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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scottish Rite Express

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Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


August 24, 2016
You are Invited!!!
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The Officers of the Des Moines Scottish Rite Bodies invite you to a special awards night and dinner on August 31st at 6:15 pm.
It is open to all Scottish Rite Masons and Prospective Members for Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Shrine.

♦ Scottish Rite Masons will be recognized for their accomplishments in front of their Lodge Brothers and friends.
♦ There will be a special program on Freemasonry for Prospective Members
♦ Share your enthusiasm for Freemasonry with others
♦ Enjoy a great dinner (Grilled Steak, Sweet Corn, & Baked Potato)
♦ Help to Grow and Build our Fraternity for Future Generations
♦ Find out about a new and exciting events coming in 2017
____________________________
RSVP

Please make one reservation for the Membership Kick-off and Awards Dinner.

My name is: ________________
Phone #: ___________________

□ I am bringing a potential new
Member(s), please make him a reservation. 

His name is: _______________________

His name is: _______________________

□ Sorry , I cannot attend


There is no charge to attend the Membership Kick-off and Awards Dinner but a reservation is required 
by August 26th to
Des Moines Consistory 
519 Park St 
Des Moines, Iowa 50309  ♦ 515-288-8927  ♦ rsvp@dmscottishrite.org
Dress code is business casual, but Scottish Rite or Masonic shirts are always in style.


ATTENTION: 
The Fall Reunion is coming up!
October 15th, 29th, 
and November 12th.  

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. 

It will be 3 full Saturdays and will feature all 29 of the Scottish Rite degrees.

We hope you will show your enthusiasm for Masonry by joining the Scottish Rite this fall.  The degrees are ancient but the lessons of the degrees are as meaningful and important today as they have always been. 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016


7:45 AM           CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:00 AM           RECEIVE CLASS


LODGE OF PERFECTION DEGREES


8:20 AM           4th Degree               Secret Master
9:10 AM           5th Degree               Perfect Master
9:55 AM           6th Degree               Confidential                                                                    Secretary
10:35 AM        7th Degree               Provost and Judge
11:10 AM        8th Degree               Intendant of the                                                               Building
11:50 AM        LUNCH
12:50 PM         9th Degree              Elu of the Nine
                       10th Degree             Elu of the Fifteen
1:40 PM          11th Degree             Elu of the Twelve
2:20 PM          12th Degree             Master  Architect
3:05 PM          13th Degree             Royal Arch of                                                                  Solomon
3:50 PM          14th Degree             Perfect Elu

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016


CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX DEGREES


8:00 AM           15th Degree            Knight of the East
9:00 AM           16th Degree            Prince of Jerusalem
10:00 AM        17th Degree             Knight of the East                                                           & West
11:05 PM         18th Degree             Knight Rose Croix
12:20 PM         LUNCH

COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES

1:15 PM            19th Degree             Grand Pontiff
2:05 PM            20th Degree             Master of the                                                                  Symbolic Lodge
3:00 PM            21st Degree              Noachite or                                                                    Prussian Knight
4:15 PM            22nd Degree            Knight of the                                                                  Royal Axe

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

7:30 AM          23rd Degree          Chief of the                                                                     Tabernacle
8:05 AM          24th Degree          Prince of the                                                                    Tabernacle
8:55 AM          25th Degree          Knight of the                                                                    Brazen Serpent
9:35 AM          26th Degree          Prince of Mercy
10:15 AM        27th Degree          Knight of the Sun
11:15 AM        28th Degree          Knight Commander                                                         of Temple
11:50 AM        LUNCH
12:35 PM         CLASS PICTURES
12:50 PM        29th Degree           Scottish Knight of St.                                                             Andrew
1:35 PM           30th Degree          Knight Kadosh

CONSISTORY DEGREES

3:00 PM          31st Degree            Inspector Inquisitor
4:10 PM          32nd Degree           Master of the Royal                                                         Secret (1st Section)
5:05 PM          32nd Degree           Master of the Royal                                                         Secret (2nd Section)
6:10 PM          SOCIAL HOUR
7:00 PM          DOUBLE EAGLE GALA

2016 EVENTS

August 18th       University of Freemasonry
August 31st       Worker's Dinner/Kick-off
September 14th  SR Quarterly Meeting
October 15th      1st Saturday (4° - 14°)
October 29th      2nd Saturday (15° - 22°)
November 12th  3rd Saturday (23° - 32°)
December 7th     SR Meeting/Holiday Party

Friday, August 19, 2016

Scottish Rite Express - - Passing of a Brother

   
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Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa



August 19, 2016

 Announcing the passing of
                Brother James A. Spoerl, 33° 
  

Brethren,
We are saddened to report the passing of James A. Spoerl, 33°.  Visitation will be on Monday, August 22nd from 4 to 7 pm with a Masonic Service to begin at 7pm.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:30 am, all at the Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel at 4400 Merle Hay Rd in Des Moines.

James A. Spoerl, 75, known as Jim to family and friends, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines following complications from heart surgery.  

