Washington DeMolay Councilor Handbook

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Lessons

Parliamentary Procedure

Efficiency in handling chapter business does not require a great deal of parliamentary procedure.  In fact, the books of parliamentary procedure rules were developed generally for large groups of people…

Term Program Planning

INTRODUCTION As Master Councilor of your chapter, you must fully understand the need and method of planning a chapter’s activity program for your six months in office.  Your chapter’s success…

Membership

INTRODUCTION Before you think about membership, take a few seconds to determine your own mental attitude regarding the Order of DeMolay.  How do you feel about DeMolay and your Chapter? …

Past Master Councilor Meritorious Service Award

A DEMOLAY LEADER’S KEY TO SUCCESS Background and Purpose PMC-MSA Checklist Requirements – Step-by-Step Guide to PMC-MSA Success How to Apply Your Letter of Intent To be Completed During Your…

Committees

INTRODUCTION The primary idea of a committee is to make chapter meetings more organized and interesting.  Properly functioning committees are the secret of short, interesting chapter meetings.  When a committee…

Installation Planning Guide

Master Checklist- Installation Planning After Your Installation as Senior Councilor ____     Confirm the date of the next installation with the Advisory Council ____     Reserve the Masonic Hall for that date ____    …

Introductions

PROTOCOL GUIDE Washington DeMolay Typical Introductions at Chapter Meetings and Installations • This is the Washington DeMolay approved order of introduction for guests at Chapter Meetings and Installations. Introductions are…

Washington DeMolay Dress Code

The Washington State Dress Code is as follows:  Formal Tuxedo or Dark Suit/Sport Coat Dress Shirt or Banded Collar Dress Shirt (tux shirt) Must be wearing a Tie Dress Shoes…

Obligatory Days

Note:  The I.S.C. Statutes, Article 53 states:  “The following days are fixed as special Ceremonial Days and the observance of the same is made obligatory on all members of DeMolay…

Event Planning

This session will explore event planning skills.  Listed below are the elements necessary for effective event planning. Event Planning is a very important aspect to your leadership role.  It is…

Balloting on Candidates

Note:  It is the accepted custom, that balloting on candidates for membership by a Chapter should follow the accepted Masonic custom on balloting in that jurisdiction. Chapters should consult a…

Nomination and Election of Chapter Officers

Every Term your Chapter should conduct “Nominations and Election of Officers,” in order to select the leaders for the coming term.  Current chapter officers should meet with the Chapter Advisor…

Order of Business

It is very important to have a printed agenda at every Chapter business meeting. Every Chapter member should have a copy of the agenda to follow. These are suggested items…

Officer Responsibilities

Officer Responsibilities Each of the officers in a DeMolay Chapter has specific responsibilities to meet in order to help the Chapter run efficiently and smoothly.  Some of these duties are…

Leadership II

Contrary to the old saying that leaders are born, not made, the art of leading can be taught and it can be mastered.  What are the qualities we are trying…

Leadership I

Introduction True leadership is a positive, rather than a negative force, based on cooperation and mutual trust, not on coercion and fear. The essence of real leadership is the ability…

Quotable Quotes

Quotable Quotes Do things differently as a result of seeing things differently. If I always do what I’ve always done, then I’ll always get what I’ve always gotten. I am…

The DeMolay Emblem

THE DEMOLAY EMBLEM The Official DeMolay emblem was introduced in 1949 and was designed by Dad Frank S. Land, the founder of DeMolay. The emblem pin may be worn only…

The Value of One Member

Value of One Member Ten little members, standing in a line. One disliked the Master Councilor, then there were nine. Nine ambitious members offered to work late. One forgot his…