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Monday, September 26, 2016

Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


September 26, 2016
The Friends of the Des Moines Consistory
 
Scottish Rite ConsistoryPRESENTS
2016 FALL SOIREE

The Friends of the Des Moines Consistory have made it their mission and passion to ensure the renovation and preservation of one of the true architectural master pieces of Des Moines, our Consistory Building.

On Thursday, September 29th, we would like to update you on the projects undertaken in 2016 and invite you to celebrate these successes.  Great progress has been made because of you and we would solicit your support and input on our plans for the upcoming year.

If you have visited our Consistory building recently you have seen and felt the results of your efforts.
THANK YOU!!! We hope you are as proud of these results as we are.

This edition of the Friends of the Des Moines Consistory will include a social hour with hor d'ouevres, catered dinner, music and program revealing of our renovation plans.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:30 pm ~ Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 pm ~ Dinner Buffet 
Entrees: Skirt Steak and Almond Crusted Chicken
Dessert: Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Hazelnut Praline
7:15 pm ~ Program and Announcements
$32.00 per person make checks payable to DSM Consistory

Please RSVP by either email atrsvp@dmscottishrite.org
or by calling the office at 
515-288-8927


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

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, September 22, 2016

Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


September 22, 2016
Shepheard's Tavern

Who:     Scottish Rite Masons & Friends
What:    Shepheard's Taverns Social
             Libations and Light Snacks
Where:  Scottish Rite Masonic Center
When:   September 22, 2016
             4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:     No cost

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

September 22nd  Shepheard's Tavern
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, September 15, 2016

Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


September 15, 2016
Congratulations to our newly elected Scottish Rite Officers!
Eagle
One of the exciting items on the agenda for the September quarterly meeting of the Des Moines Consistory was the election of officers for the Consistory and the Lodge of Perfection.  We are pleased to announce the new officers for the 2017 year.   The installation of officers and holiday party will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Des Moines Consistory
 Master of Kadosh: W. Charles Smithson, 33°
            Prior: Eldon F. Walton, 33°
            Preceptor: Samuel G. Wise, 33°
            Chancellor: Jack R. Schreiber, 33°
            Minister of State: William L. Knoll, 33°
            Almoner: Brian D. Pappaducas, 33°

Lodge of Perfection
Venerable Master: Wade E. Sheeler, 32° KCCH
Senior Warden: Timothy J. Whipple, 32°
Junior Warden: Brian J. Nelson, 32°


Shepheard's Tavern

When:   September 22, 2016
Where:  Scottish Rite Masonic Center
Time:    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:     No cost

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

September 22nd  Shepheard's Tavern
October 15th      1st Saturday (4° - 14°)
October 29th      2nd Saturday (15° - 22°)
November 12th  3rd Saturday (23° - 32°)
December 7th     SR Meeting/Holiday Party

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scottish Rite Express

Eagle


Valley of Des Moines
----------------------------------
Orient of Iowa


August 24, 2016
You are Invited!!!
________________________________________________________________
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

   
Eagle 

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