The 2013 John H. McKlveen, 33° Fall Memorial Reunion concluded Saturday evening with the Double Eagle Gala. The Gala is the conclusion of the two-weekend Reunion and this year's party was another winner: fellowship, a great dinner (Spring Mix Salad with Roasted Pecans, New York Strip Steak, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Almandine, and Crème Brulee for dessert), and a fantastic dance band, Freestyle, all made the conclusion to both weekends a resounding success. Master of Kadosh Daniel R. Hobson, 33° welcomed guests and thanked all those who helped with this Reunion. Past Master of Kadosh John W. Clearman, 33° introduced the class, listed below. After the dinner and remarks, the band Freestyle provided music for the evening.
Reunions provide an opportunity for current Scottish Rite Masons to both reconnect with members of their class and continue their study of the lessons found in the degrees. These Reunions also introduce our new Scottish Rite Brothers to the "University of Freemasonry" and its lessons. This year's class enjoyed 28 of the 29 Scottish Rite Degrees over the two Reunion weekends- there was much to study! And the McKlveen class plans to assist with the performance of the one degree our Valley has yet to perform. This will make the Des Moines Valley one of the few, and perhaps only, Scottish Rite Valleys in the Southern Jurisdiction to present all 29 degrees!
Congratulations to the new Masters of the Royal Secret in the Des Moines Valley. We're excited that you joined this journey with us and we look forward to your participation in future Reunions!
Class President: Donald A. Burkhart
Class Secretary: Brandon V. Scheuring
Class Orator: Joseph W. Seidlin
Andrae C. Delaney
Mark A. Konrad
Lee Roy W. Porter
Alan C. Rodruck
Mark A. Terhune