DEATH OF “THE FIRST DeMOLAY”

Centennial Celebration Moments # 29 DEATH OF “THE FIRST DeMOLAY” Louis Gordon Lower, 41, the first DeMolay, died on July 18, 1943.  The assailant was a man by the name of Clyde Souders, 49, who was a guard in a war plant in the Kansas City area at that time.  He was...
Shoe Shinning 1/17/19

Shoe Shinning 1/17/19

  Have you ever wondered why some people's shoes are so shiny? Having shined shoes can set you apart from others.  This can be very important in job interviews and other important events in your life. Plus, shining your shoes keeps them looking nice and helps...

Life Long Friends Former President of the United States, Harry S Truman lived in Independence, Missouri, not far from Kansas City.  He was a very active Mason, and naturally got to know Dad Frank S. Land very well.  Truman became a United States Senator in 1934 and...

Centennial Celebration Moments # 27 The Tie That Binds (about the International DeMolay Cordon Magazine) The publication of a magazine dedicated to DeMolay was the first sign of the growing strength of the Order. A newsletter/pamphlet called simply “The DeMolay” was...
Goal Setting 1/10/19

Goal Setting 1/10/19

5 Golden Rules for Setting Goals Set Goals that Motivate You The goal needs to be important to you. It needs to have value to you. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time Bound Set Goals in Writing Writing Goals down makes it real. You can't...
How to Change a Tire 1/3/19

How to Change a Tire 1/3/19

Knowing how to change a tire is an important skill all drivers should know. If you have roadside assistance that is great, but sometimes you might not have phone reception and in some cases it could take a long time for someone to get there. Changing a tire is a...

Centennial Celebration Moments #26 A Final Look at the Development of the DeMolay Ritual The Fourth Edition of the DeMolay Ritual came out in 1926 with a major revision of the DeMolay Degree, but it was not well-accepted by the Chapters.  Most Chapters simply refused...

2019 Summer Internship

Internship Kansas City, Mo – DeMolay International is now accepting applications for the 2019 DeMolay Summer Internship Program. The purpose of the program is to give the recipient, who must be an Active DeMolay, real-world experience at an International non-profit...

Radical Ritual Changes

Radical Ritual Changes To continue our discussion of the development of the Ritual, it should be noted here that the 4th Edition had the biggest change in the DeMolay Degree. The Orator's Prologue was almost completely re-written. The only paragraph that survived was...