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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Annual Meeting and Feast of Kadosh

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Valley of Des Moines
Orient of Iowa

January 22, 2015

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Annual Meeting and Feast of Kadosh

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Spring Reunion: 
1st Weekend

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Des Moines 
Bryce B. Hildreth  33° 
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

Gregory R. Spooner  32° 
Council of Kadosh

Shane A. Harshbarger 33°

Annual Meeting and Feast of Kadosh

The Annual Meeting of the Des Moines Consistory will be held on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm. After the annual meeting there will be a Feast Day celebration for the Council of Kadosh.

According to the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, a Council of the Kadosh celebrates a Feast Day (March 19). These dates correspond to the founding of the Order and the martyrdom of Jacques de Molay. We will celebrate both on February 11th following the annual meeting.

Our evening will feature dinner, toasts, and a special program on the Council of Kadosh and the Knights Templar. Most of us know the basic story of the Templars but we hope to share some additional knowledge that may come as a surprise to you. For example, the 30th Degree is the 3rd of the 6 Knight Templar degrees of Scottish Rite. Do you know the other 5?

This event is open only to Scottish Rite Masons. Cost is $12 for dinner and program.

Pardon our Dust, First Quarter Renovations have Begun!

Due to our successful fundraisers over the past year, we were able to start the renovations of the Third Floor Hallway and Members Lounge. The area is currently being painted and new light fixtures are being installed. Thank you for your continued support of the Scottish Rite to help make projects like this possible!


The Knight of the Double Eagle is an award to recognize efforts in growing and supporting the Des Moines Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.  It is available for any member of the Valley, regardless of age, length of membership, other honors, or offices held. 

Section #1 - Required achievements:
(must accomplish each achievement)

  • Serve as a member of a committee or a degree team for the Spring & Fall Reunions
  • Top-line sign one petition for the Scottish Rite
  • Complete the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman I program
  • Attend at least 3 Valley events during the calendar year not used in Section #2

Section #2 - Category achievements:
(must accomplish one achievement  from each area)

  • Participate in Meals from Heartland event
  • Golf or volunteer at the Scottish Rite Golf Outing
  • Donate $100 to the Friends of the Des Moines Consistory
  • Donate $100 to the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation

  • Attend two University of Freemasonry events
  • Complete the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman II or Symbolic Lodge Edition program
  • Watch or perform in a degree from each of the 4 bodies of the Scottish Rite
  • Write a paper for publication by the Des Moines Valley

  • Bring a Scottish Rite prospect to the Spring Reunion Kick-off or Membership Appreciation Dinner
  • Bring a Scottish Rite prospect to the Fall Reunion Kick-off
  • Top line sign an additional petition to the requirement listed in Section #1
  • Bring the Master or one of the Wardens of your Symbolic Lodge to the Blue Lodge Breakfast

  • Serve as an officer in your Symbolic lodge
  • Bring a prospect for Freemasonry to a kick-off event
  • Top line sign a new member into your Symbolic Lodge
  • Assist with a degree conferral at a Symbolic Lodge other than your own

Upon successful completion, the recipient shall receive a certificate recognizing him as a Knight of the Double Eagle, a Knight of the Double Eagle jewel to be worn along with his Scottish Rite cap, his name listed on the Valley website, and his name upon a Knight of the Double Eagle plaque in the Des Moines Valley library.
All areas must be complete prior to December 31, 2015.  Contact Shane Harshbarger for additional details.

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