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Iowa Masonic Yearly Calendar – Updated 4/12/2016

* Grand Master will be Present

** Grand Lodge Officers will be Present

 

May – 2015

5 – Grundy Center – Grand Master speaking at Education Night, Emerald Lodge No. 334, 707 ½ G Avenue, 6:00 P.M. (Personal)

6-8 – North Dakota – Midwest Conference on Masonic Education

7 – Reception for Grand Treasurer William K. Paisley, hosted by Mosaic Lodge No. 125, at the Des Moines Scottish Rite, 519 Park Street, Social Hour is at 10:00 A.M., Reception 11:00 A.M.  Dinner is at 12:00 P.M. with program to follow. G.L.O. tuxes, Ladies are invited.

8 – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

9 – Clarion – Informal 3rd Degree hosted by Cyrene Lodge No. 325 110 1/2 N Main St, Clarion, IA First Section will begin at 6:30 P.M. followed by the Second Section.

13-14 – Delhi – Lodge Service Retreat

15 – Jefferson – Cornerstone Laying Ceremony at the Greene County Courthouse, 114 N. Chestnut Street, Grand Lodge will open at 1:30 P.M. at Morning Star Lodge No. 159, 120 N. Wilson Avenue. Ceremony starts at 2:30 P.M. G.L.O. Dark Business Suits. Ladies are invited

15-16 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Grand Lodge of Indiana

19 – Des Moines – Reception and Third Degree hosted by South Gate Lodge No. 657 located at 1111 Randolph Street, Social is at 4:00 P.M., First Section at 5:00 P.M., Dinner at 6:00 P.M., Reception at 7:00 P.M. with Second Section to follow. G.L.O. Dark Business Suits

21 – Bettendorf –Iowa Masonic Heath Care Facility visit, 2500 Grant Street at 10:30 A.M. (Personal)

21 – Mount Pleasant – Reception for Junior Grand Warden Theodore C. Wiley, hosted by Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 8, at 206 N Main Street, Social Hour is at 3:00 P.M., First Section 3:30 P.M.. Dinner is at 5:00 P.M. with program. Reception and Second Section to follow. G.L.O. tuxes, Ladies are invited.

23-24 – Alma, Michigan – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Michigan (Personal)

25 – Cedar Rapids. – Trustees Meeting at the Grand Lodge Library and Museums, 813 First Avenue SE, 10:00 A.M. (Personal)

25 – Cedar Rapids. – Iowa Library Association Meeting at the Grand Lodge Library and Museums, 813 First Avenue SE, 2:00 P.M. (Personal)

27-28 – Manitoba – Grand lodge of Manitoba

30 – MEMORIAL DAY

June – 2016

2-4 – Ames – 152nd Annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Iowa to be hosted at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames

2-4 – Madison, Wisconsin – Grand Lodge of Wisconsin

8 – Windsor Heights – Lodge Service Committee Meeting

9-11 – North Dakota – Grand Lodge of North Dakota

11 – Mount Ayr – 150th Re-dedication

16-18 – South Dakota – Grand lodge of South Dakota

19 – FATHER”S DAY

24-25 Des Monies’ Valley Scottish Rite Reunion

25 – Norway –Temple Dedication Ceremony Saint Clair Lodge No. 164

25 – Waterloo –Temple Dedication Ceremony Waterloo Lodge No. 105

25 – Cedar Rapids – Optional Mentor Training

July – 2016

4 – Independence Day

4-9 – Imperial Session for Shrine

7-9 – Prince Hall Grand Lodge

8-9 – Des Moines Grand Assembly Iowa/Minnesota International Order of Rainbow for Girls

9 – Oxford – Reception for Senior Grand Deacon Michael C. Ryan

15 – Altoona – OES Golf Outing

16 – Norway – Saint Claire Lodge Tractor Ride

16 – Des Moines – Rosacrucians

16 – Des Moines – Red Cross of Constantine / Iowa Divisional Meeting

16 – Sioux City – Lewis and Clark York Rite College

29 – Marshalltown – Grand Lodge Golf Outing

August – 2016

6 – Iowa City – Reception and 3rd Degree

6 – Oxford – Hiram In The Hills

11-13 – Des Moines – Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons/Grand Council Royal and Select
Masters

19-21 – Manitoba – Midwest Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges (Personal)

27 – Sioux City – 100 Year Rededication Ceremony Morningside Lodge No. 615

September – 2016

5 – LABOR DAY

5 – Ottumwa – C. Dale Cox School of Instruction

7 – Spirit Lake – Queen II Cruise

10 – Des Moines – Reception for Grand High Priest, Illustrious Grand Master and Grand Commander

