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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Scottish Rite Express - March 1, 2011

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SR Express
March 1, 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

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 (1stWeekend) 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

The Consistro Bistro
It is cold, wintry, and we are all tired of the cold weather. Let us take you away to a warm Tuscany village in the mountains of Italy. A The Consistro Bistrocandlelight dinner, filled with the musical sounds of the Tuscany countryside. Checkered tablecloths, bottles of Italian Chianti on the table, breadsticks, salads, pasta selection galore. Enjoy a relaxing Italian dinner with various types of pasta and sauces. Fresh baked focacia, ciabbata and baguettes with fresh extra virgin olive oil and pepper mills. Start the evening with antipasto appetizers of shrimp, cheeses, olives and meats. Follow dinner with Spumoni ice cream and coffee for dessert. Don't miss this extra special evening, meet new friends, bring friends and fill up a table. Join us on Friday and escape this winter weather.

Friday, March 4 - 6:30 social; 7:30 dinner
Cost - $13.00; Reservations needed.
RSVP to the Scottish Rite office at 515-288-8927

Spring Reunion Kickoff
The 2011 Spring Reunion Kick-off is coming up on Wednesday, March 9th.  Do you have a friend who you think would enjoy Freemasonry?  This event is designed just for them.  We will have outstanding Masonic fellowship, a great prime rib dinner and a special program on Freemasonry featuring Ben Franklin. We will begin with social hour at 6:00 pm.  Dress for the event is business casual but we encourage you to wear a Masonic shirt or pin if you have one.

This event is FREE for prospective members for the Blue Lodge or Scottish Rite with a reservation made by March 7th.  The cost is $10 for Scottish Rite Masons.  Please make your reservation by calling the SR office (515-288-8927) or via
Welcome to Scottish Rite
The Des Moines Consistory was pleased to welcome 13 new Masters of the Royal Secret on February 19th. This one day class in honor of Robert E. Derby and Karl H. Killinger featured nine of our Scottish Rite degrees, a fellowship banquet, and a winter dance party. Congratulations to our new members and to everyone who helped to make this reunion a success. 

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