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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Scottish Rite Express ~ Valley of Des Moines -- Orient of Iowa

December 7, 2016
Scottish Rite Holiday PartyEagles

Gregory L. Andersen, Master of Kadosh &;  W. Charles Smithson, Master of Kadosh elect cordially invite you and your lady to the 2016 Installation of Officers and Scottish Rite Holiday Party
December 14, 2016

5:45 pm  Quarterly Meeting
(Scottish Rite Masons only)
6:15 pm   Installation of Officers
(SR Members & Guests)
7:00 pm   Holiday Party
(SR Members & Guests)

Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese &  Vegetable Trays
Stuffed Mushrooms, Ravioli, Italian Meatballs, 
Champagne Salad, Brown Sugar Glazed Baked Ham, Cheesy Potatoes


There is no cost to attend but a reservation prior to December 9th will assist  
us with planning.  

515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org
 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SR Express - Passing of a Brother ~ Valley of Des Moines -- Orient of Iowa

 Announcing the passing of
          Brother Robert W. Kilfoil, 32° KCCH 


Brethren,
 
We are saddened to report the passing of Robert W. Kilfoil, 32° KCCH. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, Nov. 26 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Newton Union Cemetery. A public Masonic Service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at the funeral home. The family will greet friends with a coffee time from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at the funeral home.

Robert W. Kilfoil passed from this life to join his beloved Mary the evening of Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, just a few days shy of his 88th birthday.

Robert was born Nov. 23, 1928, to Ruth and Joseph Kilfoil in Knoxville. His family moved to Lovilia, where he attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. He graduated from the eighth grade and continued his education by helping his family during the depression.

Robert was a World War II veteran, enlisting in the Navy and serving on the U.S.S. Boxer. Following the war, he returned to Iowa, where he met the love of his life, Mary. They were wed on Christmas Day in 1951 in State Center. They moved to Newton in 1955, where Robert was a mechanic at Hawkeye Garage, and then in the maintenance department at Maytag for 31 years. Around the time they moved to Newton, Robert was accepted into the Masonic Lodge where he held many offices through the years, traveling extensively, and attaining his 50-year certificate of membership.

Robert joined the Des Moines Scottish Rite and received his 32° in April of 1965.  He received his Knight Commander Court of Honour in October of 1991. He was a 50 year member. 
 
Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Shane A. Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar
 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Scottish Rite Announcement,

All,

I put together this reunion schedule for the 2 AASR classes.  I thought you might appreciate having it as well.  We start bright and early at 7:30 am in the auditorium with the 23rd degree and receive the special one day class at 8:00 am in the blue lodge room.  The two classes will merge together at lunch.  Lunch will be in the tapestry room (cavetelli, salad, garlic bread, cupcakes) and the class picture will be on the front steps (weather permitting).

We have four petitions in house for the one day with at least two more that are to come today or tomorrow.  That would give us 12 total for the reunion.  If you know of any others please keep me looped in.  It is always easier to create a name tag and throw it away than not to have one for a new guy.

The gala begins at 6:10 pm with social hour and dinner at 7:00 pm.  Barattas is the caterer and Beaver Creek Jazz is the band.  Cost is $40 – choice of salmon or beef tenderloin.  We will have representatives from both the Donald Driscoll family and the Dale Klauss family as well as our SGIG Gary Sissel and his lady, Carole.

~Shane


Shane A. Harshbarger

Scottish Rite Consistory
Office: 515-288-8927
Fax: 515-288-8929
Cell: 515-865-4727
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Scottish Rite Express ~ Valley of Des Moines ---------------------------------- Orient of Iowa

November 4, 2016
 
You and your lady are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Fall Reunion Class Banquet and Double Eagle Gala for the Des Moines Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America at the Scottish Rite Consistory Sixth Avenue and Park Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Saturday, November 12, 2016
6:15 PM ♦ Cocktails and Hors de Oeuvres
7:00 PM ♦ Class Banquet honoring Donald A. Driscoll, 33°
& Dale L. Klauss, 33°
Special Guest: Sovereign Grand Inspector General Gary L. Sissel, 33° Grand Secretary General of the Supreme Council A.A.S.R.
Choice of Beef Tenderloin Filet or Baked Salmon by Barrata's
8:00 PM ♦ Double Eagle Gala featuring Beaver Creek Jazz

Sincerely and Fraternally,
Gregory L. Andersen 33°                Bryce B. Hildreth, 33°
Master of Kadosh 2016              Personal Representative of                                                                                      S.G.I.G.

