New York DeMolay

Building Tomorrow's Leaders, Today!

  

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Welcome

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.


New York DeMolay

State Advisory Committee

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Executive Officer

Dad William Sardone

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 Dad Sardone is a Senior DeMolay from Equality Chapter, New York City. In 1968 he was the First State Master Councilor of the combined Eastern and Western Jurisdictions He is a Past Master of Composite and Equality Lodges in the Bronx and New York City as well as Honorary Member of two Lodges. Dad Sardone was in the NY Grand Line and is currently the Chairman of the NY Long Range Planning Committee. He is also a member of many Concordant Bodies and has many DeMolay Awards as a DeMolay and as an Adult Advisor. Dad Sardone is retired from the US Army. Between Active Duty and Reserve time, he dedicated over 30 years to the Military and concluded his career with numerous commendations as the Chief Instructor of Communications. Simultaneously Dad Sardone maintained a career with AT&T and after beginning as a lineman he retired as an Executive with over 30 years service. As the NY Executive Officer, Dad Sardone continually builds a team that is passionate, dedicated and devoted to assisting the young men who join DeMolay. Leadership, Brotherhood and Friendship are some of our core values that build on our 7 Cardinal Virtues.

Deputy Executive Officer

Dad Eddie Callaghan

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State Chapter Dad

Dad Bill Williams

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Four Rivers Region Governor

Dad Bruce Hazard

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Metropolitan Region Governor

Dad Bruce Brandt

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Lakes Region Governor

Dad Gary Burke

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State Director of Education

Dad David Schneider

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State Director of Ritual

Dad Craig Riha

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State Director of New Chapter Development

Dad Ed Bartels

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State Legal Advisor

Dad Jeff McMorris

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State Congress Advisor

Dad Michael Hernandez

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State Deputy Congress Advisor

Dad Anthony Cucci

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New York DeMolay

State Advisory Committee

Click each person to see a biography!

 

Executive Officer

Dad Bruce Hazard

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Deputy Executive Officer

Dad Eddie Callaghan

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Dad Callaghan joined DeMolay in 1976, is a Senior DeMolay from Wantagh Chapter #1986 which was located in Bellmore, NY and a Past Master Councilor [1980]. He served New York DeMolay as the Metropolitan Region Master Councilor in 1983-84, and as the Metropolitan Region Chapter Advisor from 1994-1997. Dad Callaghans DeMolay honors include, the Past Master Councilor Meritorious Service Award, Representative DeMolay, Blue Honor Key [with star], Chevalier, Cross of Honor, and Active Legion of Honor. In addition, he is a member of the Wantagh Chapter Advisory Council, a founding member and Past Grand Commander of the Metropolitan Region Court of Chevaliers, Secretary for the Metropolitan Preceptory, DeMolay Legion of Honor, and serves as the Masonic Liaison on the Senior Advisory Council for The Organization of Triangles, Inc. As a Master Mason since 1984, he is a member of Spartan Lodge #956. He is excited moving forward by serving New York DeMolay as a Deputy Executive Officer.

 

State Chapter Dad

Dad Bill Williams

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Dad Williams is a Senior DeMolay from Mohawk Valley Chapter in Utica, NY. He joined DeMolay in October 1985 and became Master Councilor in October 1987. went on to serve NY DeMolay as a Region Master Councilor, State Junior and Senior Councilors. While an active DeMolay he received the Representative DeMolay Award, the Past Master Councilor Meritorious Service Award, and the Degree of Chevalier. He also completed the Leadership Correspondence Courses and earned numerous merit bars. As an Advisor he has been awarded the Cross of Honor and the Legion of Honor. Including being the State Director of Education/Awards, Dad Williams is currently the Chapter Advisor of Washington Chapter in Saratoga Springs, NY and Chapter Advisor for the Excelsior Priory. He has served previously as Chapter Advisor of St Andrews Chapter in Amsterdam, NY and Westhampton Chapter in Richmond, VA. As State Director of Education/Awards he oversees the Leadership Correspondence Courses, the Representative DeMolay and Past Master Councilor Meritorious Service Award programs and the Chapter of Excellence program.

 

Four Rivers Region Governor

Dad Bruce Hazard

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Dad Bruce Hazard

 

Metropolitan Region Master Governor

Dad Bruce Brandt

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Dad Brandt joined Wantagh Chapter #1986 in May of 1968 and served as Master Councilor from March to October in 1973. He received the Degree of Chevalier in 1975 and served Metro Region as Nassau Section Deputy Regioin Master Councilor from 1974-75 and as Region Program Director from 1975-76. He became an Advisor of Wantagh Chapter in 1976 and was appointed Nassau Section Dad from 1976-78. Dad Brandt has held every position as an Advisor for this chapter from Chairman to Chapter Dad. In 1984 he received the Cross of Honor and in 1998 received the Legion of Honor. He was one of the founding members of the Metropolitan Court of Chevaliers. He currently serves DeMolay as Chapter Dad for Wantagh Chapter and Region Governor for the Metropolitan Region. Dad Brandt is also a member of Wantagh Morton Lodge #63 and served as Worshipful Master 1992-93 and again 2002-03. He was appointed Assistant Grand Lecturer 2008-10 for the First Nassau Masonic District and has served as the Youth Chairman for the district as well. As Metropolitan Region Governor he has worked with the Metro Executive Committee and the Chapter Dads in the region to have many successful events and promote growth.

