Donald E. Lavender, 33°
Memorial Class Reunion
Our 2014 Spring Reunion honoring Donald E. Lavender, 33° is just around the corner, in fact it begins this Friday night at 5:00 pm. This reunion will be held over two weekends and we will confer 28 of the 29 Scottish Rite Degrees. The reunion dates are March 14/15 and March 28/29. Following the 32nd degree on March 29 will be the "Night in New York" Spring Gala.
Our first weekend will begin on this Friday, March 14th. We will confer the 4th to 8th degrees. Dinner ($10) will be served at 5:00 pm in the WT and Edna Dahl Grand Banquet Room. Dinner will be roasted pork loin, baked potato, vegetable, salad, and dessert. Please make a reservation be calling the SR office (515-288-8927) firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reunion opening will be at 6:00 pm. If you haven't been to a reunion in the past few years, please consider making a special trip to attend. The opening has been completely rewritten. It is also important that our new Scottish Rite Masons see familiar faces on their special night.
March 15 will begin promptly at 8:00 am with the 9th Degree, Elu of the Nine. You might recall our old friends from the 3rd degree reappear. This is a great example of how the Scottish Rite expands on the drama of the Symbolic Lodge. We will portray all of the Lodge of Perfection and Chapter Rose Croix degrees and will finish the day with the 18th degree, Knight Rose Croix. Following the work, we will have a social hour for all in attendance.
The 2nd weekend of the reunion will take place March 28/29 with the Council of Kadosh and Consistory degrees. The 2nd Friday is always a great night with the 20th, 21st, and 22nd degrees. These degree are always well performed and a great deal of fun to watch. Our Kitchen Krew will be preparing Sausage Cavatelli Dinner on Friday, March 28th is at 5:00 pm.
March 29th will be the culmination of our Reunion. We will begin with the 23rd degree, Chief of the Tabernacle, at 7:45 am. The 23rd to 26th degrees are recent additions to our reunion schedule, each having been portrayed only a few times. They are the "religious" degrees of the Council of Kadosh and give insight into the early years of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. If you haven't seen them yet, you are always welcome to be a sideliner during a degree.
The end of the day will bring the 32nd degree, Master of the Royal Secret. This degree shares with our new brothers the Holy Doctrine and the Royal Secret. It also gives a brief synopsis of all 32 Scottish Rite degrees.
Following the 32nd degree, it will be time to celebrate. All Scottish Rite Masons, their ladies, and friends are invited to celebrate with our new class of candidates at the "Night in New York" Scottish Rite Gala. Social hour will begin at 6:30 pm with hors de oeuvres, Manhattans and Cosmopolitans. At 7:00 pm we will have our banquet honoring our new Scottish Rite Masons and Illustrious Brother Donald E. Lavender, 33°. The menu will feature a grilled New York Strip Steak. "Dancing on Broadway" will begin at 8:00 pm with our DJ Jimmy Olson, get ready for Frank Sinatra and the "Rat Pack" to create a great atmosphere for you and your lady.
The cost is $30 per person. Please make your reservation by Friday, March 21st by calling or emailing the Scottish Rite office. Advance payment is greatly appreciated.
Donald Lavender, 33°
March 14/15 and March 28/29
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
4:30 PM LAVENDER CLASS ASSEMBLES
5:00 PM DINNER BUFFET ($10)
6:00 PM RECEIVE LAVENDER 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, MARCH 15, 2014
7:45 AM LAVENDER 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, MARCH 28, 2014
5:00 PM DINNER
5:45 PM LAVENDER CLASS ASSEMBLES
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
6:00 PM 20th Degree Master of the Symbolic Lodge
7:10 PM 21st Degree Noachite or Prussian Knight
8:20 PM 22nd Degree Knight of the Royal Axe
9:00 PM DISMISSAL
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
7:30 AM LAVENDER CLASS ASSEMBLES
7:45 AM 23rd Degree Chief of the Tabernacle
8:25 AM 24th Degree Prince of the Tabernacle
9:20 AM 25th Degree Knight of the Brazen Serpent
9:55 AM 26th Degree Prince of Mercy
10:45 AM 27th Degree Knight of the Sun
11:45 AM 28th Degree Knight Commander of Temple
12:20 PM LUNCH
1:05 PM 29th Degree Scottish Knight of St. Andrew
2:00 PM 30th Degree Knight Kadosh
3:25 PM 31st Degree Inspector Inquisitor
4:30 PM 32nd Degree Master of the Royal Secret
5:20 PM 32nd Degree Master of the Royal Secret
6:30 PM SOCIAL HOUR
7:15 PM CLASS BANQUET & SPRING GALA