Valley of Des Moines
Orient of Iowa
October 28, 2015
| Des Moines Scottish Rite Reunion|
It has been a very busy October, particularly the past few weeks with practices and honor conferrals but the2015 Fall Reunion honoring John D. Japhet,33° and Alfred L. Jensen, 32° KCCH is quickly approaching. This reunion will be held over two weekends and we will confer all 29 of the Scottish Rite Degrees.
The reunion dates are October 30th/31st & November 13th/14th. Following the 32nd degree on November 14th will be the Double Eagle Gala.
Our first weekend will begin on Friday, October 30th. 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 grilled pork loin chops, baked potato, vegetable, salad, and dessert. Please make a reservation be calling the SR office (515-288-8927) or email@example.com.
The reunion opening will be at 6:00 pm. The opening is where our candidates get their first taste of Scottish Rite ritual. It is also important that our new Scottish Rite Masons see familiar faces on their special night and a full auditorium.
October 31st 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. Lunch will be sausage cavetelli. 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/pizza party for all in attendance.
The 2nd weekend of the reunion will take place November 13th/14th with the Council of Kadosh and Consistory degrees. The 2nd Friday is always a great night with the 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd degrees. These degrees are always well performed and a great deal of fun to watch.
Saturday, November 14th will be the culmination of our Reunion. We will begin with the 23rd degree, Chief of the Tabernacle, at 7:30 am. The 23rd to 26th degrees are recent additions to our reunion schedule, each having been portrayed only a few times. They are the philosophical 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 29 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 "Double Eagle Gala". Social hour will begin at 6:00 pm with hors de oeuvres and libations. At 7:00 pm we will have our banquet honoring our new Scottish Rite Masons and Illustrious Brother John D. Japhet, 33° and Most Worshipful Brother Alfred L. Jensen 32° KCCH. The menu will feature a choice of beef tenderloin or salmon prepared by Baratta's Restaurant and Catering."Freestyle Dance Band" will begin at 8:00 pm for dancing for you and your lady.
The cost is $45 per person. Please make your reservation by November 6th by calling or emailing the Scottish Rite office. Advance payment is requested.
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
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)
Section #2 - Category achievements:
(must accomplish one achievement from each area)
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.