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DeMolay


Elias Light Chapter

Order of DeMolay

Planning

  • Two terms per year
  • Meetings 7:30 pm 3rd Wednesday on Zoom (future:Oneonta Masonic Temple)
  • Advisors meet after at about 9:00 pm

Things to Think About

  • Use DeMolay Resource Guide
  • Use Chapter Activity Guide
  • Plan according criteria for PMC-MSA
  • Try to be Chapter of the year; get points by visiting, etc.
  • Assign committees - see resource guide
  • Degree conferrals minimum of twice a year (self, Regional TBA or Grand Master's class TBA)
  • Goal for the term; big event(s); invite other chapters
  • State events
  • Do something on obligatory days
  • Events: social, civil, Masonic, athletic, fund-raising
  • Plan events & create a flyer with Who, What, Why, When, Where; create an event budget; assign an event committee; write out full details; send invitations to other chapters at least 2 months before with reservations due one month before.
  • Prepare agenda for all Meetings & email a week before

Membership

  • Initiate membership plan with a goal of 6 new quality members a year
  • Each member shall be first line signer at least 2 petitions from Quality candidates
  • Find prospects school, church, sports teams, other social orgs, neighborhood; must fall in line with code of ethics; advisors should check references
  • Tells prospects about fun activities - that means need to plan them - e.g. Old Forge, Winterfest, bowling, tramboline, game nights at lodge. At least one advisor must attend
  • Prospect party (parents and prospect) - any public event - not chapter meeting
  • Sell to parents: Flower talk. Advisors talk to parents. Hand parents and prospect petitions
  • MC must complete new member Form 10 for advisor to submit to DI.
  • Budget entire plan

Event Planning

The following is a template to be expanded by the Senior Councilor planning his year by Adding prospect parties, ritual practices, ritual examinations and so forth to fill in all the blanks. Add dates to meet your goals.

Jan Present plan to DADs
Winterfest, Glens Falls
Feb Patriots’ Day
Mar
Sunday Mar Devotional Day
Mar Elections
Apr Installation
PMC-MSA Letters
May Parents’ Day (dinner for parents)
Protection video
June
July Present plan to DADs
July My Government Day (e.g. visit historical site)
1st weekend Aug NY DeMolay Convention
Aug
July - Aug Key Man, Elizabethtown, PA
Sept Educational Day (teacher speak?)
Oct
Nov Frank S. Land Memorial Day
Protection videos
Advisor's Annual meeting
Bowling registration
LeadCon
Dec Bowling, Utica
Winterfest registration
Day of Comfort


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