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Sunday, June 28, 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. July 1st, 2009
Scottish Rite Temple - 2nd Floor Library
4:30 – 7:30 PM

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

292nd Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England

Toastmaster Ron Lindhart once again let the toasts and gave us the history of Table Lodges and toasting at Masonic functions. Master of Kadosh Mark Clark is on the right.
It was a sold out event and will be repeated tomorrow evening and that event is also sold out. Perhaps next year they should hold it on three nights.
There were a lot of the Ames Masons who came down tonight. This is P.M. David Dickson.
Greg Andersen and Wade Sheeler
David Baker, Rusty Hill and Greg Andersen
Personal Rep Bill Knoll is anticipating his Guiness Pie which was delicious.

All of the pictures are below as well as a little movie demonstrating one of the toasts.



video

Monday, June 22, 2009

Scottish Rite Express


292nd Anniversary of Founding of the Grand Lodge of England
The evening will feature a traditional English pub dinner, program, and toasts. Brother Ron Lindhart and Bob Speed will lead the celebration as we toast those Brothers who came before us.

6:00 pm – Social Hour
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Program

Our annual trip to the Royal Mile pub is sold out. Thank you for making your reservations, it is much appreciated. If you have not made your meal selection or payment, please do so by contacting the SR office. We can accept you credit card payment over the phone, if you would like to pay in that manner prior to Wednesday or Thursday.
All events take place on the 2nd floor of the Royal Mile pub (210 4th St. – downtown Des Moines)
Dinner choices are Fish & Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherds Pie, and Guinness Pie. Cost is $20 per person.
SR Office 515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org


University of Free Masonry
Join us on July 22nd as we read and study the 20th degree. This degree titled the Master of the Symbolic Lodge shows us the lessons of Liberty, Fraternity and Equality. These teach moral, religious and philosophical understanding. This degree helps one to comprehend Deity, forces of nature, good and evil. The degree reading will begin at 7:00 pm and will take place in the library. All Scottish Rite Masons are invited.

Membership Appreciation Dinner
The annual Membership Appreciation dinner will be held on July 29th. At this dinner we will recognize those SR Masons who have served on committees, preformed ritual, and worked to make our past year successful. The Blosser Award (most candidates), the Loring Parker Award (outstanding Ritualist), the “PIP” Award (outstanding committee work), and the outstanding new member awards will be presented. If you have someone who should be considered for these awards please contact Shane Harshbarger to make your recommendations.
Scottish Rite Survey
Almost 500 members of the Des Moines Valley, responded to a survey about Scottish Rite that was conducted earlier this year by the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation. When the respondents were asked “Why they joined Scottish Rite?” The most common answer was that a friend or lodge brother encouraged them to join Scottish Rite. The second most common response was “I wanted more knowledge and light in Masonry”.
2009 Fall Reunion – Honoring George R. Carr 33° G.C.
October 16/17 – Fall Reunion (1st Weekend)
October 30/31 – Fall Reunion (2nd Weekend)
October 31 – Double Eagle Gala

And don't forget the Meet and Greet in the Library from 4:30 -7:00 PM on July 1.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Royal Mile event is filling up quickly. Wednesday, June 24th is sold out and we have approximately 12 reservations available for Thursday, June 25th. Should you or a Brother Master Mason wish to attend please contact the SR office: rsvp@dmscottishrite.org or 515-288-8927.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Scottish Rite Express

292nd Anniversary of Founding of the Grand Lodge of England

Our annual trip to the Royal Mile pub is coming up next week. However, Wednesday, June 24, is now sold out. Thursday night, June 25th has some slots left but is filling quickly. If you plan to attend, please make your reservation this week. The evening will feature a traditional English pub dinner, program, and toasts. Brother Ron Lindhart and Bob Speed will lead the celebration as we toast those Brothers who came before us. This event is open only to Master Masons and the cost is $20 per person. We will need your payment and meal selection in advance. Choices are Fish & Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherds Pie, and Guiness Pie.
RSVP by contacting the SR Office 515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org

University of Free Masonry
Join us on July 22nd as we read and study the 20th degree. This degree titled the Master of the Symbolic Lodge shows us the lessons of Liberty, Fraternity and Equality. These teach moral, religious and philosophical understanding. This degree helps one to comprehend Deity, forces of nature, good and evil. The degree reading will begin at 7:00 pm and will take place in the library. All Scottish Rite Masons are invited.

Membership Appreciation Dinner
The annual Membership Appreciation dinner will be held on July 29th. At this dinner we will recognize those SR Masons who have served on committees, preformed ritual, and worked to make our past year successful. The Blosser Award (most candidates), the Loring Parker Award (outstanding Ritualist), the “PIP” Award (outstanding committee work), and the outstanding new member awards will be presented.

2009 Fall Reunion – Honoring George R. Carr 33° G.C.
October 16/17 – Fall Reunion (1st Weekend)
October 30/31 – Fall Reunion (2nd Weekend)
October 31 – Double Eagle Gala

Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program
The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program is an exciting by-mail correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33°, of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. Consisting of six lessons, it utilizes The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide by

Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, and A Bridge to Light by Rex Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross, as its textbooks, and is available at the low price of $35, plus s/h.
For more information, or to sign up and purchase the program, click here.

* Please click here to download an informational pamphlet about the program. *

Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation
The Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation manages the charitable donations of Scottish Rite for the five Iowa Valleys. Annually, our foundation meets to evaulate the various charitable requests we receive throughout the year. The two principal charities for Scottish Rite in Iowa Rite Care and Alzheimers research and treatment. The foundation supports our Rite Care clinics in Iowa City, Cedar Falls, and Davenport as well as a special summer program.


Shane Harshbarger
Des Moines Scottish Rite
515-288-8927 (O)
515-865-4727 (Cell)
www.dmscottishrite.org

Friday, June 5, 2009

Scottish Rite Charity Golf Tournament Pictures.



This was a perfect day for this event. If you click on the picture you can go to the Picasa Web Album and view them in a larger format.