 

Lakes Region Governor

Dad Gary Burke

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Gary Burke

 

State Director of Education

Dad David Scheider

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David Scheider

 

State Director of Ritual

Dad Craig Riha

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Dad Craig joined Charles W. Taylor #2944 in Patchogue NY upon its reorganization in September 1996. He has served Master Councilor of “C.W.,” Metropolitan Division Master Councilor and State Senior Councilor of New York DeMolay. While an active DeMolay, Dad Craig received the Blue Honor Key, the Representative DeMolay Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Degree of Chevalier. He is a MATOC certified degree judge. As State Ritual Advisor, he is eager to help reinvigorate the love of, and pride for, our Order’s magnificent ritual among our chapters and members. In 2009, he joined Smithtown Lodge #1127. And whatever you do, please don’t call him Dad Riha… that’s his father!

 

State Congress Advisor

Dad Michael Hernandez

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Dad Hernandez is a Senior DeMolay from St. Andrews Chapter #500 in Amsterdam, New York. He is a Past-Master Councilor, Past-Hudson Valley Division Councilor and served as State Master Councilor of New York from 2010-2011. Dad Hernandez’s honors and awards include: the Lamp of Knowledge, the Representative DeMolay Award, the Founder’s Membership Award, the Blue Honor Key, the Distinguished Service Award, the Degree of Chevalier, and he was the Charter Recipient of the York-Rite DeMolay Award. He is a member of St. Georges Lodge #6 F. & A.M. and is a member of Eastern Star, Royal Arch and Cryptic Council, all of which meet in Schenectady, New York. Dad Hernandez currently serves as the State Chapter Congress Advisor and is the Grand Commander of the Hudson Valley Court of Chevaliers. As the Congress Advisor, Dad Hernandez works with the delegates of the Congress to ensure that the officers of the State Chapter are informed about the needs of their members and are responsive to those needs.

 

State Deputy Congress Advisor

Dad Anthony Cucci

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Dad Bruce Hazard
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Dad William Sardone
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Dad Sardone is a Senior DeMolay from Equality Chapter, New York City. In 1968 he was the First State Master Councilor of the combined Eastern and Western Jurisdictions
He is a Past Master of Composite and Equality Lodges in the Bronx and New York City as well as Honorary Member of two Lodges. Dad Sardone was in the NY Grand Line and is currently the Chairman of the NY Long Range Planning Committee.
He is also a member of many Concordant Bodies and has many DeMolay Awards as a DeMolay and as an Adult Advisor.
Dad Sardone is retired from the US Army. Between Active Duty and Reserve time, he dedicated over 30 years to the Military and concluded his career with numerous commendations as the Chief Instructor of Communications. Simultaneously Dad Sardone maintained a career with AT&T and after beginning as a lineman he retired as an Executive with over 30 years service.
As the NY Executive Officer, Dad Sardone continually builds a team that is passionate, dedicated and devoted to assisting the young men who join DeMolay. Leadership, Brotherhood and Friendship are some of our core values that build on our 7 Cardinal Virtues.

Dad Jeff McMorris
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Bio's Coming Soon...

Dad Craig Henderson
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Dad Henderson is a Senior DeMolay from Robert R Livingston Chapter in Hudson, NY and also from Englewood Chapter in Englewood Ohio where he joined DeMolay in 1980.
He is a PMC and served New York DeMolay as Four Rivers Region Master Councilor from 1986-87. His DeMolay honors include Chevalier, Past Master Councilor Meritorious Service Award, Cross of Honor, Active Legion of Honor and Guild of the Leather Apron. He serves Franklin Delano Roosevelt Chapter in Pleasant Valley New York as their Chairman of the Advisory Council. He is a founding member of the Hudson Valley Court of Chevaliers and is also a past Dean of the Eastern Preceptory, DeMolay Legion of Honor.
He is a Past Master of Widow’s Son Lodge #335 and also of Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge #7 F & AM and is also a member of Scottish Rite. He recently has been appointed by Grand Lodge to be chairman of the newly formed Masonic Youth Groups Sub-Committee of the Grand Lodge Youth committee.
He currently serves New York DeMolay as the Deputy Executive Officer and is an Active Member of DeMolay International.

Dad Frank Rice
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Dad Rice is a Senior DeMolay of Clifton Chapter in Clifton, NJ where he joined on November 2, 1964. As an Advisor of his Chapter, he was elected and served as the “Dad” Advisor for many years before assuming leadership as the Advisory Council Chairman. Dad Rice became a certified Master Trainer of Advisors and joined the NJ State Staff as the Director of Advisor Recruitment and Training. His responsibilities quickly expanded to include Chapter Development and Assistant Executive Officer. Dad Rice’s DeMolay Honors include the Lamp of Knowledge, Chevalier, Legion of Honor, Cross of Honor, and Guild of the Leather Apron. In 2001, Dad Rice became a Deputy member of DeMolay International and in 2004 an Active member, and is a Life Member of the DeMolay International Alumni Association. Dad Rice has served on the Key Man Staff in Pennsylvania, the New Jersey Leadership Camp staff, and the New Jersey State Convention Committee. In 2004, Dad Rice relocated to New York State and became part of the Advisor Training staff as well as founding the new Chapter of Dolgeville, where he remains a current Chapter Advisor.. He became a member of the Hudson Valley Court of Chevalier’s, the Eastern Preceptory DeMolay Legion of Honor, and the Yahnundahsis Preceptory DeMolay Legion of Honor. Dad Rice is a member of Clifton Lodge #203 in Clifton, NJ, Dolgeville Lodge #796 in Dolgeville, NY serving a Tyler, Valley of Northern NJ Scottish Rite, Valley of Utica Scottish Rite, Ziyara Shrine, Valley Shrine Club, Grand & Glorious Order of Hillbillys Clan #177, Doric Chapter #193 of Royal Arch Masons, and Rotica Council #12 of Crytic Masons.

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