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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Scottish Rite Meet & Greet (May 6)


Our next “meet and greet” is Wednesday, May 6th. 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 7:30 pm on May 6th.
We will be meeting in the Consistory Library on 2nd Floor.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday - Final Day of Reunion -

If you want to see the pictures in a larger format just click on them and you will be taken to the album on-line where you can play them and they are easier to see. The movie below is Class Orator Don Brown who joined the group to play for all too short a time. The music was great. Perhaps we need a "Scottish Rite Idol" Talent show sometime.
Click on arrow to play movie.
video

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Three Announcements

Ronald D. Kenyon 32° KCCH Memorial Reunion
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. Petitions are now being accepted. Final balloting will take tonight. Please contact the office if you have a petition that has not been turned in.

Scottish Rite Meet & Greet (April 15th)
Our next “meet and greet” is tonight Wednesday, April 15th. 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 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on April 15th.
We will be meeting in the Consistory Library on 2nd Floor.

Consistory Spring Fling

Following the completion of the degree work, the Des Moines Scottish Rite will be hosting our first ever Consistory Spring Fling. We invite you and your lady to join us for an evening of fine food, lively jazz, dancing, and merriment as we honor the Paul R. Knapp 33° & Ronald D. Kenyon 32°KCCH memorial classes.

April 18, 2009
5:00 pm ò Social Hour

6:00 pm ò Memorial Class Banquet
Spinach Salad
Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Baby red potatoes with fresh garlic and chives
Sautéed summer blend vegetables
Fresh rolls and butter
Triple layer chocolate cake w/ raspberry sauce
Catered by Great Caterers of Iowa

7:30 pm ò Jazz by Mel Hubretz

We need your reservation as soon as possible to make proper arrangements with the caterer. Please call or email the office today at (515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org)
$25 per person. If you would like to pay for your reservation by credit card, we can do so.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2nd Birthday


Today is the second birthday for the Consistory blog. Since that original post 10,703 views of the blog have occurred. This will be the 164th post.
Just this month we have had 527 visits with 735 page views. - We have had information about events, pictures of events and articles about members.
I have had a lot of fun doing this and I hope you enjoy it. Much of the content is stolen shamelessly from Shane and I appreciate his willingness to share.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Scottish Rite Express


Consistory Spring Fling

Following the completion of the degree work, the Des Moines Scottish Rite will be hosting our first ever Consistory Spring Fling. We invite you and your lady to join us for an evening of fine food, lively jazz, dancing, and merriment as we honor the Paul R. Knapp 33° & Ronald D. Kenyon 32°KCCH memorial classes.

April 18, 2009
5:00 pm - Social Hour

6:00 pm - Memorial Class Banquet
Spinach Salad
Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Baby red potatoes with fresh garlic and chives
Sautéed summer blend vegetables
Fresh rolls and butter
Triple layer chocolate cake w/ raspberry sauce
Catered by Great Caterers of Iowa

7:30 pm ò Jazz by Mel Hubretz

We need your reservation as soon as possible to make proper arrangements with the caterer. Please call or email the office today at (515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org)
$25 per person. If you would like to pay for your reservation by credit card, we can do so.

Scottish Rite Meet & Greet (April 15th)
Our next “meet and greet” is this Wednesday, April 15th. 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 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on April 15th.
We will be meeting in the Consistory Library on 2nd Floor.

Ronald D. Kenyon 32° KCCH Memorial Reunion
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. Petitions are now being accepted. Balloting will take place on April 8th and 15th. A petition is attached for your use. The schedule for the Kenyon Class and the completion of the Knapp class are availble by clicking on the links on the right.

Scottish Rite Park Gala Dinner
All are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual “Gala Dinner” scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2009 at Scottish Rite Park. The cost is $100.00 per person. Christiani’s VIP Catering Service will prepare the dinner and professional entertainment is on the agenda.

Proceeds from this dinner will be deposited into the Miller Trust/Good Brotherhood Fund. The earnings from this investment are used to support residents who outlive their financial resources. Please plan to attend, as your contribution is tax deductible and directly benefits residents at Scottish Rite Park.

In the event you cannot attend the “Gala Dinner” a donation is appreciation.
For additional information contact Barb Fye at Scottish Rite Park, 515-274-4614

Friday, April 10, 2009

Maundy Thursday - Des Moines


The Ceremonies of
Extinguishing of the Symbolic Lights
Relighting of the Symbolic Lights and the Twelve
Soliloquies

"THE MOMENT when the word was received;when the Cubical Stone was changed into the Mystic Rose; when the Blazing Star re-appeared in all its splendor, the columns of The Temple were re-established and the Working Tools of Masonry were restored; when the True Light dispelled the Darkness, and the New Law began to rule upon the earth."







In the Scottish Rite, darkness often refers to the disappearance of truth and justice in the world.


