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Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Reunion – 2nd Weekend Notes


Friday (October 31st)

5:00 pm - BBQ Rib Dinner in the Tapestry Lounge for all SR Masons

6:00 pm - Galloway Class assembles in Classroom

6:15 pm – Degree work begins

The 20th Degree-Master of the Symbolic Lodge 6:15 PM

The 21st Degree-Noachite or Prussian Knight 7:20 PM

The 22nd Degree-Knight of the Royal Axe 8:50 PM



Dress for Friday night is business casual

The North Parking lot will be open at 5:40 pm



Saturday (November 1st)

8:00 am - The North Parking lot will be open.

8:00 am - Galloway Class assembles in Classroom.
8:45 am – Degree work begins

12:00 pm – Lunch in the Tapestry Lounge

4:30 pm – Gala Check at Entrance Level

~4:45 pm – Degree work concludes

5:00 pm – Double Eagle Gala Social Hour (Grand Banquet Room)

6:00 pm – Double Eagle Gala Banquet (Grand Banquet Room)

7:30 pm – Double Eagle Gala Dance and Ball (Grand Banquet Room)



GALA NOTES

If you have not made your reservation, please do so now. Reservation cut off is Tuesday, October 28th at 5:00 pm.

Please call the office at 515-288-8927 or email sharshbarger@dmscottishrite.org


Tickets are $25 each or a table of 8 for $200.

Gala Dress is Black Tie Optional

The American Republic Parking Ramp immediately east of the SR building will be open for Gala Parking

Advance Payment for Gala tickets is greatly appreciated, it will make check in go much faster.

If you reserved a table, there will be a specific table assigned to your group. There will be table ushers to escort you to your table.

There will be a Gala set up/d├ęcor party on Wednesday, October 29th. Any volunteer help would be greatly appreciated. The work begins at 5:30 pm. There will be chili and beverages for all volunteers. We will be setting tables, putting on chair covers, etc. You and your lady are invited to help out.



Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the office at 515-288-8927. The Full Reunion Schedule is below.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008

BBQ DINNER 5:00 PM
GALLOWAY CLASS ASSEMBLES 6:00 PM


COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES

The 20th Degree-Master of the Symbolic Lodge 6:15 PM
The 21st Degree-Noachite or Prussian Knight 7:20 PM
The 22nd Degree-Knight of the Royal Axe 8:50 PM

DISMISSAL 9:30 PM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2008

GALLOWAY CLASS ASSEMBLES 8:00 AM

Communication of Degrees 19 - 27 8:15 AM
The 28th Degree-Knight of the Sun, Prince Adept 8:45 AM
The 29th Degree-Scottish Knight of St. Andrew 9:40 AM
The 30th Degree-Knight Kadosh 10:35 AM

LUNCH 12:00 PM

CONSISTORY DEGREES

The 31st Degree-Inspector Inquisitor 1:05 PM
The 32nd Degree-The Royal Secret (1st Section) 2:20 PM
The 32nd Degree-The Royal Secret (2nd Section) 3:30 PM

DOUBLE EAGLE GALA

SOCIAL HOUR 5:00 PM
DINNER 6:00 PM
CONSISTORY BALL 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gala

GALA

SOCIAL HOUR 5:00 PM
DINNER 6:00 PM
CONSISTORY BALL 7:30 PM

The feeling of an elegant Speakeasy is the setting for the Second Double Eagle Gala. Master of Kadosh, Brian Pappaducas reminds everyone that this wonderful event will be held the night of November 1 and will be a combination Banquet and Consistory Ball.

The Banquet will be a delicious Prime Rib Dinner served at 6:00 PM and will be followed by an "open to the Public" Ball. The 34th Army Band Rhythm Majors will perform and that portion of the evening will be open to the Public - Free of Charge.

The Banquet cost is $25.00 per person and for the first time you may reserve an entire table (8 places) by paying $200. This
guarantees that you and your special friends can sit together. Reserve your place by calling the Office. (515) 288-8927

The American Republic Company has graciously allowed us to use the parking ramp on the East side of the building.

(Of course if the degrees run a little late the schedule above will be "pushed back" accordingly.)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Reunion October 18 -

Under the Direction of W. Charles Smithson 32°, Junior Warden of the Lodge of Perfection the 12th Degree, Master Architect was impressively performed for the first time ever in the Des Moines Valley. The Knights of St. Andrew first performed this degree as a reading and discussion as a part of the University of Freemasonry. It was decided to add the degree to the repertoire of the Degrees. The class saw a first class presentation today.




In the degree Wisdom, Strength and Beauty are attributes of the Architect and the tools of the Master Architect are placed upon the Altar as symbols of the lessons of the degree. One part of the charge of the degree says: " In another aspect of this degree, the Chief of the Architects,...symbolizes the constitutional executive head or chief of a free government. It teaches us that no republican government can long endure when the people cease to select for their magistrates the best and the wisest of their statesmen. When selecting other than the small, the low, the ignoble, and the obscure, and into such hands for sordid interests, commit the country's destinies."

The rest of the pictures for today may be seen by clicking here.