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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Scottish Rite Expresss

Consistory Meet & Greet

Join us on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 for a 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 7:00 pm. In the Library on Second Floor.

Blue Lodge Breakfast

Date: January 23, 2010 Cost: Free to all Masons Time: 8:00 am

All Masons are invited to the 10th annual Lodge Breakfast hosted by the DSM Scottish Rite, Council of Kadosh. The morning will feature a full breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, cinnamon roll, juice and coffee.

The purpose of the breakfast is to thank all Blue Lodge Masons and meet Brothers from throughout Central Iowa. The directory of area Masters and Wardens will be distributed.
Reservations Requested by January 20
Des Moines Scottish Rite - 515/288-8927

Hertzberg Reunion Kick-off

The 2009 Spring Reunion is fast approaching to start things off right we will be having our annual kickoff on January 28th. This event is designed to build enthusiasm for the upcoming Spring Reunion and as a chance to invite potential SR Masons to a fun event to meet other Scottish Rite members.

It will feature a pork loin dinner and a special program introducing the Scottish Rite to potential members Cost is $10 for SR Masons. However, Masonic and Scottish Rite candidates are free with a reservation. In addition, if you bring a SR candidate with a signed & paid petition, your dinner is free as well. Prospects for the Blue Lodge are always welcome. This event is for men only.

The spring reunion is not far away, now is the perfect time to approach that Master Mason who has been considering joining but hasn’t for one reason or another.

If you plan to attend please contact the office (515-288-8927 or

Spring Reunion to Honor Hertzberg

The Master of Kadosh, Donald A. Driscoll 33°and the officers of Des Moines Scottish Rite, are
pleased to announce that the Spring Reunion will be in honor of Grover R. Hertzberg 33°. This
reunion will consist of three Saturdays, March 20, April 10, and April 17. Following the conclusion of the degree work on the 3rd Saturday, we will hold our Double Eagle Gala, our signature event of the Consistory year.
Grover Robert Hertzberg 33°

Grover was born in Des Moines in 1928. He attended Roosevelt High School and attended Iowa State University where he earned a BS Degree and MS Degree in forestry in 1954.

After Iowa State he entered Officer Candidate School for the US Navy. In 1954 he was commissioned an Ensign in USNR. In 1957 he joined the family business, Library Binding Service, Inc. and retired as Vice President in 1982. In 1991 he was named Chairman of the Iowa
State University Foundation Board of Directors where he served for two years.

Masonically, Grover was raised in Waveland Park Lodge #654 on October 2, 1961. He became a
Master of the Royal Secret in 1962. He was honored with the rank of Knight Commander Court of Honor in 1979 and was coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1999. He served the Des Moines Valley of Scottish Rite as Wise Master Chapter Rose Croix 1995-1997 and Master of Kadosh in 1998. He was also a member of the York Rite, High 12, Waveland Park Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.

Grover passed to the Grand Lodge above on July 4, 2003.

Reunion Schedule

MARCH 20, 2010
8:45 AM 4° Secret Master
9:45 AM 5° Perfect Master
10:35 AM 6° Confidential Secretary
11:15 AM 7° Provost and Judge
11:45 AM LUNCH
12:45 PM 8° Intendant of the Building
1:45 PM 9°/10° Elu of the Nine/Elu of the
1:45 PM 9°/10° Elu of the Nine/Elu of the Fifteen
2:40 PM 11° Elu of the Twelve
3:30 PM 12° Master Architect
4:15 PM 13° The Royal Arch of Solomon
5:00 PM 14° Perfect Elu

APRIL 10, 2010
8:30 AM 15° Knight of the East
9:30 AM 16° Prince of Jerusalem
10:30 AM 17° Knight of the East & West
11:30 AM LUNCH
12:30 PM 18° Knight Rose Croix
2:05 PM 20° Master of the Symbolic Lodge
3:15 PM 21° Noachite or Prussian Knight
4:45 PM 22° Knight of the Royal Axe

APRIL 17, 2010
8:15 AM 27° Knight of the Sun, Prince Adept
9:15 AM 28° Knight Commander of the Temple
10:25 AM 29° Scottish Knight of St. Andrew
11:30 AM 30° Knight Kadosh
12:20 PM LUNCH
1:25 PM 31° Inspector Inquisitor
2:50 PM 32° The Royal Secret (1st Section)
4:00 PM 32° The Royal Secret (2nd Section)

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