Jim was born in Marion, North Dakota to Arthur and Mildred Spoerl.  He started his career in the radio industry as a radio DJ in Pipestone, MN.  Jim came to Des Moines when he took a job in sales with the KSO & KIOA stations.  Later Jim joined the Lessing Flynn Advertising Firm and remained with them until his retirement earlier this year.

Masonically, Jim joined Warren Lodge #53 in 1970.  He transferred his membership to Waveland Park Lodge #654 in 1983 and served as Master in 1999.  He became a Master of the Royal Secret on April 17, 1971, he received his Knight Commander Court of Honour on October 21, 1985 and he was coronated with his 33rd Degree on October 3, 2001.  Jim was very active in ritual, particularly in the 17°, 18°, 21° and 32°.  He was currently serving as Degree Master of the 17th degree and the 32nd Degree as well as Prior.  He was also a Director on the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation.  Jim served in the Rose Croix line and was Master of Kadosh in 2001.  He also served as Director of the Work for many years.  He was also a and a member of Za Ga Zig Shrine.

He took pride in his accomplishment in helping bring a Ronald McDonald House to Des Moines.  Jim was an avid golfer, loved spending time with family and doted on his beloved dog, Skyla.
Please keep his wife, Mary Lou and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Shane A. Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Scottish Rite Express

Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa



THE DES MOINES SCOTTISH RITE 
UNIVERSITY OF FREEMASONRY SERIES PRESENTS "MEDIEVAL JUSTICE AND THE 21ST DEGREE"

About the Event

The 21st Degree - Noachite or Prussian Knight teaches the candidate basic lessons in honor, truthfulness, and justice within the setting of a Medieval German court. 
First, the degree will be performed, then we will hear Bro. Timothy Whipple, Junior Warden of the Lodge of Perfection, talk about the historical basis for the 21st degree.  From the three-fold ordeal to trial by battle, Bro. Whipple will explain how the degree employs historical Medieval legal procedures to teach its lessons

Event Details

WhatUniversity of Freemasonary (AASR Members Only)
WhereDes Moines Scottish Rite Masonic Center
WhenThursday August 18, 2016
Schedule6:00 - 21st Degree Performance                                 Presentation by Bro. Timothy Whipple           
 7:00  - Social Hour & hor 'd'oeuvres    
RSVPEmail: rsvp@dmscottishrite.org



   
ATTENTION: 
The Fall Reunion is coming up!
October 15th, 29th, 
and November 12th.  

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. 

It will be a full 3 day reunion and will feature all 29 of the Scottish Rite degrees.

We hope you will show your enthusiasm for Masonry by joining the Scottish Rite this fall.  The degrees are ancient but the lessons of the degrees are as meaningful and important today as they have always been. 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016


7:45 AM           CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:00 AM           RECEIVE CLASS


LODGE OF PERFECTION DEGREES


8:20 AM           4th Degree               Secret Master
9:10 AM           5th Degree               Perfect Master
9:55 AM           6th Degree               Confidential                                                                    Secretary
10:35 AM        7th Degree               Provost and Judge
11:10 AM        8th Degree               Intendant of the                                                               Building
11:50 AM        LUNCH
12:50 PM         9th Degree              Elu of the Nine
                       10th Degree             Elu of the Fifteen
1:40 PM          11th Degree             Elu of the Twelve
2:20 PM          12th Degree             Master  Architect
3:05 PM          13th Degree             Royal Arch of                                                                  Solomon
3:50 PM          14th Degree             Perfect Elu

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016


CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX DEGREES


8:00 AM           15th Degree            Knight of the East
9:00 AM           16th Degree            Prince of Jerusalem
10:00 AM        17th Degree             Knight of the East                                                           & West
11:05 PM         18th Degree             Knight Rose Croix
12:20 PM         LUNCH

COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES

1:15 PM            19th Degree             Grand Pontiff
2:05 PM            20th Degree             Master of the                                                                  Symbolic Lodge
3:00 PM            21st Degree              Noachite or                                                                    Prussian Knight
4:15 PM            22nd Degree            Knight of the                                                                  Royal Axe

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

7:30 AM          23rd Degree          Chief of the                                                                     Tabernacle
8:05 AM          24th Degree          Prince of the                                                                    Tabernacle
8:55 AM          25th Degree          Knight of the                                                                    Brazen Serpent
9:35 AM          26th Degree          Prince of Mercy
10:15 AM        27th Degree          Knight of the Sun
11:15 AM        28th Degree          Knight Commander                                                         of Temple
11:50 AM        LUNCH
12:35 PM         CLASS PICTURES
12:50 PM        29th Degree           Scottish Knight of St.                                                             Andrew
1:35 PM           30th Degree          Knight Kadosh

CONSISTORY DEGREES

3:00 PM          31st Degree            Inspector Inquisitor
4:10 PM          32nd Degree           Master of the Royal                                                         Secret (1st Section)
5:05 PM          32nd Degree           Master of the Royal                                                         Secret (2nd Section)
6:10 PM          SOCIAL HOUR
7:00 PM          DOUBLE EAGLE GALA

