DeMolay Leaders of New Jersey

DeMolay is an international fraternal organization for young men ages 12 to 21 founded in 1919. It was named for Jacques deMolay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar.

Although not a “Masonic organization” as such, DeMolay is considered to be part of the general “family” of Masonic and associated organizations. A family connection to Masonry is not a prerequisite for membership into DeMolay.

Each chapter must be sponsored by a local masonic body or some other group composed exclusively of masons. The sponsoring body is responsible for providing the chapter with adult advisors and a place to meet. Members of the sponsoring body form the chapter’s initial “advisory council”. The advisory council selects one of its members to be its chairman, and he is the official liaison between the chapter and the sponsoring body. Another member of the advisory council is designated the “chapter advisor,” and he is the official liaison between the advisory council and the chapter. The chapter’s advisory council is responsible for supervising the chapter and its activities.

In a world too often seen through a screen, DeMolay reminds us there are other choices. Members of DeMolay develop civic awareness through community service projects, personal responsibility by planning and executing their own activities, and gain self-confidence through leadership and public speaking.

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