14 – * Cedar Rapids – Meeting of the Trustees of the Grand Lodge (Personal)

14 – * Cedar Rapids – Meeting of the Pension Administrators (Personal)

15-17 **Cedar Rapids – 171st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Iowa
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24 Cedar Rapids or Iowa City – Iowa College Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis

25-27 * Columbia, MO – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri (Personal)

October – 2016

1 – Des Moines – Red Cross of Constantine, St. Bartholomew Conclave

6-8 – Springfield, IL – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Illinois (Personal)

8 – ?? – Reception for the Grand Master of Masons in Iowa

15 – Marshalltown – KYCH Meeting

15 – Des Moines Valley Scottish Rite Reunion (4° – 14°)

18 – West Des Moines – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

19 – Clarinda – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

20-23 – Altoona – Grand Chapter of Iowa Order of the Eastern Star

25 – LeClaire – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

26 – Washington – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

27 – Shellsburg – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

29 – Des Moines Valley Scottish Rite Reunion (15° – 22°)

November – 2016

1 – Sloan – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

2 – Spencer – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

5 – Oelwein – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

5 – Cedar Rapids – Red Cross of Constantine, St. Ignatius Conclave

5 -Cedar Rapids – Scottish Rite Reunion

5 – Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Ceremonial

9 – Lucas – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

10-12 – Guthrie – Grand Lodge of Oklahoma

12 – Des Moines’ Valley Scottish Rite Reunion (23° – 32°)

15 – Audobon – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

16 – Cedar Rapids – Grand Lodge Trustees

16 – Cedar Rapids – Iowa Masonic Library Association

17 – Renwick – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

19 – Des Moines’ York Rite Festival

24 – THANKSGIVING

December – 2016

25 – CHRISTMAS

27 – * Davenport – Feast of the Holy Saints John (Personal)

 

2017

January – 2017

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

14 Sioux City – Lewis and Clark York Rite College

21 Marshalltown – Iowa York Rite College No. 37

February – 2017

4-6 * ??, NE – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska (Personal)

18-22 * Omaha, NE – Conference of Grand Masters of Masons of North America (Personal)

18-22 Omaha, NE – Conference of Grand Secretaries of Masons of North America

March – 2017

4 Marshalltown – Meeting of Iowa York Rite College No. 37

16-18 ??, KS – Grand Lodge of Kansas

18 Des Moines – DeMolay Legion of Honor (Personal)

April – 2017

8 – Ames – Iowa College Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis

16 – EASTER

May – 2017

6 – Marshalltown – Iowa York Rite College No. 37

30 – MEMORIAL DAY

June – 2017

1-3 * Madison, WI – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin (Personal)

1-3 Winnipeg, MB – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba

1-3 * ?? – Annual Conclave, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Iowa (Personal)

15-17 * ??, SD – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of South Dakota (Personal)

July – 2017

4 – INDEPENDENCE DAY

15 – Des Moines – Iowa College Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis

15 – Sioux City – Lewis and Clark York Rite College

August – 2017

18-20 * – ?? – Midwest Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges (Personal)

September – 2017

4 – LABOR DAY

4 – Ottumwa – C. Dale Cox School of Instruction

13 * – Waterloo – Meeting of the Trustees of the Grand Lodge (Personal)

13 * – Waterloo – Meeting of the Pension Administrators (Personal)

14-16 ** – Waterloo – 172nd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Iowa

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23 – Cedar Rapids or Iowa City – Iowa College Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis

24-26 * – Columbia, MO – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri (Personal)

October – 2017

7 – Des Moines – Red Cross of Constantine, St. Bartholomew Conclave

5-7 * – Springfield, IL – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Illinois (Personal)

14 ** – ?? – Reception for the Grand Master of Masons in Iowa

21 – Marshalltown – KYCH Meeting

November – 2017

4 – Cedar Rapids – Red Cross of Constantine, St. Ignatius Conclave

23 – THANKSGIVING

December – 2017

25 – CHRISTMAS

27 * – Davenport – Feast of the Holy Saints John (Personal)

NOTE: Not all future dates are confirmed!

Future Grand Lodge Locations and Dates

September 18-20, 2014 – Cedar Rapids

September 17-19, 2015 – Sioux City

September 15-17, 2016 – Davenport

September 21-23, 2017 – Waterloo

September 20-22, 2018 – Des Moines

September 19-21, 2019 – Cedar Rapids

September 17-19, 2020 – Sioux City