Elias Light Chapter No. 33216
Meetings at 8:00 pm on 3rd Wednesday
Fun and Learning 7:00 pm Wednesdays
This is a youth leadership training program. As such the young men learn to plan and execute their program under the guidance and supervision of a qualified advisor team. Programs include fun activities, service activities, ritual presentations to other organizations, and ritualistically structured meetings.
We are sponsored by Oneonta Lodge No. 466, F&AM. Our Letters Temporary were presented by M∴W∴ James E. Sullivan, Grand Master of Masons in NY, on August 3, 2013. The Letters are dated July 15, 2013. Our first meeting was on October 2, 2013.
We are actively seeking young men to be distinguished as charter members. Please contact us at EliasLightDeMolay at gmail.com if you are interested.
Elias Light was the charter master of Oneonta Lodge.
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DeMolay was started almost 90 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri. Today there are approximately 1000 chapters in the United States. DeMolay has become International with Chapters in eight foreign countries. DeMolay International is the largest fraternal organization of young men in the world. It is an association of young men 12 to 21 years of age who are seeking to better themselves by learning leadership skills and practicing civic responsibility.
There have been more than a million young men who have been members of DeMolay. Alumni members (over age 21) of DeMolay include John Wayne, Dan Rather, Willard Scott, Walter Cronkite, and countless others who have gone on to some form of greatness. DeMolay’s alumni include U.S. Senators, State Governors, U.S. Astronauts, Professional Athletes, and Chairmen of major U.S. corporations.
DeMolay is dedicated to providing a positive, moral environment in an organization structure which allows young men to govern and direct their own activities under the “advisorship” of adults. The organization develops leadership skills and character within its members. It also helps members develop personal, family, and civic responsibility.
DeMolay provides young men the opportunity to practice leadership techniques and the real world application of the same through its chapter settings. The organization assists young men in growing into responsible adults with good moral character, and provides them with a place to go, have fun, companionship, be accepted by peers, and develop social skills.
New York DeMolay Is pleased to announce Our 2021 “UNITY” Convention at Camp Turk!
July 31st – August 3rd
The State Executive Committee and the Sweetheart Leadership Team have been hard at work designing and making a convention that aligns with what you the DeMolays and Sweethearts want!
Among this year’s activities and events include:
- Fishing (including a how to seminar!)
- Canoeing and Boating (with instruction!)
- A DeMolay Regatta
- A talent show
- Tie Dye Tee Shirts
- Ritual Contests
- An Outdoor DeMolay Degree
- A State Sweetheart Social
- A rocking dance party!
- An epic Chill and Relax Room
- Late night Marathon Boardgames
- A video Game Tournament
- Annual meeting of the state chapter and election of State Officers and State Sweetheart Leadership Team Members.
- Installation of State Officers and State Sweetheart Leadership Team members
The fun starts on Saturday July 31st with Registration at 2PM and ends on Tuesday August 3rd with check out at 10AM.
For planning purposes the installation service begins at noon on Sunday August 1st with Lunch.
DeMolay Convention is open to Active DeMolays, Prospective Members of DeMolay with a petition completed, Active Members of Triangle and Rainbow, Registered adult volunteers, Parents of Active Members of the youth groups, and adult members of the Masonic Family in good standing. In order to be at Convention you must be registered.
Registration link is here
Cost of Convention is $125 per person.
For those attending just the installation & lunch it is $25 per person.
Registration Deadline is July 12.
NOTE: At this time, the guidance on masks is that indoors masks must be worn unless eating. This is an evolving situation with the New York State Department of Health. Compliance with all health requirements is a prerequisite of attending convention.