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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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

- Feast of Kadosh/Blue Lodge Breakfast
January 12, 2017

You are invited to the University 
Eagleof Freemasonry &; Feast of Kadosh
Our Scottish Rite degrees have many ties to Scotland and England prior to the union of the two countries in 1707.   There are references and remnants in the 28th, Knight 
Commander of the Temple and the 29th degree, Knight of St. Andrew to the Stuart dynasty, King James and Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland. 


Dr. Jeffrey Cox of the University of Iowa will share with us a program on this important period of history that helped to create some of the degrees of the Council of Kadosh.


Our feast will be period style and feature items from peasant fare (cheese, bread, & vegetables) as well as that of a noble feast (whole roasted chicken).
January 19th 
5:30 pm Social 

6:00 pm 
Program
"The Union of the Crowns" 

Feast of Kadosh 

Toasts &; Tributes


This event is open only to Masons.  
Cost is $12 per person.                                                                  
 A reservation is needed prior to January 13th.                                      
 Please RSVP by contacting the Scottish Rite office at 515.288.8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org


Blue Lodge Breakfast

TIME: 
8:30 AM

DATE: 
January 28, 2017

COST: 
Free to all Masons

All Master Masons are invited to the annual Blue Lodge Breakfast hosted by the Des Moines Scottish Rite bodies.
Learn about new and exciting upcoming Masonic events for 2017, receive a bit of Masonic education, enjoy a great breakfast, andEagle meet Masons from throughout Central Iowa

Reservations requested by 
January 23, 2017
Des Moines Scottish Rite - 515/288-8927

Friday, January 6, 2017

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

January 6, 2017

You are invited to the University 
Eagleof Freemasonry &; Feast of Kadosh
Our Scottish Rite degrees have many ties to Scotland and England prior to the union of the two countries in 1707.   There are references and remnants in the 28th, Knight Commander of the Temple 
 and the 29th degree, Knight of St. Andrew to the Stuart dynasty, King James and Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland. 


Dr. Jeffrey Cox of the University of Iowa will share with us a program on this important period of history that helped to create some of the degrees of the Council of Kadosh.


Our feast will be period style and feature items from peasant fare (cheese, bread, &; vegetables) as well as that of a noble feast (whole roasted chicken).
January 19th 
5:30 pm Social 

6:00 pm 
Program
"The Union of the Crowns" 

Feast of Kadosh 

Toasts &; Tributes


This event is open only to Masons.  
Cost is $12 per person.                                                                  
 A reservation is needed prior to January 13th.                                      
 Please RSVP by contacting the Scottish Rite office at 515.288.8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Scottish Rite Express Valley of Des Moines - Orient of Iowa December 21, 2016

Celebrate the Birthday of Albert Pike 

Albert Pike was the longest serving Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction. Joining the Scottish Rite in 1853, he was instrumental in making Scottish Rite what it is today. During his 32 years as Grand Commander, he took an obscure Masonic organization begun in Charleston, South Carolina and made it into the largest most well known appendant
5:30 pm Social Hour        body of Freemasonry.   
6:30 pm Dinner & Program
All activities are at Buzzard Billy's

On Thursday, December 29th, we will celebrate and pay tribute to his legacy. As Pike began his Scottish Rite career in New Orleans, we thought a cajun flavored affair would be a fun way to celebrate. This special event will take place at Buzzard Billy's (615 3rd Street - Des Moines) and will be similar in nature to our Royal Mile event each summer. 

Our program will share some little known facts and trivia about the life of Albert Pike. In addition to his Masonic career, Pike was an explorer, attorney, Indian agent, author, Civil War General (CSA), historian, poet, and philosopher. 

This event is open only to Master Masons and is limited to the first 45 reservations (due to space constraints).
Cost is $20 per person and advance payment is required by calling the AASR officer 515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org.
      

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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




December
 13, 2016
Announcing the passing of
            Brother Terry L. Hudik, 32° KCCH 
  

Brethren,
We are saddened to report the passing of Terry L. Hudik, 32° KCCH. His funeral will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, at Merle Hay Funeral Home with burial to follow at Pleasant Corners Cemetery near Eddyville. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home with a Masonic and Knights Templar service at 7 p.m.

Terry Lee, the son of Frank and Mamie (Rada) Hudik, was born October 6, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He proudly served in the U.S.Army. Terry had a long career with the Chicago Police Department, and another long career as a criminal justice analyst for the State of Iowa.

Terry had co-owned American Central Airlines with his brother and American Ambulance with his wife. He was an active Mason, as a member and Past Master of Gnemeth Lodge #577 and Past Grand Commander of York Rite. He enjoyed reading, playing poker, and spending time in his RV. He also was a big fan of the Chicago Bears and NASCAR.

Terry joined the Des Moines Scottish Rite and received his 32° in November of 2005.  He received his Knight Commander Court of Honour in November of 2009. He also served as Chairman of the Electric Technicians. 
Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Shane A. Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar

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