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Missouri DeMolay remains the #1 Jurisdiction in membership and more!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Missouri DeMolay remains the #1 Jurisdiction in membership and more!

Over the past 13 years Missouri DeMolay has grown and has maintained #1 status in the World of Membership Growth (over 3 times any other Jurisdiction in the world), Overall Membership (the only Jurisdiction with more than 1300 active members), and Most New Members in the world (370 new members in 2015)! This is an achievement not reached since the very few months of the Order’s founding. Now, we just need to continue to grow and share the goodness of DeMolay with others!

Missouri DeMolay was truly represented in an outstanding fashion at the 2016 International Supreme Council Session in San Diego, California. Missouri DeMolay Jurisdictional Officers Ukiah Camp and Bradley Pitman were our delegates at the International Congress Session and were the best DeMolay leaders there, together with Jurisdictional Officers Grant Applegate and Lawson Smead and over 20 other leaders from Missouri.

Brother Quentin J. Cockerham presided over the DeMolay Congress as the 48th International Congress Secretary.

We are most pleased to advise that Dad John Hay was unanimously elected an Active Member of the International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay.

Missouri DeMolay and its members also received the following Outstanding Honors and Awards:

  • Brother Quentin J. Cockerham is the DeMolay International First Line Signer for 2016 (also in 2014 and 2015). He is the First Line Signer of 127 new DeMolays in 2015, and initiated over 300 new DeMolay members in 2015.
  • Missouri DeMolay earned the coveted Louis G. Lower Outstanding Membership Award for its successful efforts in obtaining the most new DeMolays worldwide in 2015.
  • Missouri DeMolay earned the Gorman A. McBride Membership Award for its successful membership efforts by initiating more new members in 2015 than in 2014.
  • Missouri DeMolay earned the Frank S. Land Membership Growth Award for obtaining more initiates than majorities in 2015 and contributing to the membership efforts of DeMolay International – Missouri DeMolay was also the #1 Jurisdiction receiving this Award – now for the 13th year in a row.
  • Missouri DeMolay received the 1st Place Outstanding Communications Award.
  • Missouri DeMolay received the 1st Place Outstanding Communications Award – Jurisdictional Media Publication.
  • George L. Walters Chapter received the 1st Place Outstanding Communications Award – Chapter Media Publication.
  • Select individuals were honored with the Chevalier, Legion of Honor, Honorary Legion of Honor, and Cross of Honor. The entire list will be posted on the web site.

Missouri DeMolay is striving again to be #1 in the world of DeMolay in Membership Growth, New Chapters, Honors and Programs in 2016. Many jurisdictions have “promised” they will beat us in membership this year. We need everybody’s continued commitment and dedication to keep Missouri DeMolay #1.

We have many activities coming up, in addition to all the Chapter events. If you are a DeMolay and have not applied to be considered for The University of DeMolay, please do so immediately. A new on-line application process has been implemented for your convenience. Please take the time to visit www.modemolay.org to apply for The University of DeMolay, and to check out the great events and photographs of DeMolay in action.

Congratulations to everyone who made 2015 (and 2016, so far) a tremendous success and who continue to dedicate themselves each day to building Missouri DeMolay.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Dad Cockerham
Past Grand Master
Executive Officer
Missouri DeMolay

2016 Missouri DeMolay State Conclave

Sweethearts, Moms, Brethren and Friends,

We are now only 23 days away from our Annual State Conclave and we’re looking forward to a most outstanding Memorial Day weekend in Jefferson City, Missouri.

As a reminder, Chapter registration is available at www.moconclave.org. Our online registration process makes it easy for you to manage your registration for your Chapter. We encourage you to share the link with your Chapter members, advisors and parents where many resources can be found including this year’s prices, and other important information; more information and resources will continue to be added as Conclave approaches. Each Chapter will need one individual (preferably the Chapter DAD or Chairman) responsible for the Chapter’s entire registration process online. If you have any questions about the registration process, please use the ‘Contact Support’ feature found on the registration website.

The registration deadline is May 10, 2016. Any registrations submitted after this date will incur a $25.00 late registration per person fee.

Don’t forget about the perks of bringing your friends to join DeMolay at State Conclave:

• Bring 3 Candidates to join DeMolay at State Conclave – and YOU go to Conclave for FREE!
*The first line signer must be the same on all three candidates.

To assist with the cost of Conclave, you can sell advertisements for our yearbook or find an organization to sponsor you.
Please find the links here:

• Yearbook Advertising (http://www.moconclave.org/downloads/yearbook_advertising.pdf)
• Sponsorship Opportunities (http://www.moconclave.org/downloads/sponsorship.pdf)

Also, ALL Chapters who have a Sweetheart who will be competing in the State Sweetheart Competition will receive a FREE Sweetheart and Chaperone registration for a contestant in the State Sweetheart Competition ($450.00 value).

Our Jurisdictional Officers and Conclave Committee have been hard at work planning what will prove to be one of the best yet! We hope to see you there.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Dad Cockerham
Executive Officer
Missouri DeMolay

The Valley of Kansas City Scottish Rite goes solar!

Cheers for the Kids 2016 RiteCare Benefit

Cheers for the Kids 2016 – Hannibal RiteCare Benefit

 

Promotional flier for "Cheers for the Kids 2016 - Hannibal RiteCare Fundraiser"

Those viewing this from their mobile phone can tap the phone number below to call and reserve tickets.

573-629-3577

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ill. Robert Cockerham, the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri, and Missouri DeMolay

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ill. Robert Cockerham, the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri, and Missouri DeMolay

Congratulations to the Orient of Missouri’s new 33°s!

