Update, April 16, 2013



DeMolay Update

Tomorrow's Leaders Today - April 2013


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Tuesday,  April 16, 2013 - Boston                                                                           DWAA

Psalm 30:5: " ...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. "


Yesterday, we witnessed an attack on the innocent spectators at the Boston Marathon. This was an evil act of cowardice and an attack on the International community at the event.  PBS' Mr. Rogers encouraged our children to "look for the helpers" in times of trouble to see what the true character of human beings is made of.


Watch the videos and concentrate on those men and women that ran towards the explosions and not away.  They felt the call to service to their fellow man, to come to his aid, to relieve the distressed and weary.  They didn't think of their own safety, they thought of someone else at an extreme moment and sought to make difference.


Yesterday, we saw a Senior DeMolay from South Coastal Chapter, Robert Wheeler, run towards his fellow man, shedding his shirt to sop the blood pouring from his leg.  His picture was splashed across CNN, ABC, NBC, etc.  Robert is a modest man with a quality of character that made a difference yesterday.  He is a role model for all DeMolay's.  


"Let your light so shine before men ..."


3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is just a few days away.  This Saturday, April 20th, Grafton Middle School will be hosting Massachusetts DeMolay from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Since the registration deadline, 11 teams have registered for competition.  The 12-15 Division consists of: Benjamin Franklin 1 & 2, Worcester, South Shore, and Middleboro.  The 16-21 Age Division is filled by: John Eliot, South Coastal, Benjamin Franklin, North Shore, JG Whittier, and Worcester.  The brackets will be posted shortly.  The State Officers will be running a snack bar throughout the day for anyone in need of a snack or drink. 


Download the Rules Here

DeMolay Masquerade Ball

It’s time to put ye olde mask on and dance back in time to the Renaissance! This year’s ball will be a Masquerade theme. The Ball is being held at the Hilton Doubletree hotel in Milford, MA on May 24th from 7-11 PM. The cost for this year’s ball will include the dinner and the dance.

There are no couple tickets and no tickets will be sold at the door. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! The deadline to buy tickets is May 21st.

Degrees and Dodgeball

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and DeMolay!  DeMolay will be holding its second Double Degree of the year on May 11th at the Aleppo Shrine in Wilmington.  The degrees will be held in the upper apartments and will start at 1 p.m.  The State Officers are asking chapters to arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m.  Changing rooms and a late lunch ($7 per person) will be provided after the degrees.

At 4 p.m. in the Shriners Auditorium, DeMolay will be holding its first Dodgeball Tournament.  The cost will be $50 per team (6 players minimum per team).  Does your Chapter have what it takes to be the best in the state?
Registration must be submitted no later than May 4th, 2013 for the Double Degree and Dodgeball Tournament and is available on the website.

Around the State

Lowell Chapter goes Medieval!: On Saturday, April 27th, Lowell Chapter will be holding its 9th annual Medieval Night at the Lowell Masonic Building.  The doors open at 5pm to a night of food, games of skill, and entertainment.  Tickets cost $10 per person and prospects are free of charge.  If you have any medieval garb, don’t be shy to wear it and immerse yourself in the festivities!  Contact Dad Hanks for ticket information.


Got Talent?: Wamesit Assembly is hosting a talent show on May 4th, 2013 at Grand Lodge in Boston, MA.  The doors open at 6:30pm with the show kicking off at 7pm.  Tickets cost $10 per person.  All contestants are admitted free of charge.  Come for the entertainment and ice cream social!  If you cannot attend then don't be shy to support the cause and buy an ad for the program!  For ticket inquiries or more information, contact Mom Ward at sfward@verizon.net or at 978-771-2415.  Hope to see you there!




Ben Franklin has Flower Power!:  Benjamin Franklin Chapter has partnered with Flower Power Fundraising this season to provide top-quality flower bulbs.  If you are in need of flowers for the season and want to help out your brothers, then do both at once with Flower Power!  CLICK HERE for information on how to donate.




Ben Franklin Installs New Officers: Benjamin Franklin Chapter is having an Installation of Officers on April 27th at 1:00pm in the Natick Masonic Building.  Brother Colin Lynch is the Master Councilor Elect with Jaci Silva Sa and Paul Howarth behind him.  RSVP to BFDeMolay@gmail.com to ensure your spot on such a special occasion.




David Allen Hill Loves Mac N' Cheese!:  Like Mac N’ Cheese?  Think you make a mean Mac N’ Cheese dish?  Come join in the cheesy festivities with David Allen Hill on April 27th 1-4pm at Wilder Lodge in Leominster.  The winning chapter will get the first, “Whack at the Mac!”  Cost is $10 per chapter to enter and/or eat.  For information or registration, contact Dad Hunter.  Hope to see you there!



Shriner's All-Star Hockey Classic

Come join the Aleppo Shrine at the All-Star Hockey Classic on Saturday, March 30th.  The event will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester.  $11 buys a ticket to three separate games; the girls at 2:30pm, then boys following, and the Worcester Sharks to finish off the night.  Dad Ted Polonsky will have tickets at Congress so make sure to contact him if you or your Chapter is interested!



Scholarship Season

Applications for the 2013 Massachusetts DeMolay Foundation and DeMolay Association Scholarships are now active.  Both Scholarships have been combined into one.  You can find them in the Scholarship section of the Downloads page or right here: 

2013 DeMolay Association-Foundation Scholarship

2013 DeMolay Association-Foundation Scholarship - Fillable


Applications are to be completed and submitted by April 30th, 2013.  DeMolay Association-Foundation Applications should be sent into the DeMolay Office in Boston.


The DeMolay International Scholarship can also be found here.  The deadline is April 1, 2013.

Publish Your Events Here!

Want another avenue to publicize your chapter’s events?  Have a program or fundraiser that you want all of Massachusetts DeMolay to know about?  Proud of something that your chapter did?  Well then look no further!  Submit your content to Dad David Abbott and your chapter events can be posted on www.mademolay.org and published on the DeMolay Updates leading up to your event!

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