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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Scottish Rite Express

Blue Lodge Breakfast

Herb Smith Reunion Kickoff
Our 2013 Scottish Rite Reunion is fast approaching but before we can host the Herb M. Smith, 33° Memorial Scottish Rite Reunion, 

there are a number of things that need to be done. One of the most essential isto pro
vide a night where we can introduce Masonry and
 Scottish Rite to prospective new members. This important event will be held on February 6th at the Des Moines Consistory.  

Schedule of Events - February 6th, 2013
 6:15 pm     Social Hour and check in
 7:00 pm       BBQ Rib Dinner
8:00 pm     Introduction to Freemasonry & Scottish Rite  

Our kick-off is free to prospective candidates for the Symbolic Lodge and for Scottish Rite with a reservation. Cost is $10 for Scottish Rite Masons.  

Please let the SR Office by February 1, 2013 of your attendance plans so we can plan accordingly. 515-288-8927 or

Scottish Rite Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Des Moines Consistory will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:30 pm in the Consistory Classroom.  It will be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm for $8. Please make reservations for dinner by calling 515-288-8927 or email rsvp@dmscottishrite.orgprior to February 8, 2013.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Meet the Master of Kadosh!

The Des Moines Consistory installed Daniel R. Hobson, 33°, as Master of Kadosh on December 12, 2012. Dan was born in Hampton, Iowa and graduated from Cherokee High School. After high school, John attended the University of Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has worked for the State Auditor’s Office, Allied Group, and served 12 years in the U.S. Navy. Dan earned his M.B.A. and currently owns and operates two businesses: Cruise Holidays and Cookies by Design.

Dan was raised to the Degree of a Master Mason in Aomori Lodge #10 in Misowa, Japan in 1980 while serving in the Navy; in 1989, he joined Waveland Park Lodge and is a three-time Past Master. He is a member of the Des Moines York Rite. Dan joined the Des Moines Scottish Rite in 1990.

John is married to Dr. Sandra Hobson and they have two daughters; one daughter lives in Taiwan and the other in South Carolina. Sandra is an Audiologist practicing in the Des Moines area.

Dan’s vision for the Des Moines Consistory is to continue the strong work of his predecessors. His focus will be to generate additional interest in the Rite and plan events to attract both new members and motivate existing members to increase their involvement. There are many volunteer opportunities in which members can become involved, and Dan is excited to see our organization continue its active role in Freemasonry in Iowa. “I believe in the rule that somebody can always say no,” Dan says, “and we want to take care or our volunteers will say no.” Dan brings his wide professional background in management and practical experience in leadership to the Des Moines Scottish Rite.

Congratulations to the Des Moines Consistory Master of Kadosh, Daniel R. Hobson, 33°!