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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Scottish Rite Express

Annual Meeting of Des Moines Consistory
The annual meeting of the Des Moines Consistory is tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. It will be held in the Grand Banquet room and will be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm. The dinner will be Minute Steak with Mushroom gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, and dessert. Cost is $7. All Scottish Rite Masons are invited to attend. We will be officially chartering the Knights of St. Andrew following the annual meeting.

Upcoming Events for Prospective Members to attend with you

Winter Dance Party (February 21st)
The Scottish Rite will be rocking on February 21st at our winter dance party. The party begins at 7:30 pm and goes until 11:30 pm. The band is an R&B band called “One Night Stand”. Here is a link to their music on their website.
There is no cost to attend but donations are welcome at the bar. Some light snacks will be available but there is no meal planned for the event. This event is open to all SR Masons, their ladies, and guests.

Spring Reunion Kickoff – March 4th

This is the last of three fun events scheduled prior to the Spring Reunion for you to invite prospective Masons to attend. The Spring Reunion Kick-off is coming up on March 4, 2009. This event is designed to build enthusiasm for the upcoming Spring Reunion and as a chance to invite potential SR Masons to a fun event to meet other Scottish Rite members. It will feature a steak dinner. And a special program introducing the Scottish Rite as well as building tours. Cost is $10 for SR Masons. However, Masonic candidates are free. If you bring a candidate with a signed & paid petition, your dinner is free as well. Prospects for the Blue Lodge are also welcome. This event is for men only. The spring reunion is not far away, now is the perfect time to approach that Master Mason who has been considering joining but hasn’t for one reason or another. If you plan to attend please contact the office (515-288-8927 or

Congrats & Thanks
A special thank you to our Kitchen Krew for the awesome job on the Consistro Bistro. Over 130 SR members and their ladies enjoyed the food and festivities on Friday night. Master of Kadosh, Clark would also like to thank the dining room committee, Curt Vandivier and the Mail Crew for their efforts in making this event a success.

New Degree Masters for the Spring Reunion
5th Don Jones
9th & 10th Craig Davis
13th Charlie Smithson
15th Mike Aves
17th Rich Citarella

Breakfast Club
The “Breakfast Club” work committee is a having a work day on Saturday, February 28th. It will begin with breakfast at 8:00 am with work beginning at 8:30 am. We are planning to address a number of issues throughout the building and can use all skill levels. If you are available to assist please let us know, so we can prepare enough food. The plan is for work to conclude by 1:00 pm.

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