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AWARDS


Awards in DeMolay are those recognition that a DeMolay can "earn." In Florida, our Awards program is handled by the Director of ISC Awards who coordinates the awards for every Chapter.

Read the information below to discover more about the awards that DeMolay has to offer.


MERIT BARS

Merit Bars are awards that recognize DeMolays for their achievement in some phase of Chapter and personal activity. They are awarded on the recommendation of the Awards Advisor. The Advisory Council makes the final decision about whether an individual has met the requirements for each bar.

For more information, consult the DeMolay Leader’s Resource Guide, contact a member of your Advisory Council, or contact your Executive Officer.

Each Merit Bar is earned in five colors:

MERIT BAR REQUIREMENTS

ATHLETICS

Awarded for participating in a Chapter’s athletic program for one full year with a minimum of six (6) game competitions in one or more sports. This includes bowling and rifle.

ATTENDANCE

For perfect attendance at regular meetings for one year in a member’s chapter, or if far away from home, for the same number of meetings of some other Chapter. Make-up meetings counted toward the Attendance Bar will not be used to fulfill the requirements for the Visitation Bar.

CIVIC SERVICE

A member must contribute ten hours of service on behalf of the Chapter without financial remuneration to the individual of the Chapter in three different civic projects of the Chapter.

CONCLAVE

For attending three state, jurisdictional, or provincial conclaves as a participant or as a visitor.

FINE ARTS

For working in or on a musical group with a minimum of three performances or for participating in a minimum of two theatrical performances. These need not be DeMolay related.

FUND RAISING

Work on at least three different fund raising projects for the Chapter, for a total of twenty hours, without direct financial remuneration to himself.

JOURNALISM

For being a member of, or submitting to, a Chapter newspaper, public newspaper, electronic newspaper, web newsletter, web site, or any other form of published communication with at least six articles submitted and published, copies of which are forwarded to the Supreme Council Service and leadership Center. The Merit Bar must be ordered by the Chapter in the routine manner.

INSTALLING

For participating in three Chapter installation ceremonies as a member of the installing team.

LCC

The leadership Correspondence Course is a five course program. The Lamp of Knowledge certificate is awarded for successfully completion of the fifth course. Merit Bars are awarded upon successful completion of each of the courses. Several Jurisdictions run their own LCC’s. Click HERE for more information.

MASONIC ATTENDANCE

Awarded to an active DeMolay who brings in three different Master Masons in good standing, to one or more DeMolay Chapter meetings. He may not be an Advisor of any chapter or jurisdiction. He must list each Mason and have the list confirmed by both the Master Councilor and Chapter Advisor. Limited to one bar per year.

MASONIC SERVICE

For participating in three different Chapter Masonic Service projects with a minimum of ten hours without financial remuneration to either individual or Chapter.

MERIT

For contributing twenty hours of service to DeMolay in an area not covered by another bar with no financial remuneration to the individual or the Chapter.

MEMBERSHIP

For securing and being the first line signer for three membership applicants who are initiated into the Chapter.

PATRIOTISM

For completing one year's service in a military or auxilary organization such as JROTC, ROTC, Civil Air Patrol or regular or reserve armed forces.

PRIORY

Be a member in good standing for a minimum of one year and attend two-thirds of the Priory functions. (Priory must have held a minimum of six activities other than regular meetings.)

RELIGION

For attending at least thirty regular weekly religious services per year.

RITUAL

For sustained and UNUSUALLY HIGH GRADE work in either or both degrees with a minimum of 125 points earned according to the Supreme Council point scale. Points are awarded each time part is given.

SAFE DRIVER

Each year, with a clean driving record, the member will earn the next level of the bar. An infraction can halt the earning of future colors, and a serious infraction could mean the loss of a color or colors, or the entire bar itself. The issue date of the license/permit would be the start date for determining the year of a safe driving record.

SCHOLASTICS

Maintain a “B” grade average (or equivalent) for one full year of school.

VISITATION

For six visitations at regular Chapter meetings of a Chapter other than his own, or a total traveled distance of 150 miles (one way).


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REPRESENTATIVE DeMOLAY

The Representative DeMolay Award is the highest self-achievement award Active and Senior DeMolays can earn. It’s a self-assessment program where you progress towards goals you set for yourself. You complete a detailed survey of your interests, achievements, general knowledge, and habits. The Representative DeMolay program was first established in 1924, and for many years was a competition to select outstanding DeMolays. In 1935, the program was redesigned to fill a growing need for self-evaluation by every DeMolay.

Dad Land said it was his dream that every DeMolay should be a Representative DeMolay.


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PAST MASTER COUNCILOR'S MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

The PMC Meritorious Service Award was originated by the Founder of the Order of DeMolay, "Dad" Frank S. Land. He recognized the tremendous advantage gained by the Master Councilor in having a pre-planned program for his term of office. When such a program has been planned and distributed to the Chapter membership in printed form, the Master Councilor has gone a long way in achieving goals he has set.

While the newly elected Master Councilor is the only one qualified to apply for and achieve the award, he cannot do it alone. The requirements can only be met through the combined efforts of the entire Chapter. The Master Councilor must provide the leadership to inspire his fellow DeMolays toward a well-rounded program.

"Dad" Land wrote the qualifications for the award and designed the jewel which is now proudly worn by those who have accomplished success in their term as Master Councilor. We hope that you will qualify for this coveted award.

You can download the necessary documents below and e-mail them to:

Dad Dale Deitzman

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OR MAIL THEM TO:

Florida DeMolay
P.O. Box 130205
Tampa, FL 33681-0205

MEMBERSHIP

Membership awards are given for securing new DeMolay initiates. DeMolay International grants these awards automatically. First-line signers may claim the same new members to earn the Membership Merit Bar, Founder’s Membership Award and Blue Honor Key.

#1 Lapel Pin

It’s exciting to sign up your first new member. The #1 lapel pin recognizes this important achievement.

Merit Bar

The Membership Merit Bar is granted to a DeMolay for being the first-line signer on his first five membership applications of three initiates.

Founder’s Membership Award

This award is granted to a DeMolay who is the first-line signer on his first five membership applications.

Blue Honor Key

The Blue Honor Key is awarded to an Active or Senior DeMolay for being the first-line signer for 10 new members initiated by the Chapter. These 10 membership applications do not have to be secured for any one class or in any one year. An active member who secures fewer than 10 applications before he reaches his majority may complete the requirements list after he reaches majority. Additional Blue Honor Keys, with stars to designate each multiple of 10 new members secured, are also granted.

Florida DeMolay

P.O. Box 130205
Tampa, FL 33681-0205

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