        Perfect Master
10:25 AM                    14th Degree       Perfect Elu
CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX DEGREE
11:25 AM                    18th Degree       Knight Rose Croix
12:35 PM                     REUNION LUNCHEON
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
1:20 PM                       25th Degree     Knight of the Brazen Serpent
2:00 PM                       30th Degree     Knight Kadosh
CONSISTORY DEGREES
3:20 PM                       32nd Degree    Master of the Royal Secret (1st section)
4:10 PM                       32nd Degree    Master of the Royal Secret (2nd section)
5:15 PM                       SOCIAL HOUR
6:00 PM                       BBQ

Monday, May 7, 2018

KSA Knighting/Reunion Showcase/Golf

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Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


May 7, 2018
Knighting of new members of the
Knights of St Andrew
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:45 pm - Knighting
7:15 pm - Dinner and Libations
This event is open to KSA members, candidates for the KSA, and Honor men of the Des Moines Valley. 
Dress is coat, tie, and AASR cap.
Scottish Rite Showcase


This is an opportunity for you to invite a prospective Mason or Scottish Rite Mason to a classy fun event. They will see the type of men who belong to our amazing fraternity and experience our great hospitality. Our showcase is where we will give them a taste
of the lessons and history we have in Masonry and the Scottish Rite.
This event can be an excellent introduction to Freemasonry for any of your buddies.
Show him to why you are a Mason and 
why he doesn't want to miss this!

May 16, 2018
 5:30 pmvSocial Hourv3rd Floor Lounge
    
                     6:15 pm vScottish Rite Showcase

Langdon Auditoriumv3rd Floor
  
6:45 pm vLibations & Steak Dinner
   Tapestry Loungev2nd Floor
This event is for all Symbolic Lodge Masons, Scottish Rite Masons, York Rite Masons, & Shriners
Prospects for Blue Lodge & Scottish Rite are free with a reservation.
All Scottish Rite Masons ($15) are invited & encouraged to attend as a full room adds to the fun!
Business casual attire with Scottish Rite cap

ONE DAY SCOTTISH RITE REUNION

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

8:00 AM                      CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:30 AM                      RECEIVE CLASS
LODGE OF PERFECTION DEGREES
8:50 AM                      4th Degree        Secret Master
9:40 AM                      5th Degree        Perfect Master
10:25 AM                    14th Degree       Perfect Elu
CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX DEGREE
11:25 AM                    18th Degree       Knight Rose Croix
12:35 PM                     REUNION LUNCHEON
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
1:20 PM                       25th Degree     Knight of the Brazen Serpent
2:00 PM                       30th Degree     Knight Kadosh
CONSISTORY DEGREES
3:20 PM                       32nd Degree    Master of the Royal Secret (1st section)
4:10 PM                       32nd Degree    Master of the Royal Secret (2nd section)
5:15 PM                       SOCIAL HOUR
6:00 PM                       BBQ