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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Installation and Holiday Party Pictures

The movie is dark but you can hear the music that was played when the officers were piped into the Lodge Room

Scottish Rite Installation from Jay Simser on Vimeo.

Consistory Installation and Holiday Party

Tonight is the quarterly meeting, installation of officers, and holiday party. On behalf of Master of Kadosh, Mark Clark 33° and Master of Kadosh elect, Donald A. Driscoll 33° we invite you to attend.

The evening begins with the quarterly meeting at 6:00 pm in the Consistory Classroom. After the short meeting, we will join our ladies and guests in the auditorium for the Installation of the 2010 officers at 6:30 pm. We will be installing officers for the Des Moines Consistory and the Chapter Rose Croix. Donald A. Driscoll 33° is the Master of Kadosh elect and Daniel R. Hobson 32° KCCH is the Wise Master elect.

Following the installation will be our annual holiday party, which has grown into quite the affair. Our Consistory is well decorated for the holidays. We are excited to have Bob Day to play piano during the party.

Fancy Spinach Salad
Roasted Pork Loin
Cheese Ravioli with Meatballs
Cheese and Cracker trays
Relish Tray
Shrimp Cocktail
Mini Cheesecakes

There is no cost to attend and this event is open to the public. Please invite your lady and family to join us.
Dress is coat, tie, and Scottish Rite cap.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Photos from Sioux City KCCH Investiture

Holiday Party and Installation

Tuesday, December 15th.

6:00 pm Quarterly Meeting
6:30 pm Installation of Officers

7:00 pm Holiday Party
Heavy Hors d’ouevres
Musical Entertainment

Cedar Rapids - Albert Pike Birthday Observance

Illustrious Albert Pike, 33°

The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction The Bodies of the Valley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
invite you and your guests to a party celebrating the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Illustrious Albert Pike, 33°
(December 29. 1809—April 2, 1891) Sovereign Grand Commander
of the Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America,
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite Temple Dinner Beginning at 6:00 p. m.
Celebratory Program to Follow
We request a donation of $12.50 per person to defray the costs of the dinner. Gentlemen are asked to wear coat and tie. To make your reservation, please call (319) 364-2904 or e-mail

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ATTENTION: Holiday Party and Installation Rescheduled

Given the current and future weather conditions, the Holiday Party and Installation scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday December 9th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 15th.
6:00 pm            Quarterly Meeting
6:30 pm            Installation of Officers
7:00 pm            Holiday Party
                                    Heavy Hors d’ouevres
                                    Musical Entertainment

Saturday, December 5, 2009

33rd Degree Coronation

Below are pictures from the 33rd Degree Coronation held December 5, 2009

INSPECTOR GENERAL HONORARY OF THE THIRTY-THIRD DEGREE; during the Biennial session of the Supreme Council, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General and Deputies nominate a small quota of members who are Knights Commander Court of Honour to receive the Thirty-third Degree. A committee reviews the nominations, but the Supreme Council must vote upon every nomination. Members unanimously so elected become honorary members of the Supreme Council. The Thirty-third Degree may not be requested. The Degree is solely out of recognition for outstanding services. The only difference between the jewel of the Thirty-third Degree and that for an Active Member of the Supreme Council is that the latter is larger. The cap for an Inspector General Honorary is white with a white band edged in gold, featuring the symbol for this honorary Degree, a red slanting Patriarchal Cross.

Recipients from Iowa are:

Cedar Rapids - John Merten Klaus
Cedar Rapids - Larry Richard McGuire
Cedar Rapids - George Albert Peirce
Cedar Rapids - Harry Dale Sullivan
Clinton - Eugene Raymond Steensen
Davenport - William Ellis Kimler
Davenport - Dennis Ray Soebbing
Des Moines - David Michael Dryer
Des Moines - Shane Allen Harshbarger
Des Moines - Richard Hulett Hickman
Des Moines - Russell Edward Johnson, Jr.
Des Moines - Brian Douglas Pappaducas
Sioux City - Gary Ralph Bauereis
Sioux City - James Leslie Hayes
Sioux City - Edward Sheldon Matz
Sioux City - James William Morfitt
Sioux City - Jon David Wagoner

In addition there was one courtesy recipient from Minnesota

St. Paul - Brent Lee Metcalf

Congratulations to each recipient.