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 final Shepheard's Tavern will be held this Wednesday, October 26th from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. It will be held in the library and is a chance to socialize and share Scottish Rite Masonry. The Knights of St. Andrew will be in charge of hors de oeuvres and libations for you. Feel free to invite your friends and potential Masons to this event. There is no charge to attend.
Important Dates in Shepheard's Tavern History
1720-The tavern is built by Charles Shepheard. It was not only a place to eat and drink but a place to do business, hold meetings, receive mail, and see theatrical performances.
1736-The honorable society of Free and Accepted Masons held a lodge meeting here for the first time.
1801-Colonel John Mitchell and Rev. Frederick Dalcho opened by the ancient constitutions, The Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree for the United States of America.
2011- The movers and shakers of Des Moines Consistory meet to celebrate Scottish Rite Masonry and share this camaraderie with others.
Fall Reunion begins Friday!
The Ellis E. Monk, 33° Memorial Class will begin this Friday, October 28th at 5:00 pm with dinner. The dinner will feature grilled Iowa Chops, baked potato, salad, and dessert. Cost is $10 per person. Following dinner, will be the opening of the reunion at 5:45 pm. We have redesigned the opening to allow for a more exciting introduction to Scottish Rite for our candidates. The degree work will begin at 6:05 pm with the 4th Degree, Secret Master. Saturday, October 29th will kick off with the 8th Degree, Intendant of the Building at 8:00 am and conclude with the Knight Rose Croix and a social hour. This full reunion will feature 25 of the Scottish Rite degrees in full form. This will be the first time performance of the 24th degree, Prince of the Tabernacle. We encourage you to stop down and check out the degree work. Our ritualists have been working hard and it is always fun to play to a full room. Please join us as your schedule allows. A full copy of the reunion schedule is below.
The last weekend of the reunion will feature the 2011 Double Eagle Gala. This is our year end celebration of Scottish Rite Masonry. It will honor three of our distinguished Scottish Rite Masons, Ellis Monk, Richard Noyce, and Ivan Johnson and the members of the Summer one-day and Fall reunion classes. The Grand Banquet room will be all decked out. This year, we will have both a band, The Soul Searches and DJ, Select Entertainment, to help make this night one to remember. Dinner is beef tenderloin deburgo with a special double chocolate cheese cake for dessert. Early bird registration saves you $10 per ticket if received by October 29th. Cost is $50 per ticket after October 30th. This event is open to all so feel free to invite your friends and family to join you at this great event. It is an excellent way to show how exciting it is to be a Scottish Rite Mason. If you haven't been to a Double Eagle Gala before, please join us. It will be one to remember. Click here for a reservation card.