A very special guest joined the members of the Des Moines Scottish Rite for dinner tonight to kick off the George R. Carr, 33° Grand Cross Class. Senator Charles Grassley was in town to make a speech and came for a delicious pork loin supper. Senator Grassley is also a 33° Grand Cross. This is the highest honor the Rite bestows and Senator Grassley, a member of the Des Moines Valley, is the only remaining holder of this honor in Iowa.
This is a group of brothers from Southgate Lodge who are all joining together. There are a total of 27 new Scottish Rite members joining. They are members of a class named after a Mason who was a Class all to himself. George R. Carr, 33° Grand Cross gave much of his time and effort to the Scottish and York Rites and both Rites are honoring this great Mason this fall.
Senator Grassley wearing his Grand Cross Cap. You do not see many of them. The rest of the pictures are below. If you click on the slide show you will be taken to the Web album and can copy them from there.