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Monday, February 29, 2016

Scottish Rite Express ~~ Valley of Des Moines ~ Orient of Iowa

February 29, 2016
Barrow's Reunion Kick-off
This Wednesday is the Reunion Kick-off and we are having BBQ Ribs!  The Spring Multi-State Reunion honoring SGIG Emeritus Harry S. Barrows is coming up on April 8th & 9th but before we can hold the reunion 
we need to have an event to introduce Masonry and Scottish Rite to prospective members.

This Wednesday, March 2nd is the night.  We will begin with social hour at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a program.  The cost is $10 but candidates for Scottish Rite and the Masonic Lodge are free with a reservation. Reservations can be made by calling the SR Office 
(515-288-8927) or via email to  If you are planning to attend, please contact us today.  Dress is business casual.
6:00 pm - Social Hour
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - ProgramEagles
Shane Harshbarger


Spring Multi State Reunion to honor
SG IG Emeritus Harry S. Barrows, 33°
The 2016 Spring Reunion in honor of SGIG Emeritus Harry S. Barrows, 33°will feature degree teams from all over the Midwest.  Throughout the weekend we will have performances from degree teams from: Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Omaha NE, Minneapolis MN, Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri. 
This special weekend will offer an opportunity to see different interpretations of our Scottish Rite degrees but it is also a chance to meet Scottish Rite Masons from other Valleys.  This reunion is designed to allow a candidate to become a Master of the Royal Secret in one weekend. 
The members of the Valley of Cedar Rapids will kick off the reunion with the 4th degree at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 8th.  The reunion will conclude on Saturday, April 9th with the 32nd degree and will be followed by a special Spring Gala in honor of Illustrious Brother Barrows.

Schedule of Events

      Friday, April 8, 2016
12:00 pm       Welcome Luncheon
1:00 pm         Opening of Reunion, Receive Class, Introductions
1:30 pm         4th Degree - Secret Master - Cedar Rapids, IA
2:40 pm         6th Degree - Confidential Secretary - St. Joseph, MO
3:40 pm         9th/10th Degree - Elu of the 9/Elu of the 12 - 
                      Omaha, NE
4:45 pm         14th Degree - Perfect Elu - Des Moines, IA
5:35 pm         Dinner
6:20 pm         18th Degree - Knight Rose Croix - Kansas City, MO
7:50 pm         22nd Degree - Prince of Libanus - Des Moines, IA
8:50 pm         Pizza Party

   Saturday, April 9, 2016
8:00 am         21st Degree - Prussian Knight - Minneapolis, MN
9:30 am         27th Degree - Prince Adept - Kansas City, MO
10:35 am       28th Degree - Knight Commander of Temple - 
                     Des Moines, IA
11:25 am       Class Picture
11:45 am        Luncheon
12:30 pm       30th Degree - Knight Kadosh - Sioux City, IA
2:55 pm         31st Degree - Inspector Inquisitor - Des Moines, IA
4:15 pm         32nd Degree - Master of the Royal Secret - 
                      Des Moines, IA
6:15 pm          Social Hour
7:00 pm          Spring Reunion Gala

What do I need to know?

All members of the Des Moines Valley are invited and encouraged to attend as we will be the hosts for our brothers from the other Valleys.
We will have several special guests including our SGIG Gary L. Sissel and the Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, Arthur G. Crandon.
Our candidates for Scottish Rite will have the same experience as a regular reunion and receive the same meals, books, pins, 14th degree pyramid, and certificates as always.  Cost is $325 for candidates which also includes two tickets to the Spring Gala.
It is especially hoped that our Scottish Rite members will fill the side lines during the degrees to see how other Valleys portray the degrees and support them for traveling to our event.
Dress for the reunion is coat, tie, and AASR cap.   Your lady is invited to attend the reunion gala and  Spring Party.  Cost is $25 per person

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