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Thursday, September 14, 2017

SR Express - Passing of a Brother

   
   September 14, 2017

 Announcing the passing of
         Brother Richard G. Manning, 32° KCCH 
  

It is with regret, we announce the passing of Richard G. Manning, 32° KCCH.
 
He passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Omaha, NE. It was Richard's wish that there be no visitation or funeral service. A private Graveside Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Richard was born July 20, 1930 in Des Moines, IA to Cyril and Alice Manning. Richard graduated from Roosevelt High School and attend Drake University. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Banking. Richard retired from Bankers Trust in Des Moines. 

Dick was Past Master and Treasurer of Westgate-Adelphic Masonic Lodge #509, ZA-GA-ZIG Shrine, Shrine Past Master's Club and a Past President of Des Moines High 12 Club.

He joined the Scottish Rite on April 8, 2000, he received his Knight Commander Court of Honour on November 14, 2009. He served as a Tiler and on the Mail Crew.
 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Scottish Rite Express ~September 5, 2017


Feast of Tishri Celebration
&; Consistory Quarterly Meeting
September 13, 2017

6:00 pm \Social Hour 
6:30 pm \Feast of Tishri
Table Lodge featuring Prime Rib of Beef
Program
Mark A. Tabbert, 33°NMJ AASR
Curator ~ George Washington Masonic Memorial
Quarterly Meeting &; Election of 2018 Officers
for Council of Kadosh and Des Moines Consistory


Our  Fall activities begin with the Scottish Rite Feast of Tishri.  This feast was held after the  completion and dedication of King Solomon's Temple. 
We will have a table lodge, toasts, educational program by Mark Tabbert, and our quarterly meeting.

_________________________

Limited to Scottish Rite Masons only
Coat, tie, & AASR Cap requested
$15 per person / Reservations by Sept. 11
515.288.8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org

MARK A. TABBERT, 33°

Mark is an Iowa Mason, belonging to Malta Lodge #318.  He graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A. in European History in 1986. He received his M.A. in American History and Museum Studies in 1996.  In 2005, while the curator at the Scottish Rite National Heritage Museum he wrote American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities.
In 2006 he moved to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA. Mark is the Director of Collections. His most recent book is George Washington's Rule for Freemasons in Life and Lodge.
He is a Past Master of Mystic Valley Lodge &; Lodge of Nine Muses No. 1776.  He is a full member of Quatour Coronati Lodge 2076, London. He is a Past President of the Masonic Library &; Museum Assoc. He is a Fellow of The Masonic Society.


To reserve your place, please call or email by
Sept 11, 2017  

515-288-8927

Friday, September 1, 2017

Scottish Rite Express

           Eagle 
                                        
Feast of Tishri Celebration
& Consistory Quarterly Meeting

September 13, 2017

6:00 pm \Social Hour 
6:30 pm \Feast of Tishri
Table Lodge featuring Prime Rib of Beef
Program
Mark A. Tabbert, 33°NMJ AASR
Curator \George Washington Masonic Memorial
Quarterly Meeting & Election of 2018 Officers
for Council of Kadosh and Des Moines Consistory


Our  Fall activities begin with the Scottish Rite Feast of Tishri.  This feast was held after the  completion and dedication of King Solomon's Temple. 
We will have a table lodge, toasts, educational program by Mark Tabbert, and our quarterly meeting.

_________________________

Limited to Scottish Rite Masons only
Coat, tie, & AASR Cap requested
$15 per person / Reservations by Sept. 11
515.288.8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org

MARK A. TABBERT, 33°

Mark is an Iowa Mason, belonging to Malta Lodge #318.  He graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A. in European History in 1986. He received his M.A. in American History and Museum Studies in 1996.  In 2005, while the curator at the Scottish Rite National Heritage Museum he wrote American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities.
In 2006 he moved to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA. Mark is the Director of Collections. His most recent book is George Washington's Rule for Freemasons in Life and Lodge.
He is a Past Master of Mystic Valley Lodge & Lodge of Nine Muses No. 1776.  He is a full member of Quatour Coronati Lodge 2076, London. He is a Past President of the Masonic Library & Museum Assoc. He is a Fellow of The Masonic Society.


