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Monday, October 26, 2009

DOUBLE EAGLE GALA News

The Double Eagle is this weekend. Things are shaping up for a great reunion, honoring George Carr. The band has been hired, the caterer is ordering food, the décor has been delivered, and over 250 SR Masons and their guests have made reservations. We will be accepting reservations until 12:00 pm on Wednesday, so if you are still on the bubble, please let us know as soon as possible




Upon arriving, you should park in the American Republic Ramp to the east of the Scottish Rite building. Yes, the big ramp that is usually reserved for their employees. From there, walk to the front of our Consistory and enter through the huge bronze doors. At the main entrance you will find our Scottish Rite Tylers ready to greet you and welcome you to the Gala. Check in and ticket payment will be at the entrance foyer as well. Should you have a coat or wrap, our coat check will be staffed for your use. You will then enter the drawbridge of our Consistory Castle guarded by a Knight in shining armor on your way to the Gala Ballroom.

The decor for this year’s gala will be regal red, deep purple, and gold along with the Double Eagle of the Scottish Rite. Banners, torches, and pillars of fire will add to the splendor as our ballroom will once again be transformed by the creative talents of Innovative Events.


As you enter the Grand Ballroom for social hour, look to the north for libations as well as the various appetizer stations featuring chicken spiedini skewers, boursin cheese stuffed mushrooms, and three cheese olive garnish. After you have had a chance to partake, you may wish to seek out your seat for dinner. Again, palace staff will be there to help you. Our herald will call for dinner at 7:00 pm. The menu will feature Fresh Chilled Caesar Salad, Oven Roasted Prime Rib of Beef (14 oz cut), Baby Red Potatoes, Sautéed California Golden Vegetables, Fresh baked rolls and butter prepared by Great Caterers of Iowa.

Following dessert of Triple layer Chocolate Cake with Raspberry sauce, our festivities in honor of the George R. Carr 33° G.C. Memorial Class will begin. Our agenda will include remarks and presentations by our class officers, comments by the Master of Kadosh, and recognition of our newest 50 year members. Our Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Gary L. Sissel, 33° and his lady Carole will be our special guests.

Following our program, it will be time for dancing. Our gala will feature the 17 piece big band, High Society.

Hopefully, this will give you a sneak peak at what to expect, next Saturday night.

Here are the answers to a few questions that have been asked.

Dress – The Double Eagle Gala is tuxedo optional. Masquerade masks are optional as well.

Parking – The American Enterprise ramp directly east of our building will be open at 3:30 pm on Saturday for AASR parking. Entrance to the parking ramp is on 5th Street, you may be asked to show your AASR dues card.

Event times: 6pm – Social
7 pm – Dinner ~
8pm – Dancing
Cost: $35 per person (advance payment requested)
RSVP not later than 12:00 pm on October 28th (rsvp@dmscottishrite.org or 515-288-8927)
The Double Eagle Gala is open to Scottish Rite Masons and their guests.
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Scottish Rite Degree Practices
Monday, October 26, 2009
21st Degree – 7 pm (Auditorium)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
28th Degree (tech) – 6 pm (Auditorium)
32nd Degree (1st Section-tech) – 7 pm (Auditorium)
32nd Degree (2nd Section-tech) – 7:30 pm (Auditorium)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
30th Degree (tech) – 6 pm (Auditorium)
31st Degree (tech) – 7:30 pm (Auditorium)

Thursday, October 29, 2009
27th Degree (tech) – 6 pm (Auditorium)
22nd Degree (tech) – 7 pm (Auditorium)
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FALL REUNION SCHEDULE (2nd Weekend)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
DINNER 5:00 PM
CARR CLASS ASSEMBLES 5:45 PM
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
The 20th Degree-Master of the Symbolic Lodge 6:00 PM
The 21st Degree-Noachite or Prussian Knight 7:20 PM
The 22nd Degree-Knight of the Royal Axe 8:50 PM
DISMISSAL 9:30 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009
CARR CLASS ASSEMBLES 8:00 AM
The 27th Degree - Knight of the Sun, Prince Adept 8:15 AM
The 28th Degree- Knight Commander of the Temple 9:25 AM
The 29th Degree-Scottish Knight of St. Andrew 10:30 AM
The 30th Degree-Knight Kadosh 11:35 AM
LUNCH 12:30 PM
CLASS PICTURES 1:15 PM
CARR CLASS ASSEMBLES 1:30 PM
CONSISTORY DEGREES
The 31st Degree-Inspector Inquisitor 1:45 PM
The 32nd Degree-The Royal Secret (1st Section) 3:15 PM
The 32nd Degree-The Royal Secret (2nd Section) 4:30 PM

DOUBLE EAGLE GALA
SOCIAL HOUR 6:00 PM
DINNER 7:00 PM
CONSISTORY BALL 8:00 PM

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Shane Harshbarger
Des Moines Scottish Rite
515-288-8927 (office)
515-288-8929 (fax)
515-865-4727 (cell)

1 comment:

leol said...

shane since no else has commented i will this info is helpful and entertaining see you saturday leo