October 16th Tapestry Lounge Carpet Ribbon Cutting
The new carpet has been installed in the Tapestry Lounge. It was completed last week by Allied Construction. In celebration of all the hard work and phenomenal financial support, we will be having a party.
It will be October 16, 2007 beginning at 6:30 pm. It will feature an impressive menu of hors d'oeuvres and libations as well as a couple of toasts to our success. It is open to all members of the Scottish Rite and your guests. The cost will be $15 per person to cover the cost of the party.
This will be the official ribbon cutting ceremony and first Scottish Rite event in our newly carpeted lounge. The Advisory Conference will bring remarks and provide an update on the next renovation project. We look forward to celebrating with you!
This is the formal initiation for new Scottish Rite members. The first weekend consists of the 4th through 18th degrees. These degrees expand on the first three degrees of Masonry and the search for light and the lost word. They also feature degrees that encompass the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon as well as an introduction to certain religious figures and their teachings in the role of character development.
This is the formal initiation for new Scottish Rite members. The second weekend consists of the 19th through 32nd degrees. These degrees are more historical, chivalric, and philosophical than the degrees of the first weekend. The Knights Templar and Jacques de Molay, their last Grand Master, play important roles in these degrees. The 32nd degree reviews the overall lessons of the previous degrees and culminates with the candidates becoming a Master of the Royal Secret.
November 3rd Double Eagle Gala
Our Fall activities end with the first ever Double Eagle Gala. This celebration dinner and dance is open to all. It features the big band sounds of the 15 piece High Society Big Band. This class event would be a great opportunity for you and your lady to enjoy the social side of Free Masonry.
For more information, please contact the Des Moines Scottish Rite at 515-288-8927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.