DeMolay started in 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri. DeMolay spread across the states rapidly with the first instituted chapter, Rock River on February 6th, 1922 in Watertown, Wisconsin. 22 more chapters were started across the state that same year and the order continues to grow worldwide.
DeMolay International holds several observance days throughout the year which directly correlate with the teachings of the organization. These Obligatory days are to be recognized each year by the members and further help them learn the lessons our organization teaches.
This obligatory day is observed when convenient to the chapter within the month of February. On this day chapter members should celebrate great patriotic events as well as those who participated in them.
On this day, on the Sunday nearest March 18, a DeMolay chapter should attend a religious ceremony of their choosing. This day is to teach those that religion is an important aspect within the lives of DeMolay members.
Love for parents is the first lesson DeMolay teaches, therefore, a chapter should celebrate parents on a date between May 1 and June 21. During this day the chapter should show their appreciation to their parents thought their acts, words, and modes of recognition.
DeMolay believes that education is one of the core necessities of our nation. On a day convenient to the chapter in September, the chapter should strive to emphasize the value of education not only to their own members but those of their community.
Observed nearest the 3rd of October, the chapter should explain the workings of government to it’s members, whether it be state, national, province or local government.
Frank S. Land Memorial Day
Observed near the 8th of November, the date that our founder, Frank S. Land, died. DeMolay members should celebrate the life of Frank S. Land and his impact on the world today by bringing the Order of DeMolay into fruition.
Day of Comfort
This day should be observed by a chapter in the Thanksgiving/Christmas season when convent to them. During this observance a chapter should visit those who are sick and provide them with words of comfort. This observance should not be limited to just friends, but also those within the community.
What's happening in Wisconsin?
Take a look at the upcoming state events and what is happening through out Wisconsin DeMolay!
Monthly State Newsletter
The monthly Wisconsin DeMolay state newsletter is put together by the State Officer Corps. The newsletter includes articles by the State Master Councilor, the State Officers and District Master Councilors. This newsletter also is a great opportunity for chapters to submit articles and flyers for events to get the word out! Send your articles to Officers@widemolay.org
Do you know where the Traveling Gavel is?
The traveling gavel is a giant gavel that a chapter can steal from another chapter when traveled there for a stated meeting. It now resides with Godfrey De Boullion Chapter, who, while small, have made impressive strides to make sure that all of their members made it to Conclave 2018. Take a hint from those guys and GO GET THAT GAVEL!
Find the rules for the traveling gavel here!
Next State Event
The next State event is D-Prom! On December 8th join us for a blast to the past as we dance the night away at Tripoli Shrine in Milwaukee! We hope to see you all there and you can find more information about the event here!
Wisconsin DeMolay is hosting the Region V Ritual Competition for DeMolay’s Centennial year. We are going above and beyond to to give you the ULTIMATE DeMolay experience. You will not want to miss this!
Click below to view the Templar Tournament page
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