Symbolic Lodge Breakfast, University of Freemasonry and the Annual Cribbage Tournament
Bryce B. Hildreth 33°
Master of Kadosh
Des Moines Consistory
W. Charles Smithson 32° KCCH
Lodge of Perfection
Gregory L. Andersen 33°
Chapter Rose Croix
Gregory R. Spooner 32°
Council of Kadosh
Shane A. Harshbarger 33°
Join us for the 2015 Symbolic Lodge Breakfast and University of Freemasonry
This is the 15th annual breakfast hosted by the Des Moines Scottish Rite. It is an opportunity to meet members from the various lodges in Central Iowa, enjoy a great breakfast, and learn more about Freemasonry.
The breakfast is free to all Masons with a reservation. It will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday, January 17 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center (519 Park Street). Please reserve by January 14th by calling 515-288-8927 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
At our annual Symbolic Lodge Breakfast, Ron Lindhart, 33° will present a program on the William Morgan Affair. The disappearance of Morgan had far-reaching effects, in the Northeast most lodges and many Grand Lodges ceased operations, the anti-Masonic political party was born, and our lodges changed forever.
Following the breakfast will be the University of Freemasonry program and then our Annual Cribbage Tournament at 9:30 am. Anyone can play in the cribbage tournament.
KNIGHT OF THE DOUBLE EAGLE
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.