To reserve your place, please call or email by
Sept 11, 2017  

515-288-8927

Scottish Rite Consistory, 519 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Monday, July 24, 2017

SR Express - Passing of a Brother

July 24, 2017  


Announcing the passing of
                Brother Terry R. Smith, 33° 
  

It is with regret, we announce the passing of Terry R. Smith, 33°, Past Master of Kadosh.
 
He passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017.  Terry was born October 9, 1941, in Des Moines, to Ralph and Wilma (Zimmerli) Smith. He graduated from North High School in 1960 and married Carol R. Latimer on August 2, 1963, in Des Moines. Terry started his career in floor coverings at the family business, Ralph N. Smith, Inc. as an ap­prentice/installer. He worked there until 1999 when he retired as Vice President.
 
Terry was a member of Alverson Chapter Order of DeMolay, a member of several Masonic Lodges and Past Master of Moingona Lodge #633, Des Moines Scottish Rite and a member of Des Moines Court #46 Royal Order of Jesters. He was a member of The Inter­national Supreme Council Order of DeMolay and held the DeMolay Legion of Honor.
 
Terry joined Des Moines Scottish Rite in March of 1969.  He was an officer in the Lodge of Perfection, served on the Kitchen Krew, Membership, Ritual, & Building Committees, and in the Double Eagle Chorus.  He was Invested with the Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1983 and was Coroneted a 33rd Degree Honorary Inspector General in 1997.
 
Terry is survived by his children, Kevin Smith, 32° KCCH and Kimberly Smith, and granddaughter, Caitlin Smith, all of Urbandale. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carol.
 
Masonic and Christian services will be held on Thursday, July 27th at Iles-Westover Chapel at 3pm, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Consistory Building Trust, 519 - Park St. DM, IA 50309. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SR Express - One Day Reunion on July 22, 2017

July 11, 2017

OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN SCOTTISH RITE IN ONE DAY
The 2017 Summer Reunion will honor two members of the Knight Commander Court of Honour, James E. Cook and 
Floyd W. Nesbit.

This reunion will be a One Day event on Saturday, July 22nd and will feature the 4th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 30th, &; 32nd degrees.  This shortened reunion format will allow a Master Mason to complete his journey through the Scottish Rite in just one day, yet still receive many of the great lessons and lectures of our degrees.   It will also include the new version of the 8thDegree, Intendent of the Building.

The cost to join Scottish Rite is $325 ($275 if less than 31 years of age).  Candidates will receive all meals, a copy of the book "A Bridge to Light", the 14th Degree Pyramid, a 32nd degree pin, Patent of Membership, Class picture, and 2 tickets to 2017 Double Eagle Gala on November 11th.
 Click link below for Scottish Rite Petition

Saturday, July 22, 2017

7:30 am          Class Assembles
8:00 am          Opening of Reunion & Receive Class
8:20 am          4th Degree - Secret Master
9:05 am          8th Degree - Intendant of the Building
10:00 am        13th Degree - Royal Arch of Solomon
10:40 am        14th Degree - Perfect Elu
11:30 am        Class Picture 
11:40 am        Reunion Luncheon
12:25 pm        18th Degree - Knight Rose Croix
1:45 pm          21st Degree - Noachite or Prussian Knight
2:55 pm          30th Degree - Knight Kadosh
4:10 pm          32nd Degree - Master of the Royal Secret
6:15 pm          Social Hour/Steak Fry

We call our degree conferrals "Reunions" because the brethren come together to share the special lessons of the Scottish Rite degrees with a new class of candidates.  As we meet to witness and perform these degrees, the teachings of the Scottish Rite are exemplified to our new brothers and reinforced in us anew. 
We have a reunion coming up soon.  It will be a special one day reunion and will feature 8 of the Scottish Rite degrees.
We hope you will show your enthusiasm for Masonry by joining the Scottish Rite this spring.  The degrees are ancient but the lessons of the degrees are as meaningful and important today as they have always been. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

SR Express - One Day Reunion on July 22, 2017

June 30, 2017
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN SCOTTISH RITE IN ONE DAY
 
I want to remind you that the Des Moines Scottish Rite is offering a one-day opportunity for Master Masons to join the Scottish Rite.  The one-day reunion will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
 
If you have a Masonic friend who might be interested in joining the Scottish Rite but does not have the time on his schedule to participate in a full Scottish Rite Reunion, please contact him and encourage him to take advantage of this opportunity to join the Scottish Rite.  You don't want your friend to miss the experience and benefits of being a Scottish Rite Mason.
 
