Today the Des Moines Valley had three special events, the first being a Fireside Chat with Sovereign Grand Commander Ron Seale, 33 GC and Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the Orient of Iowa Gary Sissel, 33 GC.
Topics ranged from membership, technology, education, and beyond. Some memorable moments included the fine points presented, especially in that the job of being a Masonic leader is to teach the next generation how to lead, and that we must not be asking about the current class, but where the last class is?
Below are some pictures. (Photos by Tony Batcheller, 32)
Following the Fireside Chat and an excellent lunch, Capitol Lodge 110 AF&AM opened on the 3rd Degree for the purposes of performing courtesy work for Southgate Lodge 657 AF&AM in raising Bro. Leroy Porter to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. There were many in attendance, with DeMolay's State Master Counselors conferring the first section, and the Grand Lodge officers performing the second section.
Below are some beautiful pictures by Tony Batcheller, 32 and Kurt Hoffmann, 32.
To finish the evening, the Des Moines Valley hosted the reception of Most Worshipful Bryce B. Hildreth, 33 as Grand Master of Masons in Iowa. The program was fun, the food was great, and a great time was had by all.
Again, below are pictures by Tony Batcheller, 32.