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 with many conflicting opinions.  Any chapter from 8 to 15 members, who can cooperate in spirit, can handle its business with orderly information, plus a …

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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 depends upon this skill and your goals during the term.  This will also result in a more effective term with many active members as an …

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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?  If you do not believe that DeMolay is the greatest organization in the world for young men or if you are not sold on your …

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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 thoroughly examines a problem and plans an activity it shortens the chapter meeting time.  A good committee report will answer the “who, what, why, where, …

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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 ____     Confirm the dates for Nominations and Elections ____     Meet with Chapter Dad Advisor to begin work on PMC-MSA Three (3) Months Prior to Installation ____ …

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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 made in order from International, Jurisdiction, Region, Chapter, and Masonic Family. Introductions at each level are made youth first, adults second. DeMolay Introductions: State Master …

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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 (leather) and Dress Socks (dark color) Honors/Awards as desired and appropriate for the occasion Semi-Formal Dress Slacks (no Khakis or Cotton Pants) Jacket, Coat, or …

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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 unless prevented by unavoidable circumstance.”  The seven days are: FRANK S. LAND MEMORIAL DAY Observed:     A day convenient to the Chapter near Nov 8. Purpose:        …

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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 well planned activities of an organization that motivate members and encourage non-members to become involved and join. Bottom Line: As a Leader everyone is counting …

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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 Master Mason on their Advisory Council for advice on the local Masonic custom.[hr] DECLARING THE BALLOT OPEN In general, the accepted DeMolay custom is as …

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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 to serve as the framework for the agenda.  You must tailor your agenda to the needs of your chapter and the meeting being held at …

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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 outlined by the ISC Statutes, some are suggested in the Leaders Resource Guide, and others have developed over time as reasonable duties for particular offices. …

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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 to evoke?  The following are the characteristics that are fundamental to leadership. CONFIDENCE:  If a leader does not believe in himself, no one else will. …

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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 to obtain from each subordinate the highest quality of service that he has the capacity to render.  Good leadership does not involve the exercise of …

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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 going to act as if what I do, makes a difference. Even if you're on the right track, if you sit still, you'll get run …

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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 by a DeMolay and no others. Every part of the emblem has a particular significance, which should be known by every member. The CROWN is …

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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 promise, then there were eight. Eight creative members had ideas good as heaven. One lost enthusiasm, then there were seven. Seven loyal members got into …

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