If you have any questions or need petitions for membership, please contact the Consistory office at 515-288-8927.
 
Fraternally,
 
Sam Wise 33°
Des Moines Scottish Rite
Membership Chairman


Saturday, July 22, 2017

7:30 am          Class Assembles
8:00 am          Opening of Reunion & Receive Class
8:20 am          4th Degree - Secret Master
9:00 am          8th Degree - Intendant of the Building
10:00 am        13th Degree - Royal Arch of Solomon
10:40 am        14th Degree - Perfect Elu
11:30 am         Reunion Luncheon
12:30 pm        18th Degree - Knight Rose Croix
1:55 pm          28th Degree - Knight Commander of the 
                      Temple
2:45 pm          30th Degree - Knight Kadosh
4:05 pm          32nd Degree - Master of the Royal Secret
6:00 pm          Social Hour
6:30 pm          Consistory Steak Fry

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SR Express - Passing of a Brother


  
June 29, 2017

Announcing the passing of

 Brother William O. Cook, 32° 
Brethren,
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you to inform you of the passing of William O. Cook, 32°.   
William O. Cook, 63, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, with his family by his side. Family will receive friends at Iles Grandview Park Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 30th with a 7 p.m. Masonic Service with an additional service to follow.

Bill was born September 23, 1953 in Des Moines to William and Shirley (Dobberthein) Cook. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union 234 where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. After retirement he worked for Hedberg and Son. 

He was a member of Daylight Masonic Lodge No. 660, Za Ga Zig Shrine and the Shrine Ambassadors Unit. 

Bill was an avid Chicago Bears fan and also enjoyed NASCAR, cruising Saylorville Lake on his pontoon boat and spending time with friends and family.

Bill received his Master of the Royal Secret (32°) on June 25, 2016.


Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Shane A. Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SR Express - Food, Fun, Fireworks, Flags & Scottish Rite - July 3rd

June 27, 2017
Food, Fun, Fireworks, Flags, 
& Scottish Rite - July 3rd
________________________________
Please join us at our "indoor picnic" on July 3rd!
This patriotic event will be held at the Top of the Tower at the Holiday Inn Downtown.
There will be a choice of hamburger or hot dogs, plus popcorn and chips.  The Iowa 34th Army Band brass band assemble will be providing tunes to liven up the party. 
The Holiday Inn, Top of the Tower, will also provide a great view to watch fireworks at the State Capital and after the Iowa Cubs Game at Principal Park.  It is air conditioned, no mosquitoes, and you don't have to bring a lawn chair.
Details:
Who:       Scottish Rite Masons, their friends, and families.

What:      Food, Fun, Flags,
               Fireworks, & Scottish Rite

Where:    Holiday Inn - Downtown
              1050 6th Ave. Des Moines

When:     July 3rd at 6:30 pm

Cost:        Picnic Dinner
($15 adults or $10 for children)

RSVP required by June 29:
SR Office 515-288-8927 or rsvp@dmscottishrite.org

Friday, June 23, 2017

SR Express - Passing of a Brother

 June 23, 2017

Announcing the passing of
             Ill. Brother William M. Anderson, 33° 
  

Brethren,
 
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you to inform you of the passing of William M. Anderson, 33°.   
 
William McCornack Anderson, 94, was born March 21, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa to Peter and Abbie Rose Anderson. He died June 20, 2017 at Scottish Rite Park in Des Moines. Bill was raised and educated in Des Moines, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1941, where he was an All-City baseball player. His college education started at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. It was there he met his future wife, Aileen Ruth Allen. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was called up for World War II and served as a commissioned officer (Guam) until 1946.

