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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Des Moines Consistory Annual Meeting

The Annusl Meeting of the Des Moines Consistory was held this evening. Following a delicious Minute Steak dinner the meeting was held. Some pictures of the event are below.

Don Driscoll 33° was the presiding officer for the meeting. We heard about activities for the year 2008 and the membership. We currently have 1,502 members. A prospect folder was a part of the hand outs for use in recruiting new members. Brothers are encouraged to ask people to join for it is only by attracting new members that we can continue to grow and be a vital force in Des Moines Freemasonry.

Charlie Smithson, High Priest, Illustrious Master and Commander of the York Rite that meets at the Des Moines Scottish Rite Center announced the purchase and gift of several "repeaters" which allow for computers to be used in most parts of the Temple. This is a good thing. Companies that use the facility often utilize the WiFi capability.

Shane Harshbarger announced plans for a trip to Guthrie, Oklahoma April 1 - 5 to see the degrees presented there. If you are interested in going on this trip contact him or Jay Simser ( and as details are worked out you will receive information.

A "Help Wanted" feature will be added to the side bar to assist those who are organizing committees in obtaining volunteers. You are encouraged to look the list over and contact the person in charge to volunteer. Committee Chair's and others send your "ads" to to have your request added.

Reports that were shared are available in the office.

The Knights of St. Andrew were also instituted this evening. This is a new organization for our Valley. Here are a few pictures of the event.

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