Who do you know that should be a Scottish Rite Mason?
Our 2015 Fall Scottish Rite Reunion is fast approaching but before we can host the Reunion there are a number of things that need to be done.
One of the most essential is to provide a night where we can introduce Masonry and Scottish Rite to prospective new members. This important event will be held on Wednesday, September 30th at the Des Moines Consistory. Our reunion kick-offs are a chance for us to bring prospective Masons or Scottish Rite Masons to a classy fun event and give them an idea of the type of men who belong to our great fraternity. We encourage you to look around your lodge and invite any brother you think would enjoy Scottish Rite. It also reminds us that our Scottish Rite reunion is just around the corner.
We also want you to bring men who have yet to join the Symbolic Lodge as well. This event can be a great introduction to Freemasonry. You won't have to cook, clean up, or provide the program, we will take care of it for you. You will get to be the host for your friend or colleague for the evening and introduce him to why you chose to become a Mason. We will have information on the Symbolic Lodge available for you to share with him as well. All you have to do is make a reservation for the two of you by calling or emailing the Scottish Rite office.
Our kick-off is free to prospective candidates for the Symbolic Lodge and for Scottish Rite with a reservation. Cost is $10 for Scottish Rite Masons.
Please let the SR Office know of your attendance plans by September 24, 2015 so we can plan accordingly.
515-288-8927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of Events
September 30, 2015
Social Hour & check in
Grilled Sirloin Steak Dinner
Introduction to Freemasonry & Scottish Rite
2015 Japhet/Jensen Full Reunion Schedule
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
5:00 PM DINNER BUFFET
5:45 PM CLASS ASSEMBLES
6:00 PM RECEIVE CLASS
LODGE OF PERFECTION DEGREES
6:25 PM 4th Degree Secret Master
7:10 PM 5th Degree Perfect Master
7:55 PM 6th Degree Confidential Secretary
8:30 PM 7th Degree Provost and Judge
9:10 PM 8th Degree Intendant of the Building
9:45 PM DISMISSAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
7:45 AM 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
10:15 AM 13th Degree Royal Arch of Solomon
11:00 AM 14th Degree Perfect Elu
12:05 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
4:00 PM 18th Degree Knight Rose Croix
5:15 PM SOCIAL HOUR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
5:00 PM DINNER
COUNCIL OF KADOSH DEGREES
5:45 PM 19th Degree Grand Pontiff
6:45 PM 20th Degree Master of the Symbolic Lodge
7:45 PM 21st Degree Noachite or Prussian Knight
8:55 PM 22nd Degree Knight of the Royal Axe
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
7:15 AM CLASS ASSEMBLES
7:30 AM 23rd Degree Chief of the Tabernacle
8:05 AM 24th Degree Prince of the Tabernacle
8:55 AM 25th Degree Knight of the Brazen Serpent
9:35 AM 26th Degree Prince of Mercy
10:15 AM 27th Degree Knight of the Sun
11:15 AM 28th Degree Knight Commander of Temple
11:50 AM LUNCH
12:40 PM 29th Degree Scottish Knight of St. Andrew
1:25 PM 30th Degree Knight Kadosh
2:50 PM 31st Degree Inspector Inquisitor
4:00 PM 32nd Degree Master of the Royal Secret (1st)
4:55 PM 32nd Degree Master of the Royal Secret (2nd)
6:00 PM SOCIAL HOUR
6:45 PM CLASS BANQUET & DOUBLE EAGLE GALA
Des Moines to host 2016 multi-state reunion
In 2013, several members of the Des Moines Scottish Rite bodies participated in a multi-state reunion hosted by the Valley of Kansas City. We performed the 21st & 22nd degrees. After seeing the excitement and variety of degrees, we thought it might be fun to host a similar event in Des Moines. We have been given approval by Ill. Gary Sissel, 33 ° to do so in 2016. Our multi-state reunion will take place on April 8/9 of 2016. It is our hope and plan to have degree teams from Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, and others. It is also our goal to have a team from Illinois, part of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
Our tentative plans will be to begin with lunch on Friday, April 8, 2016. We will then start the degree work Friday afternoon and continue Friday evening and finish Saturday with a banquet and spring gala. The multi-state will be coordinated by Brian Pappaducas, 33 ° . More details to be shared as plans develop.