Upon his return from the war, he resumed his education at Drake University obtaining a Business Administration Degree.

Bill married Aileen on August 31, 1946. Their union lasted a loving 68 years. He worked in the retail office supply trade from 1947 until his retirement in 1992. He was the president of Office Supplies, Inc. from 1962 to 1992.

Bill was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Westgate-Adelphi Masonic Lodge, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.

Bill received his Master of the Royal Secret (32°) on November 19, 1960. his Knight Commander Court of Honour (KCCH) on October 20, 1975, and the Inspector General Honorary (33°) on December 7, 1985.

The family will receive friends 1-3:00 pm Sunday, June 25th at Scottish Rite Penthouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Life at Scottish Rite Park or Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Shane A. Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar
 

SR Express - 300th Anniversary of GL of England Update and Details

June 23, 2017
300th Anniversary Update and Details
 
Our 300th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the Grand Lodge of England is tomorrow and will be one of the most exciting events we have had in several years.  We have over 475 Master Masons and their ladies attending this event.  We are especially pleased to host dignitaries from England and a special guest from Australia.  Lastly, we have representatives from almost every Masonic organization in Iowa.  Unfortunately, due to the size and scope of the event.  We cannot take additional reservations.
We have had several phone calls regarding details for this auspicious occasion.  Since Donette and I will be at the Scottish Rite golf out for much of the day, I hope this SR Express will answer a few questions for you.

Parking:
We have tons of parking.  American Republic has graciously allowed us access to their ramp to the east of the Scottish Rite building.  The entrance is on 5th Avenue.  You will need to tell Kamden (Scottish Rite staff member) that you are attending the 300th Anniversary event so he can let you in.  It will be staffed from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

We have also rented the surface lot directly west of the Scottish Rite building.  You can enter it from Park Street.  Lastly, the north lot and on street parking will be available.

As we have many guests from out of town, if you would park in the ramp or the west lot, that would save the more obvious parking for those who do not know Des Moines as well.

Doors Open and Registration:
Registration will be at the main entrance (1st floor).  All attendees need to check in to receive your banquet tickets and to pick up your program of events.  The main entrance will be open at 2:00 pm.  After checking in, everyone will congregate in the Tapestry room for the initial welcome and proclamation of Masonic Month.

Program of Events:
Following the proclamation, the men will adjourn to 3rd floor to the Consistory Auditorium for the opening of Grand Lodge and the reception of dignitaries.  The ladies will remain in the Tapestry room for the high tea and program by chocolatier, Tom Coleman.

Following our reception of dignitaries, the Masons will be spilt into two groups.  Those attending the forum on Freemasonry will adjourn to the Symbolic Lodge room and the those attending the Past Master Ceremony will stay in the Auditorium. 

After these sessions and the ladies' tea, all attendees will adjourn to the WT & Edna Dahl Grand Banquet room for the social hour and hors de oeuvres.  There will be place cards for you to designate your seat but this is a social event so we encourage you to mingle during this time.  Our first two of 7 toasts will take place during the social hour and continue throughout the evening.  Our toastmasters will be assisted by the Double Eagle Chorus. 

Next up will be the time capsule dedication.  It will take place in the Grand Banquet room on a center stage for all to view.  The time capsule will be dedicated by the officers of the Grand Lodge of Iowa in a special ceremony.  The time capsule was carved by Brother Ben Mayer.  It is amazing.

Following the time capsule dedication will be the festive board.  It will be a served prime rib dinner with all the trimmings.  There will be a few more toasts during dinner as well as music by Beaver Creek Jazz.  We plan to wrap up by 8:30 pm.
 
Dress Code
We have also had many questions regarding dress code.  A suit or coat and tie is ideal.  Most importantly, wear your Masonic regalia.  We want a showcase of Freemasonry.  If you have an apron, please wear it during the session in the auditorium.  If you have a Masonic jewel, collar, sash, or pins, showcase them as well.  Scottish Rite caps and fezzes are encouraged during the social hour and dinner but cannot be worn during open lodge.  There will be tables in the George Washington room and Pike room for you to store apron cases.

