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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Des Moines Scottish Rite - Installation and Christmas Party

The evening started with walking into a Consistory filled with holiday cheer, and finished with just the same. After a short business meeting, the membership and their guests filed into the auditorium for the installation of the 2015 officers. All then retired to Tapestry Lounge for a wonderful spread of hors d'oeuvres finished with some peppermint ice cream. The evening was capped off with singing of traditional Christmas Carols led by the Double Eagle Chorus. A great start to the holiday season, and for the 2015 officers.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 Meals from the Heartland

Many hands make light work!  This concept was proven once again by members, families, and friends of the Des Moines Valley, who in three and a half hours packages 32,400 meals for Meals From the Heartland.  This shattered the goal of 32,000 meals, while getting sone a full 90 minutes ahead of schedule.

Thank you to the Advisory Conference, Personal Representative Bryce Hildreth, 33, and the Master of Kadosh Steve Jacobsen, 32 KCCH for a great community service event!

And of course, thank you to the Kitchen Krew for home made chili, hot dogs, and chicken dumpling soup to keep us all well fed.

Well done to all!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scottish Rite Express

The 2014 Meals from the Heartland Project is this Sunday!
                                                     
In what has become an annual event,
the members of the Des Moines Consistory, their families and friends will join together to pack 32,000 meals for the Meals from the Heartland Project. The event will be held this Sunday, November 30th at the Scottish Rite
Consistory. 

The meals we pack will be distributed throughout Iowa as well as around the world to those most in need. The project will begin on Sunday morning at 9:30 am. While the packaging is a big part of the job, there will also be bins to refill, boxes to be made and a truck to be loaded. Lunch will be provided by our Scottish Rite "Kitchen Krew". Our goal is to complete the packing by 2:30 pm. Anyone can help with this important project so invite your friends and family to help make a difference during this time of giving. 

This project was made possible by a grant made to the Des Moines Valley by the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation. Please let the Scottish Rite office know of your attendance so we can plan ahead. 515-288-8927 or


You're Invited! 
Scottish Rite Annual Holiday Party 
and Installation of Officers 

The Des Moines Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry invites you and all the members of your lodge to join us on Wednesday, December 10th for our annual Holiday Party and Installation of Officers. This is one of our premier Scottish Rite events of the year and is open to all.

Our 2014 Holiday Party will feature holiday music and a fabulous buffet and dessert. There will also be holiday cheer, merriment and of course, Brotherhood.

It is free for all attendees.


6:30 PM                   Installation of 2015 Officers                                              Consistory Auditorium

7:00 PM                   2014 Holiday Party 
                               Tapestry Room

New 2015 Officers:
Master of Kadosh: Bryce B. Hildreth, 33°
Commander, Council of Kadosh: 
Gregory R. Spooner, 32° KCCH
1st Lieutenant Commander: Ryan A. Genest 32°
2nd Lieutenant Commander: Robert E. Buising Jr., 32°


To make reservations, please call 515-288-8927 or emailrsvp@dmscottishrite.org

We hope to celebrate with you on December 10th!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Scottish Rite Express

Mark Your Calendar for the 2014 Meals from the Heartland Project!
                                                     
In what has become an annual event,
the members of the Des Moines Consistory, their families and friends will join together to pack 32,000 meals for the Meals from the Heartland Project. This event will be held Sunday, November 30th at the Scottish Rite
Consistory. 

The meals we pack will be distributed throughout Iowa as well as around the world to those most in need. The project will begin on Sunday morning at 9:30 am. While the packaging is a big part of the job, there will also be bins to refill, boxes to be made and a truck to be loaded. Lunch will be provided by our Scottish Rite "Kitchen Krew". Our goal is to complete the packing by 2:30 pm. Anyone can help with this important project so invite your friends and family to help make a difference during this time of giving. 

This project was made possible by a grant made to the Des Moines Valley by the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation. Please let the Scottish Rite office know of your attendance so we can plan ahead. 515-288-8927 or


You're Invited! 
Scottish Rite Annual Holiday Party 
and Installation of Officers 

The Des Moines Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry invites you and all the members of your lodge to join us on Wednesday, December 10th for our annual Holiday Party and Installation of Officers. This is one of our premier Scottish Rite events of the year and is open to all.

Our 2014 Holiday Party will feature holiday music and a fabulous buffet and dessert. There will also be holiday cheer, merriment and of course, Brotherhood.

It is free for all attendees.


