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Monday, January 15, 2018

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

Degree backdrops are being delivered 11 AM Tuesday, Jan. 16th

Des Moines Valley purchases 73 Masonic
backdrops for our AASR degrees.

A few weeks ago, the Des Moines Valley was contacted by a couple of our Scottish Rite Brothers, Jeremy Davis and Brian Truex, asking if we were aware the city of Winona, Minnesota was selling 73 Masonic backdrops via an online auction.     This was Thursday, November 19th.
These backdrops are part of an original set of 98 that were created by the Sosman and Landis company of Chicago in 1909.  They were sold to numerous Scottish Rite Valleys throughout the United States.  The city had purchased the Winona Masonic Temple in the mid-1980's but the Masonic lodge had retained the upper floors until recently moving to new building.  The city of Winona decided to retain 25 of the backdrops and use the proceeds from the sale of the remaining backdrops to assist in the renovation of the auditorium.  The backdrops have been professionally packaged and stored in the building since 2014.

 

After a great deal of discussion, the finance committee, and advisory conference decided to spend up to $10,000 for the backdrops.  As we were bidding, it became apparent, that $10K might not do it.  Fortunately, a couple of members that were aware of our interest had pledged a few extra dollars just in case the $10,000 wasn't quite enough.  Our purchase price and winning bid was placed with 3 minutes remaining in the auction.  We paid $10,010.00 plus a buyers premium of $500.
We will be taking delivery of the backdrops on  January 16th.  

If you would like to help with the unloading, 
and brave the cold, please contact Shane Harshbarger at 
515-288-8927, expected delivery is 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 16th.
  


Scottish Rite Consistory, 519 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

😱 Make sure you read to the end!

We've Got a Great Year Ahead!

It's only January, but the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction already has a year jam packed with great events.
Here are just a few dates you'll want to mark in your calendar!

2018 Scottish Rite Workshops

32° Scottish Rite Double-headed Eagle logoALL Scottish Rite Masons are invited and encouraged to attend these workshops.  Registration is now open!
Please follow:
  Scottish Rite Twitter & Facebook accounts(#2018SRWorkshops) for the latest news & updates.

Dates & Locations

  • March 23–24 | Seattle, WA
  • April 6–7 | Omaha, NE
  • April 20–21 | Atlanta, GA
 

Schedule of Events

A link to register online and a preview agenda for the 2018 Workshops are available at scottishrite.org via the Meetings & Workshops page.
This annual fundraising telethon lets our members "Celebrate the Craft" by showcasing talents of members around the country and inviting every Valley to participate by having CTC viewing parties of their own.  Best of all, monies raised through CTC help YOUR Orient's charitable endeavors AND preservation efforts at the house of the Temple. 
For more information about CTC, please contact Matt Szramoski at mszramoski@scottishrite.org or 202–777–3143
 
2018 Knights of St. Andrew International Gathering
The 4th Annual gathering of the
Knight of Saint Andrew
will be held in Waco Texas!
Friday–Sunday,
July 20–22, 2018
For more information and to register CLICK HERE

2018 RiteCare Conference

The 2018 RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program Conference is a biennial conference of Scottish Rite Speech, Language, and Literacy Programs. Scottish Rite leaders along with speech-language pathologists, literacy and dyslexia specialists, audiologists, graduate students, and parents gather to further the education and shared mission of RiteCare SRCLP affiliated clinics, hospitals, and university speech-language programs “to help children communicate.” 
 
This year's conference will be held hosted by the Orient of California in Los Angeles!  
August 8-10, 2018 at Los Angeles Marriott
Registration opens soon!

 

For More Information

Kristin Hoffman, MA, CCC-SLP
Director of RiteCare Operations in California
khoffman@casrf.org
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Scottish Rite Express Valley of Des Moines ---------------------------------- Orient of Iowa

 

            8:30 am
          Saturday
January 20, 2018


Free to all Masons with a reservation.  Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage, Cinnamon Rolls

You and all members of your lodge are invited to the 18th annual Blue Lodge Breakfast hosted by the Des Moines Scottish Rite Masons. 
This is a excellent chance to meet the new officers from each lodge, enjoy a great breakfast, receive more light, and renew old friendships.
Reservations requested by January 15th, 2018
515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org
519 Park Street  Des Moines Iowa 50309


Help us share with potential new members the excitement of Scottish Rite and the amazing members that we have in our    fraternity.  Think about when you joined and saw a fully costumed King Solomon or the Egyptian Court of the Dead for the first time.  Think about the power of music when the Double Eagle chorus sings and the pipe organ plays during our degrees. 

This is our vision for the SCOTTISH RITE SHOWCASE. 

We also want your prospect for Blue Lodge or Scottish Rite to see our hospitality at its finest.  We want him to see that Scottish Rite is made up of great men from all walks of life. 

Lastly, we want both of you to be a part of this special evening.


