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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Meet and Greet -This Wednesday

On the first Wednesday of each month we host a social hour, just a simple time for members to stop in and chat with each other, no specific plays, degrees, or lectures – just a time to get more acquainted with brothers of the Scottish Rite.

We hold it in the Library just off the second floor tapestry lounge, a little bit like “Cheers” – just a relaxed time to chat and get to know each other better. Members stop in as they are able, some early, some late, - stay for a little, stay for a while.

We would like to you stop by, if you are able, and have a chance to acquaint or reacquaint your self with some of the Scottish Rite Members. The particulars:

Meet and Greet, Wed. Jun 3rd, 2009
Scottish Rite Temple - 2nd Floor Library
4:30 – 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Golf Nights/Golf Outing

Join us for Scottish Rite and
Blue Lodge Golf Nights
Starting Monday
June 1st 2009

Occurs the first Monday of each month through September

Toad Valley

Starts at 5 p.m.

Everyone pays their own way

The next Scottish Rite/ Blue Lodge Golf Night is coming up next Monday June 1, 2009. We will be teeing off at 5 pm at Toad Valley Golf Course. The fee is $18 for 9 holes and a cart. This event is designed to invite non-masons and masons alike to join us in a friendly game of golf. We will be promoting the brotherhood of Blue Lodge and the Scottish Rite while having some fun. If you are interested in joining us this coming Monday please reply to this e-mail or give me a call on my cell phone (515-681-9036) so I can give the golf course a heads up. I will be talking with those folks before Saturday so hurry up and make a reservation

Please RSVP to Greg Spooner at 515-681-9036 or
E-mail to for reservations

Organized by Home Lodge # 370

Now taking Tee Times
“Fore” the Scottish Rite Golf Outing
Have you been out on the course this year? Have you smelled the fresh cut grass? Have you practiced your putting? Well, now is the time as the annual Scottish Rite Golf outing is fast approaching. This is your chance to take a Friday afternoon off and spend some time on the course. Our friends at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona, have generously allowed us a Friday afternoon to have our outing. The cost is $80 per person. It will include 18 holes of golf (cart included), prizes, and a steak dinner following play. The event is an outing, so keep score if you want but the idea is to have fun. It is open to all. This might be a great chance to invite your non-Masonic golfing buddy along for a chance to see what we are all about.
When? Friday June 5, 2009
Where? Terrace Hills Golf Course, Altoona
Time? Shot gun start at 12:45 PM.
Why? To have fun and raise money for Scottish Rite Care and the Des Moines Consistory Building Trust
How Much? $80 includes Green Fees, cart, steak dinner, and prizes
You can call the office (515-288-8927) to reserve a place and/or to sponsor a hole.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

University of Freemasonry - 17th Degree

A University of Freemasonry is scheduled for May 21 starting at 7:00 PM in the 2nd floor library.

The 17th degree (Knight of the East and West) well be read with a discussion to follow.

In the past this type of event has run for about an hour and has resulted in a very good evening of discussion and insight from the participants.

This is a great opportunity to explore in a group setting the meanings/lessons of a degree.

The 17th degree is entitled the Knight of the East and West The lessons of this degree are that loyalty to God is man's primary allegiance, and the temporal governments not founded upon God and His righteousness will inevitably fall.

Much of the script for the 17° is taken directly from the Revelation of God through Jesus Christ to St. John the Evangelist which is also called the apocalypse to St. John. This degree teaches us about a virtual army of martyrs that have offered up their lives to prove their faith or to benefit mankind.

Ascension Day Service - Photos

Last evening the Quarterly meeting of the Des Moines Scottish Rite was held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Des Moines. Then a Joint Ascension Day Service with the York and Scottish Rite participating was held. This is a solemn ceremony and there were about 70 in attendance to help honor those who had passed away during the preceding year. Candles were lit as the names were read and following the reading of the names three toasts were made in their honor.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ascension Day Service

Joint Ascension Day Service

May 13, 2009

Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Dinner - 6:45 PM
Service following dinner
Desert after the Ascension Service.

The York and Scottish Rites will hold a joint Ascension Day Service. This is an open event and friends and spouses are welcome. If you plan on attending please RSVP with the Scottish Rite Office at 515-288-8927 or e-mail. The Scottish Rite Quarterly meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.