6:30 PM                   Installation of 2015 Officers                                              Consistory Auditorium

7:00 PM                   2014 Holiday Party 
                               Tapestry Room

New 2015 Officers:
Master of Kadosh: Bryce B. Hildreth, 33°
Commander, Council of Kadosh: 
Gregory R. Spooner, 32° KCCH
1st Lieutenant Commander: Ryan A. Genest 32°
2nd Lieutenant Commander: Robert E. Buising Jr., 32°


To make reservations, please call 515-288-8927 or emailrsvp@dmscottishrite.org

We hope to celebrate with you on December 10th!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Scottish Rite Express

Mark Your Calendar for the 2014 Meals from the Heartland Project!
                                                       
In what has become an annual event,
the members of the Des Moines Consistory, their families and friends will join together to pack 32,000 meals for the Meals from the Heartland Project. This event will be held Sunday, November 30th at the Scottish Rite
Consistory. 

The meals we pack will be distributed throughout Iowa as well as around the world to those most in need. The project will begin on Sunday morning at 9:30 am. While the packaging is a big part of the job, there will also be bins to refill, boxes to be made and a truck to be loaded. Lunch will be provided by our Scottish Rite "Kitchen Krew". Our goal is to complete the packing by 2:30 pm. Anyone can help with this important project so invite your friends and family to help make a difference during this time of giving. 

This project was made possible by a grant made to the Des Moines Valley by the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation. Please let the Scottish Rite office know of your attendance so we can plan ahead. 515-288-8927 or

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Des Moines Scottish Rite - History Making Reunion

Scottish Rite Consistory Banner
SR Express

October 28, 2014 
Quick Links

Scottish Rite
Events

   
October 31st/
November 1st
Fall Reunion 
(3rd Weekend)

November 1st
Double Eagle Gala 

November 30th
Meal from the Heartland
December 10th
Installation of Officers/
Holiday Party
Des Moines Valley
Officers
Steven F. Jacobsen  32° KCCH
Master of Kadosh
Des Moines Consistory

W. Charles Smithson 32° KCCH
Venerable Master
Lodge of Perfection

Gregory L. Andersen 33°
Wise Master
Chapter Rose Croix

Bryce B. Hildreth 33°
Commander
Council of Kadosh

Shane A. Harshbarger 33°
 Secretary/Registrar

Des Moines Valley History about to be made!

We are quickly approaching a major accomplishment for the Des Moines Valley.  This weekend the members of the Des Moines Scottish Rite, along with our families, friends, and 13 great candidates will celebrate performing all 29 Scottish Rite degrees and honor two outstanding Scottish Rite Masons, Charles W. Iles 32° KCCH and Bobby E. Rice 32° KCCH. 

This historic event is the result of many hours and years of hard work and commitment to Scottish Rite Freemasonry.  It certainly proves that Freemasonry is Brotherhood.  

We will begin on Friday night with dinner at 5:00 pm in the Tapestry Room.  Our kitchen krew will be hard at work preparing Minute Steaks with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and apple crisp.  Cost is $10.

After dinner we will continue our journey through the Council of Kadosh degrees, the 23rd to the 26th.  These degrees are the philosophical degrees of the Kadosh degrees where the philosophy of Judaism, Islam and Christianity are introduced.

 COUNCIL of KADOSH DEGREES
6:00 pm           23rd Degree 
Degree Master: William J. Vandivier, 32° KCCH                         

 
6:35 pm           24th Degree
Degree Master: W. Charles Smithson, 32° KCCH

7:30 pm           25th Degree
Degree Master: Kevin R. Smith, 32° KCCH
        
8:15 pm           26th Degree
Degree Master: Gregory R. Spooner, 32° KCCH

Saturday morning, November 1st at 8:45 am will begin the last day of the Charles W. Iles Fall Reunion.  
We will finish the Council of Kadosh degrees and then complete our Scottish Rite journey in the Consistory.

8:45 am            27th Degree
Degree Master: Randy  C. Simmons, 32° KCCH

9:45 am            28th Degree
Degree Master: Michael J. Taylor, 32° KSA Commander

10:40 am          29th Degree
Degree Master: Shane A. Harshbarger, 33°

11:25 am          LUNCH - Served in Tapestry Room ($8)
Garden Salad, Sausage Cavetelli, 
Garlic Bread, Nutty Cones

12:25 pm         30th Degree
Degree Master: Gregory R. Spooner, 32° KCCH

CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:50 pm           31st Degree
Degree Master: John W. Clearman, 33°

3:00 pm           32nd Degree - 1st Section
3:55 pm           32nd Degree - 2nd Section
Degree Master: James Spoerl, 33°
Eagle 

Double Eagle Gala
Saturday November 1, 2014

The evening will conclude with our signature event, the Double Eagle Gala.  We will begin at 6:00 pm with social hour consisting of libations and passed hors de oeuvres of bruchetta pomodoro and stuffed mushrooms.  

