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
$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.
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)