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
Spring Reunion Beings in 9 Days
The Spring Reunion in honor of Marvin A. Pomerantz is just 9 days away. It will be held April 1st/2nd (4° - 18°) and 15th/16th (19° - 32°). This reunion will feature 25 of the 29 Scottish Rite degrees and include the 23rd degree (Chief of the Tabernacle). This will be the 1st time the Des Moines Valley has performed this degree. Please come check it out.
If you have a petition to turn in, please do so as soon as possible.A petition is attached should you need one.
Bring Your Prospective Members to these Events!
University of Free Masonry - "Mystery, Mystics, & lots of Secret Stuff" March 24, 2011
Pete Taggart, 32° KCCH, will be presenting a special presentation on the mysteries surrounding Masonry and other secret societies.
Pete will take us on a fascinating journey. It will trace the origins of the ideas of the Unknown and the Unknowable, the phenomenon of mystical experiences and the role of Mystics, and how these paths to unique insight into the workings of the cosmos have manifest themselves in secret rites through the ages. Program begins at 7:00 pm with dessert to follow. This event is open to all.
SHEPHEARD'S TAVERN SOCIETY March 30, 2011
The Shepheard's Tavern society is a chance for Scottish Rite Masons and their friends to enjoy the company and fellowship of Masonry. The meetings are held throughout the Scottish Rite year. Our next gathering is March 30th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The purpose is two-fold, to socialize and to introduce prospective members to Freemasonry. We are pleased to invite you to join us as your schedule allows. No dues, no certificates, just a chance to meet and socialize.
SPRING FLING PARTY - "PAINT IT RED" April 16, 2011
Our Spring party/Gala will be held on April 16 following the reunion in honor of Marvin A. Pomerantz, 33°. It is called the "Paint It Red" party. Our Grand Banquet room will be dressed entirely in red. I saw this done for a party last year and it looked awesome! Red dresses for the ladies, red jackets, shirts or ties for the men would be in style for the party. While there will be some members in tuxedo from performing in the 32nd degree, it is not designed as a black tie affire, just a great Spring party for you and your lady to attend. Invites will drop next week with pricing and menu. Please mark you calendars now.