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
Immediately 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 décor 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.