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Iowa Masonic Yearly Calendar – Updated 9/26//2016

* Grand Master will be Present

** Grand Lodge Officers will be Present

September – 2016

22 –  *Davenport – Royal Order of the Amaranth (Personal)

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 – Cedar Rapids  – **Reception for the Grand Master of Masons in Iowa, Kenneth Hurmence at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center

12 – *Cedar Rapids – Meeting of the Lodge Service Committee

15 – Marshalltown – KYCH Meeting

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

15 – **Decorah – Reception Honoring Grand Chaplin Eric Sommermeyer hosted by Great Lights Lodge No. 181

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

19 – *Clarinda – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

20 – Davenport – Regional School at Brubaker Lodge No. 675

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

21 – Cedar Rapids – Regional School at Crescent Lodge No. 25

22 – **Waterloo – Cornerstone Laying at Waterloo Lodge 105

22 – *Mason City – Grand Master Area Meeting

24 – *Urbandale – MCEC Meeting at Iowa State Bank

24 – *Urbandale – Scholarship Endowment Fund Meeting

24 – **Prairie City – Grand Lodge Reception and Third Degree hosted by South Central M.I. – D.L. Club at Preston Lodge No. 218

25 – *Mason City – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

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°)

29 – **Osceola – Reception Honoring Senior Grand Deacon Robert W. White and Third Degree hosted by Osceola Lodge No. 77

November – 2016

1 – *Sloan – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

2 – *Spencer – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

3 – **Newton – Grand Lodge Reception and Third Degree hosted by Newton Lodge No. 59

5 – *Oelwein – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

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

5 – Cedar Rapids Valley Scottish Rite Reunion

5 – Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Ceremonial

5 – *Sioux City – Worshipful Grand Matron, Worshipful Grand Patron Reception, Grand Chapter of Iowa, Order of Eastern Star.

9 – *Lucas – Grand Master’s Area Meeting

10-12 – Guthrie, OK – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma

11-12 – Sioux City Valley Scottish Rite Reunion

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

12 – **Mount Ayr – Reception Honoring Deputy Grand Master John A. “Jack” Cook hosted by Faith Lodge No. 179

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

19 – **Marion – Reception Honoring Grand Marshal Jamie D. Johnson hosted by Marion Lodge No. 6

19-20 – Sioux City Valley Scottish Rite Reunion

22 – Tama – Regional School

23 – Altoona – Regional School

24 – Happy Thanksgiving

December – 2016

7 – Des Moines Valley Scottish Rite Christmas Party

25 – Merry Christmas

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

2017

January – 2017

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

3 – Chariton – Secretary Conference

5 – Maquoketa – Secretary Conference

10 – Oelwein – Secretary Conference

11 – Des Moines – Secretary Conference

14  – Sioux City – Lewis and Clark York Rite College

14 – Sanborn – Secretary Conference

16 – Marne – Secretary Conference

19 – Manilla – Secretary Conference

21 – Marshalltown – Secretary Conference

21 – Des Moines – Iowa York Rite College No. 37

23 – Clarion – Secretary Conference

24 – Cedar Rapids – Secretary Conference

26 – Wapello – Secretary Conference

February – 2017

2-4 – *Kearney, NE – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska (Personal)

9-11 – Arlington, VA – AMD Week

14 – Happy Valentine’s Day

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 – **Perry – Rowley Home Visit

4 – **Des Moines – Reception Honoring Senior Grand Warden William W. Post

5 – **Altoona – Joint Brunch with Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star

16-18 – Topeka, KS – Grand Lodge of Kansas

17 – Marne – Regional School

18 – Des Moines – Regional School

18  – *Des Moines – DeMolay Legion of Honor (Personal)

18 – **West Union – Reception Honoring Junior Grand Deacon Richard J. Hofmeyer

25 – **Prairie City – Reception Honoring Senior Grand Deacon Marvin D. Kendall

27 – Prairie City – Regional School

April – 2017

1 – Des Moines – Iowa York Rite Education Conference

5 – Council Bluffs – Regional School

6-8 – St. Cloud, MN – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota

8 – **Malcolm – Reception Honoring Junior Grand Steward William Dayton

8 – Ames – Iowa College Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis

13 – **Spirit Lake – Ladies at the Table

15 – *Des Moines – DeMolay Foundation Meeting

15 – *Des Moines – Jurisprudence Meeting

15 – *Des Moines – Nomination Meeting

16 – Happy Easter

22 – **Woodburn – Rededication of Unity Lodge No. 212

23 – **Monticello – Camp Courageous Omlet Breakfast

27 – Fort Madison – Regional School

29 – **Des Moines – Reception Honoring Grand Treasurer George S. Eichhorn

May – 2017

3 – *Oelwein – Grand Master speak at Education Night at Hebron Lodge No. 374

6 – **Creston – Reception Honoring Junior Grand Warden Rick N. Mc Campbell

6 – Des Moines – Iowa York Rite College No. 37

6 – Des Moines – Charles Clyde Hunt Priory KYCH

14 – Happy Mother’s Day

15-16 – Indianapolis, IN – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Indiana

15-16 – Alma, MI – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Michigan

18 – **Des Moines – Grand Lodge Reception and Third Degree hosted by South Gate Lodge No. 657

19 – Boone – Regional School

20 – **Bettendorf – Iowa Masonic Health Facilities Visit

20 – **Bettendorf – Reception Honoring Grand Tyler Monte L. Harris

29 – 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 – *Ames – Annual Conclave, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Iowa (Personal)

10 – **Davenport – Rededication of Trinity Lodge No. 208

14-17 *Rapid CIty, SD – Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of South Dakota (Personal)

18 – Happy Fathers Day

22 – Waterloo – Regional School

23 – Polk City – Regional School

July – 2017

4 – Independence Day

6-8 – *Des Moines – Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Iowa

7-8 – *Des Moines – DeMolay Conclave

7-8 – *Des Moines – Rainbow Grand Assembly

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

15 – Sioux City – Lewis and Clark York Rite College

29 – **Tiffin – Hiram in the Hills hosted by Canopy Lodge No. 290

August – 2017

10-12 – Des Moines – Grand Chapter & Grand Council

18-20 – *Wichita, KS  – Midwest Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges (Personal)

18-20 – Wichita, KS – Midwest Conference on Masonic Education

25-28 – Washington D.C. – Ancient and Accpeted Scottish Rite

26 – Adel – Regional School

September – 2017

4 – LABOR DAY

4 – Ottumwa – C. Dale Cox School of Instruction

6 – **Spirit Lake – Annual Queen ll Boat Ride

9 – *Des Moines – Grand Commander Reception

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 14-16, 2017 – Waterloo

September 20-22, 2018 – Des Moines

September 19-21, 2019 – Cedar Rapids

September 17-19, 2020 – Sioux City