As the symbolic lights are extinguished, we reflect upon this loss.


By relighting them , we reinforce our belief that as Knights Rose
Croix it is our duty to throw off the mantle of sorrow and darkness and to emulate those historical figures who have brought truth and knowledge to mankind.



This solemn ceremonial is an important part of the ritualistic work of the Chapter Rose
Croix and expresses our commitment to the living of a conscientious and enlightened life.





Tuesday, April 7, 2009

RONALD D. KENYON 32° KCCH Reunion - April 17/18


We have chosen Ronald D. Kenyon 32° KCCH to be the honoree for a special two-day condensed Scottish Rite reunion. The condensed reunion is for those who cannot make both weekends of the full reunion but will unfortunatley miss many great degrees. This class will begin on Friday April 17th and conclude on April 18th.

The class will receive 8 degrees of the Scottish Rite; the 4th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 30th, 31st, and 32nd degree in full form. The class will receive the 21st, 22nd, 30th, 31st, and 32nd degrees inconjunction with the Paul Knapp 33° Memorial Class.

Ronald Deforest Kenyon was born on July 13, 1918 in Toledo, Iowa. He was a lifelong resident of Iowa spending more than 60 years in the Des Moines Area. He had a distinguished career in business and was the owner of the West Des Moines-based Ronald Kenyon Construction Co.

In 1991 he received the National Asphalt Paving Association's Man of the Year Award. He was inducted into the Iowa Hot Mix Asphalt, the National Hot Mix, and the Association of General Contractors of Iowa Halls of Fame.

An engineering scholarship at Iowa State University and an endowed chair at Auburn University are named in his honor. He was a member of the National I-Club and the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation. He and his wife Margaret were major contributors to the Iowa State Fair's new museum.

His community service included service on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA, Midwest Diabetes Foundation of Iowa and the Board of Trustees of Drake University. He was also instrumental in the development of the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Van Meter.

He was a member of Capital Lodge # 110, A.F. & A.M. of Des Moines, Iowa. A 50-Year member of the Des Moines Scottish Rite and was awarded the honor of Knight Commander Court of Honor in 2005. Kenyon was a charter member of the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation Heritage Society. He was a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine and also a member of the Royal Order of the Jesters.

Ron was married to his wife, Margaret, for over 68 years. The couple have two daughters, Sandra (Jim) Grider of Louisville, KY and Rhonda (Derek) Hill of Clive, Iowa. They had five grandchildren and six great grand children. A daughter Sharon preceded him in death. His church affiliation was the First United Methodist Church in Des Moines.

Ronald passed to the Grand Lodge above on September 20, 2008.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17
KENYON CLASS ORIENTATION 4:00 PM
BBQ DINNER 4:30 PM
RECEIVE KENYON CLASS 5:20 PM
The 4th Degree-Secret Master* 5:35 PM
The 14th Degree-Perfect Elu* 6:30 PM

The 21st Degree-Noachite or Prussian Knight 7:20 PM
The 22nd Degree-Kinght of the Royal Axe 8:50 PM
DISMISSAL
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
KENYON CLASS ASSEMBLE 8:15 AM
The 18th Degree-Knight Rose Croix* 8:30 AM
The 30th Degree-Knight Kadosh 10:45 AM
LUNCH 12:00 PM
The 31st Degree-Inspector Inquisitor 1:00 PM
The 32nd Degree-The Royal Secret (1st Section) 2:20 PM
The 32nd Degree-The Royal Secret (2nd Section) 3:30 PM
SOCIAL HOUR 5:00 PM
BANQUET 6:00 PM
*These degrees will preformed in the Blue Lodge Room

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Maundy Thursday

Coming to Montague Lodge # 117 in Eldora, Iowa
April 8, 2009
The Des Moines Scottish Rite Bodies
The 12 Soliloquies
&
The Extinguishing and the Relighting Ceremonies

This event is open to all Masons, their guests and the general public.

Today our way of life refers to the disappearance of truth and justice in the world. As the symbolic lights are extinguished, we reflect upon this loss. Let there be light. We reinforce our belief that we through off the mantle of sorrow and darkness and emulate those historical figures who have brought truth and knowledge to mankind. This Ceremonial is an important part of our commitment to a conscientious and enlightened life.

Place: Montague Lodge # 117 1305 23rd Avenue, Eldora, IA
Time: 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - the Extinguishing Ceremony followed by the Soliloquies and the Relighting Ceremony
Dinner Reservations are required by April 3, 2009
Dinner cost: $10.00
RSVP to ddriscoll@dmscottishrite.org
or by telephone - 515-288-8927

The Maunday Thursday Observance in Des Moines will be on - April 9th with a dinner prior to the ceremonies. These events are open to all Master Masons, their ladies, and guests.