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Nearly every member of the Order of DeMolay has the ambition of serving his Chapter as Master Councilor. When this goal is within sight as you move up through the Councilor chairs, you should set another goal – that of earning the Past Master Councilor’s Meritorious Service Award.

While the newly elected Master Councilor is the only one who is qualified to apply and earn the award, he cannot do it alone. The requirements can only be met through the combined efforts of the entire Chapter. The Master Councilor must provide the leadership and incentive to inspire and motivate the members of his chapter toward a well-rounded program and the over-all efficiency of Chapter activities.

The PMC-MSA program was created by the founder of DeMolay – Dad Frank Sherman Land. He recognized the tremendous advantage gained by both the Master Councilor and the Chapter in having a pre-planned program for his term of office. When such a program has been planned and distributed to the Chapter membership in printed form, the Master Councilor has gone a long way in achieving the goals he has set.

The goal of Washington DeMolay is to have every incoming Master Councilor apply for and earn the Past Master Councilor’s Meritorious Service Award. This would insure that each and every Chapter has a planned program of activities, and the Chapter members are aware of and involved in the program of the Chapter.

The following information is provided so that every Councilor can be fully aware of the requirements and procedures to apply for and qualify for the PMC-MSA. Every Councilor owes it to his Chapter and its future and to himself to take the initiative to earn the PMC-MSA. Read the requirements carefully; they are very strict and will be fully enforced in order to maintain the high standards of the award program.

The following lessons are a step-by-step guide to assist the Councilor in qualifying for and earning his Past Master Councilor’s Meritorious Service Award.