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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Scottish Rite Express


Valley of Des Moines
Orient of Iowa

July 16, 2015


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 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 MoinesConsistory
  • Donate $100 to the Iowa Scottish Rite MasonicFoundation

  • 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 SymbolicLodge
  • 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.

You are Invited!!! 


The Officers of the Des Moines Scottish Rite Bodies invite you to a special awards night and dinner on July 23rd.
It is open to all Scottish Rite Masons and Prospective Members for Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Shrine.

  • Scottish Rite Masons will be recognized for their accomplishments in front of their Lodge Brothers and friends. 
  • There will be a special program on Freemasonry for  Prospective  Members
  • 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
  • Find out about a new and exciting event coming in 2016
The Details

WHO: You & Your Friends
WHAT: Program & Awards
WHEN: July 23rd - 6:00 PM
WHERE: Scottish Rite
                 519 Park St
                 Des Moines
WHY: To Grow & Build 
            Masonry & To Recognize                   Accomplishments
HOW MUCH: Free with a                                            Reservation

RSVP by July 20th either by calling the office at 515-288-8927 or

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