2024 Meetings

Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Annual Meeting

Des Moines Scottish Rite Consistory

Saturday, August 10, 2024

519 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Tel (515)288-8927
Sleeping Rooms Only: Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park St, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515)241-1456

Petition Deadline: 8/2/24
Banquet Reservation Deadline: 8/5/24

Make a Hotel Reservation at Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Make a Hotel Reservation at Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Schedule of Events

10:00AM – 12:30 PMCandidate & Member Registration
11:00AM (Des Moines Only)Pork Chop Lunch Buffet - $25 payable at Consistory.
12:45 PMCandidate Orientation in Meeting Room
1:15 PMCandidates Assemble in Preparation for Degrees
Members Enter Meeting Room
1:30 PMOfficers Piped In for Opening of Provincial Grand Lodge
1:45 PM – 4:30 PMConferral of Degrees
6:00 PMSocial Hour (Cash Bar) for Members & Guests
7:15 PM Banquet Doors Open
7:20 PMOfficers & Distinguished Guests Piped In for Banquet
7:30 PM – 9:30 PMBanquet

All members must show a valid membership card to be admitted to the meetings.  Dress for the meeting/banquet (candidates and members) is a dark business suit.  A black tuxedo or Scottish attire is acceptable, but not required.  Dress for the ladies attending the banquet is at their option.  Reimbursement of a canceled reservation may be granted if the office is notified no later than two (2) weeks prior to the meeting. 

Print a Mailable Reservation Form for a Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting

Members may make banquet reservations and pay online in Member Services. Members and Candidates may also call the office to make banquet reservations and pay by credit card.  There is a $3 credit card fee per reservation.

2024 Annual Meeting of the Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland

Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Friday, July 5, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Following the meeting, there will be a dinner (4:30 P.M.) at The Sheraton Grand Hotel – 1 Festival Square (shuttles provided from Freemasons’ Hall to the Sheraton), to which the ladies are invited. We suggest that you contact the Grand Secretary’s office, well in advance of the meeting, to make dinner reservations and to determine the required credentials that will be needed for attendance. Sir Alan Dickson, Grand Secretary, 23 St. John Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8DG, Scotland, (Tel: 011-44-0131-556-1222). Dress for the meeting is a black suit, white shirt, black tie, and no gloves.