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Monday, March 23, 2009

Scottish Rite Updates

This will be a busy week at Scottish Rite with a number of degree rehearsals and reunion preparations taking place. Please take a couple of minutes to review the events and activities that are on the upcoming schedule.

Balloting on Petitions (March 25)
The 2009 Spring reunion begins in just 5 days! The final balloting on petitions will take place this Wednesday, March 25th at 5:00 pm in the 33rd degree room. So if you have petitions for the upcoming Paul Knapp memorial reunion (March 27/28 & April 17/18), please turn them in to the office as soon as possible. The fee to join AASR is $300 a petition and the spring reunion schedule is attached to this email. We can vote on petitions for the Kenyon class (April 17/18) as well. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Scottish Rite Meet & Greet (March 25)
We had our first meet and greet last Wednesday, I think were about 20 attendees total, as some people came early and others later. Our next “meet and greet” is this Wednesday, March 25th. These events are a chance to stop in after work and share in the fellowship of Scottish Rite. We will have snacks and drinks available. It is also a time to bring prospective members so they can see some of what the Scottish Rite has to offer. If you know someone who would be a good addition to the fraternity, feel free to invite him.

Stop in anytime from 4:30 pm to 7 pm on the following dates: March 25 / April 1 / April 15
We will be meeting in the Consistory Library on 2nd Floor.

Spring Reunion (Full Reunion March 27/28 & April 17/18)
The 2009 Spring Scottish Rite reunion honoring Paul Knapp 33° is just 4 days away!!

Friday – March 27th
4:00 pm – Candidate Orientation (Consistory Classroom)
5:00 pm – Dinner (Members Lounge)
Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Chips, Brownies ($7)
5:45 pm – Receive the Paul R. Knapp 33° memorial class (Consistory Auditorium)
6:20 pm – 4th Degree (Secret Master)
7:20 pm – 5th Degree (Perfect Master)
8:10 pm – 6th Degree (Confidential Secretary)
8:55 pm – 7th Degree (Provost and Judge)

University of Free Masonry (March 31)

As part of our ongoing University of Free Masonry series and we have partnered with the Wallace House Foundation on their “Dialogue Dinner” series. Brother Tade Sullivan 32°, will present a program on the Wallace family & Henry A. Wallace, in particular. He was the 33rd Vice President of the United States and a member of Des Moines Consistory. Bro. Sullivan serves as Vice Chair of the Wallace House Foundation. The Wallace family is one of the most prominent families in Iowa and throughout the United States for their impact and involvement in agriculture.

March 31, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Scottish Rite Tapestry Lounge
$25 per person (ladies welcome)
Reservations required by March 25, 2009

Iowa Caesar Salad
Sesame Yeast Rolls
Templeton Rye Marinated Niman Ranch Pork Chop with Black Currant Sauce
Jasmine Rice Caraway Peas
Creamed French Green Beans
Roasted Roma Tomatoes
Vanilla Bean Bread Pudding with Templeton Rye
Hard Sauce & Clover Leaf Whipped Cream

Dinner by culinary artist: Cydney Mull

Spring Reunion (Condensed)
A special condensed Scottish Rite Reunion will be held on April 17/18. By joining this condensed class, your candidate will receive the 4° ,14°, 18°, 21° , 22° , 30° , 31° , 32° in full form. The 21st Prussian Knight and 22nd Knight of the Royal Axe are particular favorites of the Master of Kadosh and are included in this special reunion honoring Ronald D. Kenyon 32° KCCH.

Maundy Thursday Observances
The Des Moines Scottish Rite will do the Maundy Thursday observance in Eldora at Montague Lodge and in Des Moines this spring. The extinguishing and relighting ceremonies as well as the 12 soliloquies will be done at both observances. The observance in Eldora will take place on April 8th and Des Moines on April 9th with a dinner prior to the ceremonies. These events are open to all Master Masons, their ladies, and guests.

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