DeMolay is a youth driven nonprofit organization for young men ages 12-21. Founded in 1919, New York DeMolay works to bring together young men in helping the community, fostering connections and building leadership skills. Upon membership, DeMolays learn the importance of cleanliness, comradeship, courtesty, fidelity, filial love, patriotism and reverence for sacred things. Through enduring committment, members of DeMolay have the opportunity to move up through the ranks, gain recognition and develop lifelong friendships.
Chapter Spotlight: Meridian Sun Chapter
Meridian Sun Chapter, Order of DeMolay of the State of New York, has a rather interesting history in that it has received its Letters Temporary twice within a 15-year period. The first Letters Temporary were issued on March 31, 2000 when the Chapter met in Jamestown, NY in the Lakes Region. After having gone dark as a result of inactivity, the Chapter was issued new Letters Temporary on May 1, 2013 when it relocated to West Seneca, NY where the Chapter has blossomed.
How Well Do You Know Your State Master Councilor?
Brother Craig Tyler Henderson was installed as New York DeMolay’s 45th State Master Councilor on August 2, 2014, but his love and dedication for DeMolay has been many years in the making. With inspiration from his family and fellow DeMolay Brothers, Bro. Henderson is more than ready to leave his mark on New York.
The DeMolay Varsity Club Initiative
Create enthusiasm and fellowship for the organization as well as provide opportunity for all members to become active, engaged, and ultimately an “owner” of their chapter experience. As an acknowledgment of their efforts they will be deemed to have “lettered” in DeMolay.