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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scottish Rite Express

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SR Express
November 29, 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 33°
Wise Master
Chapter Rose Croix

John W. Clearman 33°
Commander
Council of Kadosh
2011 Calendar
November 30 - University of Free Masonry
December 14 - Quarterly Meeting, Installation, Holiday Party with York Rite
December 27 - KSA Knighting Ceremony
University of Free Masonry -
Things That Go Bump In The Night
By Pete Taggart, 32°KCCH

November 30, 2011
6 pm - Social Hour              7 pm - Program       8 pm - Dessert

Bump in the NightOne of the foundational ideas of Free Masonry is Ethics - that justice, right and wrong exist as objective, timeless, independent entities.  In the last lecture on Mysteries and Mystics we found that things like Ethics and Geometric shapes exist in a state beyond what can be quantified by the human senses.  Scientifically, experimentally, through observation, we may tangentially glimpse their nature but we can never hold Justice in our hand.
            Among many other things, the acceptance of Ethics inextricably leads to conclusions like the immortality of the human spirit and the existence of a realm of reality beyond human sensual definition.  It naturally leads us to - the Ghosts.  This time we will talk about the Ghosts: who they are, what they do, and their persistent presence throughout history.  This will not be Ghostbusters or parlor tricks, but a respectful, serious discussion of this phenomenon which has been part of human experience for as long as we know what human beings have been thinking.  After all, who knows who will be listening with us.  It will also be fun.   Please join us, rsvp to rsvp@dmscottishrite.org or  515-288-8927.  This event is open to anyone.  Spirits will be available.
Scottish Rite Installation & Holiday Party - 2011
Eagles
Mark December 14th on your calendars for a big day at Scottish Rite! John Clearman, 33° will be installed as the 2012 Master of Kadosh and Bryce Hildreth, 33° as Commander of the Council of Kadosh along with the other officers of the Des Moines Consistory and the Council of Kadosh.


Immediately following the installation, the 2011 Scottish Rite Officers invite you and your lady to our annual Scottish Rite Holiday Party.  Please join us for music, Holiday cheer, food, and libations.  There is no cost to attend but reservations are requested for planning purposes.  Coat and tie is requested for the installation. 

   6:00 pm            Scottish Rite Quarterly Meeting (Consistory Classroom)
   6:30 pm            Installation of Officers (Consistory Auditorium)
   7:00 pm            Scottish Rite Holiday Party (Tapestry Lounge)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Reservations open until Noon on Thursday Nov. 10

The 2011 Double Eagle Gala is this Saturday.  If you would like to attend we can accommodate your reservations until 12 pm tomorrow, Thursday November 10th.  This event is one of the most popular of the Scottish Rite year and is a great way to celebrate being a Scottish Rite Mason.  
 
Our banquet will honor the members of the Noyce/Johnson class and the Ellis E. Monk class.  Dinner will be catered by Great Caterers of Iowa and will feature Beef Filet de Burgo and Double Chocolate Cheesecake.  Our band for the dance is the Soul Searchers.  They specialize in 40’s and 50’s music but are quite flexible.  We will also have Select Entertainment as our DJ, who will fill in the breaks and finish off the evening with an array of popular selections.  If you haven’t contacted the office for your reservation please do so by calling515-288-8927 or email rsvp@dmscottishrite.org.
 
2011 Double Eagle Gala
Saturday, November 12, 2011
5:45 pm ~ Social Hour
6:30 ~ Reunion Class Banquet
Mixed Green Parmesan Salad, Beef Tenderloin Deburgo,
Baked Potato, Roasted Vegetables, Dark Chocolate Cheesecake
8:00 ~ Double Eagle Gala
Music by the Soul Searchers & Select Entertainment

Friday, November 4, 2011

SR Express November 4, 2011

Scottish Rite Consistory Banner

SR Express
November 4, 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 33°
Wise Master
Chapter Rose Croix

John W. Clearman 33°
Commander
Council of Kadosh
2011 Calendar
Nov. 11/12 - AASR Fall Reunion (2ndWeekend) 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 fall reunion is off to a great start!
The Des Moines Consistory is pleased to welcome the following new members as part of the Ellis E. Monk, Memorial Class. They have completed the Lodge of Perfection and Chapter Rose Croix Degrees this past weekend.

Our reunion opened on the Lodge of Perfection by Venerable Master, Steven F. Jacobsen, 32° KCCH with assistance from the Lodge of Perfection officers, Knights of St. Andrew and Ron Husted with his bagpipes. Our reunion opening introduced Scottish Rite Freemasonry to our new class members along with introductions of our officers, committee members, and degree masters.

The 4th degree got things off to a great start with the Secret Master degree with Michael A. Miller, 32° KCCH elect presiding. On Friday evening, the 4th through 7th degree were presented in excellent fashion by our degree teams. On Saturday, the 8th through 18th degrees were conferred. Special thanks and congratulations to our degree teams and committees for all of their hard work, it was a great way to start our new members on their Scottish Rite journey.

There were a number of highlights from the weekend, two outstanding meals by our kitchen krew, Chad Rolhfsen in the 5th degree and Bill Vandivier in the 8th degree, conferring for the 1st time. One of the candidates shared the following "I wish I had joined earlier, I didn't know what I was missing." So if you helped out, sang in the chorus, did a ritual part, signed a candidate's petition, or just came to the reunion to socialize...take a quick bow and a well deserved pat on the back but don't forget we are only half way there. The second weekend is coming up soon...November 11 and 12. We will need you again to finish things off for the conclusion of the Fall reunion.
2011 Double Eagle Gala
EaglesImmediately following the 32nd Degree, Master of the Royal Secret will be the 2011 Double Eagle Gala. This event introduced by Past Master of Kadosh, Dutch Koch is our celebration of Scottish Rite Masonry and has quickly become one of the most popular Masonic events in Iowa. Over 300 Scottish Rite Masons attended in 2010 and we are on track for similar numbers in 2011. You and your lady are specifically invited to join us for the festivities but your friends and family are welcome as well. It is a great way to show your friends "why you are a Scottish Rite Mason!"

Our banquet 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. Each of these men made lasting impressions on Scottish Rite Masonry but also to the citizens of Central Iowa, we are proud to pay tribute to them. After the banquet will be the party. Get ready for an amazing transformation of the Grand Banquet room. The d├ęcor will be 2nd to none. 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. Now, is the time to register. So if you haven't done so please do before November 7th.

Click here for a reservation card. The Double Eagle Gala is black tie optional.
Fall Reunion Schedule