 
For dinner, our Master of Kadosh has chosen an option of Beef Tenderloin or Tilapia with Lemon Cream Sauce.  A vegetarian meal, Grilled Portobello Mushroom on a Polenta cake, is available.

For our program we will welcome our new Scottish Rite Masons from the summer class in honor of Bobby E. Rice, 32° KCCH and our fall class in honor of Charles W. Iles, 32° KCCH.  

 
Our special guest for the evening will be Gary L. Sissel, 33ยบ SGIG of Iowa and his lady Carole.

 
Following our program, the band Slipstream will provide music from the 1960's to today.  If you haven't made your reservation and wish to attend, please contact the Scottish Rite office (515-288-8927) or via email rsvp@dmscottishrite.org as soon as possible.

 

 

Charles W. Iles, 32° KCCH 
Reunion Schedule
October 31st/November 1st  

 
FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014
5:00 PM             DINNER
5:45 PM             ILES CLASS ASSEMBLES
6:00 PM             23rd Degree    Chief of the Tabernacle
6:35 PM             24th Degree    Prince of the Tabernacle
7:30 PM             25th Degree    Knight of the Brazen                                                               Serpent
8:15 PM             26th Degree    Prince of Mercy
8:40 PM             DIMISSAL

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2014
8:30 AM             ILES CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:45 AM             27th Degree    Knight of the Sun
9:45 AM             28th Degree    Knight Commander of                                                             Temple
10:40 AM           29th Degree     Scottish Knight of St.                                                              Andrew
11:10 AM           CLASS PICTURES
11:25 AM           LUNCH
12:25 PM           30th Degree    Knight Kadosh
CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:50 PM            31st Degree    Inspector Inquisitor
3:00 PM            32nd Degree   Master of the Royal 
                                             Secret
                                                 (1st Section)
3:55 PM            32nd Degree   Master of the Royal 
                                             Secret
                                                 (2nd Section)
6:00 PM            SOCIAL HOUR
7:00 PM            CLASS BANQUET AND FALL GALA

Monday, October 27, 2014

Scottish Rite Express

SR Express

October 27, 2014 
Quick Links

Scottish Rite            Events

   October 31st/November 1st
Fall Reunion (3rd Weekend)

November 1st
Double Eagle Gala

November 30th
Meal from the Heartland

December 10th
Installation of Officers/
Holiday Party
DSM Valley Officers
Steven F. Jacobsen  32° KCCH
Master of Kadosh
Des Moines Consistory

W. Charles Smithson 32° KCCH
Venerable Master
Lodge of Perfection

Gregory L. Andersen 33°
Wise Master
Chapter Rose Croix

Bryce B. Hildreth 33°
Commander
Council of Kadosh

Shane A. Harshbarger 33°
 Secretary/Registrar

Eagle 

Double Eagle Gala
Saturday November 1, 2014

Steven F. Jacobsen, Master of Kadosh
and the officers of the Des Moines Scottish Rite
cordially invite you and your lady to the 2014 Double Eagle Gala

6:00 PM - Social Hour
Bruschetta Pomodora, Stuffed Mushrooms, Hot Apple Cider, Cocktails, & Oktoberfest Beer

7:00 PM - Dinner
Honoring the Charles W. Iles, 32° KCCH & 
Bobby E. Rice, 32° KCCH Memorial Classes
Special Guest: Illustrious Gary L. Sissel, 33° Sovereign Grand Inspector General of Iowa

Banquet by Baratta's Restaurant & Catering
Insalata Rustica with Julienne Bell Peppers and Bermuda Onions Choice of Smoked Beef Tenderloin or Tilapia with Lemon Cream Sauce Potato Croquette, Vegetable Medley, Assorted Mini Desserts

8:00 PM - Dancing
Music provided by Slipstream

Please make your reservation soon!
You can call us at 515-288-8927 or email atrsvp@dmscottishrite.org


 

We hope you can join us on Friday, October 31st!
 5:00 pm  Dinner - Served in Tapestry Room ($10)
              Minute Steaks with Mushroom Gravy, 
              Mashed Potatoes, Apple Crisp          

6:00 pm   23rd Degree - Degree Master: 
                       William J. Vandivier, 32° KCCH  
                       
6:35 pm   24th Degree - Degree Master: 
                                      W. Charles Smithson, 32° KCCH
            
7:30 pm   25th Degree  - Degree Master: 
                                      Kevin R. Smith, 32° KCCH  
            
8:15 pm   26th Degree - Degree Master: 
                                     Gregory R. Spooner, 32° KCCH

