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Monday, December 17, 2018

SR Express - Installation of Officers/Albert Pike Birthday Party


Scottish Rite Express

Valley of Des Moines
Orient of Iowa

December 17, 2018
Installation of Officers 

On December 12, 2018 
we installed our 
2019 Officers

Master of Kadosh                Rusty L. Hill, 33°
Prior                             Eldon F. Walton, 33°
Preceptor                      Samuel G. Wise, 33°
Chancellor                  Jack R. Schreiber, 33°
Minister of State            William L. Knoll, 33°
Almoner                 Brian D. Pappaducas, 33°
Assistant Almoner        Daniel R. Hobson, 33°
Registrar       Shane A. Harshbarger, 33° G.C.
Treasurer                    Richard Koch, Jr., 33°
Tiler            Carl J. Van Der Kamp, 32° KCCH

       Chapter of Rose Croix            
Wise Master           Thomas D. Cox, 32° KCCH
Senior Warden
                    Bradley A. Reichardt, 32° KCCH
Junior Warden               Brian M. Truex, 32°

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Come Celebrate 
the Birthday of 
Albert Pike

Albert Pike was the longest serving Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction. Joining the Scottish Rite in 1853, he was instrumental in making Scottish Rite what it is today. During his 32 years as Grand Commander, he took an obscure Masonic organization begun in Charleston, South Carolina and made it into the largest most well known appendant body of Freemasonry. 

All activities will be held at Buzzard Billy's

6:00 pm Social Hour          
6:30 pm Dinner & Program

On Thursday, December 27th, we will celebrate and 
pay tribute to his legacy. As Pike began his Scottish Rite career in New Orleans, we thought a cajun flavored 
affair would be a fun way to celebrate. 
This special event will take place at Buzzard Billy's 
(615 3rd Street - Des Moines) and will be similar in nature to our Royal Mile event each summer. 
Our program will share some little known facts and trivia about the life of Albert Pike. In addition to his Masonic career, Pike was an explorer, attorney, Indian agent, author, Civil War General (CSA), historian, poet, and philosopher. 


This event is open only to Master Masons and is limited to the first 45 reservations (due to space constraints).
Cost is $20 per person and advance payment is required by calling the AASR office
515-288-8927 or

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