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
Scottish Rite Golf Outing
The Scottish Rite Golf Outing is fast approaching. In fact it is just a week away on Friday, June 10th at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona. Cost is $80 and includes the round of golf, cart, steak dinner, and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, longest putt as well as some special ones designed just for our outing. One of the prizes is a Scottish Rite Golf bag. The proceeds from the golf outing benefit Scottish Rite's Rite Care and the Des Moines Consistory Building Trust, so remind your boss or wife you are playing golf for charity and need the time off.
The outing is a four-person best ball and begins at 1:00 pm. If you haven't made your plans and put together your foursome, now is the time. If you want us to partner you up with other players, we can do that as well.
If you are not a golfer but would like to join us for dinner, the cost is $15. The dinner is at 5:30 pm at the clubhouse. Since it is a Friday, stop out early and enjoy the great June day.
Our annual celebration of the Founding of the Grand Lodge of England will be held on June 22nd and June 23rd upstairs at the Royal Mile Pub. Ron Lindhart, Bob Speed, and company are putting together another great program but it is never a bad idea to remember that Anthony Sayer was the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England. The festivities begin at 6:00 pm with social hour, followed by dinner and program.
The cost for the event is $20 but your payment and meal selection are needed prior to June 17th. Your meal choices are Shepheard's Pie, Guinness Pie, Fish & Chips, or Bangers & Mash. This event always sells out as seating is limited to 55. RSVP by calling (515-288-8927) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). This event is open only to Master Masons.
Masonic Leadership Conference - June 25
The Des Moines Scottish Rite is hosting the 2011 Masonic Leadership Conference in partnership with the Grand Lodge of Iowa and the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation.
This leadership conference will feature a number of noted Masonic Leaders from throughout the country and will focus on programs you can use to enhance and develop your lodge programs.
Our keynote speaker will be S. Brent Morris, 33° G.C., author of the "Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry." Brent has graciously agreed to present two separate programs. One will help explain the various membership trends taking place in Masonry and why men choose to join lodges for different reasons. His other program will focus on developing your lodge education programs.
In addition to Bro. Morris, we are pleased to have Tony Krall, PGM DeMolay International and Michael Halleran, Grand Junior Warden - Grand Lodge of Kansas. Both of these brothers are outstanding Masonic speakers who have presented on a variety of Masonic topics throughout the United States.
The leadership conference will be held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Des Moines. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 am with the opening session beginning promptly at 8:30 am.
There is no cost to attend the event. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required to ensure appropriate plans are in place. All conference attendees will receive a continental breakfast, conference luncheon, and conference reception as part of registration. Conference attendees will receive a special Masonic Leader polo shirt to be worn at the conference and in the group photo.
Registration must be postmarked prior to June 15, 2011. Hotel accommodations are available on a first come first served basis at the Downtown Holiday Inn (515-283-0151). Rate is $79 per night. The name of the room block is "Iowa Masons."