Welcome to the Home Page of

Tom "Doc" Gruis, Ed.D.,


    This little homepage has items and links about religion - Mostly United Methodist,

many fraternal orders, radio - both amateur (KHTF) and "long wave 'D',"

Sweet Adelines, and a whole bunch of other stuff!

THE correct time!
Exact and official U. S. (Central Zone) Time within 0.3 second


                                             Doc and Donna                              Bob                                  Margie

                                               (The halo, well deserved,

                                                                         just showed up on the picture!)

picture of church           church4.jpg          


First United Methodist Church, Des Moines, Iowa  *

West Des Moines, Iowa United Methodist Church *

Iowa United Methodist Conference
United Methodist Home Page

Stephen Ministries *

Gideons International  Life *

American Bible Society *

The Methodist Church in Ireland - F.Y.I.


Sweet Adelines: Harmony Central

Sweet Adelines International

Radio:                                    Weather:

                                                                       National information

                                      Des Moines, Iowa Weather
American Radio Relay League Life *         Weather Radio


KHTF / KAF4381 / "D" on long wave


                                                 KCCI-TV 8   <--- I worked there for
Long wave Club of America  *                  about 27 years. They really try to get

                                                                         things right!

        REACT  Life *                                               
Iowa REACT *                                             Satellite of Central US
                                                                        kc0bom/sky warn

AMRAD                                                       http://www.w3.weather.com/weather/local/USIA0679

GMRS and MURS                                                     
Federal Communications Commission   
Iowa Repeater Association                      
Des Moines Radio Amateur Association - WAK's *
Family Radio Information
GMRS Co-ordination                            Other good stuff:
Another GMRS site                                        Doc's Dissertation Abstract
Emergency Alert Systems                              Iowa Network Services
Salvation Army                                                ZIP+4 Information
EXCELLENT LF Radio Site                 Travel
Mike, G3XDV - LF Radio                        WOI AM and FM Radio
Part 15 Stations                                                KBPS-FM in Portland, Oregon
DX (Distance) information resource!        carebags4kids
VK2ZTO Experimentation Page




Electrical Workers* (Retired from L. U. 347) 



Drake University Alumni
Des Moines Technical High School Alumni
New link soon to Des Moines Tech Alumni
Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa
National Education Association*

Fraternal Orders:                             Iowa and Des Moines:          

                                                              Our Neighborhood Association          
The Orange Lodge *   #                                    silosandsmokestacks.org/
Sons of Ulster No. 899  *                              
Another Orange Link                                  
And another                                                 
Royal Arch Purple

The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland
Much More Orange Information!

Grand  Orange Lodge in the USA
Orange Pages
  Grand Lodge of Iowa, A. F. & A. M.  

                                                                                                         Iowa Masons                                                                                                  

                                                                                                   Things to come:
                                                                                                   Moingona Lodge #633 A. F. & A. M. * #
                                                                           (I am now Secretary)

   York Rite of Freemasonry * #                                                         
                                                                                                   Ascalon Chapter #139, R. A. M.  * #


   High Twelve International *  # in 2003          Arcturus Council, R. S. M., U. D. (#63)

                             Iowa/South Dakota Assoc. Pres. 2006-7  

                             Iowa/South Dakota Chaplain 2007-8           


   Scottish Rite of Freemasonry  *                    The Grotto * #
                                                                                                      HAPAC Grotto No. 71* #  (I am Secretary)


   The Shrine *                                                     National Sojourners  (Life - Honorary)

                                                                                                                                                     Secretary of Des Moines Chapter 88
and another Shrine Location
ZaGaZig Shrine*
The Philalethes Society Life *

   Royal Order of Scotland                     Iowa Research Lodge No. 2 

                                                                                                                           Jr. Warden 2007-8

       Order of the Eastern Star  #                  White Shrine of Jerusalem

                                      Worthy Patron in 20054& 2006

       http://amaranth.org/                           DeMolay DeMolay International

                                                                                                                           Life Member - Alumni Assoc.

Masonic Service Association
Acanthus Lodge No. 632, A. F. & A. M. *
Iowa Masons
The Grand College of Rites *
"An American Masonic Lodge in the European Tradition"



                                                   The Grange*  # 

Independent Order of Odd Fellows  * #                

--Patriarchs Militant *


 Knights of Pythias * #                                     The Improved Order of Red Men  * #


APO Graphic   http://www.apo.org/

                                Alumni - LifeMember                                             


Some General Fraternal Information 

And another!

Knights of Freemasonry Universal - Official Site

A KOFU Member' Site        and      Another

*  or  *  Indicates that I am a member or participant of this group.
#  Indicates that I have been or am presiding officer at the local level.

Please remember, I am neither Catholic, Jewish, nor Moslem

and am just presenting the following links for information.

Knights of Columbus

Jewish Men's Organization: B'nai B'rith - more fraternal and social
Jewish Ladies Organization: Hadassah
Jewish: Anti-Defamation League - more political

This looks like a fine site about Islam



(gruis.net - my other site for later! - gruis.com - NO relation    -   Another route to get here -  Iowa Network Services     

Bitte vergessen Sie nicht die Antenne zu erden!

This is the Rock of Ages Light House in Lake Superior. I took this
picture ca. 1981. The two poles support the antenna for the long
wave radio beacon.

E-mail to: Doc@gruis.org                                                                                                                                                Last updated: Monday, 14 April 2008