Hopefully this helps answer a few questions in regards to schedule, registration, dress code, and parking.  We look forward to seeing you Saturday.  It is going to be an amazing day.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
 
Shane Harshbarger
Secretary

Click here for program

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SR Express - 2017 Honor Men have been selected

June 20, 2017
2017 HONOR MEN HAVE BEEN SELECTED!

Earlier this spring the members of the Des Moines Valley who have been honored with the Knight Commander Court of Honour (32nd KCCH) and the Inspector General Honorary (33°) met to ballot on honor selections for the 2017 session of the Supreme Council.  Once the members of the Des Moines Valley had an opportunity to make their wishes known, these recommendations were forwarded to our Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Gary L. Sissel, 33°.  Following the approval of Ill. Bro. Sissel these recommendations were then submitted by him to the Active Members of the Supreme Council of the 33rd degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction of the USA.  

The members of the Supreme Council met in a special session to discuss and ballot on the nominations for all honors for the Southern Jurisdiction.  

The Des Moines Valley is pleased to announce that we received 7 Knight Commanders of the Count of Honour and 3 Inspectors General Honorary.

2017 33rd Degree
Inspector General Honorary (elect)
igh cross

Ricky N. McCampbell
Wade E. Sheeler
Paul R. Tyler



2017 Knight Commander Court of Honour (elect)


KCCHMark W. Allen          Bradley A. Reichardt
Terry L. Augustus     Carl J. Van Der Kamp
Arthur G. Crandon    Timothy J. Whipple
Ryan A. Genest

SR Express - Passing of a Brother

Announcing the passing of
             Ill. Brother Robert M Speed, 33° 
  

Brethren,
 
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you to inform you of the passing of Robert M. Speed, 33°.   
 
To say Brother Bob's passing leaves a void in the musical life of the Scottish Rite would be a great understatement.  Bob's skills at the organ were tremendous, a result of his over 75 years as an organ student, then teacher, and performer as Church Organist.  Bob's vast skills included improvisation, which enabled us to enjoy great "marching music" during the degree work, Fanfares of unsurpassed complexity, and incidental music that never failed to enhance the activity going on during the degree. We were so fortunate that even after he had retired from all other organist jobs, he was willing to continue as one of our organists.  We will always remember Bob when we sing the special final "Amen" of the 32nd degree that he composed for us.

Bob never complained about his failing health.  Just a couple of years ago, you would never have guessed that he was entering his mid-eighties.  He remained vibrant and healthy, and I remember him still taking spinning classes at the gym during those years when most of us would had given up on such activity... but  a couple years ago,  he began to fail.  He remained optimistic much of the time, but at the last reunion, he indicated that he didn't feel up to playing for all the the degrees any longer, but would continue playing for the 32nd Degree, and turned in much of his music.  I accepted his partial resignation reluctantly, but with the realization that this was something he needed for his health and his peace of mind.

As a friend, I will personally miss Bob greatly.  His sense of humor, his quick wit, and his musical knowledge, were all precious to me. Just sitting and talking with Bob was an educational experience and always ended with a laugh!

As a conductor, I have never worked with anyone as knowledgeable, forgiving, patient, and helpful as Bob Speed.
 
I'm sure everyone in the Double Eagle Chorus has special memories of Bob.  Take just a moment today, and remember him.
 
I'll let you know when I learn something about memorial services.
 
Ron Lindhart, Director
Des Moines Double Eagle Chorus

Bob was raised in Capital Lodge on Feb. 26, 1963 to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. He joined Scottish Rite on June 25,1994 and received the Knight Commander Court of Honour on October 4, 1999. He received the Inspector General Honorary (33°) on November 10, 2007.

Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Shane A. Harshbarger
Secretary/Registrar

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SR Express - Reservations for 300th Anniversary of GL of England are now closed

June 14, 2017
300th Anniversary of Grand Lodge of England
June 24, 2017

The 300th Anniversary celebration has proven to be immensely popular. Unfortunately that means that we will not be taking any additional reservations.

