DeMolay Leader’s Resource Guide

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This DeMolay Leader's Resource Guide will help you enjoy your lifelong DeMolay responsibilities. This guide is filled with dates and data, facts and figures, notes and ideas. However, your primary resource will be your Chapter members and dedicated members of the adult leadership team and enthusiastic Chapter leaders who stand ready to help you. There is so much to learn. There is much to do. With your dedication and leadership, DeMolay will continue to provide a positive fraternal experience for you and other young men ... the future leaders of our society.


ii. Your First Duties

Your First Duty as a member of DeMolay is to get involved! One often hears that you get out of life what you put into it. The same is true of your association with DeMolay. Jump in with both feet! Stand up in your Chapter and volunteer to be on a committee. Ask to take …

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1. Welcome to the World of DeMolay

CHAPTER ONE Welcome to the World of DeMolay. [box border="full"]In this chapter, you will learn: Your Role in DeMolay How Parents Can Help An International Program History, Heritage and Traditions You and DeMolay[/box] Welcome to one of the world's greatest success stories. The Order of DeMolay is the premier leadership training organization for young men …

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2. Program Planning

CHAPTER TWO Program Planning. DeMolay provides a fraternal environment where young men can grow, mature and develop through activity centered around the seven cardinal virtues. This lesson is aimed at assisting in to planning of a well balanced program.

3. Who Makes It Work

CHAPTER THREE Who Makes It Work [box border="full"]In this chapter, you will learn: The Officers of a Chapter Effective Adult Volunteers and Their Roles Executive Officers, the International Supreme Council and Its Structure[/box] You've heard it before. It takes teamwork to succeed ... in the game, on the job and in life. No one can …

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4. Your DeMolay Chapter

CHAPTER FOUR Your DeMolay Chapter [box border="full"]In this chapter, you will learn: General Information Procedures Ritual and Ceremonies[/box] A Major part of your DeMolay experience will center around the operation of your Chapter.  This part of your DeMolay Leader’s Resource Guide is devoted to providing you with basic information on your Chapter and how it operates. …

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5. Membership

CHAPTER FIVE Membership [box border="full"]In this chapter, you will learn: The Importance of Membership Recruitment (How To...) Growth Equals More Fun! Starting New Chapters[/box] New members are the lifeblood of every DeMolay Chapter and the Order of DeMolay as a whole.  That’s why every member should make it a goal to bring in at least …

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6. Communications

CHAPTER SIX Communications [box border="full"]In this chapter, you will learn: Public Relations Newsletters Media Communications Other Public Relations and Marketing Opportunities[/box]   PUBLIC RELATIONS[hr] On a personal level, good public relations means living up to and practicing DeMolay teachings in all of your actions… and it means talking about the benefits of DeMolay to others. On …

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7. Honors and Awards

CHAPTER SEVEN Honors and Awards [box border="full"]In this chapter, you will learn about Honors and Awards for: Active DeMolays Senior DeMolays Advisors Everyone[/box] Everyone likes to receive recognition. To fill this need, DeMolay has provided numerous honors and awards for the official recognition of service and achievements. An award – is an achievement to be worked …

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8. Appendant Organizations

CHAPTER EIGHT Appendant Organizations [box border="full"]In this chapter, you will learn about: Alumni Associations Chevalier Courts Legion of Honor Preceptories Knighthood Priories[/box] Since 1919, the Order of DeMolay has helped shape the character of more than one million members.  During that period, members have found their own ways to stay involved and to give something back …

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