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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Robert Burns Night - Pictures

Robert Burns Party - Des Moines Scottish Rite

  The pictures of the Robert Burns Party may be accessed by clicking on the picture above.  It will take you to the Album.  Once there click on slideshow in the upper left corner to enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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January 18, 2011
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DSM Valley Officers
Shane Harshbarger 33°
Master of Kadosh
Des Moines Consistory

Steven F. Jacobsen 32° KCCH
Venerable Master
Lodge of Perfection

Dan Hobson 32° KCCH
Wise Master
Chapter Rose Croix

John W. Clearman 33°
Council of Kadosh
2011 Calendar

January 22 - Lodge Officers Breakfast / Cribbage Tournament
January 25 - Robert Burns Party
February 9 - Consistory AnnualMeeting
February 16 - Shepherd's Tavern Society
February 19 - AASR - One Day Reunion and Winter Dance Party Honoring Robert Derby 32° KCCH / Karl Killinger 32° KCCH Class
March 2 - KSA Quarterly Meeting
March 4 - Consistro Bistro
March 9 - Spring Reunion Kick - off
March 24 - University of Free Masonry  History, Mystery, and lots of Secret Stuff - Pete Taggert
March 30 - Shepherd's TavernSociety
April 1/2 - AASR  -  Spring Reunion (1st Weekend) Marvin Pomerantz 33° Class
April 15/16 - AASR - Spring Reunion (2nd Weekend) Spring Fling Party
April 20 - Maundy Thursday (Out of town)
April 21 - Maundy Thursday (Des Moines)
May 11 - Quarterly Meeting & Ascension Service
May 25 - KSA (Knighting Ceremony)
June 10 - Scottish Rite Golf Outing
June 22/23 - University of Free Masonry (Royal Mile)
June 25 - AASR / Masonic Leadership
July 27 - Scottish Rite Recognition Dinner and Awards night
July 31 - AASR Family Ice Cream Social and Games
August 3 - KSA Meeting
August 24 - Shepherd's Tavern Society
August 27 - AASR - One Day Reunion Honoring Richard Noyce 32° KCCH / Ivan Johnson 32° KCCH
September 7 - University of Free Masonry Portrayal of the Scottish Rite 3rd Degree
September 14 - Quarterly Meeting & Elections
September 15 - 17 - Grand Lodge of Iowa (Davenport)
September 22 - Fall Reunion Kick - off
\October 26 - Shepherd's Tavern Society
Oct. 28/29 - AASR Fall Reunion (1st Weekend) Ellis Monk 33° Memorial Class
Nov. 11/12 - AASR Fall Reunion (2nd Weekend) Double Eagle Gala
November 30 - University of Free Masonry
December 14 - Quarterly Meeting, Installation, Holiday Party with York Rite
December 27 - KSA Knighting Ceremony

Roberts Burns Party
Burns party
 Tuesday January 25, 2011
The officers of the Des Moines Consistory cordially invite you to our first ever birthday party in honor of Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, lyricist of Solway Firth, the Ayrshire Lad, Brother Robert Burns. This party is a chance to enjoy the sound of Scottish pipes and drums, the great stories and songs from the hand of the bard of Scotland, a pint of ale or a wee dram of scotch, and some great food and fellowship.

Robert BurnsRobert Burns, famous for his many poems and his authorship of Auld Lang Syne, was also a very active Mason, joining Lodge St. David Tarbolton in 1781.

We encourage you to invite your non-Masonic friends to join us as well. There will be a short program on Free Masonry as well as a tribute to Burns by Ron Lindhart, Pete Taggart, and Bob Speed.

Dinner will feature carved Baron of Beef, rosemary potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert. The cost is just $12 per person. Your potential Scottish Rite petitioners and their lady are invited to join us at no charge, provided you make a reservation for them by January 21st. To make your reservations, please contact the Scottish Rite office by calling 515-288-8927 or via email
Blue Lodge Breakfast & Cribbage Tournament
Date: January 22, 2011- 8:00 am
Cost: Free to all Masons

All Masons are invited to the 11th annual Blue Lodge Breakfast hosted by the DSM Scottish Rite. The morning will feature a full breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, cinnamon rolls, 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.

The cribbage tournament will begin at 9:45 am. Registration will take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.

Reservations Requested by January 20
Des Moines Scottish Rite - 515/288-8927
Robert E. Derby, 32° K.C.C.H. & Karl H. Killinger, 32° K.C.C.H. Memorial Class



The 4th Degree-Secret Master 8:15 AM
The 9th Degree-Elu of the Nine 9:00 AM
The 10th Degree-Elu of the Fifteen
The 14th Degree-Perfect Elu 10:00 AM

The 18th Degree-Knight of the Rose Croix 11:00 AM
LUNCH 12:10 PM

The 21st Degree-Prussian Knight 1:00 PM
The 28th Degree
Knight Commander of the Temple 2:05 PM
The 30th Degree-Knight Kadosh 3:10 PM
The 32nd Degree (1st Section)
Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret 4:30 PM
The 32nd Degree(2nd Section)
Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret 5:35 PM

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

11th Annual Blue Lodge Breakfast / Cribbage Tournament

You are invited to the 11th annual Blue Lodge Breakfast 
hosted by the Des Moines Scottish Rite bodies.

8:00 AM

January 22, 2011

Free to all Masons

The purpose of the breakfast is to show the support of Scottish Rite to all Central Iowa Masonic Lodges.  It is a chance to meet new Masons and renew old friendships.  We invite you to join us.

Reservations requested by January 19, 2011
Des Moines Scottish Rite - 515-288-8927

The Annual Cribbage Tournament will begin at 10:00 on the same day.  


Brother Mike Miller's "review" of the Breakfast here.