Tomorrow's Leaders Today - August 2011
Massachusetts DeMolay - 186 Tremont Street - Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1095
www.mademolay.org - 617-426-6040 x 4231
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - Boston
Advisors Conference Weekend
September 24 & 25th
The Advisors Conference is Saturday and Sunday, September 24th & 25th at the Doubletree Inn, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts. The event includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch. The cost of the weekend is $90 and includes the meals, lodging and material for the Conference. The Conference is open to all Advisors.
Dad Jeff Northrup, Director of Advisor Training and Retention has crafted an outstanding program with a professional team. This is a quality program and an important source of training and information to help advisors make a difference in their chapters and more importantly in the lives of our young men. Make the weekend commitment. Visit the Advisor Conference Web information here.
Registrations need to be in by September 16th. We do expect the conference to sell out so getting your registration in well before the deadline is a good idea.
The State Officers first event is Saturday, September 10th from 9 am to 3 p.m. at Friendly Fire Paintball. The details are on the website. The cost is $55 which includes the needed equipment and 500 paintballs. (Additional paintballs may be purchased throughout the day.)
If you do not need to rent equipment the cost per person is $25.00. The registration deadline was August 15th but this deadline has been extended to Monday, August 29th.
Please send in the registration to the office or via email to: email@example.com. Make the checks out to Friendly Fire Paintball and bring them with you on Saturday the 10th.
Conclave is History
Conclave 2011 is in the history books. The weekend attendance was 255 DeMolays, Advisors and out of state guests. The Sunday attendance was 366. This is a three year record.
Conclave was fun filled with a very intense schedule. We will be distributing a survey this week to collect opinions and suggestions so that we can make the
program better next year. Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Nichols College reported that we were their largest group to use the campus all summer. There was not a speck of damage, even accidental, and not a single key was misplaced. They were very impressed with the way we left the campus cleaner than we found it. Thanks to all, especially Lowell and J.G. Whittier Chapter, for their efforts during and after the weekend.
Employing State Officers in Your Chapter
The State Officers are ready, willing and able to perform Chapter Installation of Officers and/or provide fill in officers for your Chapters’ degrees. They do
request at least one months notice and requests for using the State Officers should be directed to the State Master Councilor at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Master Councilor Timothy W. Nogueira mailed a copy of his term program to every Chapter's “mail to” contact. The plan is marked “DRAFT.” Tim wanted
to give as much notice about planned events to every chapter but also to remain flexible in order to meet unanticipated requests or requirements. Updates to the Calendar will be posted to the Massachusetts DeMolay Calendar which is visible on the Massachusetts DeMolay website or if you use Gmail™ or Google™, is available as a Public Google Calendar. It also automatically publishes to the DeMolay International website under Jurisdictional Events. The “Draft Term Program” will only be updated on the DeMolay Calendar.
Square and Compass Day is Saturday, October 15.
The Grand Lodges of New England are promoting Saturday, October 15th as Square and Compass Day where they will hold Open Houses in all of the Masonic Buildings across New England. The Open Houses
will be supported with television advertising and thus drive traffic to the open houses. This will be a great time for your Chapter to join in and set up an informational table about DeMolay in your sponsoring body's lobby. If you need banners, pamphlets, petitions, etc. please contact the DeMolay Office in Boston at 617-426-6040 x4231 or email@example.com.
The “Got Members," membership drive began at Conclave and will culminate with a Statewide Double Degree on December 10th. The main feature of the drive is the return of the "Prospect Party-in-a-Box", which the State Master Councilor and Dad Matt Gerrish, the membership director, will be hand delivering in the next month. The box contains items that will assist the chapters with holding a prospect party, as well as giving the members some useful tips on how to speak about DeMolay to their friends and prospective members. The State Master Councilor will be confirming dates with the Master Councilors as to when it is convenient to deliver and explain the contents of the box to the chapter.
The State Officers are organizing DeMolay University on Saturday, October 29th. DeMolay University is open to all DeMolays. More information soon.
A Chevalier Degree will be conferred at Old Colony Chapter, Quincy on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. with a light colation to follow. Bro. Jacob T. Yanovich is the Chevalier designate. The Quincy
Masonic Building is located at 1170 Hancock Street, Quincy.
The Degree of Chevalier will be conferred on Friday, October 14th on two dedicated DeMolays; Bro. Winston O. Joseph and Bro. Douglas P. Rankin, III in Middleborough Chapter, at 7:30 P.M. at the Middleborough Masonic Building, 46 South Main Street in Middleborough.
Bay State Court of Chevaliers Observance
The Bay State Court of Chevaliers will hold the Annual Observance and Installation of Officers on Saturday evening, November 12 at the Westwood Masonic Building, 655 High Street, Westwood 02090. For information and reservations contact Dad Eugene B. Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecticut’s DeMolay Brotherhood Weekend
Connecticut has invited any and all interested Massachusetts Chapters to participate in Brotherhood Weekend on September 30 – October 2 at Camp Hazen in Chester,
The weekend includes a Double Degree, Alpine Climbing, Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball, Skateboarding, Tennis, Basketball, Obstacle Course, Capture the Flag, Man-hunt, Canoeing, Kayaking and Ultimate Soccer. The weekend is open to DeMolays, Candidates, and Advisors. It starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30 and goes through 10 am on Sunday morning, October 2.
The cost of the weekend is $60 for active DeMolays and Advisors and $45 for candidates.
There are several downloads for this event including:
Promotional Flyer that lists who, what, where and how much
Advisors Release and Consent Form
DeMolays Release and Consent Form
Group Liability Waiver and Medical Release Form
Rhode Island Brotherhood Weekend
Rhode Island DeMolay is planning a Brotherhood Weekend on Friday to Sunday, September 16, 17 and 18 starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, They are holding the event at the Masonic Yourth Center, 116
Long Street, Warwick, RI. The cost of the weekend will be $20.00 per person. There is a registration form and health release form on the Rhode Island DeMolay Website at www.ridemolay.org. This is a camping weekend. Tents and sleeping bags need to be brought. For more information contact Dad Keith Moan at 401-232-2789 (home) or 401-426-0107 (cell) or via email at email@example.com. Registrations need to be to RI DeMolay by September 12th.
The regular Management Meetings occur on the last Monday of the month. August's meeting will be held on Monday evening, August 29th at 7:15 p.m. at the DeMolay Office in Boston.
Management Meetings are open to all members of the Management Team of Massachusetts DeMolay, Chapter Advisors and Chairmen. Others are welcome by invitation.
186 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111-1095
Local 617-426-6040 x 4231
Toll Free 800-882-1020 x 4231
Timothy W. Nogueira
State Master Councilor