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52nd Congress Candidates

Kansas City, Mo – DeMolay International is excited to announce the candidates for International Master Councilor and International Congress Secretary for the 52nd DeMolay Congress!

Candidates for International Master Councilor

AJ Brendel

AJ Brendel

PSMC, Minnesota DeMolay

“4 years ago, my life was changed when I met my first Congress Officer. His love for DeMolay was the spark that lit my flame, and changed me into the person I am today. I am running for the Office of International Master Councilor with the goals of ensuring the success of the Centennial, and refining our current Congress resources. The Congress has amazing resources at our fingertips, and I believe that through hard work and research, we can make them more professional, and accessible to all members. My most important goal is to inspire the generations of tomorrow, to be the spark that will light the flames of the Centennial.”

Avery Brinkley

Avery Brinkley

JMC, Southern California DeMolay

“DeMolay has been an instrumental tool in transforming the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow for nearly 100 years. The values and skills cultivated at all levels of this order can be applied to every scenario in a man’s life. This is why it has been my goal to share the opportunities DeMolay provides with as many people as I can reach. The most efficient way to do this is by giving our social media and online presence a massive overhaul in conjunction with an already proven, enhanced membership program. By improving our social media presence, we can drastically increase our visibility to the rest of the world, and with a membership program that has already seen success we will provide concrete results that will give every chapter the materials they need to see our fraternity thrive.”

Daniel Cunningham

Daniel Cunningham

SMC, Iowa DeMolay

“If elected to be your 52nd International Master Councilor, I will work tirelessly to enact any programs and grow DeMolay in its Centennial Year! With the passage of time comes the need for change, so I will develop a plan to bring DeMolay even further into the 21st Century. This plan will provide jurisdictions with ways to better interact with members, families and prospects through social media, and push forward the perception of our organization being one that teaches character through community service and leadership experience in a safe environment. I firmly believe a positive perception in a chapter’s community will foster an increase in membership. I will also form a committee, made up of Jurisdictional Leaders from those jurisdictions that have seen the most recent growth, which will be tasked with creating a best practices guide for both chapters and jurisdictions looking to develop new and exciting membership drives. I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to have an impact on thousands of young men across the globe!”

Candidates For  International Congress Secretary

Andrew Buckwinkler

Andrew Buckwinkler

SMC, Illinois DeMolay

“My plan, if elected as your next International Congress Secretary, is simple. I want to increase communication between the Congress and our jurisdictions, revamp social media use on the International level, and above all, produce exciting and effective membership incentives that will grow DeMolay AND retain our current members! We will increase our communication by talking to our jurisdictional officers and regions on a more frequent basis, revamp social media by establishing a presence on all corners of mainstream sites, as well
as grow and retain membership by implementing programs that incentivize every jurisdiction and member. The programs I designed in Illinois were highly effective as we led the United States in positive growth for 2017 and increased attendance at the chapter and jurisdictional level. I am ready to bring those same results to all our jurisdictions if elected your next International Congress Secretary! This is 100 years in the making…….are you ready?”

Jared Replogle

Jared Replogle

SMC, Arizona DeMolay

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to run for International Congress Secretary this year. My goal is to give all of our members, chapters and jurisdictions the tools they need to succeed. We need to use social media as a platform for jurisdictional officers to share ideas and ask questions. If elected, I will use social media and the DeMolay App to their fullest potentials by holding surveys and providing program updates. I will also work with the International Master Councilor and Grand Master to promote our initiatives like RUSH Month and do everything in my power to make the Centennial unforgettable.”

Peter Stokke

Peter Stokke

SMC, New York DeMolay

“If elected International Congress Secretary I will make sure that we as an organization enter this next chapter on the right foot. I plan to implement new programs to grow chapters and retain our current members. It is important that jurisdictions are informed and know the
great work that is being done in DeMolay International and by you. I will work on the app and update it with resources that will not only
help the jurisdictional officers, but also the officers of our local chapters. I am prepared to work with the next International Master Councilor, and Grand Master to usher us into this next chapter of our fraternity if given the opportunity.”