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Monday, August 31, 2009

Scottish Rite Events



Consistory Meet & Greet
Join us on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 for the monthly meet and greet. This simple event is a chance to stop in, say hello to a few of your friends, and enjoy the fellowship of Scottish Rite. The Consistory meet and greets are open to anyone, so feel free to invite your non-Masonic friends as well. 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.








Consistory Quarterly Meeting and Elections
The quarterly meeting of the DSM Valley will take place on September 9, 2009. The main order of business will be the election of new officers for the Consistory and the Chapter Rose Croix
Fall Kickoff - Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Iowa Chop dinner with baked potato, vegetable, salad and dessert for only $10. Prospective Scottish Rite Masons are FREE! You can earn a free dinner by bringing a prospective member(s) with a completed Scottish Rite petition & fees. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00 pm with dinner to follow. There will be a short program following dinner introducing Scottish Rite to the prospective members. Building tours will also be available Now is the time to ask that Master Mason friend of yours to join Scottish Rite.

Double Eagle Gala
The Master of Kadosh is pleased to announce that we have secured High Society Big Band to perform at the Double Eagle Gala on October 31, 2009. High Society Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that span an entire century of music, including standards made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey. Now is the time to mark your calendar to attend the signature event of our Consistory year.

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 Special Offer for this reunion only! We have partnered with the Des Moines York Rite, who also named their fall class in honor of George Carr, to increase the number of new members in the York and Scottish Rite in 2009. If you are a candidate for both the York and Scottish Rite George R. Carr Classes, you pay an initiation fee of $300 (a savings of $165, and your 2010 dues are paid) If you are a current York Rite member and you become a candidate for the Scottish Rite George R. Carr Class, you pay an initiation fee of $200 (a $100 savings and your 2010 dues are paid) If you are a current Scottish Rite member and you become a candidate for the York Rite George R. Carr Class, you pay an initiation fee of $100 (a $65 savings and your 2010 dues are paid)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Monthly Meet and Greet



Library Social -
Wednesday - September 2
4:30 - 7:30 PM
Library

A chance to meet and visit with your Scottish Rite Brothers. Prospects and ladies are welcome.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friends of the Consistory

In the past few years over 1 million dollars in renovations have been completed in our wonderful Consistory building. These projects have changed our Temple from a declining facility into one of Central Iowa’s crown jewels.
Tonight the Friends of Des Moines Consistory held a cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres party, live piano music by Bob Day, and our 2009 renovation project launch

Master of Kadosh, Mark Clark outlined plans to raise $135,000 for various projects throughout the building. We are well on our way to raise these funds but the projects can always use more donors. Lighting and sound for the auditorium, refurbishing the ladies restrooms (and the men's) and various other projects were outlined. As always a wonderful time was had by all and I even hears someone say that we needed to do more of these activities.

Here are the rest of the pictures.

And a little bit of Bob Day's magic music
video
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Scottish Rite Makeover (Consistory Rite Edition)

The Friends of the Des Moines Consistory have made it their mission and passion to ensure the renovation and preservation of one of the true architectural master pieces of Des Moines, our Consistory building.

Just like the television show, we will be tackling a number of rooms in a short period of time. Almost every major area of our Consistory will see some effect of this makeover.

As such, we would like to invite you to join with us as we reveal our 2009 renovation plans.

This edition of the Friends of Des Moines Consistory will include a cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres party, live piano music by Bob Day, and our 2009 renovation project launch.

In the past few years over 1 million dollars in renovations have been completed because of the support of members like you. These projects have changed our Temple from a wonderful yet declining facility into one of Central Iowa’s crown jewels and we thank you.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
8:00 pm 2009 Renovation Announcement

Hosted by the Friends of the Des Moines Consistory
RSVP today!
$20 per person


University of Free Masonry

Join us on August 26 as we read and study the 31st degree. This degree titled the Inspector Inquisitor. This degree teaches that we should give every man the benefit of innocence and purity of intentions. He who would judge others must first judge himself. The mistakes of today should not be committed tomorrow. The duty is to judge yourself in the same light as you judge others, considering both actions and motives. The degree reading will begin at 7:00 pm and will take place in the library. All Scottish Rite Masons are invited.

Double Eagle Gala

The Master of Kadosh is pleased to announce that we have secured High Society Big Band to perform at the Double Eagle Gala on October 31, 2009. High Society Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that span an entire century of music, including standards made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey. Now is the time to mark your calendar to attend the signature event of our Consistory year.

http://www.highsocietybigband.com/

Consistory Quarterly Meeting and Elections
The quarterly meeting of the DSM Valley will take place on September 9, 2009. The main order of business will be the election of new officers for the Consistory and the Chapter Rose Croix

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

Special Offer for this reunion only! We have partnered with the Des Moines York Rite, who also named their fall class in honor of George Carr, to increase the number of new members in the York and Scottish Rite in 2009.

If you are a candidate for both the York and Scottish Rite George R. Carr Classes, you pay an initiation fee of $300 (a savings of $165, and your 2010 dues are paid)

If you are a current York Rite member and you become a candidate for the Scottish Rite George R. Carr Class, you pay an initiation fee of $200 (a $100 savings and your 2010 dues are paid)

If you are a current Scottish Rite member and you become a candidate for the York Rite George R. Carr Class, you pay an initiation fee of $100 (a $65 savings and your 2010 dues are paid)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Friends of the Des Moines Consistory


The Friends of the Des Moines Consistory have made it their mission and passion to ensure the renovation and preservation of one of the true architectural masterpieces of Des Moines, our Consistory building.

In September 2009 we will begin our
"Scottish Rite Makeover Consistory Edition,"

Just like the television show we will be tackling a number of rooms in a short period of tiem. Almost every major area of our Consistory will see sme effect of this makeover.
As such, we would like to invite you to join with us as we reveal our 2009 renovation plans.

This edition of the Friends of Des Moines Consistory will include a coctail and heavy hors d'oeuvres party with live piano music and our 2009 renovation project launch.

In the past few years over 1 million dollars in renovations have been completed because of the support of members like you. These projects have changed our Temple from a wonderful yet declining facility into one of Central Iowa's crown jewels and we thank you.

Tuesday August 25, 2009
6:30 P.M. Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
8:00 P M 2009 Renovation Announcement

Hosted by the Friends of the Des Moines Consistory.
$20 per person

RSVP by August 20, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Lost Symbol and the Scottish Rite


Chris Hodapp, author of Freemasons for Dummies has an explanation of the Scottish Rite on his Web site.

He says
With Dan Brown's book The Lost Symbol displaying the double-headed eagle and 33rd degree shield of the Scottish Rite on its cover, along with the release date of the book 9/15/09 adding up to the number "33," it's a fair bet to say that Brown will place 33rd degree Masons in an important role in his novel. Good or bad remains to be seen. And since literally millions of people will read it and think Brown's version of Freemasonry and the Scottish Rite is "factual," as he has claimed in the past about his treatment of the Illuminati, the Priory of Sion, the Knights Templar and Opus Dei, I figured it was worthwhile to post a brief explanation of just who and what the Scottish Rite is.


You car read it by clicking here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

You are Invited


Library Social -
Wednesday - August 5
4:30 - 7:30 PM
Library

A chance to meet and visit with your Scottish Rite Brothers. Prospects and ladies are welcome.