However, if you are interested in attending the Past Master Degree or the Forum on the History of English Freemasonry, we can accommodate additional reservations for these events only. The cost for these activities will be $10.00 and includes your event certificate. We need this reservation by June 19th so the proper certificates can be made.

Lastly, we are opening the Grand Lodge of Iowa as part of the festivities, so an apron is required in the lodge room.  We encourage you to bring or wear your own apron if you have one.  It should make for a much simpler process when we are opening the Grand Lodge.  There will be a quantity available for those who need an apron.  Past Master aprons are welcome as well. 
~Shane



2017 Charitable Golf Outing
WHO: 
  Anyone who likes to play     golf
WHAT: 
  A Great day of Golf & Fun
  4 Person Best Shot
WHEN:
  June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
  Shotgun start
WHERE:
  Terrance Hills Golf Course
  Altoona IA
WHY:  
  For fun and to preserve and protect on of Des Moines'     most historic buildings



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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


May 31, 2017
300th Anniversary of Grand Lodge of England
June 24, 2017

The 300th Anniversary celebration is 25 days away and the response has been excellent.  We have 375 reservations for the event, which is spectacular.  This will be one of the biggest events in the Des Moines Valley in several years.  We are looking forward to a great day to celebrate Freemasonry in Iowa.
Please note, registration closes on June 10th and we will be unable to take any reservations beyond this date.  Please share this email with anyone that you know that may not have registered but you think might be wanting to attend.  We want them on the list but will be unable to accommodate late reservations.

Secondly, we have a large number of guests that are not going to be familiar with our building.  Please help to direct them to restrooms, coat rooms, etc. and to make them feel welcome at the Des Moines Scottish Rite.  

Ben Mayer sent me the attached picture of the top of the time capsule.  Amazing work by him!  I can't wait to see it finished.
 


Lastly, we are opening the Grand Lodge of Iowa as part of the festivities, so an apron is required in the lodge room.  We encourage you to bring or wear your own apron if you have one.  It should make for a much simpler process when we are opening the Grand Lodge.  There will be a quantity available for those who need an apron.  Past Master aprons are welcome as well. 
~Shane



2017 Charitable Golf Outing
WHO: 
  Anyone who likes to play     golf
WHAT: 
  A Great day of Golf & Fun
  4 Person Best Shot
WHEN:
  June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
  Shotgun start
WHERE:
  Terrance Hills Golf Course
  Altoona IA
WHY:  
  For fun and to preserve and protect on of Des Moines'     most historic buildings

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SR Express - Celebrating the Craft/300th Anniversary of Grand Lodge of England




May 18, 2017
Tune in to the Scottish Rite's Largest Fundraising Event of the
Year!

Celebrating the Craft
Saturday, May 20, 2017
5 PM - 11:00 CST

Supporting RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Programs and the House of the Temple
Watch the webcast at:

Celebrating the Craft (CTC) is an evening of entertainment and learning that showcases Freemasonry, the Scottish Rite, and the talents and accomplishments of Brothers throughout the Southern Jurisdiction.  That is created and organized by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, SJ.
It is an online telethon (www.scottishrite.org) broadcasting live on this Saturday, May 20th from 5pm to 11pm.  It is hosted by Bros. Rusty Garrett, 32° KCCH, chief weather anchor for KWTX News 10, and Gil Fox, 32° KCCH, formerly of ABC Radio Networks, this year's CTC will feature performances by Scottish Rite brothers and interviews with families and clinicians from our RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP).
Donors may donate directly to either Scottish Rite charity or split between them.
House of the Temple Foundation
Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation "RiteCare"
Des Moines Consistory Building Trust
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc., supports the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign to preserve and restore the historic House of the Temple. 
Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation supports the 3 RiteCare Clinics in Iowa
The Des Moines Consistory Building Trust supports our Consistory building in Des Moines, Iowa
All donors will receive a letter of acknowledgement of their tax-deductible donation.
The webcast will be available for viewing at ScottishRite.org for 90 days after the live show.




Scottish Rite Consistory, 519 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309