 

Please reserve _____ tickets to the Banquet and Double Eagle Gala 
($40 each)
  
Name(s):________________________ 
            Beef Tenderloin or Salmon 
Name(s):________________________
               Beef Tenderloin or  Salmon 


Reservations & payment requested prior to November 5th, 2016.
Please mail RSVP and payment to Des Moines Consistory 519 Park Street X Des Moines, Iowa 50309                      rsvp@dmscottishrite.org or 515-288-8927

Black Tie optional with Scottish Rite Cap  


Special One-Day Reunion Class
Come one! Come all!  

The Des Moines Consistory is hosting a special abbreviated reunion format on November 12, 2016.  A Master Mason can become a Master of the Royal Secret (32°) in just one day.  Eagle
This reunion will honor two outstanding Scottish Rite Masons, Dale Klauss, 33°and Donald Driscoll, 33°. 

We will begin the day in Symbolic Lodge room at 8:00 am. These new brothers will receive the 4th (Secret Master), 14th (Perfect Elu), and 18th (Knight Rose Croix) degree in this location and then meet up with the long form class at lunch in the Tapestry room.  Following lunch we will adjourn to the auditorium for the 29th degree (Knight of St. Andrew), 30th (Knight of Kadosh), 31st (Inspector Inquisitor) and then the culmination of the Scottish Rite, Master of the Royal Secret (32°).

The evening will conclude with the Double Eagle Gala.  This event will feature a choice of filet or salmon, an amazing band (Beaver Creek Jazz), and a great event to showcase Scottish Rite.  Your lady and your friends are invited to share in the festivities.  All candidates receive two tickets to the Gala as part of the initiation fee of $325.

Now is the time to follow up with your lodge brother who has expressed an interest in Scottish Rite or that you know will benefit from becoming a member.  Should you have question or need a petition please contact the Scottish Rite office (515-288-8927) or rsvp@dmscottisrite.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

8:00 AM          Class Assembles
8:20 AM          4th Degree        Secret Master
9:30 AM          14th Degree      Prefect Elu
10:40 AM        18th Degree      Knight Rose Croix
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
The cost to join the Scottish Rite is $325.00 and includes the 2017 dues.  Candidates receive all of the reunion meals, the 14th degree pyramid, Bridge to Light book, Scottish Rite pin, Patent of Membership, Class picture, and two tickets to the Gala for the initiation fee. 

Remember this is in addition to the regular reunion.
  
____________________________


FULL REUNION SCHEDULE



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

November 12th  3rd Saturday (23° - 32°)
December 14th  SR Meeting/Holiday Party

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Scottish Rite Express ~ Valley of Des Moines --- Orient of Iowa

November 1, 2016
Special One-Day Reunion Class
Come one! Come all!  

The Des Moines Consistory is hosting a special abbreviated reunion format on November 12, 2016.  A Master Mason can become a Master of the Royal Secret (32°) in just one day.  Eagle
This reunion will honor two outstanding Scottish Rite Masons, Dale Klauss, 33°and Donald Driscoll, 33°. 

We will begin the day in Symbolic Lodge room at 8:00 am. These new brothers will receive the 4th (Secret Master), 14th (Perfect Elu), and 18th (Knight Rose Croix) degree in this location and then meet up with the long form class at lunch in the Tapestry room.  Following lunch we will adjourn to the auditorium for the 29th degree (Knight of St. Andrew), 30th (Knight of Kadosh), 31st (Inspector Inquisitor) and then the culmination of the Scottish Rite, Master of the Royal Secret (32°).

The evening will conclude with the Double Eagle Gala.  This event will feature a choice of filet or salmon, an amazing band (Beaver Creek Jazz), and a great event to showcase Scottish Rite.  Your lady and your friends are invited to share in the festivities.  All candidates receive two tickets to the Gala as part of the initiation fee of $325.

Now is the time to follow up with your lodge brother who has expressed an interest in Scottish Rite or that you know will benefit from becoming a member.  Should you have question or need a petition please contact the Scottish Rite office (515-288-8927) or rsvp@dmscottisrite.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

8:00 AM          Class Assembles
8:20 AM          4th Degree        Secret Master
9:30 AM          14th Degree      Prefect Elu
10:40 AM        18th Degree      Knight Rose Croix
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
The cost to join the Scottish Rite is $325.00 and includes the 2017 dues.  Candidates receive all of the reunion meals, the 14th degree pyramid, Bridge to Light book, Scottish Rite pin, Patent of Membership, Class picture, and two tickets to the Gala for the initiation fee. 

Remember this is in addition to the regular reunion.
  
____________________________

FULL REUNION SCHEDULE



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

November 12th  3rd Saturday (23° - 32°)
December 14th  SR Meeting/Holiday Party