2016 EVENTS

August 18th       University of Freemasonry
August 31st       Worker's Dinner/Kick-off
September 14th  SR Quarterly Meeting
October 15th      1st Saturday (4° - 14°)
October 29th      2nd Saturday (15° - 22°)
November 12th  3rd Saturday (23° - 32°)
December 7th     SR Meeting/Holiday Party

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Scottish Rite Express ~ 299th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND



Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


June 21, 2016





299th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FOUNDING
OF THE GRAND LODGE
OF ENGLAND

Tuesday or Wednesday
June 28/29
6:15 pm - Royal Mile Pub

A traditional pub dinner, program, and toasts.
Celebrating the founding of the 1st Grand Lodge at the "Goose & Gridiron Ale House"
and the tradition of "Festive Board and Toasts".
$20 per person
Open to Master Masons Only
Seating is limited to 45 Reservations per night!

Reservations and advance payment required by 
contacting the Scottish Rite office
(515) 288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org

    KCCH
The 2016 Summer Reunion will honor three members of the Knight Commander Court of Honour, Charles V. Carpenter, James "Scotty" McDonald Jr., and Robert J. Mickle.

This reunion will begin with dinner on Friday evening, June 24th and will feature the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th degrees.  On Saturday, June 25th we will confer the 15th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 29th, 30th, and 32nd degrees.  This shortened reunion format will allow a Master Mason to complete his journey through the Scottish Rite in just one weekend, yet still receive many of the great lessons and lectures of our degrees.

The cost to join Scottish Rite is $325 ($275 if less than 31 years of age) and includes the 2016 dues.  Candidates will receive all meals, a copy of the book "A Bridge to Light", the 14th Degree Pyramid, and a 32nd degree pin, Patent of Membership, and Class picture.


                     Friday, June 24, 2016
4:30 pm              Class Assembles
5:00 pm              Dinner
6:00 pm              Opening of Reunion & Receive Class
6:20 pm              4th Degree - Secret Master
7:10 pm              5th Degree - Perfect Master
7:55 pm              6th Degree - Confidential Secretary
8:35 pm              14th Degree - Perfect Elu
9:30 pm              Dismiss

                  Saturday, June 25, 2016
8:00 am              15th Degree - Knight of the East
9:10 am              16th Degree - Prince of Jerusalem
10:15 am            18th Degree - Knight Rose Croix
11:25 am            Class Picture
11:40 am            Reunion Honoree Luncheon
12:25 pm            20th Degree - Master of the Symbolic Lodge
1:20 pm              29th Degree - Knight of St. Andrew
2:15 pm              30th Degree - Knight Kadosh
3:35 pm              32nd Degree - Master of the Royal Secret
5:30 pm              Social Hour / Dismiss

2016 EVENTS

June 24th/25th   Summer AASR Reunion
June 28th/29th   U of FM - Royal Mile
July 25th            AASR Honor's Banquet
August 18th       University of Freemasonry
August 31st       Worker's Dinner/Kick-off
September 14th  SR Quarterly Meeting
October 15th      1st Saturday (4° - 14°)
October 29th      2nd Saturday (15° - 22°)
November 12th  3rd Saturday (23° - 32°)
December 7th     SR Meeting/Holiday Party

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Scottish Rite Express ~ Reunion Schedule



Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


June 16, 2016


    KCCH 
The 2016 Summer Reunion will honor three members of the Knight Commander Court of Honour, Charles V. Carpenter, James "Scotty" McDonald Jr., and Robert J. Mickle.

This reunion will begin with dinner on Friday evening, June 24th and will feature the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th degrees.  On Saturday, June 25th we will confer the 15th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 29th, 30th, and 32nd degrees.  This shortened reunion format will allow a Master Mason to complete his journey through the Scottish Rite in just one weekend, yet still receive many of the great lessons and lectures of our degrees.

The cost to join Scottish Rite is $325 ($275 if less than 31 years of age) and includes the 2016 dues.  Candidates will receive all meals, a copy of the book "A Bridge to Light", the 14th Degree Pyramid, and a 32nd degree pin, Patent of Membership, and Class picture.


                     Friday, June 24, 2016
4:30 pm              Class Assembles
5:00 pm              Dinner
6:00 pm              Opening of Reunion & Receive Class
6:20 pm              4th Degree - Secret Master
7:10 pm              5th Degree - Perfect Master
7:55 pm              6th Degree - Confidential Secretary
8:35 pm              14th Degree - Perfect Elu
9:30 pm              Dismiss

                  Saturday, June 25, 2016
8:00 am              15th Degree - Knight of the East
9:10 am              16th Degree - Prince of Jerusalem
10:15 am            18th Degree - Knight Rose Croix
11:25 am            Class Picture
11:40 am            Reunion Honoree Luncheon
12:25 pm            20th Degree - Master of the Symbolic Lodge
1:20 pm              29th Degree - Knight of St. Andrew
2:15 pm              30th Degree - Knight Kadosh
3:35 pm              32nd Degree - Master of the Royal Secret
5:30 pm              Social Hour / Dismiss