8:40 pm   Dismissal
  
Charles W. Iles, 32° KCCH 
Reunion Schedule
October 31st/November 1st  

 
FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014
5:00 PM             DINNER
5:45 PM             ILES CLASS ASSEMBLES
6:00 PM             23rd Degree    Chief of the Tabernacle
6:35 PM             24th Degree    Prince of the Tabernacle
7:30 PM             25th Degree    Knight of the Brazen                                                               Serpent
8:15 PM             26th Degree    Prince of Mercy
8:40 PM             DIMISSAL

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2014
8:30 AM             ILES CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:45 AM             27th Degree    Knight of the Sun
9:45 AM             28th Degree    Knight Commander of                                                             Temple
10:40 AM           29th Degree     Scottish Knight of St.                                                              Andrew
11:10 AM           CLASS PICTURES
11:25 AM           LUNCH
12:25 PM           30th Degree    Knight Kadosh
CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:50 PM            31st Degree    Inspector Inquisitor
3:00 PM            32nd Degree   Master of the Royal 
                                             Secret
                                                 (1st Section)
3:55 PM            32nd Degree   Master of the Royal 
                                             Secret
                                                 (2nd Section)
6:00 PM            SOCIAL HOUR
7:00 PM            CLASS BANQUET AND FALL GALA

Thursday, September 11, 2014

deHoyos and Van Dyke Visit Recap

Wow! What an event! If you missed this one, you missed a special treat. In addition to being the Quarterly Meeting and annual election of officers, members of the Des Moines Valley had the distinct opportunity to spend some quality time with two Masonic leaders, Arturo deHoyos, 33° GC and Jason VanDyke, 32° KCCH. Both work at the House of the Temple, the home of the Supreme Council of the 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.

Illustrious Brother deHoyos is a very well-known and respected Masonic scholar. He serves the Supreme Council as the Grand Archivist and Grand Historian. He has become one of the foremost experts on Masonic history and origins, especially through his works that are shared through the Scottish Rite Research Society. Some of his works include: the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide (the text book for the Master Craftsman program), a transcription of Albert Pike’s Esoterika, and many other well-known Masonic titles. Illustrious Brother deHoyos shared his thoughts with members of the Des Moines Valley on the origins of the Scottish Rite during a special Scottish Rite Masons-only luncheon, and then the development of the Master Mason degree in the evening following a steak dinner from the Kitchen Krew.

Brother Van Dyke is the Assistant Director of Communications and Assistant Director of Education for the Supreme Council. Brother Van Dyke shared some information regarding the Master Craftsman program during the Quarterly Meeting, including some successes and methods for organizing study groups. He also mentioned that the Master Craftsman II program will be overhauled over the course of the next few year to bring more exciting educational opportunities to those who have completed Master Craftsman I. Brother Van Dyke encouraged all to pursue the Master Craftsman: Symbolic Lodge edition as a way to learn more about Masonry, its origins, history, philosophy, and symbolism. It is a great introduction to the Master Craftsman program in general, and a wonderful way for all Masons to further more Light in Masonry. A wonderful day for Scottish Rite Masonry, and an inspiring event for all!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

2014 Fall-Kickoff and Workers Dinner

A great night to introduce Masonry to all, and recognize our Brothers for their hard work.

Here's the run-down of awards:

  • Above & Beyond: Rick Hubbell, Greg Spooner, Dick Hudnell
  • PIP: Lee Leonard
  • Loring Parker: Sam Wise
  • Blosser: Jason McVay
  • New Member of the Year: Dylan Rasmussen
  • Master Craftsman I: Pierre Lanham
  • Master Craftsman III: Kurt Hoffmann, Brian Truex

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scottish Rite Express

You are Invited!!!
               _______________________________________

       MEMBERSHIP KICK-OFF AND AWARDS DINNER

The Officers and Members of the Des Moines Scottish Rite Bodies invite you to a special awards night and dinner August 28th.  It is open to all Master Masons and Prospective members for Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Shrine.

