Valley of Des Moines
Orient of Iowa
Shepheard's Tavern Social
Tuesday, March 29th
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Important Dates in Shepheard's Tavern History
1720-The tavern is built by Charles Shepheard. It was not only a place to eat and drink but a place to do business, hold meetings, receive mail, and see theatrical performances.
1736-The honorable society of Free and Accepted Masons held a lodge meeting here for the first time.
1801-Colonel John Mitchell and
Rev. Frederick Dalcho opened
by the ancient constitutions, The Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree for the United States of America.
The Shepheard's Tavern society is a chance for Scottish Rite Masons and their friends to enjoy the company and fellowship of Masonry.
The meetings are held throughout the Scottish Rite year but most often just prior to a Scottish Rite Reunion. The purpose is two-fold to socialize and introduce prospective members to Free Masonry.
We are pleased to invite you to enjoy a libation with us as your schedule allows. No dues, no certificates, just a chance to meet and socialize.
Please join us from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the
Tapestry Lounge on March 29th.
There will be hors de ouevres, libations, building tours, and an opportunity to share the fellowship of Scottish Rite with
a potential Mason or Scottish Rite Mason.
Spring Reunion honoring SGIG Emeritus
Harry S. Barrow, 33°
April 8/9, 2016
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 -
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
March 29th Shepheard's Tavern Social
March 24th Maundy Thursday
April 8th/9th Multi-State Reunion
honoring IIL. Harry S. Barrows, 33
April 27th U of FM - Prince Adept
May 11th SR Quarterly Meeting
May 16th KSA Knighting
June 10th AASR Golf Outing
June 24th/25th Summer AASR Reunion
June 28th/29th U of FM - Royal Mile
July 25th AASR Honor's Banquet
August 18th University of Freemasonry
August 31st Worker's Dinner/Kick-off
September 14th SR Quarterly Meeting
October 15th 1st Saturday (4° - 14°)
October 29th 2nd Saturday (15° - 22°)
November 12th 3rd Saturday (23° - 32°)
December 7th SR Meeting/Holiday Party