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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Scottish Rite Express


The Floyd Pillars Memorial Reunion One Day Class scheduled for this Saturday, April 28, 2007 has been cancelled. The full reunion in honor of O. Robert Eddy will take place as scheduled. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the office at 515-288-8927.

O. Robert Eddy 33° Memorial Reunion Class

The O. Robert Eddy 33° Memorial Reunion Class continues this weekend. Friday night begins with a Light dinner in the banquet room at 5:30 pm. The 20th Degree (Master of the Symbolic Lodge) begins the work of the evening at 6:15 pm. It will be followed by the Prussian Knight (21st degree) and Knight of the Royal Axe (22nd Degree). Saturday the work will continue with 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32nd degrees being performed. The class banquet will be held on Saturday night in honor of O. Robert Eddy 33°, the family of Bro. Eddy will be in attendance. Please make reservations by calling (515-288-8927) or emailing the office. You, your lady, and family are invited to attend.

Banquet Menu ($15)

Mixed Green Salad

Grilled Sirloin Steak

Baked Potato with Butter/Sour Cream

California Mixed Vegetables

Strawberry Short Cake

Magic Carpet Party Update

The Magic Carpet party which was held in March was a huge success. The party has raised YTD over $25,000 toward the purchase of the new carpet for the lounge. The color samples are in house. When you are here this weekend for the reunion, take a look at them. They are in the lounge. Special thanks goes to the Des Moines Scottish Rite “Kitchen Krew” for their hard work in preparing the food for the event.

Magic Carpet Party Update II

The Des Moines Scottish Rite has received a challenge gift on all new money donated to the carpet project. The gift is $5000 if another $20,000 if donated by our membership. Essentially it is a $1 for every $4 raised. The additional money will allow us to pay for the carpet in full rather than have to dip into our reserves. Carpet squares are available for purchase at $50 each. The money from the challenge is on the table until May 31, 2007.

Quarterly Meeting and Ascension Service – May 16th

6:30 pm – Joint Dinner with Des Moines York Rite (Free with a reservation)

7:30 pm – Quarterly Meeting of the Des Moines Scottish Rite

8:00 pm – Ascension Service

Grand Master’s One Day Masonic Class

The Grand Master’s One Day Masonic Class will be held in Clinton, Iowa and the Clinton Scottish Rite on June 9th, 2007. Please contact Bill Crawford, Grand Secretary or your local secretary with any questions or concerns.

Shane Harshbarger

Des Moines Scottish Rite

515-288-8927 (O)

515-865-4727 (Cell)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Coming Events

13/14 - Spring Reunion 1st Weekend
21 - Grand Lodge Committee Meetings
Grand Master's DeMolay Class
27/28 - Spring Reunion - 2nd Week-end (Dance)
28 - One Day Reunion

9 - Iowa Scottish Rite Foundation Annual Meeting
16 - Des Moines Valley Quarterly Meeting
Joint Ascension Service with York Rite

19 - UFM - Royal Mile (Night 1)
20 - UFM - Royal Mile (Night 2)
29 - Scottish Rite Golf Outing

25 - Worker's Dinner (open to all)

24-28 AASR Supreme Council Biennel Session Washington DC

6 - University of Freemasonry
12 - Des Moines Valley Quarterly Meeting & Election of Officers
Lost Great Lecture Series
20 - 22 - Grand Lodge Communications in Waterloo
Week of 24 - Lodge of Perfection Degrees (out of town)

4 - Fall Kick-off
11 KCCH Investiture
19/20 Fall Reunion 1st Weekend

2/3 Fall Reunion 2nd weekend
3 Fall Reunion One Day Class
10 33 degree Coronation

12 Quarterly Meeting/Installation of Officers /Holiday Party