News from Grand Master

Grand Master Ronald Minshall Announces the Distinguished Service Award:

I am both pleased and proud to announce I will be reinstating one of DeMolay International's most prestigious programs, the Distinguished Service Award.  The Distinguished Service Award recognizes active DeMolays who have made valuable contributions in the fields of religion, education, home, civic activities and DeMolay. This singular and significant award was established in 1959 by the Supreme Council.
Bringing it back means each Chapter’s Advisory Council may nominate a DeMolay whom the Advisors feel is worthy of this recognition.  The Council’s nomination accompanied by the necessary recommendation letters and summary narrative are forwarded to the Executive Officer. After receiving the nominations from Chapters in the jurisdiction, the Executive Officer may select a term winner each six months. The Executive Officer must use the official nominating form and submit it to the Service and Leadership Center.
DeMolay International will, then, use the Nomination Forms of those DeMolays (one or two) from each Executive Officer in each Jurisdiction who have received the Distinguished Service Award to pick an International DeMolay of the Year.  Along with the honor of being designated and promoted during the ensuing year as the DeMolay of the Year, he will also receive a $2,500 scholarship.  
Because we will need to have time to review each candidate, we need the Jurisdictions to submit their first nomination for the time frame of January – June of 2017, as soon as possible.  I realize that this has already passed but I know each of you have a candidate in mind.  The second nomination will be for the time frame of July – December of 2017 and will be due no later than January 31.  From those nominations for 2017, we will choose the International DeMolay of the Year.


Ronald Minshall
DeMolay International
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Kansas City, MO 64153

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