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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

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.

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