  • There will be a special program on Freemasonry for Prospective Members
  • Scottish Rite Masons will be recognized for their accomplishments in front of their Lodge Brothers and friends
  • Share your enthusiasm for Freemasonry with others
  • Enjoy a great dinner (Grilled Pork Chop, Grimes Sweet Corn, Salad & Baked Potato)
  • Help to Grow and Build our Fraternity for Future Generations
  • Meet Masons from throughout Central Iowa 
THE DETAILS

WHO: You & Your Friends
WHAT: Program & AwardsEagle
WHEN: Aug 28th - 6:15 PM
WHERE: Scottish Rite
                 519 Park St
                 Des Moines
WHY: To Grow & Build Masonry & To                     RecognizeAccomplishments
HOW MUCH: Free with a Reservation; call 515-288-8927 or email rsvp@dmscottishrite.org


Visit to Des Moines 
by Ill. Arturo de Hoyos
33° Grand Cross
_________________________________
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Scottish Rite Luncheon
11:00 am: Coffee Social
11:45 am: Opening & Welcome: Steven F. Jacobsen, Master of Kadosh
12:00 pm: Scottish Rite Luncheon with Art de Hoyos
This luncheon will be held in the Scottish Rite Tapestry Lounge and is limited to Scottish Rite Masons only.
Cost is $10 per person and a reservation is required by September 5th to 515-288-8927 orrsvp@dmscottishrite.org
Please make checks payable to Des Moines Consistory.
Coat, tie and Scottish Rite cap.
~2:00 pm: Session concludes

Quarterly Meeting of Des Moines Consistory A.A.S.R.
5:30 pmQuarterly Meeting of Des Moines Consistory
Election of 2015 Officers
Special Program on the Master Craftsman Program
Jason Van Dyke, Asst. Director of Education, AASR Supreme Council
This event will be held in the Scottish Rite Consistory Auditorium and is limited to Scottish Rite Masons only.

University of Freemasonry
This event is open to any & all Master Masons. 
6:15 pm: Social Hour
6:45 pm: Dinner: Grilled Top Sirloin Steak, Salad, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Dessert
7:15 pm: Keynote Address: Arturo de Hoyos
"Who wrote the Master Mason Degree?"
Question and Answer Session to follow
 This event will be held in the WT & Edna Dahl Grand Banquet Room.
Cost will be $15 per person.  Reservation required by September 5th to 515-288-8927 orrsvp@dmscottishrite.org 
Please make checks payable to Des Moines Consistory.
Coat and tie requested.

Charles W. Iles, 32° KCCH 
Reunion Schedule
September 26/27, October 17, and October 31/November 1 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
4:30 PM              ILES CLASS ORIENTATION
5:00 PM              DINNER BUFFET ($10)
6:00 PM              RECEIVE ILES CLASS
LODGE OF PERFECTION DEGREES
6:20 PM              4th Degree Secret Master
7:10 PM              5th Degree Perfect Master
7:55 PM              6th Degree Confidential Secretary
8:35 PM              7th Degree Provost and Judge
9:10 PM              8th Degree Intendant of the Building
9:45 PM              DISMISSAL

 
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
7:45 AM              ILES CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:00 AM              9th Degree Elu of the Nine
                        10th Degree Elu of the Fifteen
8:50 AM             11th Degree Elu of the Twelve
9:40 AM             12th Degree Master Architect
10:25 AM           13th Degree Royal Arch of Solomon
11:10 AM           14th Degree Perfect Elu
12:00 PM            LUNCH
CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX DEGREES
1:00 PM            15th Degree Knight of the East
2:00 PM            16th Degree Prince of Jerusalem
3:00 PM            17th Degree Knight of the East & West
4:15 PM            18th Degree Knight Rose Croix
5:30 PM            SOCIAL HOUR
FRIDAY OCTOBER 17, 2014
5:00 PM              DINNER
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
6:00 PM              19th Degree Grand Pontiff
6:50 PM              20th Degree Master of the Symbolic Lodge
7:50 PM              21st Degree Noachite or Prussian Knight
9:05 PM              22nd Degree Knight of the Royal Axe
9:45 PM              SOCIAL HOUR

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014
5:00 PM             DINNER
5:45 PM             ILES CLASS ASSEMBLES
6:00 PM             23rd Degree Chief of the Tabernacle
6:35 PM             24th Degree Prince of the Tabernacle
7:30 PM             25th Degree Knight of the Brazen Serpent
8:15 PM             26th Degree Prince of Mercy
8:40 PM             DIMISSAL

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2014
8:30 AM             ILES CLASS ASSEMBLES
8:45 AM             27th Degree Knight of the Sun
9:45 AM             28th Degree Knight Commander of Temple
10:40AM            29th Degree Scottish Knight of St. Andrew
11:10 AM           CLASS PICTURES
11:25 AM           LUNCH
12:15 PM           30th Degree Knight Kadosh
CONSISTORY DEGREES
1:40 PM            31st Degree Inspector Inquisitor
2:45 PM            32nd Degree Master of the Royal Secret
                       (1st Section)
3:35 PM            32nd Degree Master of the Royal Secret
                       (2nd Section)
4:40 PM            SOCIAL HOUR
5:25 PM            CLASS BANQUET AND FALL GALA