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Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

A small but appreciative group said good bye to 2007 in the library on the afternoon of December 31, 2007. An enjoyable time was had by everyone.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


December 31. Happy New Year!! We would like to invite all SR Masons to stop in at the Scottish Rite on December 31st. We will be hosting a “happy hour” from 2 pm to 5 pm for SR Masons to take a break from the work day and start the New Year a bit early. We will have snacks and libations for anyone who wishes to stop by.

Obama at Scottish Rite

December 27. Late last week the SR office was contacted by the campaign committee of Senator Barrack Obama about the possibility of holding a campaign event at the Consistory. Your SR office staff and Rex Kehoe 32° KCCH met with the campaign staff, the US Secret Service, the DM Police Dept, and finally the fire marshal to coordinate this historic event. This morning Sen. Obama spoke to a crowd of 300 plus in the Grand Banquet room of our Scottish Rite. In addition, CBS news conducted their interview for tonight’s evening news in the Scottish Rite Library.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Jerry Marsengill Christmas Dinner 2007

The Des Moines Consistory Kitchen where preparatios for the dinner began yesterday.
This was the 23rd Annual Christmas Dinner. The idea for the dinner was started by Brother and Most Excellent Companion Jerry Marsengill who wanted a place where anyone who would be alone could come for a Christmas dinner. You did not have to be a Mason or even in need. Just a person who wanted to come and share in the fellowhip and have a good meal.
The driving force behind the dinner today are M.W. "Bud" Erickson, Bryce Hildreth and Kris Erickson. They are the organizers (although Bryce says they are somewhat disorganized) who keep the dinners going each year.
Drivers deliver meals to folks who cannot make it to the Consistory. Dick and Doug worked all day delivering meals and also they and others picked up folks who called in and needed a ride to the building.
There were even "take home" bags for folks as they left with a sandwich and apples and oranges in the bags.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Installation of Officers & Christmas Party

The Grand Old Man of the Consistory - George Carr, 33 GC
The Officers await Installation
Master of Kadosh, Brian; Installing Officer George; Venerable Master, Shane

Kay and John

Always good food!
And Entertainment, of course. Another grand time at the Consistory.
All of the pictures I took are on line at a Kodak Slideshow album and if you click here you will be taken to see them.