Congratulations to the Orient of Missouri’s new 33°s!

Orient of Missouri's 2015 33° Coronation - Photo by Marsh Lukens

Orient of Missouri’s 2015 33° Coronation – Photo by Marsh Lukens

Scottish Rite Tough Mudder 2015

What is Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder is a team­ oriented 10 – 12 mile (1820 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world­class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else.

Why Tough Mudder?

Other Scottish Rite Orients and Valleys across the Southern Jurisdiction have had great success in utilizing these events for team building, morale boosting, public awareness, membership recruitment, and much more. It is our goal to bring this same excitement to the Orient of Missouri.

Who can participate?

We’re looking for Scottish Rite brethren from across the Orient of Missouri to join our team on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. We’re hopeful that you will also bring with you your friends that may not be members of your Valley ­ or even Freemasonry; this can certainly be utilized to shine a light on the uniqueness of our craft. Women are welcome and encouraged to participate as well.

Please watch the video below. If you or someone that you know is interested in participating or supporting this event, please contact the Co­Chairmen of the Scottish Rite Tough Mudder Program for the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri by e-mailing toughmudder@moscottishrite.org.

2015 Scottish Rite Tough Mudder of Missouri Survey

Brethren,

We need your feedback!

On October 10-11, 2015, Scottish Rite Masons from across the Orient will converge upon Montgomery City, Missouri to take on the “Tough Mudder” course and we’d like your input in a very brief online survey.

To access the online survey, go to: http://tinyurl.com/scottishritetoughmudder2015

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit – an event that puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race. Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project®, and to date has raised over $6 million for that charity.

Other Orients across the Southern Jurisdiction have had great success in utilizing these events for team building, morale boosting, public awareness, membership recruitment, and much more. We’d like to do the same here in Missouri, but we need your help. We’re asking for only 3 minutes of your time today.

To access the online survey, go to: http://tinyurl.com/scottishritetoughmudder2015

Thank you in advance for sharing a few minutes today!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Bro. Marsh Lukens, 32° K.C.C.H.
Bro. Jeff Kitsmiller, Jr., 32°
Scottish Rite Tough Mudder of Missouri Committee Co-Chairmen

Congratulations, 2015 Honourmen!

Congratulations to the Missouri Scottish Rite Masons who have been recognized for their service! We appreciate each and every one of you! http://scottishrite.org/members/honours/
Posted by Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Congratulations! – Quentin James Cockerham Installed as 49th International Congress Secretary

Quentin James Cockerham Installed as 49th International Congress Secretary

Missouri DeMolay remains the #1 Jurisdiction in the world in membership and more!

 

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Quentin James Cockerham Installed as 49th International Congress Secretary

Quentin James Cockerham, State Master Councilor, was installed as the 49th International Congress Secretary in Orlando, Florida at the DeMolay International Session and Congress. As one of the two DeMolay International Youth Leaders he will be traveling the country and the world to share the goodness of DeMolay and especially to build our great Order of DeMolay here and abroad. In addition, Brother Quentin was honored with the Grand Master’s Eagle award for his outstanding leadership and excellence in Membership Growth and Retention. He is one of only three active DeMolay to be honored with a Grand Master’s Eagle in the history of DeMolay International.

Over the past 12 years Missouri DeMolay has continued to grow and has maintained #1 status in the World of Membership Growth (over 3 times any other Jurisdiction in the world), Overall Membership (the only Jurisdiction in the world with more than 1400 active members), and Most New Members in the world! This is an achievement not reached since the very few months of the Order’s founding. Now, we just need to continue to grow and share the goodness of DeMolay with others!

Missouri DeMolay was truly represented in an outstanding fashion at the 2015 International Supreme Council Session. Our State Master Councilor Quentin James Cockerham and Deputy State Master Councilor Michael Braun were our delegates at the International Congress Session and were the best DeMolay leaders there. Jurisdictional Officer Bradley Pittman was also in attendance; and Jurisdictional Officer John Parker served as an Intern for the DeMolay International Service & Leadership Center in Kansas City, Missouri, together with over 30 leaders from Missouri. See attached photos.

We are most pleased to advise that Dad Grant Willis was unanimously elected a Deputy Member of the International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay, and Dad Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller. Sr. was unanimously elected an Honorary Member of the International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay.

Missouri DeMolay also maintains first place in Overall Members, highest growth in new members, highest net growth in membership, as well as the Top First Line Signer of new members.

Select individuals were honored with the Chevalier, Legion of Honor, Honorary Legion of Honor, and Cross of Honor. The entire list will be posted on the website. Missouri DeMolay had more honorees than any other Jurisdiction.

Missouri DeMolay is striving again to be #1 in the world of DeMolay in Membership Growth, New Chapters, Honors and Programs in 2015. We have many jurisdictions that have “promised” that they will beat us in membership this year. Missouri DeMolay is currently in 1st place for 2015, however, we need everybody’s continued commitment and dedication to keep Missouri DeMolay #1.

We have many activities coming up, in addition to all the Chapter events. If you are a DeMolay and have not applied to be considered for the The University of DeMolay, please do so immediately. A new on-line application process has been implemented for your convenience. Please take the time to visit www.modemolay.org to apply for The University of DeMolay, and to check out the other great events and photographs of DeMolay in action.

Congratulations to everyone who made 2014 (and 2015, so far) a tremendous success and who continue to dedicate themselves every day to building Missouri DeMolay.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Dad Cockerham
Past Grand Master
Executive Officer
Missouri DeMolay

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