Knight of the Double Eagle

Knight of the Double EaglePURPOSE:

The Knight of the Double Eagle is an award to recognize efforts in growing and supporting the Des Moines Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.  It is available for any member of the Valley, regardless of age, length of membership, other honors, or offices held.

SECTION #1 – Required achievements:

(must accomplish each achievement)

  • Serve as a member of a committee or a degree team for the Spring & Fall Reunions
  • Top-line sign one petition for the Scottish Rite
  • Complete the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman I program
  • Attend at least 3 Valley events during the calendar year not used in Section #2

SECTION #2 – Category achievements:

(must accomplish one achievement  from each area)

Charity

  • Participate in Meals from Heartland event
  • Golf or volunteer at the Scottish Rite Golf Outing
  • Donate $100 to the Friends of the Des Moines Consistory
  • Donate $100 to the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation

Educational

  • Attend two University of Freemasonry events
  • Complete the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman II or Symbolic Lodge Edition program
  • Watch or perform in a degree from each of the 4 bodies of the Scottish Rite
  • Write a paper for publication by the Des Moines Valley

Membership

  • Bring a Scottish Rite prospect to the Spring Reunion Kick-off or Membership Appreciation Dinner
  • Bring a Scottish Rite prospect to the Fall Reunion Kick-off
  • Top line sign an additional petition to the requirement listed in Section #1
  • Bring the Master or one of the Wardens of your Symbolic Lodge to the Blue Lodge Breakfast

Outreach

  • Serve as an officer in your Symbolic lodge
  • Bring a prospect for Freemasonry to a kick-off event
  • Top line sign a new member into your Symbolic Lodge
  • Assist with a degree conferral at a Symbolic Lodge other than your own

Upon successful completion, the recipient shall receive a certificate recognizing him as a Knight of the Double Eagle, a Knight of the Double Eagle jewel to be worn along with his Scottish Rite cap, his name listed on the Valley website, and his name upon a Knight of the Double Eagle plaque in the Des Moines Valley library.

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Knight of the Double Eagle jewel

Recipients
Wade E. Sheeler
W. Charles Smithson
Brian Truex
Timothy J. Whipple