January 31, 2018

5:30 pm
Social Hour
3rd Floor Lounge
6:15 pm
Scottish Rite
Showcase
Consistory Auditorium
7:00 pm
Libations &
Prime Rib
Tapestry Lounge
Sign Up

Prospects Free
with a Reservation

$15 for
SR Members

RSVP by 1/26/18
to 515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org
Business Casual
and Scottish Rite Cap

  


Friday, January 5, 2018

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


January 5, 2018

Quick Links


Scottish Rite
Events

2018  Dates

January 20th
Blue Lodge Breakfast

January 31st
Spring Reunion Showcase

February 15th
Consistro Bistro

February 22nd
AASR Annual
Meeting

March 2nd/3rd
Spring Reunion
(4th-18th Degrees)

March 15th
Spring Reunion
(19th - 22nd Degrees)

March 23rd/24th
Spring Reunion
(23rd-32nd Degrees)


Des Moines 
Valley
Officers
Gregory R. Spooner, 33°
Master of Kadosh
Des Moines Consistory

Wade E. Sheeler, 33°
Venerable Master
Lodge of Perfection

Rusty L. Hill 33°
Wise Master
Chapter Rose Croix

Ryan A. Genest, 32° KCCH 
Commander
Council of Kadosh

Shane A. Harshbarger 33° GC
 Secretary/Registrar


Advisory Conference

Bryce B. Hildreth  33° 
Personal Representative

Richard G. Langdon 33° Assistant Personal Representative

Ronald D. Lindhart 33°
Assistant Personal Representative 

Samuel G. Wise 33° 
Assistant Personal Representative 

Mark A. Clark 33°
Assistant Personal Representative 


The Scottish Rite Mission Statement
The mission of Des Moines Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is to increase the knowledge of its members through expanded and enlightened teachings of the basic Masonic principles; to expand Masonic Fraternalism; to inform and educate the non-Masonic public about Freemasonry;  to develop, promote, support its charitable projects; and to provide assistance and support to the Symbolic Lodges and Masons in Central Iowa.

 

            8:30 am
          Saturday
January 20, 2018


Free to all Masons with a reservation.  Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage, Cinnamon Rolls

You and all members of your lodge are invited to the 18th annual Blue Lodge Breakfast hosted by the Des Moines Scottish Rite Masons. 
This is a excellent chance to meet the new officers from each lodge, enjoy a great breakfast, receive more light, and renew old friendships.
Reservations requested by January 15th, 2018
515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org
519 Park Street  Des Moines Iowa 50309



Grand Lodge of Iowa

2018 Education Conference


Grand Master, Dennis "Toby" Williams invites all Iowa Masons to an exciting educational event that will be held on February 24, 2018 in Des Moines.  It is the 2018 Iowa Masonic Education Conference, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Iowa,    Masonic Education Corporation and the Scottish Rite.

This one day conference will provide Iowa Masons with a variety of exciting opportunities to hear some outstanding and thought provoking                                presentations.
Guest Speakers
Robert Davis
Masonic Author and Past Secretary, Guthrie, OK Scottish Rite 

Chandler Gordon 
Past International Master Councilor, Order of DeMolay
Daniel Hrinko
Past District Education Officer, Grand Lodge of Ohi o
Chad Simpson
Director of Program Development, Grand Lodge of Ohio
Jordan Yelinek
Director of Lodge Development, Grand Lodge of California


This promises to be an exciting day that you and your brothers do not want to miss!
For more information and to make a reservation:
Grand Lodge of Iowa - Darrell Freemont
319-365-1438 or membership@gl-iowa.org
 
Scottish Rite Consistory, 519 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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

January 4, 2018
 

            8:30 am
          Saturday


Free to all Masons with a reservation.  Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage, Cinnamon Rolls

You and all members of your lodge are invited to the 18th annual Blue Lodge Breakfast hosted by the Des Moines Scottish Rite Masons. 
This is a excellent chance to meet the new officers from each lodge, enjoy a great breakfast, receive more light, and renew old friendships.
Reservations requested by January 15th, 2018
515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org
519 Park Street  Des Moines Iowa 50309



Grand Lodge of Iowa

2018 Education Conference


Grand Master, Dennis "Toby" Williams invites all Iowa Masons to an exciting educational event that will be held on February 24, 2018 in Des Moines.  It is the 2018 Iowa Masonic Education Conference, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Iowa,    Masonic Education Corporation and the Scottish Rite.

This one day conference will provide Iowa Masons with a variety of exciting opportunities to hear some outstanding and thought provoking                                presentations.
Guest Speakers
Robert Davis
Masonic Author and Past Secretary, Guthrie, OK Scottish Rite 

Chandler Gordon 
Past International Master Councilor, Order of DeMolay
Daniel Hrinko
Past District Education Officer, Grand Lodge of Ohi o
Chad Simpson
Director of Program Development, Grand Lodge of Ohio
Jordan Yelinek
Director of Lodge Development, Grand Lodge of California


This promises to be an exciting day that you and your brothers do not want to miss!
For more information and to make a reservation:
Grand Lodge of Iowa - Darrell Freemont
319-365-1438 or membership@gl-iowa.org