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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SR Express - Summer Reunion



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Scottish Rite . Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


June 20, 2018
2018 One Day Reunion is fast approaching!
Our 2018 One Day Reunion honoring Henry A. Dunlap, 33° is just around the corner, in fact it begins next Saturday morning (June 30th) at 8:00 am. So make sure that your candidate has turned in his petition.

One of the great things about a 
One-Day reunion is that it gives the Valley a chance to feature a couple of degrees in addition to the five mandatory degrees.

Our Supreme Council requires all candidates to receive the 4th, 14th, 18th, 30th, and 32nd degrees. With the exception of the 4th, these are the terminal degrees of each of the four Scottish Rite bodies and officially enroll our new candidates as a member of that particular body.

At our Summer Reunion, we will also confer in full form the 5th Degree, Perfect Master and the 25th Degree, Knight of the Brazen Serpent. These degrees are completely different from one another but have some great lessons and teachings.

The 5th Degree, Perfect Master, 
continues the legend of our Master Hiram Abif. It portrays the funeral of Hiram, the architect of King Solomon's Temple. The principal characters are Adoniram, who was appointed Chief Architect of the Temple; Zabud, the Prime Minister; King Solomon; and Hiram, King of Tyre. This degree teaches us to be industrious and honest. Our Grand Master Hiram Abif possessed both of these virtues, and at his death was honored for his faithful and steadfast adherence to those duties.

The 25th Degree, Knight of the Brazen Serpent, delves into some of the "Greater Mysteries." This Degree introduces you to Sufi teachings and traditions, and gives us clues on h ow this esoteric branch of Islam might help overcome the difficulties encountered in our attempts to advance as novitiates in the mysteries. 
It first asks us if we have truly performed all we have promised. In our Masonic careers we have assumed obligations to the performance of many duties. These obligations are real. If we have agreed to live by them and do not do so, we are hypocrites and dishonor the Fraternity. The Perfection that was idealized in the Fourteenth Degree reveals itself to be elusive, and the path to it requires constant attention.

The 5th Degree will be at 9:40 am and the 25th degree will be at 1:20 pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

See the full reunion schedule below.




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 DEGREES
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     SCOTTISH RITE BBQ

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


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Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
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Orient of Iowa


June 6, 2018

301st Anniversary of
Founding of the Grand Lodge of England


A traditional pub dinner, program, and toasts.

We will celebrate the founding of the 1st Grand Lodge at the "Goose and Gridiron Ale House",
early Masonic documents, and the tradition of
"Festive Board and Toasts".



One Night Only! Wednesday, June 20th

~ Royal Mile Pub
$20 per person ~ Open to Master Masons only
Seating is limited to 50 Reservations
Reservations and advance payment required
by contacting the Scottish Rite office
 (288-8927)
 


One Day to feature the 5th and 25th Degrees

One of the great things about a 
One-Day reunion is that it gives the Valley a chance to feature a couple of degrees in addition to the five mandatory degrees.

Our Supreme Council requires all candidates to receive the 4th, 14th, 18th, 30th, and 32nd degrees. With the exception of the 4th, these are the terminal degrees of each of the four Scottish Rite bodies and officially enroll our new candidates as a member of that particular body.

At our Summer Reunion, we will also confer in full form the 5th Degree, Perfect Master and the 25th Degree, Knight of the Brazen Serpent. These degrees are completely different from one another but have some great lessons and teachings.

The 5th Degree, Perfect Master, 
continues the legend of our Master Hiram Abif. It portrays the funeral of Hiram, the architect of King Solomon's Temple. The principal characters are Adoniram, who was appointed Chief Architect of the Temple; Zabud, the Prime Minister; King Solomon; and Hiram, King of Tyre. This degree teaches us to be industrious and honest. Our Grand Master Hiram Abif possessed both of these virtues, and at his death was honored for his faithful and steadfast adherence to those duties.

The 25th Degree, Knight of the Brazen Serpent, delves into some of the "Greater Mysteries." This Degree introduces you to Sufi teachings and traditions, and gives us clues on h ow this esoteric branch of Islam might help overcome the difficulties encountered in our attempts to advance as novitiates in the mysteries. 
It first asks us if we have truly performed all we have promised. In our Masonic careers we have assumed obligations to the performance of many duties. These obligations are real. If we have agreed to live by them and do not do so, we are hypocrites and dishonor the Fraternity. The Perfection that was idealized in the Fourteenth Degree reveals itself to be elusive, and the path to it requires constant attention.

The 5th Degree will be at 9:40 am and the 25th degree will be at 1:20 pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018.




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 DEGREES
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     SCOTTISH RITE BBQ

Monday, June 4, 2018

Celebrate with us.

Celebrate with us
D. Patrick Griffin's Life
IN REMEMBRANCE OF:
BROTHER DANIEL PATRICK GRIFFIN
WHERE - West Gate Adelphic Lodge #509
1141 69th St
Windsor Heights IA 50324-1507
WHEN - June 23, 2018
TIME - 2:00 pm - ???

Finger snacks will be available along with coffee, ice tea, and water

EVERYONE IS INVITED

You are invited to share any memories of your time spent with Pat.
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.

  

Thursday, May 31, 2018

SR Express - Golf Outing/Patriotic Tribute/Reunion Schedule



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Scottish Rite  Express


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


May 31, 2018
Last Call "Fore" Golfers

Friday June 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm Terrace Hills Golf Course
4 Person Best Shot
Shotgun Start

This outing is open to all.  
You do not 
 need to be a Scottish Rite Mason to play or attend.
Come out and enjoy a great day in the sun and spend it with friends!

There will be contests, prizes, and fun for all!

To Register Contact:

Greg Spooner
515-681-9036

Rick Hubbell
515-783-6394

SR Office
515-288-8927



 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





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 DEGREES
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     SCOTTISH RITE BBQ

Friday, May 25, 2018

SR Express - Patriotic Tribute June 6th

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Scottish Rite  Express


Valley of Des Moines
----------------------------------
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